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Lasal

#291 of 1,783 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Southside & Holyrood
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8 Howden Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HL, Scotland
+44 131 667 3600
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Fancied some tapas on our recent trip to Edinburgh and gave Lasal a try. 10 minutes at our seat before anyone asked us if we'd like some drinks - we were the only two customers in the restaurant!! In fairness the red wine was really nice after the wait. Ordered a few dishes which were in or around the £6... More 

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Thank Colin F
Carlos P, Propietario at Lasal, responded to this review

Dear customer, First of all, thank you very much for leaving a comment. We are really sorry that your experience has not been good. We work really hard in order to offer the best service possible. Anyway, we would be very pleased if you gave us a chance coming again. Maybe your next visit will is better. Best regards, Carlos... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is not somewhere you would stumble on by accident but it is well worth seeking out. We visited on. Friday night and whilst busy the service was excellent and very friendly. The choice of tapas is extensive, many of the dishes are also available in larger portions as well as a range of paella being available. We found all... More 

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Thank JCT1962
Carlos P, Propietario at Lasal, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for sharing your experience! It is great that you liked Lasal. We would be very pleased if you visit us again. See you soon! Best regards, Carlos & Mariola More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Really enjoyed my visit here. Family run with super friendly staff and great atmosphere. High points were the gambas pil pil and the tarte de la abuela. The only criticisms are that the sauce for the albondigas was a little bland in my opinion and that the albondigas and chorizo are both served with patatas fritas, with this in mind... More 

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Thank Angela B
Carlos P, Propietario at Lasal, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you so much for sharing your opinion. People like you inspire us to continue offering the best service posible. It is great that you liked the prawns and the cake. We will try to improve as much as posible in order to offer a better service. Best regards, Carlos & Mariola More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Spent two hours here with a group of 14 friends, the staff were so accommodating to our big group in their small restaurant. It's a beautiful homely, tapas restaurant with a very quaint and calm atmosphere, time stands still here momentarily so have a glass of red and relax. The food was beautiful, served with care and commitment....chorizo, abonidagas, black... More 

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Thank Husk S
Carlos P, Propietario at Lasal, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you so much for your review. It is great that you spent a nice time with us. Thank you for your opinion about the dishes, specially the prawns. We look forward to seeing you soon at Lasal. Best regards, Carlos & Mariola More 

Edinburgh
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

La Sal is in a bit of a back street on Edinburgh's South Side and looks rather unprepossessing from the outside (and even inside) but don't let that deter you. Having eaten in many tapas places around Spain, the dishes served here compare really well to the best I've had in Madrid etc. Fresh ingredients and all the favourites you'd... More 

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Thank MichaelEdinburgh
Carlos P, Propietario at Lasal, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you very much for leaving your comment. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience at Lasal. We would be very pleased if you come and visit us again. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Carlos & Mariola More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This didn't start well as we seemed to be an over sight despite having booked ages before. We ended up plonked on a hastily prepared table and it really didn't fell at all special. If it hadn't been festival, with the limited prospect of finding something decent, we probably would have walked. The food though was a different story and... More 

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Thank HHH666Y
Carlos P, Propietario at Lasal, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you so much for your review. We are sorry for the disappointing begining but we are very pleased that at the end, it all were great, specially the food. We would be very happy if you come and visit us again real soon. Best regards, Carlos & Mariola More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It is hidden in a corner. The restaurant is not big but well decorated. Food and service are nice in general.

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Thank Sunnyshi2013
Carlos P, Propietario at Lasal, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you so much for you review. We hope that your experience has been great. We would be pleased if you come and visit us again. Best regards, Carlos & Mariola More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Food - Very good. We didn't fancy the salted cod and the octopus dish as much, but the serrano ham and mushroom-cheese dishes were really delicious! The portions are average - about 5 dishes for 2 people should suffice. Service - Good. We were served quickly and efficiently and the waiter was very polite and patient with us. Atmosphere -... More 

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Thank Xiao Yi Y
Carlos P, Propietario at Lasal, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We are pleased that you liked Lasal. Thanks for your comments about the serrano ham and the mushrooms with cheese. We look forward to seeing you soon! Best regards, Carlos & Mariola More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had a lovely evening here last Saturday. The food was delicious and tapas were interesting and just a bit different from those normally on offer at some of the large chain tapas restaurants. Great choices for both vegetarians and meat eaters. It was a beautiful sunny evening and with the doors open and the friendly atmosphere , it almost... More 

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Thank clarsair
Carlos P, Propietario at Lasal, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you so much for your review. It is very important for us to know your opinion. It is great that you felt like in Spain. We would be very happy if you come again at Lasal, we look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Carlos & Mariola More 

Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Super meal with a group of friends post fringe show. Fabulous tapas. Beef cheeks and meat balls were my personal favourites but all dishes good. Manager was especially nice in drying rain soaked seats outside for us so we could wait for our booked table in comfort. Felt like Spain not rainy Edinburgh.

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Thank towniegirlie
Carlos P, Propietario at Lasal, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for leaving a comment talking about your experience at Lasal. It is great that you liked the beef cheeks and the meat balls. We always try our best for our customers to be confortable. We look forward to seeing you soon at Lasal. Best regards, Carlos & Mariola 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Howden Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 3600
Description
Spanish restaurant in Edinburgh, " Best Mediterranean Establishment Scotland 2014 " (#FoodAwardsScotland). Lasal is that little restaurant were you can enjoy real Spanish cousine in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Visit us and enjoy the typical Spanish tapas, starters, from the Sea, from the Garden and from the Field. We serve set menu dinner, pre-theatre and lunch menu. Our food is elaborated with the most selected products. Spanish tortilla de patatas, calamares, paella, cured ham, selection of Spanish wines, Sangrias, national beers and much more...

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

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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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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