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13/A Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JS, Scotland
+44 131 478 2856
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (83 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (14 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (13 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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13/A Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JS, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here with my wife. The cheese platter and wine were particularly good, as was the friendly service. The one minor downside was the resteraunt could have been a bit warmer. Will definitely be back though

Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Popped in early on a friday night, us and one other couple. Interesting choice of food, we had blue cheese and sausage with bread to start, followed by chicken on a skewer. Cafe con leche and the thickest hot chocolate I have ever seen, nearly...More

Thank lesleydockree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here a couple of times and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It has a great atmosphere and yet it is quite cosy. The staff are very helpful and we had great service. There is a good choice on the menu and some excellent dishes....More

Thank trini68
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We went on valentine's day when the restaurant was busy as expected. We were prepared to wait a bit longer for service and it was very much worth it. The marinated olives were really tasty, and the goat's cheese was extremely moreish. The patatas bravas...More

Thank Max N
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. I know it has good reviews but disappointed with the flavours. The patatas bravas and padróns lacked flavour it didn’t make us feel like we were back in Spain.

Thank Lynda F
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This wee restaurant in a corner of Tollcross has been quietly serving some of the best Spanish cuisine in Edinburgh for nearly a decade now. I love its coziness, the bodega decor, the 90s Spanish music in the background (never too loud but audible enough),...More

Thank Chutzpahtic
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

good authentic food. Pork was great. Not the fastest service but a small staff and just relax into it! I will return. Good value.

Thank NDMEdinburgh
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We had dinner here in the week before Christmas. The menu is good and varied, service really friendly and the food authentic.. We liked the atmosphere and value for money, and the fact you can order carafes of decent wine is a distinctive selling point...More

Thank shirlham
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Who would believe it... finding one of the best Spanish restaurants anywhere... in Edinburgh !! Just had an exceptional meal in El Quijote ! The ambiance, service, menu selection and food quality were unbelievable. What a great find, definitely recommended Well done El Quijote, we...More

Thank Raystoneman
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We had tried once before to eat here at a family gathering, but sadly they don’t open for lunch. A much smaller family outing on a Saturday evening (we always feel Tapas is for family or very close friends; not for acquaintances!). From the first...More

Thank pmydon
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
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Margaret B
20 July 2016|
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If you google El Quijote Edinburgh menu you will be able to find it! :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 23
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13/A Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 478 2856
  • E-mail
Traditional Spanish Tapas Restaurant from across South of Spain. Really friendly environment.
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