Tapas in Partick
I was very impressed the fish tacos. Great price for 3 tapas offer.
A wee gem
Wonderful place. The minute you walk in there is a terrific aroma of cooked fish. The food is terrific and the service is very good. I would recommend the aubergines as well as any of the fish dishes. You are spoiled for choice.
Seafood-focused tapas in the West End
Pescado is a Spanish tapas bar in Partick. The kitchen brigade are passionate about delivering the flavours of the Mediterranean to Glasgow — most especially the fruits of the sea.
The decor is airy and relaxed with a rustically nautical theme that includes ship murals and vintage diving helmets.
Coastal cuisine with a gourmet twist
Pescado offers a generous tapas selection with a focus on seafood and traditional Spanish flavours. From fresh oysters to pan-seared scallops to grilled langoustines, there are plenty of small plates to be explored — and all can be paired perfectly with a handpicked bottle of wine. Meat lovers and vegetarians won’t go hungry either.
Seafood highlights include fresh oysters on ice with shallot & sherry vinaigrette; pan-fried monkfish cheeks with chorizo stew, and pan-seared fresh scallops with Iberian black pudding and apple sauce. If you fancy surf & turf (small plate-style(, then opt for the king prawn and fillet steak brochette with garlic sauce.
Lots of other small plate choices
Meat dishes might include pan-fried fillet minute steak with duck egg and hand-cut chips; roasted duck breast, garlic roast potatoes and pomegranate molasses, and breadcrumbed chicken escalope topped with Serrano ham and a Manchego cheese glaze.
Veggies can scoff down choices such as flat cap mushrooms stuffed with goats’ cheese and finished with a herb crust, or deep-fried aubergines with Spanish honey.
Tapas classics like patatas bravas, paella and mixed Spanish olives are also available.
And don’t forget dessert. You might want to try the crema catalana topped with caramelised sugar then studded with blueberries, or the pudin torrijas egg-soaked bread pudding with raspberry, white chocolate and warm Catalan cream.
Unique breakfast selection
Pescado also offers a morning menu, including a classic full Scottish breakfast or alternatively, hearty heuvos rancheros with scrambled eggs, Spanish black pudding, serrano ham, chorizo and toast.
For something a little bit different, tuck into the arroz con gambas — fried saffron rice with prawns and topped with soft fried duck egg.
Or you could try out the Spanish version of croque monsieur with a croque senor (French toast filled with Serrano ham and manchego cheese glaze) or croque senorita (French toast filled with tomatoes and cheese glaze).
Also available are meat or veggie tortilla omelettes and for a sweeter experience, indulgent morning churros with chocolate.
What’s near to Pescado?
Pescado is on Hyndland Street in Partrick, right next to Mansfield Park. Kelvinhall underground station is only a stroll away and Byres Road is just around the corner. The restaurant is also very handy for Cottiers Theatre, making this a great pre-theatre spot.
Plus as Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is 10 minutes away by foot, you could pair your tapas meal with a brisk walk and a bit of culture.