Recently I’ve been making mental notes about which restaurants not to forget to return to. Especially since I began this blog, I’m always on the lookout for new places so it’s easy to not make it back to one of Glasgow’s gems for a year. This said, we decided that a (non-hungover!) return trip to Malaga Tapas in the Southside was in order.
We popped in for a Monday lunch and the restaurant was quite quiet – this place really is one of Glasgow’s best kept secrets. We opted for the lunch menu again, which gives you three tapas from the a la carte menu for £6.95. Some of the dishes we chose were the same as last time so I’ll not repeat what I’ve already said but they were still delicious.
We really wanted to try the homemade black pudding (Morcilla Espanola) because the homemade chorizo was so flavoursome on our last visit. It was seriously tasty, and meatier than the black pudding you usually find over here. It arrived in a quince sauce that was similar to the chorizo sauce and very nice. Definitely one to get bread with to soak up all of the sauce.
Mr S chose the Fritura De Pescado as our seafood option – squid, king prawns & white fish fried and served with garlic mayo. The batter was crispy, not too oily & the seafood tasted fresh. Another good choice!
Fritura de Pescado
We tried the classic Tortilla Espanola to vary what we had from last time. I love the idea of classic dishes and Tortilla Espanola is a cracker for Spain with its egg and potato combo. Lots of potato and onion layers and a slight salty stock taste to it – very nice but a touch too much salt for my liking.
Finally I need to give a nod to how great value this place it. They have a host of offers on from the 3 tapas lunch we had for £6.95 to the A diario offer where tapas are £2.75 each between 5pm and 6.30pm Sunday to Thursday.
After all of that wonderful food I breathed a sigh of relief that it was as good as it had been the first time. It makes me so sad when I return to somewhere and it doesn’t meet my expectations. Malaga still makes it to the top of my favourite tapas restaurants in Glasgow list.