Back at Poco Havana Glasgow : Review

48a West Regent Street
G2 2RA Glasgow

Tel : 0141 353 6098
Website : www.pocohavana.com

A colourful, vibrant basement bar/restaurant featuring the best of Cuban, Mexican and Spanish cuisine. Mixed in with our sunshine-vibe cocktails, quality craft beers and eclectic mix of great tunes, our Poco Havana is the finest corner of Cuba in Glasgow

Visit Date : Saturday 4th January 2017

Most of you that have been following this blog know i’ve been to Poco Havana a few times, you can read my previous reviews here and here

I have been hitting the Glasgow restaurants very hard recently, and spent a little more than I wanted. When I recently came across an itison voucher that I purchased a while back, and noticed that it was expiring soon so I thought lets head back and use it for a cheap weekend dinner.

My voucher was for two mains, so I will still show the cost of the dishes so you know what they would have been.

Main Course :

Chipotle Pulled Pork Burrito 12″ £8.95 (normally but I had the voucher)
“FILLED WITH ZINGY CITRUS RICE, REFRIED BEANS, GRATED MONTEREY JACK CHEESE, SALSA, SOUR CREAM AND YOUR CHOICE OF FILLING IN A 10” OR 12” FLOUR TORTILLA”

This was the first time I have had a Burrito at Poco Havana, so I was looking forward to seeing how they did them and also how it tasted.

I know in my recent previous posts I said I would try and be more critical and not always say it was really good, well this was really really good. With every bite I had my mouth was bursting with flavour, and I could have easily had another.

Sorry I didn’t show how it looked inside, I was enjoying it too much it was finished before that thought pop’d in my head.

Cocktail :

Again I have had a few cocktails here in the past, so I decided to try something new.

Frozen Margarita/Daiquiri £13.50
“Sharing jugs of our classic Margaritas and Daiquiris”

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My girlfriend and I opted for the Mango one.

As you can see from the photo, you get a large amount since its a sharing jug. You get about 2 glasses full each from this, so its really worth the money.

Overall :

This was a very enjoyable visit, I felt very relaxed and enjoyed the food and cocktails.

Poco Havana have had a few deals on itison, so if you want to check it out but worries about trying somewhere new then this is the option for you.

The staff have always been very friendly and very helpful, and if you like burritos then you should check Poco Havana’s.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes and taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 4.5

Social and Cocktail Blogger Cocktail and Cabaret Party

Event Date : Saturday 7th January 2017

Website : www.socialandcocktail.co.uk

I was lucky enough to be invited by Social and Cocktail to a bloggers event, this event included some cocktails that are included in their new 2017 cocktail menu.

Social and Cocktail are Scotland’s leading events company specializing in providing cocktail packages for home parties, hen nights, weddings,  corporate events and all types of celebrations.

The event was being held at Glasgows The Riding Room.

Website : theridingroom.co.uk

The Riding Room is a cabaret bar situated in Merchant City, Glasgow. Showcase performances from burlesque dancers, singers and more!

I had never experienced Social and Cocktail events or heard about them till now, I also have never been to the Riding Room so tonight I was looking forward to.

The Event : 

We all arrived and were told what the cocktails on offer were tonight, and we could have as many as we liked. This was great as I wanted to try one of each, for research purposes of course.

  1. Blueberry Sour
  2. Disco Drumstick
  3. Strawberry & Vanilla Daiquiri
  4. Pomegranate Mojito
  5. Strawberry WooWoo

I started with the Disco Drumstick

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I have a sweet tooth so I decided to start with this, as it was recommended by one of the bar staff.

This was my favourite cocktail from the night, it was very sweet and tasted like the lollipop drumstick….and yes thats a Drumstick lollipop inside the glass.

My second one was a Strawberry & Vanilla Daiquiri

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This was very nice, not as sweet as my first cocktail but very nice.

You could taste both the vanilla and strawberry, the Vanilla was just coming through enough.

My third was a Blueberry Sour

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This was just ok for me, don’t get me wrong it was nice but for me I prefer the sweet cocktails. If you like Blueberry’s then this is the perfect cocktail for you.

My last was a Strawberry WooWoo

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The Strawberry WooWoo was again a sweet cocktail, this was another nice cocktail that I would have again.

The Entertainment :

The night started with singer Alana Wilson

Facebook : www.facebook.com/Alanawilsoncabaret/
Short Video : https://www.instagram.com/p/BPAQqSgjNrn/

This was the first time seeing Alana and I hope it won’t be the last, she was a very good singer and very powerful. I have seen a few professional singers live and Alana was a lot better, I will aim to go back and see her again.

Followed by Kim Khaos who is a Burlesque and Sideshow performer

Twitter : Kim Khaos
Websitewww.kimkhaos.com
Short Video : https://instagram.com/p/BPDZCdMjL_Y/

I have seen Kim Khaos once before, it was at the Glasgow Steampunk Bar. So it was a nice surprise to see her again, and do a different act to what I’ve seen before.

Just like last time she was very good, and got the audience cheering and woooo’ing as she slowly removed her clothes.

Kim was then followed by Tom Harlow

Websitewww.tomharlowboylesque.com
Twittertwitter.com/HarlowBoylesque

Short Video : https://www.instagram.com/p/BPAPNsTj2uL/

This was my first time seeing Tom Harlow, and seeing a Boylesque performance.

Tom Harlow was very good at his performance, he was perfectly in time with the music and put on a good show. Everyone who was watching really loved his performance, and the bloggers I spoke to said the same.

Overall : 

Overall I had a great time, the cocktails and the entertainment was really good.

If you are planning on having an event like a hen party or birthday etc, do take a look at Social and Cocktails website as they were all really nice drinks and would be a great addition to your event.

I just want to say a big thanks to Social and Cocktail for inviting me to the event, and for the really nice cocktails. I would also like to thank the Riding Room for holding this event, and a big thanks to the entertainment very much appreciated do check everyone out.

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Cheers 🙂