Topolabamba (Glasgow) 2022 : Review

Todays Visit

Today I was meeting friends to see Top Gun 2 and we needed a place to eat after the movie.

It was a favourite of someone we were with and it had been a while since my last visit, so we headed and hoped they had a table.

Décor★★★★★
Noise Level★★★★
Restaurant Temperature★★★★★
Table Dressing★★★★★
Restaurant Cleanliness★★★★★

The Food

As I said it had been a while since I had been here, mostly due to having to visit different places or if someone I was with fancied elsewhere I would just go with that.

What to order now this was a tough decision.

Chicken Tinga QUESADILLAS £6.60
(Large soft tortilla stuffed with a filling of your choice & toasted)

I think I had this last time, but I couldn’t remember what it was like so I had to try it again.

On arrival the aroma was amazing, it instantly made my mouth water.

I took a bite and my mouth was hit with many amazing flavours, and a little after kick but everything worked so well together.

I loved every bite of this and could easily have had more…but there was a few more dishes ordered.

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★★
Taste★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

JALAPENO POPPERS £7.35
Jalapenos, Molito Cheese & Corn, Breadcrumbed, Roasted Brava Sauce

I have had Jalapeno Poppers from other places and thought yeah these are nice, so I had to try them here.

A friend I was with said they packed a punch, but I thought lets see

Presentation was nice, and the aroma was good so time to take a bite….

These tasted so good, the sauce, the flavours all worked I didnt think anything was wrong with them….then it snuck up and hit me.

WOW for me these were a bit too strong but I tried a second bite.

Yup I had to leave this one and it won this round, I am giving a 4/5 due to the kick for me but if you like a kick then you would love these.

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★★
Taste★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

CRAB CEVICHE TOSTADA £8.45
2 crispy corn tortillas topped with lime crab

I had had crab elsewhere recently and thought I want to try it here.

I had no idea what this was, but its always good to try new things.

On arrival this looked ok, and I could smell lime so it was time to taste.

This was very refreshing, I could take the lime, and a hint of crab as it wasnt a strong flavour.

For me this was ok, I was expecting a bigger crab flavour, as crab has a lovely flavour but as I said it was nice and refreshing but I wouldn’t have it again.

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★★
Taste★★★
Value for Money★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Churros £5.85
Hot Mexican Doughnuts

No matter how full I am there is normally always room for a little extra, and I had to order these.

I loved these last time, I loved these when I tried them in other places so it was going to hit my sweet tooth.

A massive smile it my face when I saw these, and I jumped right in.

Sweet, crispy, great flavour then added with the chocolate sauce mmmm

Perfection!

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★★
Taste★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall

It was great to be back again as it had been too long.

I didn’t find tonight as loud as my last visit, which is good as I could hear my friends easily when we were seated.

The food was very good, and I would order different things next visit to try other new dishes.

I am keeping here on my top spots to visit!

Have you been here? let me know in the comments.

Service★★★★★
Time between Courses★★★★
Overall Value for Money★★★★★

My Overall Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My 3rd Blogger Meet Up at Topolabamba (Glasgow) : Review

Topolabamba Glasgow : Outside

Event Location

89 Saint Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5TF
UK

Website

www.topolabamba.com

Event Date : Thursday 20th April 2017

This is my 3rd blogger meet up event, and this was held at the Glasgow restaurant Topolabamba.

This time I created a private group on Facebook, where everyone could see the details and select if they were going or not. So this time round I was a little more organised and professional than before.

If you are a blogger in Glasgow, doesn’t need to be food it can be any please feel free to contact me and I can send you an invite to the group.

I was looking forward to this event, as I managed to invite a lot more people and also Topolabamba does good food.

Unfortunately there were a lot of cancellations, due to many different reasons so tonight was just a very cosy crowd. This has got to be expected at any event, hopefully my 4th will have more

On to the food….

Chicken Tinga Quesadillas £4.95

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I have never ordered these and saw that they were a little spicy, so I asked the waitress how spicy they were and she sold them to me as they sounded nice.

