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“Fantastic”

La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 61 Restaurants in Helensburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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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“Fantastic”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

A great addition to helensburgh a really nice restaurant good food with great taste. A real taste of Spain

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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“nice first visit”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

great to see a half decent restaurant in Helensburgh at last. We had 6 dishes between us, 3 meat and 3 fish and all were delicious and the house rioja is very drinkable. No need to travel to glasgow now for tapas. A lovely restaurant and cant wait to go back!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Scotland
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“Fantastic!!!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! Food was amazing, wine list was great and service was brilliant! Would definitely recommend and can't wait until our next visit already!

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Glasgow
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“Tapas at its best in area, what more do you need for a good night out”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

We visited mid week to celebrate my sons r&r back from afghanistan.5 adults great tapas good company,great service and atmosphere. We were well attended not over so just enough...sadly no canarian potatoes...but we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Remember to book your table cause even mid week it was well attended and you dont ewant to be disappointed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Well Done - Just what Helensburgh needed”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

What a lovely place to go for lunch/dinner in these bleak winter months without travelling out of Helensburgh. I have been a number of times now and will be visiting again with a crowd of friends in February. Good location, excellent food and reasonable prices. I found the staff very attentive for lunch and dinner despite the restaurant being fully booked they looked after us well. I would urge the residents of Helensburgh to support this restaurant - we want it to be around for a long time I believe.

  • Visited January 2013
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