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April 2, 2014


Are Mexican restaurants due to be the next big thing in Glasgow?

You could argue that with the spread of the Pinto restaurants; new openings such as Juan Chihuahua and, perhaps, the Latin American Las Iguanas, that that the Mexican boom has already started.

What makes it even more likely to happen is when one of the partners at the Di Maggio’s group gets involved in a new Mexican restaurant project in the city centre.


If anyone has their finger on the pulse of Glasgow’s eating out scene, it’s the team at Di Maggio’s so if one of their directors is linked to the project, then it seems a fair bet that Glasgow is indeed about to experience a Mexican boom.

Called Topolobamba, the new venture is on St Vincent Street. The plan is to have it opened in time for the Commonwealth Games.

NYC American Grill

Sticking with food from the other side of the Atlantic, we note that the NY American Grill is taking shape in Princes Square.

It is run by the same team as Barca which is also in the Buchanan Street centre.

Steaks, burgers and boozy shakes are among the goodies on offer when the venue opens in early May.

Ox & Finch

Looking a little further in to the future (?), Ox & Finch restaurant is shaping up fast on Sauchiehall Street. It’s the new, permanent project from the people at street food specialists Scoop.

[Ox and Finch is coming together on Sauchiehall Street.][11]
Ox and Finch is coming together on Sauchiehall Street.