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Taco street food pop up set to take over Glasgow bar this weekend

Scotland’s newest street food vendors, MASA are set to bring their delicious hand-pressed tacos to Glasgow bar The Gate for a kitchen takeover this weekend.

Published: November 26, 2019

Straight from launching at Park Lane market in Glasgow’s Southside - where they sold over 200 tacos in three hours, MASA is the brainchild of experienced chef, Derek Park.

Having worked his way up Glasgow’s leading restaurants including Crabshakk, Ox and Finch and most recently alongside Julie Lin MacLeod at Julie’s Kopitiam, Derek’s cooking style is centred around fresh flavours influenced by season.

Taking place on Thursday, 28th until Saturday, 30th November between 12 pm until 10pm each day, the Taco Takeover is The Gate’s second guest kitchen residency, following on from a sold-out El Cartel pop-up in September during Glasgow Cocktail Week in partnership with World Class.

MASA - named after the dough that makes their tacos, is known for serving up punchy flavours in fresh, hand-pressed, authentic corn tortillas.

Guests can expect to enjoy sweet and savoury tacos from the pop-up as well as drinks from the refreshing frozen margarita menu, created by The Gate team.

MASA chef, Derek Park Masa said: “MASA is simply about tacos at their best; every flavour element has been well planned and prepared, served on the freshest possible tortillas. Our tacos are hand-pressed, vibrant and we can’t wait to takeover The Gate for our first East End pop-up!”

Alasdair Shaw, manager of The Gate said: “Our first takeover with El Cartel was a great success and totally sold out.

"We are very excited to have Del Park from MASA (or ‘Del Cartel’ as we like to call him) showing that Glasgow can also make some of the best tacos you will ever taste.

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"Made in Glasgow and one of the most exciting pop-up in the city to launch this year, we can’t wait to collaborate with MASA next weekend.”

Located directly across from The Barrowland Ballroom, The Gate is an East End Neighbourhood bar dedicated to showcasing the best of Scottish hospitality and toasties, run by drinks veteran, Andy Gemmell.

The MASA pop-up takes place at The Gate on Thursday, 28, Friday, 29th November and Saturday, 30th November from 12pm until 10pm.

Tables are very limited, for reservations, please email to book your table. There will also be a limited number of walk-ins available during the three day pop-up.

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