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“Wonderful food and exceptional service!”
Review of Malvarosa

Malvarosa
Ranked #318 of 2,654 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Friendly neighbourhood restaurant, serving delicious authentic tapas, paellas, sharing-boards,traditional homemade cakes and regional wines. Our selection of homemade breads are baked here every morning in the premises - you can even order them to enjoy at home, as with all our dishes. We are happy to organise group bookings, at-home 'tapas parties' and open-air paellas!
Reviewed January 12, 2013

I've visited Malvorosa on several occasions, and the food is always superb. But what makes this little bit of Spain so special is the service - a family run establishment with a passion for what they do.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

As my favourite course is the starter I love tapas, and this restaurant did not disappoint in surroundings, atmosphere, service or tastiness of food - there was just so little of it! Then there is the price. If, as is suggested, you purchase 3 dishes per person, have a drink, a dessert and a coffee, you will be paying almost £30 per head and probably still feel hungry! The Owner complained of lack of customers; can I suggest that if the prices were reduced a little, more people would come and profit would increase. I would return but Tapas should not mean rip-off.

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2  Thank Ian R
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Malvarosa has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and works to provide an authentic Spanish environment and cuisine. The service was friendly and full of good humour. The food was terrific, especially the tapas. We enjoyed the aceitunas (tasty marinated olives) as a starter and panoliva (olive bread) both as a starter and a useful device to get the best of the delicious sauces in some of the other dishes. All the tapas we tried were winners, but especially the fabada hot-pot, patatas bravas, albondigas, pescado adobado and my personal favourite pimientos rellenos. The cakes and churros were good but not at the same high standard as the tapas, so when I go back, I'll skip dessert to focus more on the tapas and perhaps give the paella a try.

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Thank yogingm
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Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Low-key place w/ great tasting authentic tapas. Loved the meatballs, bread w/ chorizo and slow cooked lamb. Perfect for a relaxing meal that will fill you up with flavourful Spanish dishes!

They should get rid of that entrance door though! Totally visitor unfriendly.

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1  Thank UlrikaS
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Authentic cuisine of fantastic quality, good wine list. Relaxed atmosphere with good service. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank KLOCK1
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