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Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Glasgow,
Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Glasgow,
Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Glasgow,
Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Glasgow,
Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Glasgow,

Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1187 Reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
Elena’s Spanish Bar & Restaurant is Glasgow’s newest and most exciting authentic Northern Spanish dining venue. Your host, Elena from Santander will share her passion for authentic Spanish food & drink; a passion reflected in these awards;
2018 Food Awards Scotland; Best Mediterranean Restaurant
2019 Food Awards Scotland; Best Mediterranean Restaurant
2021 Food Awards Scotland; Best Mediterranean Restaurant
2019 SME Scottish Enterprise Awards; Tapas Restaurant of the Year
2019 Scottish Hospitality Awards; Scottish Restaurant of the Year
2021 Scottish Business Awards: Best Restaurant, Regional Winner
2022 Scottish Business Awards; Best Restaurant, Scottish Winner
Very close to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow University and Kelvingrove Park.
Cozy interior and sheltered outside area for when the weather permits.
We have an extensive menu, majoring in fresh seafood with a signature dish of Seafood Paella.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat 08:45–00:00 Sun 08:45–23:00
  • Phone number
    0141 237 4730
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Elena dos Reis
  • Private party facilities
    Special occasions, functions and private dining
  • Private party contact
    Neil or Elena: 0141 237 4730
  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Parking Details
    Free after 6pm and free all day Saturday and Sunday (local restrictions may apply)
  • Public Transit
    Close to First bus stops for No.2, No.3 and No 77 (at Kelvingrove Galleries). 5 minutes walk from Kelvinhall Underground Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Overall

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Glasgow

    Best Overall

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Glasgow

    Great for fine wines

  • Glasgow

    Vegetarian-friendly

1,187 Reviews
  1. JohnW

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and good portions...this was the 3 for 2 deal and I left talking about when I'm going back....says it all

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  2. Kendo

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely meal at Elena's with great, friendly service accompanying superb food. Always a good way to start the night.

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  3. ThomasM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, would have rated 5 but blue cheese croquettes were very disappointing. All other aspects were very good: service, surroundings, wine! (Cheesecake rated 9/5; Superb!!

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  4. PeterS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good range of tapas dishes, well prepared and served. Friendly staff

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  5. Veila

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait staff weee just lovely - friendly and very attentive. The food was delicious and came out really quarter main! Uu

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  6. StevenC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited on a quiet Sunday morning and were greeted very warmly. Great place if you are looking for something different and the food tasted amazing

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  7. MelD

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful as always, always guaranteed to enjoy.

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  8. JamesM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful choice of delicious food and wine - will definitely return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Valentine's Day meal would highly recommend this place the staff were extremely nice

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  10. StuartH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience is excellent and as repeat customers we find the high standards are always maintained throughout. Would highly recommend.

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  11. ElaineK

    Dunbartonshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but seemed to be only 2 staff serving.Both were very pleasant and doing their best but service was very slow.

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  12. KarenS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good quality tasty food. Good size portions at reasonable prices .

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  13. Murphiods

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and wine best tapas restaurant in Glasgow.

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  14. LesleyT

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great, friendly service and lovely food. Particularly impressed with the veggie selection.

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  15. BarbaraP

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, lovely staff, fab food. Can't wait to return. 😃

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  16. RobertK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would have been improved if they had GF bread. Easy to keep loaves in fridge or freezer

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  17. PeterW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very authentic Spanish cuisine , good service and good value

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  18. DelphineG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Portions are back to “normal” after shrinkflation noted end of 2023. Very good food, nice atmosphere.

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  19. ChrisM

    Dunbartonshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Spanish tapas. Friendly welcome and service. Good choice of food and wines. Nice atmosphere. Very handy for Kelvingrove gallery. First time experience but would certainly go again and recommend.

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  20. LesleyM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was well cooked, portions generous. We asked for adjustment to paella and this was no problem. Nice buzz about the place. Staff attentive but not in your face. Decent value for money these days

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  21. Annmarh

    Argyll

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal and great friendly service. We ordered 10 different tapas dishes and a paella for 5 of us and it was all delicious. We will definitely be back!

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  22. Escocesa22

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second visit to Elena's and I enjoyed it as much the second time. The cuisine is different from other Spanish restaurants, being from northern Spain, and the tapas varied with decent portions. The staff were attentive without being on top of you and the restaurant is comfortable with low noise levels. A further bonus was that we had as much time as we needed to eat the enjoy the company, as very often you are allotted a limited time at a table which is not relaxing. I would recommend it warmly.

