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Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Glasgow,

Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1206 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 4 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 1,206 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Glasgow

    Vegetarian-friendly

1,206 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Nice atmosphere. Reasonably priced.

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  2. AndyL

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Tapas Bar. Food and staff excellent. Will be back.

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  3. 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
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Tapas served were exceptional. One small criticism.. there was no finger bowl fore the prawns but this didn’t spoil our visit in any way. We will be back!!

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  4. LindsayJ

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wide selection of authentic Northern Spanish dishes, beautifully prepared and served.

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  5. LCBD

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening - food fabulous - nice friendly staff

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and amazing food.

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  7. MichaelK

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great time spent with family visiting from the USA. Food was amazing. The service was excellent and informative talking us through the different eating options. The drinks complemented the food perfectly. We will be back.

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  8. valtheconcertgoer

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have a lovely time at Elena’s Tapas Bar.I’ve been before and would recommend it to anyone that loves Tapas.We had the garlic prawns,chicken skewers,potato bravas and the Brie croquettes,all delicious!!The wine was lovely too,will be back!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A really lovely find. Lovely staff. Great service and food really good and authentic. Will be back.

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  10. BrianM

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great evening from initial welcome right through our evening. Staff were excellent and took the time to check if we’d dined with them previously and explain the menu. We each had a couple of tapas and then shared a paella which was a very generous serving. We loved all the food and our servers were friendly, helpful and professional. Nothing was too much trouble. Definitely look forward to a return visit and have no hesitation in recommending.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely with fresh ingredients used and the recipes were authentic - as were the staff. Highly recommended.

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  12. SueN

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant with amazing food, friendly and efficient service and great value. Well worth a visit.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was outstanding. Get the smallish plates and enjoy sharing. We got the mussels, prawns, meatballs, steak and croquetas and other items. All superb. Desserts biscoff ices cream was to die for.

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  14. Hannah

    South Australia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very pricey for what it is. Menu online is not accurate with options, prices or deals. We actually planned to do 3 for 2 as seen online, but there was no forewarning that this was weekdays lunchtime only, so we couldn't afford much on the menu. 4 couples went for saturday night dining. Service was non-existent, took a logn time of waving down and getting staff attention for orders and replacing water. No one asked how are food was. Not personalised or particularly polite. Ordered a slight alteration to a dish that was brought to the table inaccurately, had to wait a long while for another replacement which was a shame. Quite noisy inside, too loud for effective conversation. Hard chairs, a little uncomfortable, they did have comfier ones but we weren't reserved them unfortunately. Food was nice though, I would say a bit too heavily oiled for my personal taste. I wouldn't go again just because of cost and loud atmosphere, think the room echo's everyone's voice quite badly.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice meal, Chorizo in Cider, Patatas, Muscles in white wine and cream and Grilled veg, with a nice bottle of white Rioja, great service

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  16. JenniferM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall a good experience. The food was nice and the service was decent, however for what we got I thought it was over priced, the meatballs were tiny, almost like one decent sized meatball broken up and swimming in a big bowl of sauce, tasty but not worth the money. I had to return my first drink as it was soda water instead of lemonade, the second one was lemonade but tasted like tap water, I asked for a straw 3 times and didn’t get one. The desserts were good, some better than others but in general good.

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  17. MarieP

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite venue for 3 old friends catching up. The food is fantastic and never lets us down! The venue is perfect. It’s comfortable and not too busy on a Wednesday night. Always lovely, friendly and helpful staff. We just love coming back and will continue to do so. We would very much recommend!!

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  18. Stevely

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. Food was excellent. 6 tapas with octopus and langoustine being the highlights but pork loin and black pudding were also great. Large portions. Nice atmosphere and good service. Will be back.

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  19. SKhan

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, this is my second time visiting with my girlfriend and again, incredible food, amazing vibe and an overall fantastic experience. Will definitely be back for another date day dinner!

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  20. JohnW

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    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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  21. Kendo

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  22. ThomasM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  23. PeterS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  24. Veila

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. James

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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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 1206 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 4 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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