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El Santo, Glasgow, Glasgow City

El Santo

4.2
4.2
427 Reviews
£26 to £40
Latin American
Welcome to El Santo, the pulsating heart of Latin American culture & cuisine in the heart of Glasgow! Experience an explosion of flavours at our casual luxury dining venue, with a tantalising menu of small, shareable dishes, transporting you on a gastronomical adventure across Latin America.

As the sun sets, the rhythm of our bar & dance floor takes over. Every Thursday at 7:30 pm, let live music serenade your evening in El Santito Speakeasy. Immerse yourself in the irresistible beats of our DJs and the fiery passion of our dancers every Friday & Saturday! Our Saturdays are truly special, featuring Live Entertainment from 4 pm!

Discover the allure of our El Santito Speakeasy, available for private events that can be fully customised to meet your specific needs. Experience the magic and create unforgettable memories at El Santito!

Book now and experience the exotic vibrancy and mouth-watering delights of Latin America at El Santo. ¡Te esperamos ansiosos!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Brazilian, Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00–01:00
  • Phone number
    0141 260 0770
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Plan unforgettable events at El Santito! Our vibrant speakeasy accommodates up to 66 seated or 90-standing guests. Custom menus, live music, flair bartenders, and more! Capture the magic with our professional photography and videography. Contact us at events@elsanto.co.uk for details. Let's create your dream event!

What 427 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Innovative

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Hot spot

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Romantic

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Lively

  • Glasgow

    Innovative

  • Glasgow

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Glasgow

    Hot spot

  • Glasgow

    Great for fine wines

  • Glasgow

    Romantic

  • Glasgow

    Lively

427 Reviews
  1. PAME

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited on Sunday for the bbq experience which did not disappoint, all of the meats were outstanding and sides and sauces did not disappoint. It was however a bit of a slow start, you didn't get any meat untill your sides and sauces were at your table and when your hungry watching the servers pass you with meat and not stopping is hard to watch. When everything got flowing though it was wonderful. The servers couldn't do more for you and even cut you specific bits of meat you ask for. One of our friends as for the meat to be cooked a little more and they went to the kitchen put it back on thr fire and came straight back to our table. It was definitly an enjoyable night and we left full and happy. Next time I would like to try the cocktails. We would 100% come back and do it all again.

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  2. MichaelOD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I visited both El Santito and El Santo for food and drinks, this was my first visit and I would recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect double night whether you go drink/food or food/drink the joint restaurant and bar setting will make you a very happy customer indeed. The drinks are amazing and the food is delicious I was very impressed by the whole experience and I’m sure I will soon be back!

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  3. VictoriaM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The tomahawk steak was delicious and really enjoyed the wine it came with, but was very disappointed with the service. It was around 15 minutes before anyone even came to ask us about drinks and then when we eventually did order the next server started taking away our wine glasses even though we were waiting on a bottle of wine arriving. All seemed a bit chaotic and not very well ran which was a shame as the food was very very good

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just in. For drinks. Great vibe will definitely be back

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  5. Lulu

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Didn’t order food, but no decent or recognisable music (request for a change refused), at times felt we were inconveniencing staff just by going up to bar to order. Also 75% empty on a sat night.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Vibrant atmosphere good selection of food & cocktails lovely service

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  7. NicolaG

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service, can’t wait to go back

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  8. Veggielassie

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!! We just loved everything about the experience. The best guacamole and halloumi I have ever eaten. Staff were lovely. Great we mariachi band on and dancers later at night which we missed. But we shall definitely be returning.

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  9. JP85

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine dining experience 😋 Authentic cuisine World class service Luxurious decor and spotlessly clean Will be back

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  10. EmmaS

    Singapore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to try the new Rodizio style barbecue meat served to the table. It was so much fun and the meats were fantastic! We really enjoyed the sides as well. I have a feeling this will be very popular! We will definitely be back!
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you for your lovely review, very glad you have enjoyed our Rodizio and hope to see you again in the future.

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  11. Mumoftwo

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience, staff were fabulous and very welcoming. The food was incredible. I am from Brazil and we went to try the Sunday roast. I am vegetarian, I was served a perfect vegan plate with all the trimmings and meat free beans. The rest of my party enjoyed the meat and loved it. They cater for all, which is great. The food was like real Brazilian style “churrasco”, our traditional barbecue selection. It was a real treat! My only suggestion is to introduce kids portions and prices, as my 8 year old paid as an adult, but he cannot eat as much. So we had a bit of left overs. I also forgot to communicate beforehand, so next time it is better to communicate that if you have young children. Nevertheless, my son loved it! It’s been a long time since I had such good Brazilian food made for me, and not by me! A real treat!
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you very much for your review, see you again soon :)

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  12. ChloeP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous place to go for birthday drinks. Staff were all lovely and the entertainment and vibes were great
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated and we look forward in welcoming you again in the future!

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  13. Cait17

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Been twice food has been great both times but waiting staff treat you like dirt and just straight up charge you the wrong amount with no apology and eye roll and huffs. Thought the first time could be a fluke but went for a second time and was just as bad. For a slightly more expensive restaurant would expect better service - coming from a waitress says it all
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, we apologise that your expectations have not been met, we hope to do better in the future!

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  14. Roxy1130

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This resturant does not have enough staff for what they are trying to achieve. They also don't have enough tables. We were put at a bar table which made it really hard to eat. We waiting 45 mins for our first drink and cancelled our last drink as it took too long. I didn't enjoy this resturant I won't be back and I won't be recommending it.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole service from entrance to exit was mind boggling. We throughly enjoyed the service having travelled from Edinburgh to dine there. If there was one thing that was lacking, it would be that we couldn’t leave a bigger service charge.
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind comment! Look forward to seeing you again :)

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the staff super friendly and very attentive. The whole dining experience was first class, the decor and ambience of the restaurant was first class.
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you very much for your feedback!

