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Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant

4.6
4.6
976 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 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:45 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:45 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    0141 237 4730

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • 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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 976 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Neighbourhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great again and the staff were friendly and value for money.
  2. AB

    AlisonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very wheelchair friendly. The food was delicious and the best mojito I've had in some time. Staff were amazing too, couldn't recommend the restaurant enough.
  3. KM

    KennyM

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, they made my 84 year mother feel very special on her birthday!
  4. MD

    MelD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall quality is always guaranteed.
  5. EH

    EmmaH

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely family meal. Great food, will definitely be back.
  6. MM

    MaureenM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite taken with Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant. This was a last minute decision to eat out and we were not disappointed. Food was authentic, service excellent and Elena made us most welcome. We hope to return and is on out list of good places to eat out.
  7. MD

    MaggieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with lovely staff in a brilliant locale. Will be back.
  8. LA

    LynnA

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elena’s never disappoints. Excellent food, service, value for money. Would not go anywhere else.
  9. RB

    RobertB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great authentic Spanish tapas dishes, all went down a treat. Looking forward to trying the Paella next time.
  10. CL

    ChristineL

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First ever visit, well worth a visit we will be back
  11. CC

    ClaireC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was great. I will definitely be back.
  12. AD

    AmyD

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good and service was great!
  13. RC

    RossC

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 4th time visiting Elena's and wont be the last. Food was excellent and the staff very professional I would highly recommend a visit
  14. RA

    RossA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Have been to this restaurant before so knew it would be great food, service and surroundings.
  15. JW

    JennyW

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Really nice food, good variety, service good. Would definitely go back
  16. KK

    KenandKaren

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having tried lots of places this is definitely the best tapas in Glasgow
  17. JM

    JamesM

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Great food and service. Would not hesitate to recommend.
  18. AG

    AllanG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My only gripe was the large television screen on the wall showing food being prepared and cooked in the kitchen. This was on a continuous loop which got a bit tedious after a while. It was also difficult to ignore if you were facing it.
  19. GA

    GavinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service for our party of 7. Many thanks to the hard working and attentive staff.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food and service very good , well done to everyone at Elana’s
  21. MA

    MARTINM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, felt really authentic. Atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff really made the night
  22. e

    emf0202

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food with great service and a nice ambience.
  23. JB

    JoeB

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed pre-theatre tapas, particularly ribs, grilled vegetables and breaded deep fried Brie. Everything was delicious, and service was great. Looking around lots of tables were enjoying paella dishes, so maybe next time……. Highly recommended. Good food at reasonable prices in a busy, welcoming space
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    3 for 2 dishes deal is great - loved the padron peppers!! Service was really great too. Thanks !
  25. CK

    CleoK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Freezing while eating
  26. CH

    ClaireH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Went to Elena’s last night at 5.30 pm 13.12.22 befor kelvin grove ice skating We had booked for 5.30pm for dinner Was quiet but we we placed right next to main doors at restaurant and we had to keep our jackets on We already had layers on as was going skating There were only 4 tables so plenty of empty tables nearer kitchen and warmth Was nice food friendly service but wish I would have been seated elsewhere as my son and I were cold through our tapas meal If I go again I will wish a table near kitchen
  27. WH

    WilliamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, family element is genuine and welcoming. Food was great, very authentic. Love the building and the decor
  28. KO

    KevinO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    The food was amazing. The only criticism I would give is that the waiter who took our order didn't put through the full order so we sat and waited for things to come that never did. Had to order them again. Service was very slow. Waiting staff hung around the bar talking and it was hard to get there attention.
  29. CD

    CasualDiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great tapas. You get the most out of the visit by sharing with your guests - if everyone has their own tapas then you don't get a great selection.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dunbartonshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impromptu tapas and paella night after booking at short notice from a nearby pub. Paella was amazing. Great find
  31. AM

    AlixM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing took me back to being in spain and very good service great waiters and waitresses very attentive 10/10 definitely recommend
  32. GS

    GrahamS

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not bad. Not the most authentic tapas having just returned from Spain but service attentive and friendly. Reasonable portions
  33. WF

    WeeFee

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, outstanding service. Felt like a family home rather than a restaurant and we were part of the family
  34. LV

    LeslieV

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tapas provided by very friendly staff.wine list was excellent and a very buzzy atmosphere throughout.
  35. NB

    NicolaB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful food, friendly staff- a little taste of Spain in Glasgow- we’ll be back!
  36. DF

    DonnaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a gem this place is! My son and I booked for 7pm for the 3 for 2 tapas offer only to discover it didn't start till 8. They were happy to let us have a drink and wait at our table, and someone came to take our order promptly at 8. The tapas were wonderful and very authentic. This is a GENUINE tapas place, not some franchise. Will definitely be back!
  37. KM

    KMCL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Staff were so nice. But the food didn’t look or taste fresh.
  38. JV

    JacquelineV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    All meals came at separate times. My friend had to ask for steak sauce. Sea bass had lots of bones.
  39. M

    Mcwhinm

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we were warmly welcomed and the food and service was very good
  40. LM

    LesleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive staff without being intrusive and amazing cocktails. Great value for money

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 4.6 stars by 976 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 2 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 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:45 am–12:00 am

  • 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

    Contactless Payment

  • Executive Chef

    Elena dos Reis

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • 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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