Topolabamba

Topolabamba
89 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5TF
  • Telephone 0141 248 9359
  • Bar open Sun–Wed noon–11pm; Fri–Sat noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu
  • Pre-theatre price Sabor Ligero menu: 6 dishes to share for £14.95
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  • Website www.topolabamba.com/home/
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Topolabamba

A vibrant city centre spot with fresh Mexican flavours and mouthwatering Margaritas

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Por dios amigo, these tortilla chips are worth climbing a high wall for. Salty, freshly fried and pleading to dive into guacamole. By the time the churros have been disposed of though, there’ll be no climbing in or out of anywhere. Only rolling home, with the satisfaction of knowing it was worth it. Busy with post-work crowds every night, taking the edge off with a swig of slushy Margarita, it’s the rare breed of Mexican joint. Unmistakably Latino and lively, without sticking a maraca in your face and shouting olé! There are crispy taquitos with juicy crab, ceviche tostadas and soft quesadillas with tangy smoked chicken to feed your inner mariachi. The big bad Yosemite Sam of this pueblo is a mighty, mighty chimichanga. A weighty tortilla stuffed like a Mexico City tube train and fry-baked to crunchiness. Barbacoa beef and salsa verde is a spicy not dicey combination with enough flavour to wake the taste buds. Easily overlooked at the bottom of the menu is a classic chicken mole, combining dark chocolate and chilli peppers into a complex, luxurious sauce.

The List's rating
7.4

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Tiff Griffin visited Topolabamba on 5 March 2019
  • High point: Tang-tastic taquitos
  • Low point: Book ahead, compadres
  • Notable dish: Crab taquito
  • Average price: £9.95 (tapas); £15.50 (dinner)
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Salsa
  • Capacity: 150 (20 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £16.40 per bottle