Tinto Tapas Bar
- Telephone 0141 636 6838
- Food served Mon–Fri 10am–10.30pm; Sat–Sun 9.30am–10.30pm
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–7pm
- Average price £7.95 (3 tapas); £14 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £9.50
- Website www.tintotapasbar.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2015) edition.
With two units in the city and two further restaurants on the outskirts of Glasgow, Tinto is contributing more than its fair share to the evolving local tapas scene. Located on the busy thoroughfare of Battlefield Road, the original Tinto restaurant possesses an authentic Iberian atmosphere. With a long, thin eating area that would not feel out of place in southern Spain, Tinto offers tapas ranging from the conventional to more unusual combinations. Classics such as patatas bravas and albondigas live up to their reputation, while those feeling a little more adventurous should try the bacalao – cod dressed with a mouthwatering combination of chorizo and black pudding. The popularity of sherry has been on the rise for a number of years now, a trend that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Tinto management. For sherry connoisseurs there is an extensive list available for perusal, while those who are less familiar should take advantage of the sherry flight – four smaller glasses which offer the perfect complement to your meal. The newest addition to the Tinto family, on Hyndland Street, is growing increasingly popular with West End diners, particularly on Tuesdays when, as in all the Tinto restaurants, tapas are priced at only £2.50.
- High point: The cod with black pudding and chorizo
- Low point: Usually necessary to book
- Notable dish: Bacalao con chorizo y morcilla
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: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Spanish pop music
- Capacity: 45
- Largest group: 70
- Open since: 2007
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
- House wine: £12.95 per bottle
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