Best Spanish Tapas Restaurants in Glasgow
Spain is a country to savour, whether you like the incredible Mediterranean flavours, the sun, the contrasting landscapes, the culture, the history or the friendly people. However, for a taste of Spain without having to catch a flight, Glasgow has some great places to offer which will make you feel like you’re there! You may not find great Spanish chefs like Ferran Adrià, Arzak or Berasategui, but what you will find are good restaurants with a Spanish touch. Read on for a few of my favourites (from a Spanish native)!
Fino, Sabores de España
Simply one of the best Spanish restaurants in Glasgow. It is located in the Rotunda (near the SECC), where there is also an Italian and Chinese restaurant. The lunch menu is £9 and you can eat the typical patatas bravas, the delicious tortilla, or something with a Scottish twist like haggis dumplings with black pudding, tomato sauce and peas.
Malaga Tapas Restaurant
To really exhibit authenticity, this Southside restaurant imports all of its ingredients directly from Spain. It offers tapas for £2.75 each or 3 tapas for £6.95.
When you walk into Café Andaluz, it’s as if you have been transported to Andalusia, with its sophisticated and convivial feel. This Valentine’s Day they are offering a special menu for couples, where you can enjoy their delicious gazpachos, padrón peppers and exquisite sangría at a great price.
Not only a restaurant, which serves fantastic dishes from traditional stews to garlic prawns (to name but a few), this place is also perfect for dancing, whether it be learning Flamenco or enjoying shows in the evening. Every Thursday there’s Tango, every Friday it’s Salsa Sabrosa, or why not learn how to Flamenco dance like the Spanish in one of their regular classes?
Enjoy a wonderful selection of Spanish tapas (at great prices if you wait for one of their regular 2 for 1 offers), accompanied by the typical Catalan beer Estrella Damm, or go this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a 40% discount! You have a choice between the Valencia, Barcelona or Madrid menu – which one will you choose?
A newcomer to the scene, just having opened on the 2nd of February on Hope Street. Eager to beat all the others with the real essence of Spain, each tapa costs just £2.50 and it offers a great selection of exclusively Spanish beers and wines. Be one of the first to try it!
These restaurants are perfect if you want to feel like you’re sipping Sangría and eating delicious tapas in Southern Europe. And as we say in Spain: ¡A comer, a beber y a bailar!
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