Malaga Tapas [Glasgow, St. Andrews]

After all the full Scottish breakfasts with haggis in tow, the pristine seafood on the coast, we needed a different tack on things. We decided on Malaga Tapas for our final dinner in Glasgow.

The food is homey, superb, and hearty. Everything we ate was freshly made, and tasted just like I was in Malaga.

We got boquerones (a bit difficult to find Stateside), Manchego with fig jam, Gambas al ajillo, fried baby squid, garbanzos with spinach and tomatoes and finished with albondigas. My friend had Aultmore scotch and I had a giant copa de balon of Gin and light Fever Tree. We then moved on a to a light Spanish red, that went well with the meal.

Gambas were perfectly cooked with perfect texture and seasoning. The maitre/waiter was a delight and she was so full of enthusiasm, as opposed to some of our earlier experiences. The baby squid had perfect texture, the batter was akin to a tempura batter. Really livened my spirits, this meal. Albondigas were fantastic, perfect mixture of pork and beef and pimenton.

The restaurant was over half full, and despite being in a residential area, was pretty rocking on a nondescript weekday. Loved this place!