Bibi's Cantina

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Bibi's Cantina
599 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6HY
  • Telephone 0141 579 0179
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat noon–6.30pm; all day Sun.
  • Pre-theatre price £12.50
  • Email
  • Website www.bibiscantina.com
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Bibi's Cantina

Mexican cantina with great pedigree and warmth, testament to the ethos that good service and good food ensure success.

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Bibi’s Cantina has been a quiet favourite in the Partick area since opening in 2007. Located just beyond the point on Dumbarton Road that a wander is likely to take you, locals have enjoyed keeping schtum about this small but big-hearted boho Mexican eatery lest it get too busy for them to grab a table. Duck in under the twinkling fairy lights and you will find a lively Mexican cantina where diners are greeted with complimentary shots of frozen Margarita and tortilla chips as they browse the short but confident menu. Their fish of the day – marinated in garlic, chilli, tequila and coriander, served with coconut rice – is well worth coming back for. If you can get in between noon and early evening their early bird menu gives diners a swing at pretty much the full à la carte for a reduced price (£11.95 for two courses or £13.95 for three). Visiting Bibi’s is a thoroughly enjoyable experience brought together by the terrific staff who are funny and work the small room in a way that brings tables of strangers together.

The List's rating
8.6

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Appeal

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Tara Hepburn visited Bibi's Cantina on 5 March 2019
  • High point: Warm atmosphere - like visiting a friend
  • Low point: Small space means tables are very close together
  • Notable dish: Fish of the day
  • Average price: £10 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Latino or acoustic
  • Capacity: 32 (9 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 38
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

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