Bibi's Cantina

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–6.45pm All day Sunday
  • Average price £11.95 (set lunch); £17 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £11.95
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Bibi's Cantina

This Mexican cantina with great pedigree and warmth sits proudly on Dumbarton Road in testament to the ethos that good service and good food ensure success.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Over the last ten years Bibi’s Cantina has become something of a Glasgow institution and a byword for excellent Mexican fare in a welcoming and intimate setting. No sooner is your head through the door than you’re escorted to a table and a complimentary frozen margarita shot rests in your hand. A wonderfully small and ornate restaurant, families and couples shout to be heard above the music and the hustle and bustle of service staff. Best to begin with the light and pan-fried whitefish taco or the crispy refried bean taquitos then follow up with sizzling fajitas or the wonderful 'cowboy' steak chilli served in a traditional tortilla basket. In celebration of their ten year anniversary, Bibi's have chosen to revert back to 2007 prices once a month in 2017 as just reward for the stanch loyalty of their patrons over the last decade. If the warmth of Bibi's staff doesn't do enough for you then wash down your spicy meal with one of their famous authentic Jarritos or a Don Julio Anejo tequila, certain to brighten up any diner.

  • High point: Great and quick service
  • Low point: Taco Station dish needs more filling
  • Notable dish: 'Cowboy' steak chilli
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 38
  • Largest group: 38
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

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