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“Awesome meal, hectic atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Boca

La Boca
72 West Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM (Downtown)
505-982-3433
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Ranked #20 of 472 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Park City, Utah
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164 reviews 164 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Awesome meal, hectic atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My boyfriend and I each ordered the 3-course tasting menu, where the chef prepares whatever he wants, and we were able to request that we each received different meals so that we would be able to try more dishes. Each plate was complex and fantastic, and not something that was found on the regular menu. It was a pleasure to see what would show up next.

Our waitress was very knowledgeable. Even though the restaurant was packed, she still handled things well.

The food was too good to subtract a star, but the atmosphere was really noisy and the tables were incredibly close together. Servers had to weave between the small spaces, so this was by no means a relaxing or intimate dining experience. As long as you expect this going in, you should be okay.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Always good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We started going to this restaurant when it first opened and have not been disappointed. The food is always wonderful and the restaurant although small is quaint and fun.

Visited August 2013
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Pflugerville, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I were shopping just off from the plaza area and found this great little Spanish restaurant. The food was excellent and they had a very good selection of wine. We will go back to this restaurant every time we go to Santa Fe. Everything was just wonderful.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Tapas Restuarant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Lunched in this casual atmosphere restaurant. Tapas appetizers & flank steak were excellent. Service was friendly & attentive.

Visited September 2013
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Spontaneous Chef's Tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Even with my not eating red meat the Chef made a superlative meal with none of the 3 courses appearing on the regular menu. I felt so special and taken care of. This is a delicious tapas restaurant with many tempting choices!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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