Malaga Tapas Centro
City centre Spanish restaurant doing traditional tapas – sister to the well-established Southside branch.
Opened in June 2018, this is the second Malaga Tapas in the city, with the original branch situated in Pollokshields. This family-run restaurant, with images of bulls and flamenco dancers adorning the walls and loud Spanish pop pumping through the speakers, claims to ‘bring the essence of Spain to Glasgow’. The menu plays it pretty safe with staple tapas dishes such as meatballs and patatas bravas with creamy aioli, but there are more interesting choices including manchego with quince paste, and goat’s cheese with pomegranate molasses and rocket, which offer interesting combinations of flavours and textures. The chicken with creamy oregano and saffron could perhaps do with a thicker sauce, but the lamb in white wine with ginger and mango is tender and delicately spiced. The paella is available for two or more people, and in tapas-sized portions. Well placed on Sauchiehall Street for a meal before a night out, try the reasonably priced pre-theatre menu offering three tapas and either a coffee or dessert. There is also a great lunch offer for three tapas.
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Spanish pop/traditional
- Capacity: 50
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2018
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
- House wine: £17.95 per bottle