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.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
+44 131 221 1554
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

730 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 706: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth the short walk away from the Old town, incredible food, great hosts. Best tapas we've ever had! Thanks and hope to be back.

Thank benclarke31
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this restaurant so much we went back the next evening. Great variety to choose from and all very tasty. Excellent service, excellent food and a relaxed ambience.

1 Thank Seashore72
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had very high hopes for the place before our visit; the decor was nice, staff was helpful and attentive; unfortunately food was not to our taste, others seems to really enjoy.

Thank Maggie_Zheng
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was like travelling to Spain this evening. The tapas were lovely and just the right quantity. Very enjoyable meal. Reassured too when a table of 8 Spanish nationals arrived for the reserved table next to us. That's when you know you've come to the right place!

Thank LesleyM_10
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food and with enough variety on the menu to cater for a vegetarian and someone preferring a meat dish. Additionally, most of the options were gluten free, which was an issue for one of my companions. Staff were very helpful with everything, including checking the gluten status of a couple of things. The price was also very reasonable.

Thank Philip d
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Indaba several times over the last few years and it has never disappointed. I love all things tapas and the usual things you would expect from a tapas restaurant are on the menu but Indaba also has an added South african twist including boerewors, pap en sous and Sosaties. The food is very tasty and the service... More 

1 Thank Edinburgh365
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
269 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit difficult to find the place, but worth searching. Good service, taste tapa's, We asked to seve some tapa's for a meal. We got 10 tapa's with 4 persons and including drinks we had to pay about 25 euro's. nice place!

1 Thank stevenenhilde
Level Contributor
98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

firstly, lets get the bad stuff out the way....the restaurant is in tollcross, and I live on the other side of edinburgh. Which means I have had to travel some distance to get here. This is bad...very bad......and that is all the bad stuff. Cut a long story short, if this was my neighbourhood restaurant, I would be there once... More 

Thank Andrew H
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Shucks! 5/5 for food, service and value but only 4/5 overall. Gutted. More 

Sussex, England
Level Contributor
90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very unassuming little place in a fairly grotty looking area but do not let this put you off! The service was brilliant - friendly, efficient and helpful. And the food . . . amazing - it just couldn't be faulted. Absolutely delicious tapas - yum yum! Cash only accepted as the owners are apparently having trouble with... More 

1 Thank Janeyblack
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Hi Janeyblack, Thanks for the 5 Star review. Pity you say Tollcross is a fairly grotty looking area, we have a good number of great little independent retailers, restaurants, bars and cafès in the locality. We may be a little neglected by our local Council, however, I'd not choose "Grotty" to describe Tollcross. Quaint, Eclectic... I am very happy you... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant. As per previous reviews, great from start to finish. Absolutely loved this place - food fantastic, staff lovely, great ambience. Can't wait to come back.

Thank Andrew G

Travelers who viewed Indaba also viewed

Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Been to Indaba? 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

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $33
African, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 1554
An unpretentious Tapas restaurant serving Tapas From Spain and South Africa. Yes, this is casual dining. Regret no under 5's. For tables of 8 or more please see groups tab on our website.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Indaba and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Indaba 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?

Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
Explore this neighborhood