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“Authentic tapas in the heart of Glasgows West End.”

Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant
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Ranked #88 of 2,682 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$52
Description: Elena, from Santander in Spain and her team brings you the authentic informal dining of her home area. Choose from our extensive range of portiones (larger than typical UK "tapas") from £3.00 upwards to steaks and fantastic paellas. Washed down with carefully selected Spanish wines and beers. We also have some Scottish beers. We have added a Vegan Menu in addition to our vegetarian and Gluten-Free options. Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant is situated in Glasgow's west-end near to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Yorkhill Hospital. We are just a 15 minute walk from the SECC & Hydro.
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Description: Elena, from Santander in Spain and her team brings you the authentic informal dining of her home area. Choose from our extensive range of portiones (larger than typical UK "tapas") from £3.00 upwards to steaks and fantastic paellas. Washed down with carefully selected Spanish wines and beers. We also have some Scottish beers. We have added a Vegan Menu in addition to our vegetarian and Gluten-Free options. Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant is situated in Glasgow's west-end near to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Yorkhill Hospital. We are just a 15 minute walk from the SECC & Hydro.
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Went for tapas with a big crowd. We all ordered a variety of tapa and had a great feast of flavours. Real,authentic Spanish flavours...reminded us of holidays including the cerveza!

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Andrew S, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. If we remind you of your holidays in Spain then that's what we like to hear! No flight necessary - spend some time in Spain anytime. On behalf of Elena and her team.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Visited here on the recommendation of friends. It didn’t disappoint. Food was amazing, great atmosphere and staff so friendly. I’m looking forward to my next visit already

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Andrew S, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you Samantha for taking the trouble to post a review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed and look forward to welcoming you back. On behalf of Elena and her team.

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd time at Elenas and we were not disappointed ! The food is to die for , but don’t order too many initially as the portions are bigger than your usual tapas !!. We had the calamari and onions ...yum , garlic prawns and beef meatballs in tomato sauce , so good , we finished off with Spanish cheesecake and ice cream not to be missed either ! The staff are very friendly and the service is prompt . As if that’s not enough there is entertainment too !! We have booked again for next month .

Thank kizzie12016
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Andrew S, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you Kizzie for taking the time to post a review and for your kind words. It looks like you really enjoyed everything. We look forward to your return. On behalf of Elena and her team.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Going to a Music Festival in Kelvingrove Park and booked Elena as it was close by. In short, food was good. The guy recommended that we did not order too many dishes to start with as the portions were larger than tapas and we followed his advice. Had a wee break and then wanted to order some more dishes. It was busier now and, although we asked 3 waiters if we could order more food none came back to take an order. I went to the bar but the guy there told me that I would be quicker asking a waiter. This was 20 minutes after we had asked the first of the 3 waiters for more food. Not good, no excuse as they must have known about the event and we had booked a table but they allowed lots if walk ins and could not cope.

Thank Alan S
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Andrew S, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you Alan for taking the time to post a review. I can only apologise for the service not being up to par. Yes, we were understaffed that evening due to one of our staff members getting married and several others being away attending the wedding. The member of staff who advised you to limit your order should certainly have returned to enquire if you required more and it is something we will emphasise to staff in future. I am sure we will cope better next time you visit.On behalf of Elena and her team.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

10 of us had dinner here on Friday night.

Really great night. The food, wine, service and atmosphere was superb. We basically got the waiters to pick our food and matching wines, and they didn't disappoint. Great choices. Everyone really enjoyed it.

And have to say value for money was a very pleasant surprise.....

Nothing stuffy about this place, it's the way restaurants should be. A bit of noise, laughter, music, great food, and a good selection of drinks.

10/10, well played.

PM

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Andrew S, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and look forward to welcoming you back. On behalf of Elena and her team.

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