Younger sister to the original Cafe Andaluz in the hip West End Cafe Andaluz opened in Glasgow’s city centre in 2006.
The bustling restaurant is popular with everyone from busy shoppers to office workers wanting to treat themselves on their lunch break and people catching up for a quick bite after work. On St Vincent Street just of Buchanan Street it’s perfectly located for everything the city centre has to offer, as well as Glasgow at large. Tapas is of course tops for sharing so the restaurant is great for large parties and popular for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Bearing this in mind Cafe Andalus has assorted set menu options for groups at various price points. If none of them are ideal the staff are also happy to go through your requirements to help work out the perfect menu for your meal.
Like the West End restaurant a lot of care has been taken with the decor, especially small details like tiles pottery sourced from Spain, giving an authentic feeling. Mosaic topped tables, brightly coloured cushions and plates mounted on the walls and warm lighting will help you forget the often miserable Glaswegian weather and transport you somewhere altogether warmer.
The substantial menu will leave no one disappointed, with loads of meat, seafood and vegetarian options. Spanish classics like tortilla, patatas bravas and a few hard to resist chorizo dishes are present. There’s also some surprise options that have become Andaluz classics, such as the unmissable grilled goats cheese with orange and chilli marmalade. And if you’re not a fan of tapas, or just love Spain’s other famous culinary export, Cafe Andaluz also does 3 tempting paellas. And for that real holiday feeling don’t miss out on getting a jug of sangria.
The staff are all friendly and helpful, so if you’re not sure of what to order, or how many tapas you’ll need (three each is usually a good start, depending on how hungry you are), they’ll be more than happy to help.
Cafe Andaluz City Centre, 15 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2DW