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  17. AdamS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Food, service, ambience, nothing short of excellent . Top tier restaurant will be back as soon as I’m back in Glasgow.
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    We glad you had a lovely night with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  18. Sundayfundaytacos8799000

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and fantastic meal. As went on a Sunday wasn’t as busy as normal.
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you for your feedback we look forward in welcoming you again soon.

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  19. KellyanneL

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for the first time in a Saturday night after receiving a gift voucher. Atmosphere was fab, food delish, a little delayed in drinks but overall didn’t spoil the evening. Will defo return.
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  20. Stewart

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and varied. Great choices. Great atmosphere. The young man playing guitar znd singing was great and the dancers were a great surprise. Staff were very friendly and helpful. All in all a great experience and we will definitely be back.
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you very much for your kind feedback, look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Tacos were delicious but sides were meh. Cocktails were the worst I’ve had in a while. Service was good and interior design was fantastic - lots of potential but unfortunately overrated.
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Apologies that we did not meet your expectations, all feedback is is taken seriously and we aim to improve in all areas you may have been dissatisfied with. We appreciate your comment and hope to see you in the near future.

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  22. MarkG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would highly recommend El Santo, the steak I ordered was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. There was live music and the decor and surroundings within the restaurant were fantastic.
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  23. StephanieM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic late lunch at El Santo. The food was amazing as were the staff. Was a beautiful venue and great atmosphere too. Will definitely be back.
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    We are happy you had a great night with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  24. NatalyN

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favourite. The food is divine, exciting flavours combinations. Every bite is special. Great cocktails. The music, decor, the vibe 👌🫶
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you for your comment, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  25. KiraS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and so was the atmosphere! The service was great, but my only little issue was we found it a bit difficult to get the attention of someone, but it wasn't a massive deal for us. We work in hospitality and we fully understand the difficulties of having less staff on. There was only 1 server, 1 manager and a bartender on, but they were wonderful people and were working very hard. I think the guacamole made at the table definitely took time away from the server attending to her tables, but of course the manager was on it to help. I would 100% recommend you guys to anyone as overall it was lovely and me and my partner had a nice time celebrating our anniversary! We will definitely come back 😄
    El SantoResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you Kira for such a generous review, glad you enjoyed your night and we will take your feedback into consideration and cover all points you have mentioned to be even better next time.

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  26. Hazel

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our first visit to the speakeasy! Good vibe and tasty nibbles :)
    El SantoResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night with friends food and service amazing
    El SantoResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you for your kind feedback, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were great, very friendly and know how to make great cocktails! Felt like we were on holiday in here, such a great vibe, music and stunning decor.

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  29. Murray

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a table at the window wasn’t good was crowded, food was average
    El SantoResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, apologies for not meeting your expectations, we hope to show you better hospitality another time you may choose to dine with us.

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  30. Weefee

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We only managed to get booked for drinks but will definitely be back for food. Looked great and had a lovely atmosphere.
    El SantoResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thanks so much for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you for the full experience next time :)

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  31. AndrewB

    Angus

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and buzz. Nicely busy. Tacos were a bit pricey at seven pounds for one small taco but I suppose you were paying for the atmosphere.
    El SantoResponded on 12 March 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, we take all comments seriously by noting down and acting on the areas we can improve on, we hope to welcome you again in the future.

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  32. StaceyZ

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow and got drinks wrong. Food was nice but overpriced

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  33. JohnJ

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, had ceviche, taco’s, cod and picanha and everything was fresh and cooked to perfection
    El SantoResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback, glad you enjoyed the food :)

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  34. RicardoB

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The setting and restaurant was lovely, delicious food but felt pressured to leave . For a 7-8 people party felt unfair for a 2hr and 15 minutes setting was very challenging, since main curse took a little to arrive. Certainly recommend going but check the time allocated for your party 😜

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  35. GavM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing, we were greeted and taken to our seats immediately, the staff took our drinks order and food order very quickly as well, seating was next to the bar and so the bar staff actually delivered the drinks to us as soon as they were made. Food was delicious however is a bit on the pricey side but I do feel that value goes into the entertainment of the dancers who are there and really make this a unique experience of which I wouldn’t have ever experienced in Glasgow before, would definitely recommend you try it.
    El SantoResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you for your kind feedback, we look forward to seeing you again!

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  36. RussellC

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating at el santo. Really enjoyed it, food was excellent.
    El SantoResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you for your feedback :) see you again soon.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, and entertainment is dancers and music

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  38. JuliaW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Giving 4 stars instead of 5 as they gave us 3 prawns for starter that costs £15
    El SantoResponded on 13 February 2024
    Thank you for your feedback!

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  39. LauraH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable evening with tasty food. Ordered the sharing platter at £40 per person, lots of variety of dishes and more than enough food for two sharing. The tables are slightly too small to comfortable have the variety of plates without wanting to rush dinner. Overall a pleasant evening.
    El SantoResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you for your feedback :) see you again soon.

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  40. Joeb

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed with the quality of the food, not sure prices merit the standard. Service was great and good atmosphere so made for a good night, just a shame didn’t enjoy the meal as much.

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El Santo is rated 4.2 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for El Santo

84 Miller St, Glasgow, Glasgow City G1 1DT

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00–01:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Brazilian, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
  • Phone number
    0141 260 0770
  • Private party facilities
    Plan unforgettable events at El Santito! Our vibrant speakeasy accommodates up to 66 seated or 90-standing guests. Custom menus, live music, flair bartenders, and more! Capture the magic with our professional photography and videography. Contact us at events@elsanto.co.uk for details. Let's create your dream event!
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