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La Boca
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Ranked #19 of 587 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Lincoln
Description: Opened in 2006 by 8 time James Beard Award Nominee, Chef James Campbell Caruso. La Boca has the feel of a lively European wine bar, featuring an extensive selection of carefully chosen Mediterranean and South American wines. Knowledgeable and animated staff graciously guide customers to the perfect wine to complement their meals. La Boca also prides itself on being an ambassador of Spanish sherry culture, transporting its guests to Cadiz in the crisp cool flavors of Fino, or the deep fig-essence of a Pedro Ximenez. Full to capacity almost every night since its opening, La Boca has been a hit with both locals and the world travelers that visit Santa Fe. La Boca has earned numerous awards both local and national, including the Santa Fe Reporter’s “Restaurant of the Year,” and the International Wine and Food Society’s “Award of Excellence.”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had just arrived in Santa Fe mid afternoon, hungry and thirsty, and attempted to have a drink and snacks at our plaza hotel bar. Turns out they had no food because their restaurant was not open (found this out after they served us drinks though!). We marched up the street a few blocks and searched for La Boca at the recommendation of family member who had been there before. We had an amazing and wonderful later afternoon snack of Tapas and wine recommended by the waiter. This is such a beautiful, small, cozy, comfortable little restaurant! And, the food was above and beyond our expectations. We enjoyed the Tapas Trio, Bruschetta with crimini mushrooms, cream, and fried egg, and a Pincho of pork. They were all really good. We enjoyed them unhurried and it was our launching spot for a wonderful weekend! Thank you. We can't wait to come back and enjoy dinner with you!

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

We just happened upon this restaurant while looking for a place to eat lunch. Three of us had the luncheon special which included a white peach gazpacho soup, choice of 3 entrees and dessert for $17. The sauteed shrimp and salmon risotto with sofrito cream (one of the special entrees) was absolutely fabulous (lots of shrimp and salmon). The golden and red beet salad with goat cheese, watercress, greens, in sherry shallot vinaigrette was the best I've ever had, and only $12 (lots of beets and less greens). The dessert plate (that came with the luncheon special) had 3 different samplers, all unique and wonderful.

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Thank Yanktongirl
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Of course, this cannot compete with the real thing in Spain, but the pintxos we tried were quite authentic and also innovative, e.g. the morcilla.
Also, the dessert was fine.
This is not a cheap place, but it's something special, and one of very few where you can sit outside.

Thank dkbe
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was by far, my favorite meal in Santa Fe. There were four of us, and each one chose two tapas. The flavored were astounding and had us all wanting more. Granted it was not southwestern cooking, but, frankly, you can only handle so much spice!
The night at LaBoca was made even more special, by a flamenco guitarist performing. Her voice and skill at the guitar were indeed magical. My only regret is that I did not buy her CD. Make reservations!

Thank Loyce W
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

We loved this restaurant and went back twice during our stay in Santa Fe. I would recommend the happy hour from 3 - 5 pm, with the special tapas menu and pricing...also, the best sangria in town....the service was great and every dish was incredible....we even bought their cookbook so we could take some of the experience home with us!

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