Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Glasgow/Lanarkshire
  4. Glasgow
  5. Glasgow
El Santo, Glasgow, Glasgow City

El Santo

4.2
4.2
416 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!

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

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!

Experiences

  • Noche De Musica - Cocktail & Tacos Offer

    £20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Noche De Musica at El Santito Speakeasy, where the rhythm of Latin America comes alive! Starting 7:30 pm onwards, immerse yourself in a vibrant musical fiesta featuring a pulsating mix of genres – Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Latin Jazz, Samba, Flamenco, Salsa, and more. Sip on your welcome cocktail and indulge in two delectable tacos, all included in your reservation price of £20.00. ¡No te pierdas esta experiencia inolvidable! Your package includes: 1 Cocktail of your Choice 2 Tacos of your Choice Live Music
    Noche De Musica - Cocktail & Tacos Offer photo
  • Noche de Musica - Cocktails Offer

    £15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Noche De Musica at El Santito Speakeasy, where the rhythm of Latin America comes alive! Starting at 7:30 pm onwards, immerse yourself in a vibrant musical fiesta featuring a pulsating mix of genres - Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Latin Jazz, Samba, Flamenco, Salsa, and more. Indulge in the vibrant atmosphere while sipping on two delightful cocktails from our Margarita Menu, all included in your booking price of £15.00. ¡No te pierdas esta experiencia inolvidable! Your package includes: 2 Cocktail of your Choice from our Margarita Menu Live Music
    Noche de Musica - Cocktails Offer photo
  • Afternoon tea with Samba class

    £35.00 per person

    28 Feb - 11 Mar 2024
    Treat your mum to a Latin American Afternoon tea with a samba class from 1pm-2pm.
    Afternoon tea with Samba class photo

What 416 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Innovative

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Hot spot

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Romantic

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Lively

  • Glasgow

    Innovative

  • Glasgow

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Glasgow

    Hot spot

  • Glasgow

    Romantic

  • Glasgow

    Lively

417 Reviews
  1. Mumoftwo

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!

    Is this helpful?

  2. ChloeP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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

    Is this helpful?

  3. Cait17

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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

    Is this helpful?

  4. Roxy1130

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

    Is this helpful?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

    Is this helpful?

  7. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  8. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  9. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  10. Stewart

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.

    Is this helpful?

  11. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  12. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  13. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  14. 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 👌🫶

    Is this helpful?

  15. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  16. 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!

    Is this helpful?

  17. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  18. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  19. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  20. 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 :)

    Is this helpful?

  21. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  22. 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

    Is this helpful?

  23. 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 :)

    Is this helpful?

  24. 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 😜

    Is this helpful?

  25. 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!

    Is this helpful?

  26. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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

    Is this helpful?

  28. 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!

    Is this helpful?

  29. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  30. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  31. LouiseA

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really tasty Tomahawk steak and fries. Beautiful decor and excellent service
    El SantoResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed the Steak!

    Is this helpful?

  32. RebeccaR

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Their service was very slow we were there 1 hour before we got our starters then another 1 hour before we got our mains after saying to someone. To be fair they gave us a complimentary drinks as we had waited so long. The staff were very friendly but not quite on the ball and brought us the wrong drinks and food. The food itself was okay but very salty.

    Is this helpful?

  33. ScottN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to book for a drink and a chat, wonderful atmosphere and will definitely be back
    El SantoResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thank you for your feedback!

    Is this helpful?

  34. NiamhM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time , lovely staff amazing cocktails. Would defo go back perfect for date night
    El SantoResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thank you so much for your positive feedback :) Look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

    Is this helpful?

  35. pamelah

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish, the guacamole at the table was great. We would def go back.

    Is this helpful?

  36. JoyceH

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great cocktails, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

    Is this helpful?

  37. KrisB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Sadly, I think the service has let the place down. The decor and ambience were excellent! But we got the wrong food brought to our table 2x, one of the sides for the mains came before the starters, no one came to ask how our meals was until we had finished (and it was fine- but it’s good to check) and no one topped up our water or asked at any point if we needed another drink. The service wasn’t bad- but it wasn’t great. And you need great service to make it a high end experience. Without it, it doesn’t matter how good the food or decor is- the experience won’t reflect the price. Easily area for improvement

    Is this helpful?

  38. JenM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly, incredibly tasty and fun. El Santo is a great spot for lunch and drinks.
    El SantoResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you again soon!

    Is this helpful?

  39. Gama

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place! The food was good. Friendly staff too.
    El SantoResponded on 13 February 2024
    Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

    Is this helpful?

  40. KatieE

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband is from California and has been on the lookout for good Mexican food since moving here. We thought the food was outstanding-tacos were the best we've tried in Glasgow so far. The portions were a little bit smaller than we were hoping for therefore I would say it is more on the expensive side in terms of value for money, definitely good quality food and drink though. But more for a special treat/celebration than casual dinner. We went on Friday evening and were surprised by the live salsa dancers who danced between the tables, great energy. But mixed with the staff who sometimes seemed a bit stressed and frazzled on the sidelines, it gave it a strange mixture of vibes. Our food was very late coming out, we were sat for over an hour waiting for all our food. We ended up ordering 2 cocktails (delicious margaritas) each in that time when otherwise we would have probably only had 1 - but our server was great and apologetic and offered us free drinks as an apology. We weren't in any rush and were enjoying the evening but in different circumstances, if we didn't have the luxury of time I can see how that situation could have been frustrating. However as I said when the food finally arrived it was really worth the wait! We'll be back!
    El SantoResponded on 6 February 2024
    Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

El Santo is rated 4.2 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
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!
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo