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“What a find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Boca

La Boca
72 W Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
505-982-3433
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Ranked #17 of 476 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Lincoln
Cairo Egypt
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We wandered around Santa Fe eating here and there, always recommended places and found most to be only okay, not wonderful. We happened to pass La Boca, read the menu and thought we'd try it. We had time only for the Happy Hour but they were glad to make reservations for us for the time we wanted, though they were quite bust even that early. The food, mostly tapas, were spectacular and very different from any other Spanish/Tapas restaurant we had ever eaten in. The service was great, the atmosphere busy but friendly and comfortable, and the prices were reasonable. It was an amazing experience.

Our friends went back another night for a full dinner and said it was even better but we had already left town by then.

  • Visited August 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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Tucson
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121 reviews 121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Great Tappas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went to the sister restaurant, Taberna, the night before for dinner, and enjoyed it so we thought we would try La Boca for lunch before heading back to Tucson. The food is great. Service was quick. Our server was very knowledgeable of the food and wines. We had to laugh because our Sat evening server was the Sun afternoon bar tender. The wines by the glass are good and the prices reasonable. We would definitely go back. My only complaint about La Boca is the tables are very tight. At Taberna we sat on the patio and it was roomier. Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Awesome Tapas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place was so good! The melon tapa is one that I'm still telling people about since it was so delicious. Make sure to live on the wild side and have a glass of sherry with your meal.

Visited August 2014
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Den Haag
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28 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Check your reservation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice restaurant, small. Went there on Monday, they were full so we made reservations for the following night (for 3 people). Upon arrival they had a reservation for 2 AND the wrong cell nr written down. Took a while to get a table.... Not a nice start. Food very good, pricey!

Visited August 2014
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Tapas were good and so was the Sangria!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped in for tapas after visiting the Georgia O'Keeffe museum. It was early in the afternoon so the prices were reasonable. The service was a bit brusk, but the food was very good as were the drinks. I thought the atmosphere was nice and I would reccommend.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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