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Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant

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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.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $52
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here today and the food was lovely. Portions were huge and the waiting staff were amazing.....bar one man who worked behind the bar. My dad enquires if children eat free on a Sunday and we were advised yes. I asked for a children’s...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank jfg1978
AndrewS471, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you jfg for your comments on the food and waitresses and for bringing the other matter to my attention. It appears this stemmed from a new member of staff not understanding our "Kids eat free on Sunday" policy and I can only apologise for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went here after a long day at a working event, and the food was amazing, the staff friendly and the wine delicious. Would recommend a visit.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank ElleForder
AndrewS471, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Elle for taking the time to post a review and for your recommendation. I trust you were revived after your long day and look forward to welcoming you back. On behalf of Elena and her team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found via Facebook so decided to visit 7pm Sunday. Had a musician 5 to 8. Free tapas supplied which was a cold potato carrot and garlic mix. All tapas were a good size and waiting staff seemed knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely return....More

Date of visit: September 2019
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AndrewS471, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Garry for taking the time to post a review and for your excellent rating. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed everything about your visit. We have live music every Friday at 7.30, Saturday at 7.30 and Sunday at 5.00 . You can check...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alfresco dining this evening at Elenas. .. I Live in the same street as this little Spanish restaurant and it never fails to impress. Spent many a night dancing to the music.after a few too many ! ... eaten with agusto! dish after dish ......More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Paulieanna
AndrewS471, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks Polly for your very enthusiastic review. I really does make it all worthwhile! Elena and the team work hard to bring a little piece of Spain to this corner of Glasgow and we are delighted that you enjoy. Thank you again for your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here twice now. First visit a bit underwhelming however second trip made up for it. Very nice seafood paella with decent depth of flavour in the rice/stock. Starters were nice, however, the croquetas felt like they’d been bought in. Really charming service from Elena...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank LongRoadUp
AndrewS471, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad you enjoyed your paella; it is very popular. I wouldn't advise that you suggest to Elena that the croquetas are bought in! Perhaps we should post a video of them being made. On behalf of...More

Reviewed September 15, 2019

I’ve lived in Glasgow for 6 years and eaten in a lot of places, but Elena’s is my favourite! The food is just unparalleled, I love everything on the menu but if I had to choose my favourites I’d recommend the pork belly, the salmon...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Caitlin M
AndrewS471, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much Caitlin for taking the time to post a review and for your kind and comprehensive comments. You are clearly a connoisseur of Spanish cuisine! We look forward to welcoming you back. On behalf of Elena and her team.

Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Elenas is a converted Glasgow pub but it’s been done nicely. Staff are friendly and well informed about menu choices. The menu had a rage of specials, tapas and traditional starter, main and desert courses. We chose the tapas octopus, croquetas, fish bites, and roasted...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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AndrewS471, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2019

Thank you Phil for taking the time to post a review. It is always good to have affirmation from customers with real Spanish credentials! We're glad you found your way to 90 Old Dumbarton Road and look forward to welcoming you back. On behalf of...More

Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal of tapas and wine here. There was a large family group in the back, and a local couple came in and simply said “We’ll have the usual.“ A popular place where the staff actually look like they love their jobs.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank jemamfo
AndrewS471, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your kind words. We do try to be good employers and it's good to hear that it shows. On behalf of Elena and her team.

Reviewed August 27, 2019

Dined here with a couple of friends recently. The service was excellent, as was the food. Despite it being a Friday evening, we felt under no pressure at all to vacate our table. Admittedly, there was great live music but, had we been aware of...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Alan H
AndrewS471, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2019

Thanks Alan for taking the time to post a review. Good to hear you enjoyed the service and food. The staff member who took your booking should have checked whether you wished to be near the musicians or not, or it may have been the...More

Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Loved the menu, portion size and dish quality. Friendly staff who provided great service. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Colin H
AndrewS471, Owner at Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2019

Thank you Colin for taking the time to post a review and for your kind words. We look forward to your return. On behalf of Elena and her team.

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Zayna S
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Response from ClaireM77 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I'm sorry, I missed your question. Been busy with work and holiday packing. Check out their Facebook. They post each week what they have going on. Call them today, you need to book ahead. The lamb shank for two was... More
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Response from AndrewS471 | Property representative |
Hi, Friday and Saturday music begins at 7.30 p.m. On Sunday it begins at 5.30p.m.
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