Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant

4.5
703 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
2019 Scottish Hospitality Awards; Scottish Restaurant of the Year
Very close to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow University and Kelvingrove Park.
Walking distance to SECC Hydro, Armadillo and Riverside Transport Museum or to Byres Road.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 703 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Dunbartonshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding find..laid back atmosphere..food top notch.

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William
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We are regular customers to Elenas and we were very disappointed in our recent visit. The food came too quickly so indicates that it was not freshly made. We had beer battered prawns and the batter was soggy, I would have expected this to be crispy - they were not eaten.

The staff were inattentive, apart from one male member of staff who seemed to me to be doing all the work while all the female staff stood back and done nothing.

So all in all when the bill came the value never matched the cost. Will not be returning anytime soon!

JG
JasonG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with great food, amazing service and a brilliant place to enjoy with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again the food was outstanding, service was great also. The atmosphere was also great.

JJ
JoolsJools
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic Spanish food at its best. Delicious!!

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STEVE
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food with great service. A really enjoyable evening - second time here, will be back again.

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GrahamD
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time visit, but not our last. Great food, although I’ll change some of my order next time, simply because I chose wrong dish at the time…. Can’t fault the authentic Spanish menu, choice or cooking. Great. Bar staff worked their socks off on a busy night, but banter was great as was service. We will be back some more in the future. Great night.

RG
RebeccaG
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elena’s never disappoints. From the friendly and family like atmosphere to the delicious and promptly served food, everything’s just the perfect way to eat out.

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FionaA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good was amazing however we were sat next to the door and it was freezing.

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John
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great sangria. Will definitely be back soon.

MB
MagsB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Made to feel very welcome and not made to feel rushed to eat and leave

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Sheena
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. As usual the food was excellent & the evening was very enjoyable. Friendly, helpful staff & a good menu variety. Good drinks menu too.

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PamM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tasty food, great price, lovely staff out front.
Brilliant!

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Some of the dishes could have been better. Patatas Bravas were bland. Overall I felt it was just average. Had been before and food was better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Out with friends celebrating my birthday. Food and service all very good. Had a concern about the initial table we were offered but this was efficiently rectified. Had a lovely night.

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RuthW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, always enjoy our visits

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greyblueiris
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service despite being busy. Food excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food surprisingly bland. No chorizo for example. Individual dishes substantial but expensive. Large helpings suit larger parties, not couples.

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Carlos
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was there with my wife to celebrate our 30th anniversary, we took some taoas and some drinks as well, the food and the drinks are amazing.
The crew was very gentle, one of the girls who serve us inclusive spoke our language, this was amazing made us fell in home. Fantastic!
I will be back as soon as possible...I lov'it

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King
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit here for a family occasion did not dissapoint. You have to get the seafood platter absolutely incredible.

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BryanK
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quality for money. The personnel was very eager to assist with anything and in a good mood. Keep it up!

MW
MaggieW
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely staff and beautiful food ! Thank you

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julieh
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the quality the food the mood. Came to celebrate a friend’s birthday and it did not disappoint. Thank you x

MM
MarieM
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We four old friends enjoyed a late lunch in Elena's. The service was helpful, friendly and relaxed. We had a series of tapas and then one mixed paella to share. The food was all delicious and plentiful. We didn't feel rushed at all and had lots of time to blether, and enjoy some more wine, until the early evening. Thanks to all.

LV
LauraV
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Lovely friendly staff, very helpful with the menu as well as the wines! All in all, a fabulous night.

VN
VanessaN
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely staff - we had a super evening thanks

RS
RonaS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy this restaurant survived the lockdowns! happy to be back, with friendly staff and excellent food.

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DonaldV
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Tapas restaurant I have ever been in and that includes ones in Spain too!

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CarolynH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere, would definitely go back

DA
DouglasA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Fried courgette was amazing! Staff very helpful!

PB
PaulB
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, service and relaxed fun atmosphere.

MC
MoCo
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very disappointed. We were really looking forward to our visit but left feeling a bit deflated. Draughty table near the door but we're told we couldn't sit anywhere else as the empty restaurant was fully booked and the complicated booking system wouldn't allow a change of table. Mmm... Food was nice enough and Service was OK apart from the waitress shouting at as from the front of the bar to move our menus from the adjoining table. They had been sitting there for an hour and I still don't understand why she didn't just lift them away if there was an issue. Surely not Covid reasons when they are also clearing used plates glaases and crockery. Not sure what the issue was but felt quite unpleasant. We had travelled quite far to come to Elena's but really wished we had gone somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday meal

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PhilipM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fairly priced and great service from Andrea as always.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and it was superb. Food was fantastic, and the setting is like you imagine a Spanish Tapas bar. Just great all round.

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FiPi
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab Spanish restaurant/bar with very authentic style. We enjoyed very tasty food - especially the octopus.

JS
JoeS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brillant tapas. Great prices will attend again. and recommend to others

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Milo
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and sangria wonderful, will definitely be back and would highly recommend.

NB
NeilB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and tasty food. The food arrived quickly and they brought colouring for my daughter.

JJ
JoeJ
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and staff were helpful and attentive. Would highly recommend. Got 8 tapas between two people, was a tad excessive but don’t regret it!

FAQs

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

Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 703 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.