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September 24, 2019

Mezcal, a new Mexican taqueria and bar, will officially open to the public on Friday 27th September.

The Hope Street bar is inspired by the street food culture of Mexico City, and serves a selection of tacos alongside larger sharing dishes and cocktails. 

As well as contemporary Mexican food, the restaurant and bar will serve up tequila's smoky sibling - mezcal. There will be more than 25 different types of the spirit behind the bar. 

Unlike tequila, which is made only from blue agave in select regions in Mexico, mezcal is made from the heart (or piña) from up to over 30 species of the agave plant. The piñas are cooked in underground pit ovens, which gives the spirit its distinctive smoky flavour, before being mashed and left to ferment.

Anyway, we digress. The new venture comes from the teams behind Glasgow's Halloumi, bibimbap and Rioja.

Dishes on the menu include salmon and beef tacos; tuna and chicken tostadas, nachos, salads and classic ceviche dishes in which raw fish is 'cooked' or cured in lime juice.

Mexican nightlife experience

The drinks list is designed by Mezcal co-founder Ryan Bowman and features a range of frozen margaritas, craft beers, wines and a wide selection of classic cocktails with a mezcal twist.

The taqueria and cantina bar on Hope Street aims to become the city’s go-to for a Mexican nightlife experience.

Every Thursday to Saturday,  DJs will get the party started with a selection of the finest funk, house and disco tracks

Founder and restaurateur Kevin Campbell said:

'Mezcal is a place you can stop in for a bite, or stay all night listening to DJs, eating small plates and drinking delicious cocktails with friends. We’re very excited to welcome everyone from far and wide to drink, eat, party, dance on the tables and, more than anything, enjoy a taste of Mexico city in the heart of Glasgow.'

The restaurant will operate on a first-come-first-served basis  so no need for advance bookings. The restaurant will celebrate their official launch party on Friday 27th September. 

Mezcal will be open midday to 1am, Monday through to Sunday at 104 Hope Street, Glasgow.