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262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AT, Scotland
+44 131 669 7711
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (114 reviews)
“paella” (41 reviews)
“chorizo bread” (14 reviews)
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere as well as excellent fresh food for father's day lunch. Portobello takes a bit of an effort when coming from the city centre but the place is slowly improving itself into the Whitstable of Scotland. Malvarosa is clearly one of...More

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky to have such a lovely local tapas restaurant. The tapas have always been very fresh and tasty. Friendly atmosphere.

Thank S_McCoo7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal, tapas dishes chosen from a concise but perfectly formed menu. Nice drinks to accompany. Great service, especially from the waiter on trial! Very highly recommended

1  Thank Norman M
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Firstly i m still uncertain if the host (owner) was drunken or acted as he were. Regardless, he has no manners. (1) He sat on my mother' s seat when she was in the toilet and as she returned he pretended to be the customer...More

2  Thank Fabio C
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

The meal was ok but portions were poor so poor value for money. Had a decidedly average paella and paid for extra prawns. Received two prawns in total. So £2.50 per prawn? It was also not a very big paella. The mini loaf and small...More

Thank BermyChic81
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Small, friendly and great food. Selection of bread and dips were tasty. Meatballs, tempura courgettes and fish pieces were smashing. Chicken was not great but okay. Nice bottle of Albarino. Service was good and also fun. If you like tapas worth a visit.

Thank David A
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Out visiting and by chance found this little gem. We enjoyed a lovely lunch in rustic surroundings. The food was freshly prepared and the waiter very friendly and attentive. We opted to share 5 tapas dishes with coffee. The white Rioja was lovely especially with...More

Thank Isobel M
Reviewed 27 February 2018

This place was great when I came years ago. This time, the escalivada was really bland and watery, the gambas were fine, but the pulpo and stuffed peppers were just ok. Not what I expected. Also, we found the waiter's "humour" to be unnecessary and...More

2  Thank lindsalba
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit and as a party we were keen to retry the £17 a head party menu which had been so nice the last time. We were not disappointed as all of the food was fresh and absolutely delicious, even nicer than...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Went for lunch. Nice decor, friendly young waitress, gave order of five tapas dishes from the set menu, very basic food. Received our wine, had to ask again for water. 40 minutes later still no food, by now after 2.00pm. Had watched the man in...More

1  Thank chocsEdinburgh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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