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Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant

4.5
4.5
840 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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Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:45–23:00 Fri, Sat 11:45–00:00

  • 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

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What 840 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Glasgow

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Glasgow

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. A

    Aliy

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal at Elenas agin , great service and looking forward to heading back!

  2. K

    Kennyboy

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time diners … fantastic! Will definitely be back

  3. B

    Brixloki

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We split three raciones, and that was perfect for dinner. The only problem was that there were another half-dozen that we wanted to try -- maybe next time! Nice selection of Spanish wines.

  4. JS

    JenS

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent Tapas. Ordered a main meal for one person at our table, and asked for it to arrive with the other food-tapas for the rest of us. Long wait for main meal which didn’t arrive until tapas were almost finished. Friendly staff, nice drinks, bread rather overpriced! Enjoyed our meal.

  5. LF

    LF81

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Staff were lovely. We ordered a number of dishes, the meatballs, chorizo in cider and the Patatas Bravas dips were standout and delicious. Felt very authentic in comparison to other tapas places. We were impressed and will definitely be back!

  6. EL

    EvelynL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely selection of tapas and yummy wine. We had a cheese plate, coffee and dessert too which were great. Very handy for Kelvingrove museum.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went with friends and preordered the lamb. That was a smart move as it was spectacular! Many thanks to Neil and the team for a great evening.

  8. RB

    RaymondB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic anniversary meal. Attentive staff. Loved the "dont rush its a Spanish restaurant" will definitely be back

  9. I

    Isaa

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Best Spanish food I’ve ever had in Glasgow! I like that their portions are a little bigger than most other tapas restaurants which makes it great for sharing, but I also love that they have actual main courses too. Everything was delicious and it’s difficult to pick a favourite menu item.

  10. A

    Anne30

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great and friendly service. Fantastic food and drinks with plenty to choose from. Will be back!

  11. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A lively Spanish restaurant. The food and the house wines were fine, staff were attentive and friendly. We will go back again but would try for a time that is quieter. The restaurant was full and the noise levels were to much for us to converse easily or to hear the live band. There was four of us and so several tapas plates but no room on the table so the wine and bread were on the floor, nearby shelf. Get some extension tables or don't serve everything up at the same time. Overall a good meal out, house wine £18 good, meal with wine and coffee for four £135.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Absolutely lovely staff will definitely be back!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked for a pre concert dinner at the Hydro, easy 15-20 minute walk which was well worth it. We had the seafood platter, with mussels, clams, scallops, prawns, calamari in an delicious sauce. There was more than enough for two. The staff were very attentive. Would definitely recommend and we will go back next time in Glasgow to try their paella.

  14. JD

    JohnD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb lamb cutlets and excellent wine with friendly and helpful service.

  15. SP

    StephenP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We had an early dinner before a concert at The Hydro… the food was excellent, and the place had a lovely atmosphere. It worked very well and we would definitely return on another occasion.

  16. TW

    TashaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great food, wine and service. Reasonably priced, Gambas were amazing

  17. P

    Philomena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Never disappoints. The service is excellent our waiter can’t remember his name but he is always so helpful. The goats cheese salad was amazing A great place to dine

  18. RM

    RuthM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very easy to book on line. Easy to find. Lovely place and comfortable inside. Fantastic food and very friendly service

  19. SP

    StevenP

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food and drinks are incredible and the service is great.

  20. NK

    NicolaK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Met Elena at GDO show, had Tapas was fantastic, service fantastic, wine fantastic. Highly recommend .

  21. R

    Rickster77

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Spanish chicken was literally just baked chicken without anything. Unsure if this was the way it was meant to be. Patatas bravas large chunks of potatoes, different to my experience of this. Roasting dish with prawns which discovered was roaring when I burnt my hand on it. Very bright, well lit restaurant & paella looked absolutely amazing.. Would try it again

  22. P

    Perdiz

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great food !

  23. D

    Doug

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Very disappointing. Many of the dishes were really underwhelming and seemed to be fried in oil that wasn’t hot enough so quite greasy (though to be fair some dishes were flavourful). The noise level in the back area was painful. The staff seemed to lack any real care for the customer’s experience - rushed, unstructured and chaotic. Pricey for what we got.

  24. MB

    MigB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great place to have lunch or chill out. Good food and service.

  25. AL

    AngelaL

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful menu with a great variety to choose from. We were a party of 5 so had a great selection to share, food was absolutely delicious. Lovey atmosphere with great service. Will definitely be back!

  26. AM

    AllanM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic and service first class. This was our first visit and certainly will not be our last.

  27. MP

    MargaretP

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Regular visitors to this fab Spanish restaurant and again had a great night. The food is always superb and everything else was great too! We'll be back!

  28. SB

    StevenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing, great food, great service and the best Mojitos in Glasgow

  29. R

    Ricky

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    I chose to try out Elenas for a first date since it was conveniently located, and also had pretty decent reviews. The restaurant itself was quite spacious and had an outdoor eating area, (although I chose to reserve a spot indoors), and were allocated quite a spacious table. The staff were perfectly courteous and approachable, and served us in a relatively prompt manner also. Having never tried tapas before I wasn't entirely sure what to get but I found the portion sizes to be quite generous yet somehow the food lacked a bit of flavour? That may be due to my choice of seafood dishes so take that with a pinch of salt. Other than that it was an nice enough experience, and very reasonably priced too.

  30. Z

    Zendazelda

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Second time and will be back. Great food and service.

  31. CP

    CarmenP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Friendly stuff and great tasty food, would recommend

  32. T

    Tapas

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Genuine Spanish food. Great value for money. Would go there as g as in

  33. KM

    KayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The seafood platter was amazing and the staff charming - highly recommended

  34. KM

    KennyM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Proper Spanish portions and the most authentic tapas in Glasgow!

  35. E

    Eliz

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was excellent and the portions were very generous.

  36. PY

    PatriciaY

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Would recommend but portions are generous so don't over order!

  37. WS

    WilliamS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious choices as ever. Friendly service, very much a relaxed, Spanish family ambience. Will definitely be back soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Again service was outstanding staff were friendly and pleasant. Food was out of this world.

  39. CH

    CarlyH

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service! Great variety of dishes and drinks and the servers all very friendly and efficient!

  40. GN

    GavinN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Everything really great but service slow and staff showed a lack of knowledge with sherry. Training indicated. Waiter had to be reminded several times: beer, coffee and brandy to name a few. Had to be asked to clear the table more than once.

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 4.5 stars by 840 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

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Booked 11 times today
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–Thu, Sun 11:45–23:00 Fri, Sat 11:45–00:00

  • 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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