New images reveal inside a Mexican restaurant chain as it prepares to officially open a second Glasgow venue.

Seven years after it first opened on St Vincent Street in the city centre, Topolabamba is gearing up to welcome customers to its Byres Road venue next week. 

Customers can expect to enjoy authentic Mexican street food, frozen margaritas and much more at the new eatery, which opens in place of West End institution The Whistler's Mother. 

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Bosses have retained the aesthetic of the original bar, maintaining two bars connected by a passageway, as well as its cornice features.

The second Glasgow restaurant - third overall in Scotland - will create 30 jobs.

Ahead of the opening, operations manager Iain Gallie said: “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.

“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.” 

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In a first-time offering, guests can enjoy brunch at the new Topolabamba location such as breakfast tacos, burritos and a Mexican skillet as well as margaritas and bloody Marias to make it a 'boozy' brunch. 

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.”

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