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“Scotstoun's hidden gem. Ron McKenna loves it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Bodega Tapas Bar

La Bodega Tapas Bar
1120 South Street | Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 0AP, Scotland
0141 581 3401
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Ranked #357 of 1,873 Restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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“Scotstoun's hidden gem. Ron McKenna loves it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

You have to make an effort to find La Bodega Tapas Bar, hidden as it is in the far west reaches of Greater Glasgow in Scotstoun. The bar could be described as a wee bit homespun but there's no questioning its authenticity as a genuinely Spanish-owned tapas bar and a popular one at that. It really is all about the food here rather than the decor, and people to beat a path to its door to sample the specialities made fresh on the premises. Attached to a neighbourhood dance school, La bodega also hosts live music and local events with some regularity.

It was Ron McKenna, esteemed restaurant reviewer for Glasgow's Herald newspaper that first gave me the heads-up about La Bodegas in his glowing four star review. Having whetted my appetite with his mouth-watering descriptions I thought I'd check it out, but got rather pathetically lost. Its definitely one of those places where a map or satnav would come in handy when trying to find it. La Bodegas has since become a firm favourite with the offspring.

On La Bodegas rudimentary website there is a link to Ron McKenna's review; well worth reading in some detail if you are thinking of heading out west. You can get there by bus, or by taking the train to Scotstounhill Station. If you're driving then do take a map!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Karen P, Manager at La Bodega Tapas Bar, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Hi There,
Thank you for your review - we really appreciate it. Glad you managed to find us - we do have directions on our website if anyone is in doubt how to get there - sometimes GPS systems direct folk off in the wrong direction unfortunately.
We're glad we appeal to all the family - we do get a wide range of people on dance and performance nights which gives it a really nice feel.
We hope you continue to enjoy the food and entertainment.
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