I don’t like mega spicy things, so when it arrived I knew this would either be really nice or too spicy and I wouldn’t enjoy it….Lucky it was the first.

This was really good and full of flavour, the spice on a scale of 1 to 10 was only a 1 to a 2 for me which was perfect.

I would order this again!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 3.5

Shredded Beef Burrito £6.95

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I had this the last visit, and thought would try again as I really liked it. Its very filling, and again packed with flavour. Again like last time the sauce with it, it didn’t do anything for me so I left it as the Burrito on its own was better without it.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4.5
Presentation : 4

Extra : I did also order the Smoked Chorizo & Quesos Quesadillas but I ate them before I remembered to take a photo so next time I will comment on them.

I had to have the same dessert as I had on my last visit, as it was so so good since I have a very sweet tooth.

Mexican Chocolate Cup £4.95

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I needed my chocolate burst tonight and this was the fix.

This is a thick chocolate mousse, that is very chocolatey and perfect if your like me and have a sweet tooth.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall :

Overall a nice night where we had laughs and good food, as I said unfortunately a lot cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances but it was a nice evening.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the waitress tonight, her name is Nicole and she was very helpful and very pleasant so a big thank you to her from all of us.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 5
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Topolabamba (Glasgow) : Review

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Topolabamba (Glasgow)
89 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5TF
Phone: 0141 248 9359
Website : www.topolabamba.com
I have been to Topolabamba once before this visit, and I enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere but one thing really put me off…..the background music was too loud so loud I was shouting over the table to my friend.
I recently decided its time to go back for a second try and see what I think, as I like to give a place at least to visits before I decide I will 100% return or never again.
Visit Date : Sunday 19th February 2017
On entering we were shown to our table, and sat down.
The first thing I did notice was the music was at a good level, I could heard my girlfriend across the table and she could hear me (don’t know if that was a good thing)
The second thing I noticed was the restaurant looked a lot better, it was missing a few things from the walls that were there last time. So all the little changes were noticed and an improvement.

Starter :

QUESADILLAS : (Except Chorizo) (Not GF) (Large soft tortilla stuffed with a filling of your choice & toasted)

Crab, Shrimp & Sweetcorn : £5.95

Unfortunately when I imported my photo it went corrupt, don’t know why as never happened before so I will try and get another one when I have this again.

This was a nice sized starter, you get two finger sized portions.

The flavour was very nice, the crab came over more than the shrimp and sweetcorn for me. The tortilla was just crispy, so it was good as sometimes they can be very crispy at other restaurants and flake everywhere.

Main :

BURRITO : (Not GF) AVAILABLE AS NAKED BURRITO (Flour tortilla stuffed with green rice, black beans, pico de gallo, queso fresco cheese & your choice of filling)

Shredded Beef : £6.95

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The last time I had a burrito was at Poco Havana, so I had that to use as a comparison.

This was a really good size, and I could see it was packed.

I really wanted to say I enjoyed one more than the other, but here and Poco Havana were very good. This also was fully of flavour, cooked very well and was very filling.

 

Sweet :

Mexican Chocolate Cup : £4.95

Topolabamba Glasgow : Mexican Chocolate Cup

There is always room for something with chocolate….

This was like a chocolate mousse, very sweet and a good texture…..this was bliss.

This was really nicely presented, and the cream on the top just added that little extra to the presentation and flavour.

I would have this again!!! mmmmm

Cocktail :

Jalisco Blue £7.00
El Jimador Reposado, Blue Curacao, Lemon, agave Syrup, fanta orange

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This was a very refreshing and very very tasty cocktail, I really want this again when I return.

Overall :

Overall my second visit was a lot better than my first.

I have this big issue that if I have to shout to the people or person I am with over the music, you won’t really enjoy the time at the restaurant or the atmosphere. Tonight the music level was good, so I really had a nice time and enjoyed the atmosphere.

Food was nice, I enjoyed it and will try something different when I return.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 4.5

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