Food and drink
Perfect plates of Spanish tapas (chorizo, patatas bravas and grilled chicken) for friends and family make this restaurant incredibly popular with locals and as such it has a cavernous downstairs crypt for seemingly hundreds of diners. As the clock ticks, the restaurant’s flamenco soundtrack is turned up to ten and a selection of Spanish beers – San Miguel, Cruzcampo and Estrella Damm – mix with a heady list of cocktails.
Albondigas (spiced meatballs in tomato sauce) and paellas are perennially popular with the Glaswegian faithful but I prefer to stick with the calamares and tabla de iberico (a platter of Serrano ham, aged Iberico chorizo, lomo and manchego cheese).
Benefiting from a fantastic location near George Square, this restaurant always attracts the passing trade during weekend shopping trips. It’s also a great place for a night out with friends and has a firm focus on a family friendly atmosphere.
More Spanish than a Majorcan holiday in the sun, the majority of staff are natives of the Iberian Peninsula.
Off one of Glasgow’s main city squares, you can’t get more central.
Tapas plates range from £3-6 and a variety of meal deals are available. Please see the website for more details www.cafeandaluz.com
Café Andaluz has a sister branch in the West End on the cobbled neighbour to byers Road, Cresswell Lane.
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Stag / hen parties
- No fuss