The Duchess of Argyle

The Duchess of Argyle
1038 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8LX
  • Telephone 0141 237 5020
  • Bar open Mon-Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon-Sun noon–10pm
  • Average price £5 (2 tacos); £11 (evening meal)
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The Duchess is riding the wave carrying Mexican food from restaurants and into less structured settings, without the mariachi music and sombreros on the wall. Instead, Kained Holdings’ latest Finnieston adventure taps into the spirit of turning a classic pub into something more ‘of the moment’ while still keeping the traditional feel. It’s very cleverly turned out (previous resident rock bar looked nothing like this) and is a homely space in which to sit. It’s the sort of Mexican-inspired bar food done so well in the States. Complimentary chips and salsa are put on your table as you sit (it’s the American way). Tacos – the proper soft corn ones – are vibrant to look at and to taste, with reworkings of trusted combinations not so common, as yet, in Glasgow: charred pork and crispy pineapple, chicken and verdita, or spiced langoustine, avocado and coconut crema. The veggie options are lively and imaginative too.

  • High point: Free tortilla chips and salsa as you’re seated
  • Low point: Tacos served on wooden boards lose heat fast
  • Notable dish: Epinadas
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mariachi Cover songs
  • Live entertainment: DJs Friday/Saturday
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 10
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle