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El Bar - CLOSED

6-8 Howden Street | Eh8, Edinburgh EH8 9HL, Scotland
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good8%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
6 Aug 2013
“ole for paella”
27 Jul 2013
“Tries hard but poor food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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6-8 Howden Street | Eh8, Edinburgh EH8 9HL, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Lunch visit with a friend and enjoyed genuine Spanish Paella. Have been several times for evening tapas and never been disappointed. Atmosphere intimate and lively. Staff very friendly and efficient (are even prepared to listen to my faltering Spanish). The flamenco shows are superb. BTW...More

Thank edinburgh t
Reviewed 28 July 2013

This venue tries very hard. It makes the best of a less than welcoming building, puts on a very authentic tablado flamenco and has charming staff - but disappointingly, the food is just not up to scratch. There is no nicer way to put it...More

1  Thank eezee-to-pleeze
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Discovered this restaurant a couple months ago and we keep going back and bringing friends. The service is always friendly and wonderful and the food (and staff!) authentic. We love the sangria, Iberian ham, the meatballs, and the Spanish omelettes. Would definitely recommend for couples...More

1  Thank Heatherbelles
Reviewed 1 March 2013

(This restaurant has recently changed hands and is now called La Sal.) We dined on Feb 22nd with our 2 teenage kids and had a great time. Dinner was around £20 per head with drinks and puddings. The staff were super friendly and even came...More

2  Thank SusieBlack
Reviewed 6 October 2012 via mobile

Small restaurant with an individual style, friendly, cheerful staff and great food. Tried this restaurant on the recommendation of friends and glad we did, freshly cooked authentic Spanish tapas, reasonably priced, good wine list with something for everyone including our fickle teenagers! Loved it and...More

Thank Fibi1034
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Loved this place-fantastic, tasty and authentic tapas with a great,lively and buzzy atmosphere. Amazing value for money and the staff were excellent and very friendly. Offered to watch a flamenco show which loked great but had other engagements but will definately make a point of...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Took my new girlfriend out to this small tapas restaurant for a romantic meal. I had been recommended this place by a friend and wasn't disappointed. I had read the reviews here first and was keeping my fingers crossed that we never bumped into the...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 13 December 2011

This is a tiny bar with a dance studio attached. Serving a wide range of delicious tapas until late into the evening, my colleagues and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. We went - with a native Spaniard - to celebrate the end of term, and the...More

1  Thank CelticNiks
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Tucked away almost out of view, there is a Spanish restaurant with a great chef, and good Rioja wine at a reasonable price. It is attached to a flamenco dance studio where there are classes every day and performances at least once a week. The...More

Thank lindsalba
Reviewed 8 August 2011

El Bar is a tiny corner of Spain in Edinburgh. It really is a hidden gem, to use a well-worn cliche, and its low profile explains the surprising lack of reviews. It is unpretentious, friendly, cosy and serves great tapas. The furniture is basic, the...More

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Nearby
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
...More
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 Howden Street | Eh8, Edinburgh EH8 9HL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
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Flamenco dance
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