We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alter Ego

Certificate of Excellence
$$
International, Mediterranean, Spanish
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Roseni 8, Tallinn, Estonia
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Alter Ego and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Considered by many locals the best Mediterranean restaurant in Tallinn...
Considered by many locals the best Mediterranean restaurant in Tallinn! Alter Ego offers authentic Mediterranean food with a Spanish touch using only the best local and imported ingredients, in a smart-casual atmosphere. Alter Ego's boasts an impressive wine list of over 100 references, and has been recognised by local media to be one of the best quality-price in Estonia. In 2012 it was selected by the influential American "Daily Meal Magazine" as one of the best 15 restaurants in the Baltics.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 189 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service good food

We ordered off the tapas menu and had a really nice meal for a very reasonable price. The patatas bravas weren't very good though and the beer selection is poor, but overall we really enjoyed it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
DEM198
,
Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Doing business
Add Photo Write a Review

189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Positive - definitely the best thing is the nice Scandinavian interior (they do have a nice terrace as well, but the plans are only plastic - staff is very friendly and service is fast GFancy decorated food Neutral - ok taste Negative - humble portion sizes

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We ordered off the tapas menu and had a really nice meal for a very reasonable price. The patatas bravas weren't very good though and the beer selection is poor, but overall we really enjoyed it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Good food and service here, well worth a visit. We had tapas and were delighted with dishes. This would have been 5 stars, but unfortunately the patatas bravas didn't live up to expectation. All other dishes were excellent, and the desserts were really great. The service was great too; friendly, and attentive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eskilstuna
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This restaurant has a very gently staff and good tasting food. And the price very reasonably. The fish was very good! Near the old town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nummela
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good service and great food. Have to check this place again. Nice terrace without heavy trafic. This is what customer needs.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very nice food- starting starters, finishing deserts. Very professional stuff. Coctails was the only thing that was really poor- better take wine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tallinn, Estonia
Level Contributor
328 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I've always had good food here - although not always anything more than that - and on the whole I think you might expect a bit more for what you pay. That said, the fried capers are to die for.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Naantali, Finland
Level Contributor
659 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Rotermann area is real interesting full of shops, boutiques, cafés and restaurants. And real easy to get, because it's half way from Viru Centre to harbour. Alter Ego is real stylish restaurant, youthful and friendly service and real delicious food and reasonable prices, considering their high quallty and central location. They had two different lunch menus, where you can choose... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walsall
Level Contributor
178 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Situated in a back alley, around the corner from the Nordic Hotel, this is a most attractive modern restaurant, serving a three-course set-menu business lunch for 12 euros. When we visited on Wednesday lunch time it was very quiet, and we had prompt efficient service. The set-menu lunch offers a vegetarian choice on all three courses, but if you want... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Viimsi, Estonia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went to eat nice dinner there. I liked interior, but some add of colors would not do bad either. Entree was good, but serving was not the best. Grilled mini squids and chicken liver tasted pretty good. For main course we had tuna and seabream. My seabream was a bit overcooked. Dessert sadly was total fail. Choux pastry filled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Alter Ego also viewed

Tallinn, Harju County
Tallinn, Harju County
 
Tallinn, Harju County
 

Been to Alter Ego? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Roseni 8, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Considered by many locals the best Mediterranean restaurant in Tallinn! Alter Ego offers authentic Mediterranean food with a Spanish touch using only the best local and imported ingredients, in a smart-casual atmosphere. Alter Ego's boasts an impressive wine list of over 100 references, and has been recognised by local media to be one of the best quality-price in Estonia. In 2012 it was selected by the influential American "Daily Meal Magazine" as one of the best 15 restaurants in the Baltics.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Alter Ego staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?