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19 Shore Pl, Edinburgh EH6 6SW, Scotland (Formerly Tapa Leith)
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 12:00
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the dishes. We love spanish tapas, we visit spain and look for the local typical tapas bars. Service was good and we were pleased to see that the tables were filling up. Our only reservation was that it was rather dark and reading the menu was a bit of a chalenge for those over 21! very good.... More 

Thank Irmaandjames
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is absolutely amazing!! We tried pork cheeks and the ribs - both dishes were simply delicious. Yeah, may be pricey (pint of lager 4.75), but food is worth every penny. The staff is very polite and attentive. 10/10 Will be coming back for sure!

Thank Kuba N
Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the chance to enjoy a great dinner in this restaurant and after visiting other places in the city I can say Tapa was the one with the best menu. Also the stuff were very friendly and gives you proper explanations about everything you might need. Thanks to Ariadna in particular, she look after my table very well ,... More 

Thank frank d
London UK
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear Tapas team, Thankyou for a nice valentines meal this evening, we were planning a wedding reception with you in the near future. The menu was well balanced here's the feedback Very good service but rushed. Arrival drinks rose measurement at £3.95 over priced for this amount but the rose was good. The warm bread with and beetroot hummus, pesto... More 

Thank sergentLondonUK
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here the other night with my fiancee for her birthday it was absolutely beautiful. Loved the relaxed atmosphere and setting the food was all fresh and extremely tastey we had 5 tapas between us (including a sharing starter platter of meats bread etc) as the are relatively big portions would go back in a instant when visiting Edinburgh !

Thank Joe P
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I've been to many Tapas restaurants in my time from Spain Portugal & the U.K.. After visiting Edinburgh for the first time, I was recommended to try Tapa from believe it or not trip advisor! Well this wasn't the best tapas restaurant I've been to outside Spain this was the best tapas restaurant period! The food just outstanding the... More 

Thank marky825
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Tapa a few times now and love it. The food is not your usual anglicized Spanish tapas, although you can still get a mean patatas bravas with fantastic spicy tomato sauce. The flavours in every dish are incredible and everything is so fresh. A highlight this time was the Iberica pork, and the green peppers. I... More 

Thank Oggy82
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a few times before and not been overly impressed with the food but a recent voucher deal prompted me to give it another go and this time was the best experience yet. Staff were friendly and the food was enjoyable, the best thing is the location and ambience. I wouldn't go and pay full price but... More 

Thank scottishGlasgow
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Tapa a couple of times previously with my partner and we have enjoyed both the food and the setting although it has been a couple of years since our last visit. On this occasion we arrived and were warmly greeted and shown to our tables. We received our menus and after a few minutes we ordered... More 

Thank David L
Haddington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tapa is quietly situated at the end of a narrow cul de sac lane leading off The Shore, one of Leith's trendy eating spots. First impressions can influence one's enjoyment and here the welcome was spot on. We were warmly greeted at the door by the owner and told we could have the pick of any table. We liked that,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 50
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Shore Pl, Edinburgh EH6 6SW, Scotland (Formerly Tapa Leith)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 441314766776
No matter where you are in Spain, a moments walk from the main tourist traps will almost always immerse you in the hustle and bustle of real Spanish life- busy bars and restaurants full of animated discussions conducted over fresh, homemade food. With this in mind, we selected our home of 19 Shore Place as the perfect venue to recreate this wonderful ambiance in Edinburgh.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?