Tapas3

6 Howden St, Edinburgh EH8 9HL
$$ Spanish

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Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 6 Howden St, Edinburgh EH8 9HL
  • Cross Street: East Crosscauseway
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen | Spanish | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | PayPal | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01316674564
  • Features: Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Evening hours 17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
Evening hours 17:00 - 23:00
Friday
All day opening 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
All day opening 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.72 out of 5 stars based on 406 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 18, 2021
William W.
Great food, service was a bit all over the place due to a new chef in the kitchen but overall a great experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2021
Tatiana L.
Todo muy delicioso! El ambiente genial!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 04, 2021
Angela F.
Great little find. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 27, 2021
Paula C.
Amazing food drinks and service, couldn’t fault a thing. The best tapas I have ever had!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2021
Richard D.
I NEVER write reviews. However, our visit to this family-run tapas bar in Howden Street, Edinburgh, was so good I cannot but leave an extremely positive write-up. The tapas were excellent - from creamy pringa potato croquettes, through gambas pili pili; goat's cheese, courgettes and fig jam; to tarta Santiago dessert - all were freshly, and deliciously home-made. No sign of a Brake Bros van outside! AND, for the first time ever, I accompanied my tapas with the most delicious selection of genuine sherries: manzanillas, finos, amontillados and Pedro Ximenez to finish. Coupled with the delightful franco-scottish-anglo family who ran the establishment with passion, energy and enthusiasm, this was a night that will linger long in our memories. Oh, and the Spanish-Flamenco background music actually enhanced the experience of being in an authentic tapas bar, as opposed to having to put up with incongruous and irritating muzak. Thank you so much, Tapas3. Brilliant. Richard and Verity

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2021
mia c.
amazing food! i was blown away with every single dish we ordered. such good value for money and the food was of the highest quality! one of the best restaurants we’ve ever been too, thank you so much!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2021
Sunil S.
Good place to eat.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 31, 2021
Jen K.
Great venue food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2021
Louise G.
Great tapas, great menu Friendly helpful staff A gem of a place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2021
Gordon H.
Food was excellent, black pudding, goats cheese & fig jam was to die for... Staff couldn't have been nicer, real family restaurant, excelling in these tough times for the hospitality trade.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2021
Charli P.
We loved our dinner here, the tapas was delicious, sangria fruity and not too diluted like a lot of places and the service was great too. Family run business who were happy to accommodate our little dog too and fussed over him too - thank you so much!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2021
Sarah D.
Lovely friendly restaurant. Loved the live music. Staff excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2021
Andrew C.
Simple. It was brilliant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2021
Carol R.
First visit, excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2021
Lucy B.
We had an amazing night, the tapas was delicious and we saw the flamenco dancing too which was amazing. The friendly waiting staff added to the wonderful experience, it felt like freedom at last, and we came out buzzing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2021
Merle D.
Loved this little restaurant. Food and drink excellent and friendly helpful staff. Particularly liked the courgette chunks with goats cheese and honey and the ham croquettes. All reasonably priced

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2021
Lesley O.
FANTASTIC...Food, staff, music everything about the place is brilliant. Have been to many Tapas bars and this is by far the best. This is the original hidden gem. Will defo be returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 21, 2021
Lynda M.
Small venue but great food and helpful efficient servers. Limited menu choices but all tasty and well presented. Followed by flamenco show with drinks taken to our table for us.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 19, 2021
Owen W.
Absolutely lovely venue. Felt like I was far away from Scotland. Food was lovely just one plate I didn’t enjoy massively. Value was ok and to top it off they had flamenco dancing. Will 100% return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2021
Sue C.
Absolutely superb authentic food and lovely service. Highly recommended!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2021
Annie F.
We love this local restaurant. Service is always friendly and efficient, food is always delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2021
Helen H.
Great little tapas place on a side street. Amazing food and friendly service, would highly recommend!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2021
Kari D.
love this place. Lovely staff, good food, intimate - the perfect neighbourhood restaurant. With flamenco as a bonus.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2021
Gillian S.
Fantastic meal. Lovely staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2021
Zania M.
Friendly and comfortable, efficient service and tasty food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2021
Sara J.
What a hidden gem! Lovely food and a great atmosphere. The staff couldn’t have made us any more welcome. Will definitely be coming back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 30, 2021
Emily S.
Made to feel very welcome and not rushed. Food was delicious. Live music created a great atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2021
Melanie B.
Lovely evening spent with friends at Tapas3. Food was delicious! Good sized portions - Sangria fabulous too! We had an impromptu flamenco dance from Mum and daughter which we loved!!! would highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2021
Max S.
Great service and great food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2021
jade T.
Always amazing!! gorgeous food and service. Favourite restaurant in Edinburgh :))

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2021
carol s.
First time to this restaurant & will not be our last . Food & service was outstanding . Selection very good . Especially for myself who is gluten free , will definitely be back . Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2021
Hannah R.
Best meal for a long time - maybe ever, every dish was amazing, loved the vibe and people, will be back when in edinbrugh again! Thanks so much

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2021
Maisie B.
This is the second time at tapas 3 the food is excellent some of the best tapas I have had.. and I’ve had a lot. Staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu lovely atmosphere will definitely be going back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2021
Isabella P.
10/10 all round for this place. Lovely little place. Great food made fresh and enjoyed even more with great service. Very authentic feel to the place and brilliantly run. Excited to return soon :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2021
Nigel M.
Excellent restaurant for many reasons.The couple, whose business this is,really care about the food they are serving and the people they are serving it to.They have created a genuine Spanish dining experience and we will definitely be returning to try out other tasty food on the menu.Thank you for a great lunch.See you soon. Nigel and Janet.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2021
Susan H.
Lovely family restaurant. Great food and well worth a visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2021
John C.
I don't give 10/10 lightly but Tapas3 is absolutely great food at a great price with lovely staff and in a great Spanish atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2021
Alistair M.
Friendly with fab food, my favourite neighbours!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2021
Nicola B.
Absolutely fabulous place. Great food, relaxed atmosphere, helpful staff. Definitely recommend and will be returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2021
Neil S.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was fantastic, the staff were great and the food was the best tapas I’ve eaten in a long time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2021
Olga G.
We had an amazing meal, the tapas were nice and tasty. Loved the sangria!!!!Wish we could have tried all the tapas

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2021
Clara I.
Great food and better services! They make you feel like you are at home! I’ll be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2021
Joanne F.
We had a wonderful time. Very friendly family run restaurant. Lovely warm welcome, amazing food. The best experience we have had in a long time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 26, 2021
Maria C.
It was an amazing experience!! Food was tasty, fresh, and homemade! The owner-chef, and his wife, were lovely! It was everything fantastic. I will go back soon!! Thanks for everything!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 25, 2021
Nav K.
Delicious authentic food! And the hosts were amazing, so friendly and made the atmosphere feel like home! I would definitely come here again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 20, 2021
Stewart A.
Excellent food and service and would recommend to everyone

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 17, 2021
Ian T.
Very engaging staff, excellent food, overall a great visit.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 11, 2021
Ashok J.
Excellent meal and friendly service!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 05, 2021
Linda G.
The food was excellent - tasted freshly cooked and a nice choice of plates. We had different people serving us at different times, so one was excellent and the other seemed to forget about us. Friendly, pleasant staff. Background music provided a nice holiday type atmosphere but a couple of more exuberant pieces made conversation difficult. Prices were similar to other Tapas restaurants but food was much better. We will be back and will happily recommend to friends.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 07, 2021
Alan H.
Food was lovely, very tasty. Charged for 3 cava's by mistake, quickly rectified. Nice staff. Would go back again