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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
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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Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting La Barca since it opened and I have never had a bad experience. Superb food and great value. The head Waiter Carlos, runs the service like clockwork. Finish the meal with a coffee and a 43!

Thank CharlesO54
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Walked in on a Monday afternoon at got a table for 2 with no problem. Ordered the house tapas. Big portions which were very spanish orientated and tastfull. Will look forward to an evening meal next time. Stay away from the house wine, which was very poor quality, but did not detrement the experience.

Thank hansi f
Alexandria, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Dined here for lunch, food was good , relaxed atmosphere, staff were friendly and £9.95 for 3 tapas it's really good value for money. The only thing that was missing was sunny Spain!

Thank teresa190
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch a couple of weeks ago with friends after they recommended it. I like trying different things and with the awards this place has won and knowing how good there other restaurants are in Helensburgh it sounded like the ideal place. Taking full advantage of the lunch offer I certainly was not disappointed . Every dish had... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Food, menu choice service and ambience is first class. You must pay this restaurant a visit......a little gem.

Thank col594
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I've been numerous times here and enjoyed it every time. It's cooked fresh and I've never been disappointed yet, good portions too and great value. I strongly advise you to give it a go.

Thank Kathfun
Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

This was our very first experience of Tapas and are pleased to say it will not be our last. I misread the board outside and thought 3 tapas for £9.95 but it was from and quite a few of the dishes had supplement charges. The food was excellent quality. We were asked by our waiter if we would like bread... More 

Thank Marion C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Five of us visited for a family dinner and had a range of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes between us. The food was overall slightly below average. Some of the meat dishes were bland and lacking in both flavour and texture, and the veggie dishes were so rich they were almost inedible. I love tapas, and normally associate this with... More 

Thank Spinelli101
Preston, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Had been advised that this had been dubbed 'Best Tapas in Scotland' before we ate. Was interested to see if it could uphold such a grand title! And it did. Service was great, friendly, efficient and helpful. Food was delicious. I think you'd need around 3 dishes per person. I had chicken skewers, chips and halloumi, would recommend all three.... More 

Thank pinkcamelno9
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Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for some breakfast with a friend for a catch up - what can I say the breakfast was outstanding! Plenty on the plate great value for money and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. Service was quick and efficient and nothing was a problem for the server. Will Definately be back!!

Thank Louise W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $26
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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