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“Great Argentinian fare off the Mississipi river” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Boca

La Boca
870 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1705 (Lower Garden District)
+1 504-525-8205
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Ranked #194 of 1,672 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $36
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Argentinean, South American
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lower Garden District
Cross street: St. Joseph
Description: La Boca is an Argentine style steakhouse with our entire menu focused on the national food of Argentina, beef. 13 different cuts on any given night accompanied with legendary french fries and house made pastas. The wine list is entirely from Argentina with Malbec being the focus. Maitre'd of the Year Orestes Rodriguez will greet you at the door and make sure your stay is as fulfilling as the food.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Argentinian fare off the Mississipi river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Have always a great Malbec, Empanadas, provoleta, some amazing salads, well crafted cocktails; and the greatest steak in all the area.
presentation, ambiance and attention makes it perfect.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The food was creative and tasty for a steak house. The service was pretty good. The room itself is dominated by a busy bar. It feels more like a hip club then a steak house. Unfortunately, the room is very loud. We could not have a conversation.
A good meal and a nice break from typical New Orleans food but we probably won't go back because of the atmosphere. We skipped dessert because we couldn't wait to leave.
If you don't mind that then you might love this place.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Georgetown, Texas
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food & Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The three of us had a 8:00pm table on a Friday night and were promptly seated. The wine list was presented and what a great selection! We all ordered the Bone in Ribeye, and each of our steaks were cooked to perfection. The sides were delicious and everything was served in a timely manner. The presentation of selecting our steak knives was quite fun! The restaurant was lively and we were glad that we had booked a table in advance. Don't miss out on the fantastic desserts. Try this restaurant for a change from seafood and you will not regret it!

  • Visited May 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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“If you want a disappointing meal with rude and sleazy service...especially Ricky Lane.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The schmaltzy manager Ricky Lane welcomes you at the bar like you've entered his parlor. Normally, this is a good thing, but he is an over the top personality, blowing hot air from the get-go. The appetizers were underwhelming, but this was less disappointing than the quality of La Boca's beef. Later, seated at our table for entrees, we found ourselves placed in the back next to a boisterous table of young men bellowing, laughing obnoxiously, and fist bumping as they gobbled their steaks. We politely asked to move away and neither the waitress nor the mgmt wanted to help us. The second henchman in command minimized our distress and tried to convince us that these young men were just having a good time and we should put up. Next, our steaks arrived and the rib eye, a $44 cut, had an excessive amount of fat, grizzle, and veins. The waitress, inexperienced and unconcerned, sent Ricky Lane back over. Uninterested in any negative feedback, he spent 5 minutes rudely lecturing us about why our disappointment was unfounded. At one point when we asked if there had been a change of ownership, he squawked sarcastically at us, "Are you insane?" It was unclear whether he was altered or just extremely rude. The only professional, knowledgeable and courteous employee was the female bartender. Avoid La Boca and their arrogant and incompetent managers, waitstaff, and hostesses.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, D.C.
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing steak, great wines, fair prices. Lively. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you like a good steak and solid South American wine, visit this place in the warehouse district. Skirt steak that tastes like butter. Very extensive and tasty wine list. Incredibly reasonably priced (wines) and a fun atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit. And a good staff. Try this place next time you're in New Orleans.

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