On our first night in Santa Fe, Steve-O, the bartender at our hotel, urged us to visit Taberna La Boca and we are so glad he did. For whatever reason, the only tapas we had eaten before was at a large chain restaurant and they were over priced and awful. What a treat to eat the real thing at Taberna. We sat at the bar which turned out to be lots of fun because our server, Tess, was awesome. We started sampling the tapas sitting on the bar and then we had a Serranitos, Italy's little prosciutto brother from Spain, sandwich and Berenjena Fritas, delicious eggplant delicacies. We had some great wine from their very hip offerings and a Marble Pilsner they have on tap. The hit of the evening though was talking to the multi-talented owner and chef, James Campbell Caruso. Excellent chef, artist and musician. He autographed his very interesting cookbook, Espana for us and suggested we visit The Spanish Table for some of the more obscure ingredients in his book. Taberna alone is worth a return trip to Santa Fe. Thanks, James.
If you own or manage Taberna La Boca, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.