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La Boca

72 West Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM (Downtown)
505-982-3433
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Ranked #26 of 467 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Lincoln
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lakewood, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful little gem. Recommended by a friend who only said "you just have to try it if you like enjoying a wine and tapas atmosphere". We decided to head in on our first night in town @ 5:00 and the place was already about 3/4 full. Perfectly noisy with conversations, just like you would expect at a tapas... More

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Comox, Canada
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221 reviews 221 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Our hotelier recommended this place to dine (as did many others) and she mentioned their 'happy appies' from 3 to 5. We nipped off for an early round of Sangria with some Mexican tapas, then died and went to heaven it was so delicious. Flavorful, nice portions, comfortable atmosphere, and a friendly host. I could have provided 5 stars except... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Made reservations at La Boca and had heard good things from locals and travelers. The tapas selections were interesting. We had grilled artichokes, garlic shrinp, and watermelon salad. We also selected an eving special of tiny peppers with sea salt. The flavors were robust and the peppers were addictive. Can't wait to eat here again.

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Redmond, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Like food with a nice bite to it? Shrimp tapas are the way to go. Paella is superb. Nice wine list. Thursday nights also feature wonderful guitarist Nacha. Service is attentive but not over-bearing. Reservations are recommended,

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Bandera, Tc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our second visit in as many years. Excellent service. We had two specials, one with a seared scallop and the other with roasted figs....yum. Also had "frio ravioli", a menu item with crab. Also very good, but not a traditional ravioli as there was no pasta wrap. The Pinot Grigio by the glass ( only one such selection) also good.... More

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Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

LaBoca continues to grow in a positive way. The atmosphere is ok; however, it is the food that counts !! The staff is very well informed and the tapas selection is excellent & reasonably priced. The wine selection is cry good & also well priced. If possible, try to obtain a window location. Well Done, Boca….Keep up the good work.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Stopped in for lunch with guests from out of town and was very pleased to see that this wonderful restaurant continues to excel. Service is perfect, and the food is unique and delicious. Paella is as good as it gets, the salads are wonderful, wine list is diverse and very good. Keep up the great work, Chef James! We'll be... More

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Sandia Park, New Mexico, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

La Boca is a great spot to meet with good friends, enjoy tapas and share a one or two bottles of good wine. The place is small, crowded but filled with good vibes and fun. The staff is friendly, and knows the menu and wines well. The tapas are sooooo yummy that I am getting hungry just thinking about my... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went on a Tuesday at 6pm and they were packed, so they must be doing something right. However, we didn't have reservations, and the attitude we got was almost like they were doing us a favor by squeezing us in (to which I felt like saying "shut up and take my money!"). The service was fairly attentive but also... More

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connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I rarely write a negative review of a restaurant based on the waitstaff. It is a hard job and most folks do it with very well. Yet the attitude of our waitress was just rude. Two orders were late because she had not put them into the kitchen and she never acknowledged her error. She acted like we were the... More

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