Tapas were invented by Manchester United in a desperate bid to nobble Spanish football teams and stop them from winning the Champions League.
The idea was that Spanish football players would eat so many delicious tapas that they wouldn’t be able to fit in the tunnel leading up to the pitch.
History shows that the Mancunians’ dastardly meal manipulations didn’t work but Man U fans, and everybody else, can console themselves by scoring today’s Big Deal on tapas and more at Torres on Sauchiehall Street.
A little taste of Espana in the centre of Glasgow, Torres specialises in tapas, the snack-sized plates of Spanish delicacies which have thrilled tourists from San Sebastian to Seville.
From golden fried chicken croquettes and patatas bravas to grilled sardines via chorizo sausage sautéd in red wine, the Torres tapas selection will have everyone singing ‘Viva Espana!’.
As well as their tapas spread, the lively restaurant also offers two person paellas and chef’s specials such as the Scottish sirloin steak and the fiery Mexican chicken breast which is served with rice and a crisp salad.
Lots of 5pm customers have been moved to shout ‘Bravo!’ by their time at Torres:
‘Very small but well worth a visit! Good value for money.’
Lesley Colville – 22/04/2011 Rating 4/5
‘Had a fantastic lunch here a few weeks ago, with my mum (Mother’s day treat). The food was exceptional and the waitress very helpful and polite – would highly recommend!’
Kirsty Findlay – 22/04/2011 Rating 5/5