Spanish food is as popular among the Scottish public as a weekend away in Barcelona or two weeks on the sunloungers in Benidorm, so it isn’t surprising to hear that Tinto Tapas in East Kilbride is going from strength to strength. Their location, right in the centre of town and close to East Kilbride station, makes them easy to reach from all over South Lanarkshire and Glasgow city, and their food is what makes them worth the journey. Head out to Hunter Street for an authentic taste of Spain – and bring a couple of amigos with you for the ride: tapas is all about sharing!
A ray of Spanish sunshine in the notably unsunny confines of East Kilbride, a trip to Tinto Tapas on Hunter Street is certain to lighten your mood. Their choice of tapas is up there with the best in Glasgow, and – as anyone who has been to Iberia will know – the small plates selections beloved across Spain are best enjoyed by a large group, so gather your troops together and set sail for East Kilbride. There is more than enough in their meat, fish and veggie choices to satisfy the whole party, and their wine list is filled with Spanish vintages, so you’ll be well sated in that department as well.
A quick flick through the Tinto Tapas menu is guaranteed to get the mouth watering. Seafood specialities are as plentiful as the seas around Spain, with prawn, cod, squid and anchovy tapas dishes, as well as the iconic paella. Meat-lovers will appreciate their chorizo, chicken and ham options, and we’d recommend the pollo croquetas, chicken croquettes. Vegetarians visiting this outlying area of Glasgow will not be let down either: from patatas bravas to Spanish omelette, they have something that everyone can enjoy. Head out to Hunter Street in East Kilbride for a Spanish feast to take you back to the Costa in no time at all.
Amazing food, great buzz about the place, staff excellent from the waitress to the bar tender 👍👍 beer garden a wee bonus and DJ in the evening 👌
Another great visit to Tinto Tapas in EK. Staff are great and really busy on a Tuesday night with the £2.50 tapas deal. Great atmosphere and we’ll def be back
Great food, great atmosphere. Great wine. Staff very friendly . We’ll be back 👍🏻
Always great food & great service. Staff are always really friendly
Always enjoy our tapas here in the pleasant surroundings of this restaurant. Very tasty tapas served by staff who are cheerful & happy to serve. Jose in particular is always checking each table to ensure everything is good for everyone & happily interacts with his good humour making your dining experience a very enjoyable one, especially if you are celebrating a particular occasion. Definitely will continue to eat here & recommend it to anyone who hasn't tried tapas before. Scrumptious. Muchas gracias.
We have visited this restaurant several times and have always been happy with both the food and the service, this visit was no exception, the welcome was friendly, we were shown to our table right away and our drinks order taken within a couple of minutes. Food order taken a few minutes later and delivered to the table 15 minutes after that, food was excellent. Only slight issue was the long wait between us asking for the desert menu and it actually being brought to the table, hence the score of 5 out of 6.
This is a nice restaurant selling what appears to be genuine Spanish Fare. If you choose the Early Bird option the tapas are discounted. Be there before 17:00 to take up this offer. There are also discounts on a Tuesday evening. We have eaten there on a few occasions and the food has always been very good. This service is prompt although I found the price of beer a bit steep. It's a Spanish beer, presumably an import, but I was not offered a domestic alternative. Having said that we will definitely be back.
We are frequent visitors to this fine establishment and it never fails to satisfy. From the minute you walk in the door the service is excellent. There is a wide ranging menu, and every dish we have tried has been prepared to the same high standard. We have recommended Tinto to many of our friends and they have all loved it. As for the Tuesday £2.50 tapas offer - how can you beat that. See you soon guys.
Food/drink amazing, as always. Only one small thing that’s stopped us giving a 6 is that there didn’t seem to be enough staff to cover the number of covers in until after 5pm. They were still super attentive, and nothing was a hassle to them, but with the number of parties in, an additional body in would have made things a bit smoother & speedier? Didn’t detract from our visit though. We’re regular customers, will definitely be back.
Food was excellent quality. The variety of dishes was very good. The wine was very good. The atmosphere was good as the restaurant was busy but not totally full and not crowded. The service was excellent, and the prices were good too. Basically that's why we had returned for our third visit in three weeks and will return again.