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!
Arrived a little early but they were happy to seat us. Nice surprise to find out that it's 3 tapas for £9.99 between 5 and 7. As usual it was a mix between old favourites and experimental choices. Always a great. Recommended.
Fantastic food and great prices. Have eaten in the restaurant previously and never been unhappy. Unfortunately the card machine was not working and it would have been good to know before meal however wasn't an issue to pop to cash machine as only 5 mins walk.
Tinto Tapas never fails to please. An extensive and varied menu means that one can always put together an interesting meal, and the early evening three tapas for £9.95 offer is an absolute bargain. The staff are always friendly and helpful, which obviously encourages return visits. Highly recommended.