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Indaba

3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
+44 131 221 1554
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (302 reviews)
“pork ribs” (19 reviews)
“croquetas” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 819 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a pre-theatre visit and really enjoyed it. The menu choice is a little different from your run of the mill Spanish tapas chains and it was great to try new dishes. Reasonably priced and great service. Will return.

Thank GillWalker2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indaba has been our first choice for a meal for many years, when we are in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh, for theatre or cinema. Our experience on this occasion has reinforced its position. With its unusual mixture of South African and Spanish cuisine, the...More

Thank JohnGP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Too much. Not the cost but the choices we made. The daily specials explained on the bill board but we stayed with mostly firm favourites. Our server questioned whether 2 kebabs were needed along with the meatballs, shoulder of pork strips, goats cheese with chilly...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful evening just spent in Indaba. An interesting fusion of Spanish and South African cuisine, there's a reasonably sized menu with a focus on a large amount of specials. The staff bring the specials board to your table and explain what everything is -...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Particularly recommended if, like me, you hadn't had South African. On of the best meals I've had in the last year and I was full well after dinner time. The dessert portions are very generous, but not to be missed! Favourite dishes; chicken apricot skewers,...More

Thank Leo R
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Incredible food is served here, my husband and I love it and the restaurant is certainly one of our favourite restaurants in Edinburgh. Try it, you won't regret it.

Thank Mrs W
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Visited with friends for pre theatre meal. As others have stated, outside appearance not particularly appealing but as soon as you enter these thoughts instantly dispelled. Very professional and friendly staff - extremely attentive and knowledgeable. All the food we ordered was delicious - well...More

Thank Claymires58
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I went here for dinner for 4. The outside looks a bit run down but once through the door - its great, Spain meets South Africa - lovely tapas with friendly and attentive staff. We had 4 starters and 9 Tapas between 4 - all...More

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This is a really friendly tapas place and the food was really good, The staff bent over backwards to let me be seated even though all tables were reserved. My only complaint was that when I ordered a second glass of red wine it never...More

Thank Tim N
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This place is a classic of “kids don’t judge the book by its cover” as it isn’t very much to look at from the outside, however on the inside is a completely different story. Whilst this is not the most salubrious of restaurants in the...More

Thank Darryn_Fewster
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It’s because their license. Scottish licensing is very strict with the access of children to premises where alcohol is consumed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: 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. No Under 5's.
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