A new Mexican street food restaurant is opening its doors soon in Glasgow's west end

Topolabamba will serve tacos, frozen margaritas and even brunch when it opens on Byres Road on Monday (November 6) at the former site of west end institution The Whistler’s Mother. 

The new restaurant has preserved the "integrity" of the popular pub, maintaining two bars connected by a passageway, as well as its original cornice features.

And it also gives a nod to its predecessor with the word "madre" appearing beneath the new signage. 

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Operations manager Iain Gallie said:  “The left-hand bar will look familiar to fans of Topolabamba  while the right hand side is a new look inspired by a Mexican-inspired Bodega bar, which we’re sure will be very popular with those on the hunt for an afternoon cocktail or post-dinner drink.

"The west end is an incredibly popular area to eat, drink and shop. It ticks every box for us and is a fabulous part of the city.
“We always wanted a west end restaurant but we hadn’t been able to find one big enough to offer the site we needed. We’re thrilled to finally be opening in such a diverse, bustling area, among many other excellent bars and restaurants.”
Topolabamba will offer brunch the first time at its new west end location – its third in Scotland –  with dishes like breakfast tacos, breakfast burritos, and a Mexican skillet all on offer, alongside jugs of Monterey’s margaritas and Bloody Marias available for boozy brunch. 

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Executive chef Marc Honeyman, said: “Glasgow’s west end is an area that sees a lot of footfall of people on the hunt for brunch – we’re excited to be part of the mix. 

“Our food is all made fresh in house. We pride ourselves on creating authentic, fresh dishes, which has proved to be a real hit in our Glasgow and Edinburgh venues. 
“We think customers will be particularly excited to try our Monterey margaritas, breakfast tacos and breakfast burritos. We think a Mexican brunch offering will fit right in on Byres Road, and we’re excited to be bringing this option to foodies of the west end and beyond.”
The first Topolabamba opened on St Vincent Street in Glasgow city centre in 2016. Its second venue launched on Edinburgh’s Lothian Road in 2016. 
Topolabamba Glasgow is open for bookings www.topolabamba.com.