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  23. JamesF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty authentic, Spanish speaking staff for a change, good ambience. Food a tad overpriced for me, but will return.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Elena and family for a fantastic New Year’s Eve. Food and atmosphere was great.

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  25. StuartD

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A traditional north Spanish restaurant and bar in Glasgow's west end. A huge selection of dishes to suit every palette, with a very reasonably priced wine list. Visit for nibbles or a feast. Will definitely be back

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  26. NiallJ

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyable night out. Food and wine lovely and highly recommended. felt like I was on holiday !

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  27. JacquelineJ

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovley as always to come to Elenas. Look forward to our next visit

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  28. AllanT

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was really good. The service was good but they were busy and not as attentive as they could have been but, very friendly and professional. We were given a table at the door which was very cold despite there being a radiator. We asked about another table before we sat down as there were other tables available but were told that it was not possible because the other tables were reserved? It’s a busy place and the doors were constantly in use. That said, I would still recommend this place but avoid the tables at the door (unless they get curtains).

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  29. ChrisM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific authentic menu, served by friendly, knowledgeable staff - best Spanish food in the city! But, as stated on the menu and explained by the staff, this is 'racciones' so the plates/portions are larger than the usual 'tapas'. Everything which our large group ordered was truly delicious, and the mixed paella gets my nod as the nicest I have enjoyed. The wine too was rather enjoyable, and the evening was rounded off with some pleasant, unobtrusive live guitar music. We will definitely be back as a couple, but I would certainly recommend Elena's for any size of group. Thank you!

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  30. AnneB

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my son's birthday lunch. There were 5 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We had, I think, 14 dishes amongst us. They were all wonderful, as were the cocktails and the wine. The server, whose name I didn't catch, was delightful: a charming young Spanish man who told us he was from Sevilla. This wasn't our first visit and definitely won't be our last. We had a lovely time. Thank you all at Elena's.

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  31. MeganH

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice Spanish restaurant drinks where nice food was delicious will definitely come back

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  32. RichardW

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service and some great Christmas ambience with a flamenco guitar duo. It was our anniversary and Elena's gave us a glass of prosecco each on the house. A lovely touch...

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely staff, authentic Spanish tapas, musician playing guitar made the night. I recommend trying the home made ice cream it’s amazing

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole team of staff were great and food was amazing

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  35. EmillijaK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food amazing as always, very cosy atmosphere. Staff helpful and friendly

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  36. LouiseB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, couldn't fault a single dish

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was decent and friendly but 4 of the 5 dishes were really lacking and nothing Spanish about them. Chicken on the bone was just deep fried wings, no flavouring. Patatas was just deep poor quality fried potatoes, no seasoning just dip. Could have been out of a frozen bag. Can’t say I’d recommend.

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  38. GaryH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Elena’s and certainly won’t be our last. We had a fantastic evening. We arrived a little early and enjoyed a drink at the bar. Once seated Elena talked us through the menu and we ordered a selection of tapas. The meatballs were my favourite but to be honest everything was amazing. The staff are all really attentive and even though the place was full the service was perfect. 10/10.

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  39. OgnianN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food in general was good. The pulpo a la gallega was pretty good, but the fried calamari were very disappointing. The portions are fairly large, definitely not tapas (which is good, since I'm not a fan of tapas).

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  40. DominiqueR

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We used to pop into this tapas place & loved it - last night however felt rushed as all our dishes turned up in the table before our glass of wine even arrived! It felt too quick! The toasted bread with tomato was not crispy enough & was soggy - rest of the food was ok but not as nice as it used to be and did notice the prices were a bit higher than before!! Disappointed sadly :(

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0141 237 4730.

Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1187 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant

90 Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G3 8PZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat 08:45–00:00 Sun 08:45–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free after 6pm and free all day Saturday and Sunday (local restrictions may apply)
  • Public Transit
    Close to First bus stops for No.2, No.3 and No 77 (at Kelvingrove Galleries). 5 minutes walk from Kelvinhall Underground Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Elena dos Reis
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0141 237 4730
  • Private party facilities
    Special occasions, functions and private dining
  • Private party contact
    Neil or Elena: 0141 237 4730
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