Food and drink
The tapas is fresh, tasty and authentic. Sausages, chorizo, sardine, and seasonal produce cooked to order. There's a great wine list and cracking coffee. A buzzy, busy restaurant with a high Spaniard count - always a good sign. After all, I can never imagine hunting out a Scottish restaurant in Madrid, so he must be good.
On Sunday Iggy offers a great paella, which is available by the portion so you don't need to order one huge one for just two of you. I can't resist the chorizo, which comes in a thick soupy gravy with other less familiar but equally tasty sausages. You'll get bread to soak up the sauce and olives the size of ping pong balls.
You can sit at the bar, at the mezzanine level, on street level, outside in the summer or downstairs, which is a little dark for my liking. It is a busy place so there is always a good buzz. Plus a high volume, as ever with Spaniards they like to talk loudly which is something I think we should all adopt as it gives a great feeling of fun when you get in amongst it. Oh and there are always Spanish people in here eating, which I always think is a good sign.
Smiley, mostly Spanish staff whizz around delivering food and wine without missing a beat.
Just off the Royal Mile, aka The High Street, and two minutes from Edinburgh's main train station, Waverley. In the Old Town.
Roughly £5 for each tapas and £5 for a glass of sparkling rosé cava.
Tables to book
Anywhere, upstairs or mezzanine - if you can.
Iggs, the more formal Spanish restaurant right next door (www.iggs.co.uk).
- Families with teenagers