Bringing more than a little of the sunkissed Costa del Sol to the Southside of Glasgow and the lucky residents of Pollokshields, Malaga Tapas is known for deftly navigating the thorny question as to how a restaurant is to serve authentic Spanish cuisine while respecting the increasing trend towards locally-sourced, organic ingredients. For this Spanish tapas bar and restaurant along St Andrews Road, the answer is easy – go for gold and keep a local network of Scottish suppliers close, but import key ingredients from Spain for the ultimate in freshness and taste.
Malaga Tapas’ owner and operator Cristobal is something of a culinary celebrity in his chosen neighbourhood of Pollokshields, in Glasgow’s Southside, having made television appearances to showcase his kitchen’s take on the Spanish tapas phenomenon and, moreover, providing diners at his St Andrews Road premises with a fantastic local spot for good food and wine, seven days a week from noon until late. And with great deals on each of those seven days designed to keep loyalists loyal, newcomers hooked, and theatregoers prepped for the show, Malaga Tapas is a popular destination.
The first of Malaga Tapas’ daily deals is one long happy hour indeed. Reserve a spot between noon and 7pm and be treated to your choice of small-plates, including those from the specials board, for a fantastically discounted price. If you’re taking in a show in Glasgow (Tramway, the Scottish Ballet, The Apollo Players, and the Citizens Theatre are all within easy reach of Pollokshields), book between 5pm and 7pm and enjoy three tapas plus either a glass of Spanish sangria or a dessert, again for a great price. Otherwise, we can’t recommend strongly enough you bring a friend or someone special and opt for the set price menu for two people, allowing the Malaga Tapas’ talented chef to take you on a culinary journey through Andalusian cuisine.
Pleasant friendly staff, authentic tapas served with a smile and consideration. Very good value, perfect for a casual Sunday lunch. Recommend for something just a little bit different.
Probably the best Spanish tapas in Glasgow! Food is amazing, every dish was different but yet really good, also nice atmosphere. Would definitely come back.
We celebrated fathers day again at Malaga Tapas, wonderful experience. The food was amazing, staff attentive but not intrusive and happy to explain anything. It is rare these days to have this level of customer service. Well done, will be back soon.