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 Sun.
  • Pre-theatre price £11.95
  • 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.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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On a dreich Partick evening the twinkling fairy lights and candles of this intimate Mexican cantina are as welcome as the complimentary tortilla chips and frozen margarita shots that greet diners upon entering; while a handful of tables outside make the most of any sunshine. It’s small without feeling cramped, and a soundtrack of soft Latin music helps to mask the table next door’s awkward Tinder date. Drinks are geographically appropriate – plenty of wine from Spain and South America, tequila, sangria, chipotle vodka and, for drivers, a choice of booze-free mock margaritas. Staple Mexican dishes such as tacos, quesadillas and fajitas are robust and plentiful, with fresh alternatives, too, such as a marinated fish of the day with spicy tomato-rich patatas bravas. Workers make a beeline at lunchtime when favourite dishes such as meatball soup or chilli rellenos, in which jalapeños are stuffed with soft cheese, breadcrumbed and deep-fried, are a stalwart of their early bird set deals.

The List's rating
6.2

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Alex Mackendrick visited Bibi's Cantina on 24 January 2018
  • High point: Fresh chunky salsas with a real zing
  • Low point: Bottled beer tastes better chilled
  • Notable dish: Mexican meatball and tortilla soup
  • Average price: £11.95 (set lunch); £17 (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: Latin only in evenings
  • Capacity: 32 (9 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 38
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

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