- 77B George Street
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- EH2 3EE
- 01312 209980
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11 February 2013
My fave tapas bar in Edinburgh. Great food
1 October 2012
I really do love it here. I have been here many times, and I think it will remain as a firm favourite for places to eat in Edinburgh.
The food is is fantastic everytime, it tastes fresh and full of flavour. I have visited another tapas restaurant and it doesn't even come close to what Cafe Andaluz offer.
The restaurant itself is beautiful, the owners have really made the effort to make it authentic.
I do think the pricing on the menus could be better, I myself have enquired about party menus and what they offer on said menus doesn't match the price you pay, it doesn't seem like you would be saving any money, and the options are very limited.
The only thing I feel lets it down are the staff, sometimes they can be very aloof. On one occasion myself and my partner stood by the desk waiting to be seated and the manager who was on the desk looked up at us but acted as if he hadn't even seen us, more than a little bit rude! Also the waiting staff could do with smiling a little more, it wouldn't and doesn't stop me from going back as I LOVE good food and thats what you get at Cafe Andaluz.
TIP: I'd book in advance if you plan on going on a Friday and Saturday night as they are very busy and you will be lucky to get a table if you are just walking in.
1 October 2012
One word to say about this place - WOW! Food is superb, atmosphere is great and staff are very helpful and friendly. Excellent value for money and costs you a lot less than it looks! Went there very recently with a group for our daughter's birthday and, while they couldn't provide a cake, they were happy to bring our own cake out and made sure we had everything we needed. Also - lots of gluten-free dishes on the menu so if, like us, you have coeliac friends and family, you can still all go out together and enjoy a meal.
12 May 2012
Felt like I was in Spain. Such a lovely atmosphere.The staff where friendly and polite. The food was lovely. The service overall was excellent. Would recommend this place to everyone.
17 February 2012
I have been a good few times and eaten in here, good atmosphere, good value for money and service is always good! Would definately recommend
16 December 2011
Good service, good sangria and excellent tapas. Perfect for dinner with a big group of friends!
11 December 2011
My second meal here (a work Christmas night out) was better than the first (a Hogmanay special – they threw us out at 10.30pm), but only just.
The food was variable; dreadful beef, ok duck, nasty salsa with the sea bream and some divine Spanish equivalent of a Gratin Dauphinoise. Puddings were equally up and down; up for the chocolate delice, very down, down, down for the butterscotch fat and sugarfest, sorry, cheesecake.
Two of the above three stars are for the staff: Rushed off their feet in a packed, noisy restaurant they kept their good humour and gave us good service.
If it weren’t for the food this would have been a 5 star night out. Not what you really want from a restaurant.
22 September 2011
Great atmosphere, lovely selection of food and good service in the pleasant surroundings of George’s St. I’ll be back again soon!
15 September 2011
I was greatly looking forward to going to Cafe Andaluz, as tapas can be a real delight. My experience was, well, lukewarm. The food was not bad, if a bit… mass-produced tasting.
I had the Piementon de Padron, Paella Valencia, and Honey-chilli glazed pork cheek. I enjoyed it all, had my coffee to wrap-up a meal nicely, tipped my waiter and left, planning to take my fiance back.
That, however, will not be happening.
In checking my bank account, I guess my waiter was not happy with my tip because they went ahead and added another one on!
They may have made a few more quid that evening, but they’ve lost a potential long-term client.
I f*ing got robbed.
19 August 2011
Open all day and situated in a prime location on George Street, Cafe Andulez is a great spot to catch up with friends or family over delicious tapas. They have a wide variety of tapas choices available from the usual patatas bravas to the more interesting marmalade goats cheese which I would recommend to everyone!
The building is huge inside with two floors and service is quick and efficient. It can be quite pricey if you order from the full a la carte menu, however I’ve always used a 5pm deal or gone before 6.30pm for the pre-theatre which gives you 3 tapas each plus a dessert for £13 and although 3 tapas each doesn’t sound much, I have never managed to make it to dessert yet, having to finish with a coffee instead.
One issue I do have with the restaurant however is the price of wine which is quite high, the cheapest I think being around £20-21. This pushes the price up quite a bit and is something to consider if you are lured in by the pre-theatre or 5pm deal.
Other than the drinks prices, I would certainly recommend it for a lunch or dinner if you can get a good deal, if you are paying full price it can end up rather expensive.
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