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3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
+44 131 221 1554
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Indaba a huge number of times since we first discovered it around 5 years ago. We have taken family and friends and its never disappointed. The food is consistently excellent and the owners and staff always make you feel welcome. They even noticed my friend was pregnant on one visit and brought her a 'virgin' shot... More 

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Thank KPEdinScot
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have not eaten at a tapas bar before, so am unable to compare. Nevertheless I'll share our experience. The waiter explained how they recommended 5 dishes for 2 people, and also brought a huge specials board and told us about each dish. The dishes were mostly brought individually, presumably when they were ready to serve. We enjoyed the meal and... More 

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Thank SteveF77
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Hi SteveF77, Our Friday and Saturday services are usually very busy. We did end up having a full restaurant last night, with a number of tables turned away. Yes we are a little out of the city centre. Many Edinburgh folk are getting back from their holidays, schools have just re-opened and some may be giving their bank accounts a... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit and a real treat. Favourites were the specials, tho there weren't many scallops to go round despite the £10 price tag :/ Well worth a visit if to u want friendly uncomplicated delicious vibrant wine filled times

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Thank anedinburghman
South Wales
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service with a lovely laid back atmosphere - we went to Indaba for a relaxed evening meal which was close to our holiday rental flat in Tollcross. The tapas was delicious, well presented with bags of flavour. The service was attentive and always delivered with a smile by friendly staff. You need to book ahead, but everything... More 

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Thank burryholme
Cardiff
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy restaurant serving a wide range of authentic Spanish tapas. Top notch ingredients really reminded us of our Spanish summer holidays.

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Thank FluffyJellytot
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Bennnyboy
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Seashore72
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Maggie_Zheng
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank LesleyM_10
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $33
Cuisine
African, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
An unpretentious Tapas restaurant serving Tapas From Spain and South Africa. Yes, this is casual dining. Regret no under 5's. No Groups larger than 8.

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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.
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