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“A family supper which pleased everyone's taste buds and everyones pockets”

La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar
Ranked #6 of 67 Restaurants in Helensburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $26
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. Check out the board for their list of local suppliers including eggs and sausages from their local farm and butcher. 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
Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was a visit to see family pre-Christmas and there was a definite festive air about the restaurant. They had happily accommodated us early to allow for large parties later, however there was no rush and no pressure to get out.
We all were able to find more than enough choices for all tastes, just narrowing it down to three each was tricky, so we had a few "extras!
The monkfish cheeks were delicious, as were the chicken dishes.
Service was pleasant and efficient, they made allowances for us arriving in soaked coats and got us to a cosy table quickly.
A very good family evening!

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Thank Gill M
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

The varied dishes are always yummy. Cheerful and friendly (but not too) staff. Decor is very pleasant, you almost could be in Spain, but for being beside the Scottish River Clyde!

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Thank Myrth R
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

Has become one of our favourites whenever visiting Scotland.
The team are always friendly, enthusiastic, providing personalised service.
The special deal of £9.99 for 3 tapas until 6pm is particularly good value offering good quality wines.
Perhaps a some daily/weekly specials would provide more variation for your regular weekly customers ?
Looking forward to visiting your 3rd eating establishment in Helensburgh.
At last some decent places to socialise and enjoy!

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Thank Laura M
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Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Lovely place to eat, really enjoy coming here. Only downside is some of the staff are pretty miserable and rude they look like they don't want to be there.

Thank Lauramarie90
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Reviewed December 10, 2015

La Barca seem to be leading the market in identifying the need for gluten free and vegetarian choices without compromising on the overall super tapas menu choice. Good food and service in a restaurant that seems to have 'gone the extra mile'. One minor niggle which is not unique to La Barca is the menu design which is difficult to read due to colour choices.

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Thank Stuart G
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