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8 Howden Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HL, Scotland
+44 131 667 3600
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (79 reviews)
“paella” (12 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 Howden Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HL, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went again with friends recently and it was even better than last time. The quality of the food and cooking is excellent. Spanish waiting staff all very friendly. Sensible pricing for quality rioja. Becoming my favourite restaurant in Edinburgh. Forget the chains with their ping...More

Thank broonie03
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We dropped in between Fringe shows in the middle of the afternoon. Another small restaurant with excellent food! (I swear this is the way to go in Scotland -- the best chefs all seem to be in quiet side streets and out-of-the-way places.) The sangria...More

Thank Lbridgewater68
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing wee find! We have been a few times and recently went for my partners graduation. Was the best idea to go there, they have plenty of sangria all round. The staff are so happy and cheery and actually makes you enjoy your meal😃...More

Thank Stewart H
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We've been here for dinner, ordered fried squid for my friend (that was fresh), goat's cheese salad with walnuts and honey (great full flavoured grilled cheese), and croquettes. As vegetarian we asked if we could have just mushroom ones and it wasn't a problem. Fantastic...More

Thank Veronica A
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We were at this restaurant some months ago, but we decided to wait a bit before reviewing it because Lasal deserves a detailed review and since we have been quite busy we didn't want to rush it First of all, the place has a nice...More

Thank Gynll
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The tapas, main course of the restaurant won't let you down. They offer the typical range of tapas from the widespread of Spanish territory. The amounts and prices are fair and square. We shared 5 tapas between two and we had a very satisfying meal....More

Thank BerniRoig
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Friends who live in the area recommended LaSal to us so we thought we would give it a try as we love tapas. Great choice of dishes... we went down the various tapas plates but you can order sharing platters and paella( probably need to...More

Thank SeonsD
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Lasal doesnt look like much from the outside and it is a Little of the normal touristic area, but if you like tapas it's highly recommened. It has the feel of a Spanish tabern and a first we were not sure what to expect, but...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Fantastic food; great service; lovely wine. Extensive menu. Functional in its appearance, but well worth a visit for excellent food. Loved it to bits.

Thank scally_Johnnyb
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Great spanish resturant athentic place. Fantastic food. Great tapas. Great wine. In a back street doesnt look much from outside but worth a visit.

Thank Helen S
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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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