Elena's Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Spanish, Tapas·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Spanish, Tapas
Cool, Lively
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing
Perfect for
Birthdays, Dates, Special occasions


Elena's first opened its doors in June 2016, and stands out as one of Glasgow's premier destinations for an authentic Northern Spanish dining experience. This establishment has garnered numerous accolades for both their exceptional cuisine and outstanding customer service. When you dine at Elena's, you can anticipate a warm welcome from your host, Elena, who hails from Santander, and her dedicated team. Together, they share a deep passion for delivering an authentic Spanish culinary journey, complete with the finest Spanish food and beverages.

Elena's is always very proud to champion the local music scene by hosting captivating live performances every Thursday. Join the team and fellow guests for an unforgettable evening where you can enjoy the award-winning Spanish cuisine while immersing yourself in the soulful melodies of talented local bands.

The extensive menu celebrates the diverse cuisine of Cantabria and other Spanish regions. Hailing from Santander on the Atlantic coast, Elena brings the seafood traditions of her hometown to life using Scottish catch. Ingredients, like expertly shaved Iberico ham and flavorful chorizo, are imported directly from Spain, just like the talented chefs.

Be prepared to be surprised by some dishes, as Elena prioritises authenticity. They also offer vegetarian and vegan options with a Spanish twist, ensuring there's something for everyone.

Indulge your sweet tooth with a selection of delectable desserts, including authentic cheesecake, crema Catalana, and homemade ice creams. While you're here (feeling you’re in Spain), embrace the Spanish way of dining: order two or three dishes per person and share. Spain's vast and diverse culinary landscape produces a wide range of wine styles to complement Elena’s various dishes. Most of the wines are available by the glass, making it easy to explore and experiment. Additionally, the restaurant offers a selection of Spanish beers and spirits to enhance your dining experience.


What kind of live music does Elena's host?

There is a variety of music which you can view on their website. It usually showcases local bands and groups.

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What awards have they received?

Elena's has received the Best Mediterranean Restaurant in Scotland award three times.

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90 Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 8PZ

01412 374730 01412 374730


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:30
Tue 12:00-23:30
Wed 12:00-23:30
Thu 12:00-23:30
Fri 12:00-00:00
Sat 10:00-00:00
Sun 10:00-23:00


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