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“Delightful treat” 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 47 Restaurants in Helensburgh
Price range: $14 - $31
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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“Delightful treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved this place the choices were plentiful and the dishes themselves were delicious. Would recommend. Parents already looking forward to going back

Visited July 2014
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United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Top Class.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We live in Helensburgh and for years have had to go to Glasgow for great food, not any more.
It is our favorite restaurant ever.
The food and service are unique in this area.
Enough said.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Scotland's best Mediteranian restaurant 2014 a well deserved award.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We came upon this restaurant by accident having just visited The Hill house nearby. We were a minute or two after the 6pm deadline for the 3 for £9.95 but the waiter saw us turning away from the menu outside and extended the offer. I'm so glad he did. We had a wonderful meal choosing sliced beef tomatoes with crumbled strong cheese, Spanish omelette (very filling), vegetarian paella, fish in batter, chicken and ham croquettes, and beef pork lamb meatballs in a tomato sauce, all helped down with a jug of Sangria.
The food was delicious, tasty and filling and attractively presented. Service seemed a little slow but perhaps that was because we were hungry, but the dishes were well worth waiting for. I was curious about the award displayed at the front desk but not surprised to learn that it was for the best Mediteranian restaurant in Scotland. A well deserved honour.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Tapas Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic setting looking out over the water, eating tapas and drinking sangria. The staff were all very friendly and very professional. The choice of tapas is extensive and varied. We opted for the 3 for £9.95 which is available up to 6pm. Will definitely be back to Helensburgh just to go back to La Barca.

Visited July 2014
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“Birthday Bash”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A lunch to celebrate my birthday with family and friends, large party but made to feel very special, food as always is excellent with plenty of choices, the scallops were delish as were the steak strips perfectly cooked, good wine too. Empty plates all round and finished off with a cocktail. Service was really good considering it was busy. The waiters even came out and sung Happy Birthday to me in Spanish...........made my birthday lunch one to remember.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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