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La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar

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33 West Clyde Street | nr Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
+44 1436 268518
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had heard about LA Barca being a little gem of a restaurant so we decided to visit for our daughters 13th birthday while visiting family in Helensburgh. We had never had tapas before and were a little unsure of what to order The staff were really helpful with deciphering the dishes and the early menu deal proved to be... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent value particularly the lunch and early evening deal. Good kids menu available as well. We keep on going.

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SCOTLAND
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great choice of tapas, and something to suit everyone. As good as being in a tapas place in Spain. A lot of thought has gone in to the decor too and is tastefully done

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Thank TOKY
Glasgow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tapas were good. All plates were demolished and we weren't stinting on the food. The waiter taught us how to correctly pronounce Estrella. Estrella beer is what the guys were discussing having. Every time the name was mentioned by them, the waiter repeated with the correct pronunciation. It was amusing.

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Thank Matilda P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner Wednesday 10th for date night with the hubby, it was our first visit and the food was amazing but the service was poor from the minute we stepped foot in the door it was off putting. It was a shame because I've read such great reviews me wanted to go here for so long. So to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was our first introduction to Tapas in the UK and it was amazing. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and efficient.

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Thank Sandra1781963
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great place. Friendly staff. The tapas is authentic Spanish food, it's just what you'd get in Spain. There's a really good and varied menu, over time I've tried almost every dish, they are all fabulous. I can highly recommend La Barca to all.

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Thank John P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 3rd visit and it just gets better every time. Food and service are fantastic and you could almost for get you are in Scotland and get lost in thoughts of Spanish holidays, wasn't my 1st visit & trust me it won't be my last either

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious and there were so many choices, you could eat there for weeks. Staff was friendly. Would definitely go here again.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming serving staff, nothing was a problem. Very busy on a Saturday afternoon. Tapas menu good, fresh food and ample serving.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 West Clyde Street | nr Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 268518
Description
La Barca Spanish Tapas And Wine Bar is officially Scotland's Best Mediterranean Restaurant three years running. You can find three tapas from £9.95 daily till 6pm. This multi award winning restaurant offers 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 is the sister restaurant to the town's highly reputable Riverbank Bar and Restaurant nearby and is run by the same husband and wife team. It serves a traditional Scottish breakfast menu 9-11.45a.m during the week and from 10am sunday.Check out the board for their list of local suppliers including eggs and sausages from their local farm and butccher. Not just a place to eat, La Barca is perfect for a glass of wine, cocktail or coffee. Tapas served daily from 12noon to 10pm with 3 tapas from £9.95. Hasta Luego x

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