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Malvarosa

#490 of 1,832 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AT, Scotland
+44 131 669 7711
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:30 - 21:00
Mon 12:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have lived in Porty for 13 years and shamefully had never managed to get ourselves along to Malvarosa. Sorted now though! We had a lovely evening, meatballs the best I've had. The menu felt a little limited initially but actually it was all very tasty, fresh and well-prepared. The services was friendly and prompt. The space is small but... More 

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Thank Julia M
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in as my partner was craving tapas. Small, quiet restaurant with good food. We had chorizo, squid, meatballs, and potatoes and all were made quickly and tasted great. We were apologised to for the kids running around, the owner's family was visiting, but to be honest they were well behaved and didn't detract at all from the meal. We... More 

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Thank Tim L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

After reading good reviews on trip advisor we decided to try Malvarosa for dinner. We ordered 3 tapas each. Portions were very tiny and overpriced. Everything was literally swimming in oil. 'Crispy' haddock was far from crispy & chicken bites were full of fat, not chicken breast meat. The only acceptable dish were prawns but considering their prices you really... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Been here loads of times by far the best eatery in portobello , doesnt vary menu much but stuff on menu very good

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Thank Baltha Z
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A reliable local restaurant. Informal and relaxed friendly atmosphere, and tasty food. Very reasonably priced for Edinburgh. A small menu, but sufficient and dependable

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Thank idmurphy2016
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We came by this restaurant on sunday evening by chance while we were in the area. We had a sharing platter between 2 which had a selection of delious traditional authentic Spanish tapas and an extra dish with a Scottish twist. The waiter was really helpful and welcoming. Hardly ever write a review but this meal was worth writing about.

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Thank jen8882
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted a quick and easy meal, and hadn't been here for ages. The food was delicious, spicy and tasty and not overly expensive. The waitress was helpful and friendly. All in all, a good place to have on the High Street in Portobello!

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Thank Viv C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Table for 6 with kids and grandparents. Something for everyone. Fantastic bread and dips. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their own dishes and lots of stretching over to taste the others food. A great sign of happy customers. Home made bread to take away with dips was an added bonus. We will be back.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have eaten at this restaurant a few times now and have always enjoyed the food decided to write a review this time as the food was exceptional and the service fantastic well done to the staff everything was great

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Thank Juls298
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We were out in Portobello celebrating and had a table booked for four of us. We had eaten here three years ago or so and the food was excellent. However, the seafood paella we shared was mediocre at best really. Cannot fault the service which was impeccable or the wine which was also great. I don't know if the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 669 7711
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!

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