- Telephone 0141 429 4604
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–2.30pm, 5–10pm; Sun 2–10pm.
- Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu 5–6.45pm
- Average price £6.95 (set lunch); £18 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £11.95
- Website www.malagatapas.co.uk
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This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Spain’s a big place, with lots of regional variation in the kitchen (and the tapas bar), so it’s good to see a focus on a specific part of the country. Andalusia was the natural choice for chef Guillermo (raised in Seville) and his business partner and maitre d’ Cristóbal (from Cordoba). Although the familiar ‘national’ dishes – like tortilla española and patatas bravas – are all present and correct, it’s in the southern specialities that the real interest lies. These tend to be on the blackboard rather than the printed menu and include things like rabbit in almond sauce, salmorejo (like a more satisfying, luxuriously thick gazpacho), a garlic and chilli-laced fish casserole, and deliciously earthy, slow-cooked lentils with chorizo. There’s a neighbourhood feel here, with friendly banter from the staff (it’s a great place to practise your Spanish) and presumably local regulars, but it’s worth crossing town for this authentic, satisfying food. Tapas here are generous, but at around a fiver each the bill can soon mount up. Lunch and pre-theatre deals are good value.
- High point: Genuine 'Andalu' flavours
- Low point: A bit on the pricey side – unless you go for a deal
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Lively Spanish music
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2011
- House wine: £13.95 per bottle
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