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.
Average food but good service. It is a bit of a mixed bag with the food as some dishes were lovely (pulled pork cheeks and stuffed mushroom) and some were quite bad (burnt spanish omelette and 4 tiny prawns in gambas pil pil). £15 for a jug of sangria also feels pretty steep and isn't that great. If you want an authentic spanish meal try somewhere else.
The food was amazing! Really impressed with the quality and really is value for money. Had booked in a reservation for 7.30pm so there wasn’t any deals on but all in it cost me £26 for 4 plates and half a litre of sangria. The food was so filling so 4 plates was more than enough. The service was a bit slow when we first arrived, the woman that served us seemed a bit down but wasn’t rude just seemed like she had a long day. The other waitress and waiter that served us later in the night were very pleasant and a bit more up beat. I’ve heard a lot about the food before and this was my first time trying it and it will definitely not be my last, the place and food did not disappoint!
Lower than average food, prawns tasted frozen then heated up - chewy and watery. Calamares was like rubber, couldn't even cut through it with a knife. Chicken croquettes were like a deep fried ball of chicken mush. Terrible, total waste of money, won't be returning.
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!