If you are planning a Christmas shopping trip to Glasgow then take a look at El Santo, on Miller Street in the Merchant City. With festive menus traditionally awash with dishes such as roast turkey, Christmas Pudding and mince pies, El Santo will transport its diners to Latin America for Christmas.

Specialising in cuisine from all over South America, including flavourful dishes from Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Argentina, the restaurant has a Brazilian chef, Juliana Kipper, at the helm, who references her family’s rich food heritage in her varied and enticing menus.

For £40 pp, the “White Christmas” menu is based on two people sharing. Kicking off with Prosecco on arrival, there are three tapas style starters, followed by a choice of two different tacos to share, with options such as pulled chicken, or spicy mushroom. Diners can choose from a meat or chicken dish to share which is cooked on the charcoal grill. Options include beef ribs, hot & spicy sausages and rump steak, and two side dishes make up the menu. 

For £60 pp, there is the “Platinum Christmas” option, which gives diners four tapas style starters to share, and also includes dessert – a delicious “postre” of Latin American desserts, with condensed milk flan, tapioca cheese bread with guava jam, and churros complete with chocolate sauce.  Paired wines can be added to either of these menus.

Panos Dimou, General Manager at El Santo said: “If you are looking for something out of the ordinary which is still indulgent, colourful and full of flavour and spirit, then try our amazing Latin American cuisine for your Christmas get together this year – it’s ideal for sharing too.”


Book online – menus run until 24 December 2023.

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