Family holidays to Spain are something that almost everyone in Scotland can relate to, and for visitors to Gateside Street in Hamilton, there is now a restaurant that can recreate that taste in the form of Tinto Tapas. Close to Hamilton Central train station, and so easily reached from all over Glasgow and South Lanarkshire, Tinto Tapas’ cuisine is designed to be shared across a large group, so rope in your mates and get on down for a high-quality night out, where you can forget that you’re in Hamilton and dream that you’re in Alicante instead.
As far as restaurant choices go in South Lanarkshire, you can never go wrong with tapas, especially if you’re looking to take a whole group of your pals out. At Tinto Tapas on Gateside Street in Hamilton, you can find something to satisfy all of your pals. The restaurant features a huge selection of small plates, excellent drinks – think Rioja wine, sherries and ports and Spanish brandy – as well as a welcoming decor and friendly service.
A quick perusal of the menu at Tinto Tapas will show the diversity of Spanish cuisine, and the huge range of tapas dishes available on Gateside Street in Hamilton. From the oceans around Iberia, you can try the calamares, deep-fried squid rings – not a Mars bar, we know, but still battered and fried – and from the meat selections one can pick albondigas, Spanish-style meatballs in a tomato sauce. Veggies are spoilt for choice as well, from the traditional Spanish omelette to patatas bravas and Iberian cheeseboards. Travellers come in from all over South Lanarkshire and Glasgow to eat at Tinto Tapas – so book a table in advance!
fabulous place,live the food and service is 2nd to none.defo recommend.
fantastic place,not adventurous with food but this wee gem of a restaurant is fairly pleasing me.cant wait to return.x
The food, wine, cocktails and atmosphere here is absolutely fabulous. This restaurant is a real gem and has quickly become our new local favourite place to eat.
Brilliant food brilliant service!! Great deals aswell - 3 tapas for £9.95 before 7pm on a Friday and delicious food it was too! Superb as always!
I visited with my partner and 12 year old son for breakfast and had high expectations. The pancakes and syrup were nice but there was not enough of them. My partner ordered the big breakfast which he said was nice. However, about 5 minutes into eating we heard the waiter being screamed at from the kitchen which was so unprofessional. We were sitting right next to the entranve, the kitchen is at the very back! No customer should hear that even if the restaurant is almost empty! The waiter, who was actually very nice, returned to our table and apologised for my partner not having beans on his plate and asked if he still wanted them. We didn't even notice they weren't there! Obviously, he lifted the plate without them and then got into trouble for it which I felt was uncalled for. We ordered the turros to take away and the waiter took money off which we did not expect but was nice of him. Sadly, the turros were very disappointing, tasted as if they had been frozen and then defrosted and dipped in alot of sugar. Overall I thought the place was nice if not a bit cold, the waiter was lovely, but the chef needs to control his temper because it has put me off going back to try the dinner!
Overall very nice, but Christmas menu more limited than regular menu available when I visited previously. Although we enjoyed the food, it was not outstanding as it had been on my previous visit. The staff were very busy being Christmas Eve, and despite us being seated next to the bar area, it was often difficult to attract their attention. It was some time after arriving before anyone offered us a drink, we had to ask twice for water, and later had to ask twice for the bill. However when we did manage to capture the waiting staff, they were all very pleasant, cheerful and helpful, despite being so busy. I understand that most of these criticisms relate to it being the festive season but we left a little disappointed.
First visit to Tinto Tapas and it won't be our last. Having heard great reviews, and being tapas lovers, we decided to dine at TT. The food was delicious, service first class and the setting comfortable. We usually go to Glasgow or the west end for tapas nights so having TT on our doorstep is a real bonus. The bill as very reasonable which was an added bonus. Looking forward to many more meals in this little gem.
First time at Tinto Tapas in Hamilton. The food was very very good, my husband and I really enjoyed it. It did take about 50 mins from ordering to serving and I had to remind them about two missing dishes but it was worth the wait and we'll definitely be back. The waiting staff were really lovely also. So, all in all I'd highly recommend, would have scored a 6 if the food had come out a little quicker but I guess it was being made fresh so we'll forgive them!
Lovely. Tapas meal but all 8 tapas dishes were brought to the table at the same time hence the ribs and meat balls etc were cold by the time we came to eat them. Would be better if they were served in 2 or 3 lots so as to keep them warm. Otherwise it was a nice meal in a nice restaurant.
Very authentic Tapas, staff were really friendly and well presented. It was a first visit but we felt like returning customers. Having previously lived in the Canaries, we missed Tapas, so this could be a new regular thing: especially on a Tuesday as all tapas are £2.50! Can't recommend highly enough!