About El Quijote

Authentic Spanish cuisine, tasty tapas, fine wine and a warm rustic atmosphere come together to create El Quijote, one of Edinburgh's most popular dining establishments and a shining star in the city’s foodie scene. The chefs at this local hotspot utilise the very best meats and cheeses sourced directly from Spain, while making use of regional and seasonal produce whenever possible. Owned by a group of Spanish friends, the restaurant aims to recreate the feeling of a Spanish pub and serves dishes that aren’t commonly found in Edinburgh’s Spanish restaurants. Popular mains at this Tollcross restaurant include the caldereta de venado (venison stew), the bartolitos (king prawns rolled with bacon and cheese) and the choco frito (fried cuttlefish served with salad and lemon). Book your table in advance to get the most out of your dining experience at El Quijote on Brougham Street.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:30 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


El Quijote
13 Brougham Street, Tollcross
Edinburgh EH4 9JS

Menu Highlights




Olives selection (Gordal, Manzanilla and Black olives)

Queso Zamorano

Queso Zamorano in Olive Oil (Sheep cheese from Zamora marinated in olive oil)

Queso Los Balanchares

special goat cheese from Cordoba au gratin with tomato confit

147 El Quijote Reviews

147 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Rufus C.16 days ago · 1 review

Amazing food and tapas. Small place but food makes up for it. Get the peppers but everything is delicious. Food is authentic and staff very nice

Nina F.a month ago · 1 review

Yummy food and lovely service, considering it was Monday and seafood will be available tomorrow. Best patatas bravas ever and delicious wine. Mushroom crocketas were delicious!

Malcolm P.a month ago · 1 review

Fantastic, creative food and really friendly staff. We had a mixture of antipasti (fish balls) & first plate (shrimp and courgette flower risotto), and first plate (vongole/prawn pasta with courgette cream) and second plate (pistachio crusted swordfish). All were delicious and cooked perfectly. The owner kindly helped us negotiate the wine menu and humoured my attempts at speaking basic Italian.