- March 22, 2015
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Tapa, Edinburgh Review
We love Tapa. Just to get that out of the way first. It’s where we had our first dinner date, gone back to celebrate an anniversary and now to celebrate my birthday. So for us, it holds lots of lovely memories.
Tapa can be found on a little street down the shore. It has a lovely laid back atmosphere and the staff follow that as well. They look after you but also leave you to pick over the food, drink wine and chat. You don’t feel rushed. Although the food does come out very quickly and because it tastes so good, it’s hard not to wolf it down.
The menu caters for everyone. There’s lots of veggie, meat and fish options. Each night they offer a few specials which usually we like to try. After deciding what we wanted, we ended up with chorizo a la plancha, pinchos morunos, calamares fritos, king prawn and hake skewers with chilli jam, homemade pork and beef meatballs, tortilla con Espinacas and patatas bravas. This does sound like quite a lot but some of the portions are bigger than others. I’d say 6-7 dishes is a good number for two sharing. Each and everything that we ordered was delicious. The special of king prawn and hake deserves a special mention. These were delicious and the hake was melt in your mouth.
As if that wasn’t enough we then checked out the desserts. I ordered the homemade mint choc chip ice cream which was presented in a cone, bringing back memories of summer holidays and the other half had the chocolate pot. It looked fabby. Desserts were just the right size, any bigger and I think we would have been struggling.
Overall Tapa is a great place to go if your looking for a cosy place for tea or if there is a good sized group of you. It is reasonably priced with the 7 tapas, 2 beers, 2 desserts and a hot choc and cappuccino came to £54.
We’ll definitely be back, who knows what we’ll be celebrating next time.
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