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“Best In Helensburgh” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar

La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar
33 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland
+44 1436 268518
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Helensburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Barca Spanish Tapas And Wine Bar is officially Scotland's Best Mediterranean Restaurant. The team beat stiff competition from restaurants in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness to lift the prestigious award in May 2014. This award winning restaurant offers a vibrant, authentic taste of Spain in luxurious, colourful and cosy surroundings. La Barca boasts a boat shaped bar, beautiful harbour scene mural and a generously stocked feature wine cellar.Relax in the luxurious surroundings and enjoy delicious tapas and paellas prepared by Spanish chefs and served by friendly, attentive staff. La Barca opened after a six figure sum refurbishment and is the sister restaurant to the town's highly reputable Riverbank Bar and Restaurant nearby.Run by the same husband and wife team. They costly added Garth Bar & Grill in Helensburgh to their Culinary stable.Not just a place to eat, La Barca is perfect for a glass of wine, cocktail or coffee. Food served daily from 12noon to 10pm with 3 tapas from £9.95. Hasta Luego x
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Best In Helensburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

La Barca has a great atmosphere, friendly staff and a large choice of tapas and drinks. The food is brilliant, sourced locally and cooked to order. The 3 tapas for under £10 deal is great value too. I have eaten here on numerous occasions now, just what Helensburgh needed!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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“Best place in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

At last a decent restaurant in town. Been several times and had a wonderful meal each time. Always busy with a great atmosphere and excellent friendly service. You must give it a try, I thought I didn't like Tapas but love it here!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A good restaurant in a town that needs it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Staying in Helensburgh for a week we we glad we found La Barca as there are not too many good eateries about. They serve very good tapas and the drinks menu is extensive and covers everything you would need. We booked and were glad we did as it was very busy on a Wednesday night. Service was very efficient and the staff were knowledgeable. We had 6 tapas between us and some very good, but the pork cheeks and the lamb dish were excellent! It was not too expensive and we would definitely go back.

Visited July 2013
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“A wee taste of Spain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Lovely tapas with a reasonably priced wine menu. Always busy with a good atmosphere and friendly staff

Visited June 2013
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“Best eatery in Helensburgh!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went for dinner with some friends and we all agreed the good was good as was the service and general atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to go out for a nice meal in Helensburgh:)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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