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262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AT, Scotland
+44 131 669 7711
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (41 reviews)
“tapas” (98 reviews)
“chorizo bread” (13 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
262 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AT, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. Staff were great at recommending/explaining the food. Mixed breads with dips for starters were amazing. Would recommend reserving a table in advanced, going at peak times you may get turned away if you don't have a booking.

Thank TwoGadjys
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Really pleasant atmosphere on a Saturday lunch time - good service but never felt hurried. Food was delicious. We had a mix of adults and children in our group - ten people altogether - everyone was well looked after and found something they liked on...More

Thank Kirstin M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We go to Spain often and love tapas. We have never eaten tapas like this! The olive bread was lumps of dough. Garlic prawns £8.50 for 5. Crispy haddock full of bones, garlic chicken was not good quality, lumps of chewy whatever. My husband will...More

1  Thank Bluelalka
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I, my husband and our Mum’s dined at Malvarosa on Mother’s Day, as always the food was delicious and the bill really reasonable. We had the various different breads, Potato Brava’s, Chorizo, Chicken and a couple of sharing boards with vegetables, meatballs etc. We really...More

2  Thank Lauren J
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Tapas were ok. Prices are expensive for what you get. Service slow considering they have 5-6 tables: 20 minutes to bring a salad and some cheese is too much. The escalibada was poor at best (chef, you need to peel the peppers after you roast...More

2  Thank Javi E
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank Julia M
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...More

Thank Tim L
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...More

1  Thank 30elisa
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

Thank Baltha Z
Reviewed 2 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

Thank idmurphy2016
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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, Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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!