You don’t need to be a seasoned traveller to know there are one or two differences between, say, Sauchiehall Street and Seville or Barcelona and Buchanan Street.
However, in the sunshine, with the prospect of a glass of sangria and some Spanish nibbles ahead of you, those differences might begin to blur a little.
Book yourself in for some Spanish culinary sunshine with today’s Big Deal from Mercado.
Authentic Spanish ingredients
A vibrant bar and restaurant in the buzzy Merchant Square, Mercado specialises in authentic Spanish tapas.
Along with freshly sourced, local fish, seafood and meat, the kitchen uses Spanish ingredients to create a genuine taste of Spain.
Mercado also enjoys an atmospheric setting beneath the glass roof of the Merchant Square and tables on the cobbled terrace provide a great vantage spot for observing the Merchant City nightlife.
Enjoy it all with today’s Big Deal.
Spanish sharing platter
Available Sunday to Friday, noon to 10pm, today’s Big Deal is for two people to each have a glass of sangria or a glass of the house red, white or rosé wine plus a sharing platter.
The sharing platters are a showcase for authentic Spanish deli favourites.
They include charcuterie such as Iberico Bellota salchichon, chorizo and jamon along side D.O.P. Manchego and Picos blue cheese.
You will also enjoy fried calamari and chicken rebozado strips with alioli and romescu sauces plus Marcona almonds, marinated Spanish olives, pan con tomate and Spanish breadsticks.
Mercado has lots of very happy customers, as these reviews from its 5pm page show:
‘Lunch with a friend. Location is great, nice to sit and chill. Food was really nice. Staff were very nice. Lovely lunch and definitely do it again’ Rating 5/5
‘Had a lovely evening at Mercado enjoying excellent food and ambience. We’ll definitely be going back again soon.’ Rating 5/5
Enjoy with friends
A taste of Spain is just the ticket to bring a little Mercado Mediterranean passion to your summer.
Available Sunday to Friday from noon to 10pm, this Big Deal is very versatile. You could use it for an after work drink and snacks; a lovely lunch or a leisurely weekend brunch with friends.
‘Buen provecho!’ as they say in Malaga. And the Merchant City.