Tinto Tapas Bar

Tinto Tapas Bar
138 Battlefield Road, Glasgow, G42 9JT
  • Telephone 0141 636 6838
  • Food served Sun–Thu 10am–10pm, Fri\Sat 10am–10.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–7pm
  • Pre-theatre price £9.95
  • Email
  • Website www.tintotapasbar.co.uk
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Tinto Tapas Bar

Home-spun take on tapas at the Southside branch of this creative small chain.

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With five branches in locations dotted around the Central Belt including in Largs and Hamilton, the Battlefield branch of Tinto has a warm and welcoming feel. Simply yet effectively decorated with the kitchen cleverly designed to look like a tiled cottage, tables are tightly packed in along with a few booths. The generously portioned food has a lovely, home-cooked feel, and the lengthy menu offers the usual tapas staples as well as more interesting choices such as mussels in a curried cream sauce, and pan-fried salt cod with chorizo and black pudding. There is a good selection for vegetarians, too, including aubergine fritters with honey. Don’t miss the tarta di Santiago for dessert – a thick, moist slice of almond tart. Relax, sated at the end with one of the strong coffees on offer, many of which come with a welcome slug of liqueur. There are some good deals available including pre-theatre three tapas for a tenner, and Taster Tuesday, where any tapas is £2.50. A great place to grab a quick bite to eat or linger with a good bottle of wine and quality Spanish food.

The List's rating






Emily Henderson visited Tinto Tapas Bar on 13 February 2019
  • High point: Cosy neighbourhood dining
  • Low point: Popular with locals so best to book ahead
  • Notable dish: Steak, chorizo sausage, chicken fillet and ribs with manchego cheese and chili pot
  • Average price: £8.95 (set lunch); £14 (dinner)

The Tinto Tapas Bar is run by Proprietor Gordon Craig along with his staff of young (but experienced) waiters.

It is the only authentic Spanish Tapas Bar in the area with a seating capacity of 50. It offers an extensive range of dishes which when accompanied with a glass or better still a bottle of wine, of which they also offer a good selection, makes for a really enjoyable meal. It has been visited over the past few months by Joanna Bythman of the Sunday Herald, Alan Brown, Sunday Times and Ron McKenna, Saturday Herald all of whom gave it a an excellent review saying it was lively, authentic and well worth a visit.

It is ideally situated on the Battlefield Road, Shawlands with the bus route outside the door and Langside Station within walking distance. As it is close to Hampden Park it is ideal for a pre Concert/Match meal. It becomes very busy when a venue is on and it is advisable to book to save disappointment.

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  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Spanish traditional/pop
  • Capacity: 54
  • Largest group: 70
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

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28 May 2019

Authentic tapas and pinchos that will make you feel like you're in Spain

Spanish food has grown up in Glasgow over the past few years. More actual Spaniards are involved these days, and it shows. Meanwhile, a move away from the tired old tapas list has brought some creative, original and very delicious cooking to the city.