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“What a find!”
Review of La Boca

La Boca
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Ranked #19 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.”
Cairo Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a find!”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We wandered around Santa Fe eating here and there, always recommended places and found most to be only okay, not wonderful. We happened to pass La Boca, read the menu and thought we'd try it. We had time only for the Happy Hour but they were glad to make reservations for us for the time we wanted, though they were quite bust even that early. The food, mostly tapas, were spectacular and very different from any other Spanish/Tapas restaurant we had ever eaten in. The service was great, the atmosphere busy but friendly and comfortable, and the prices were reasonable. It was an amazing experience.

Our friends went back another night for a full dinner and said it was even better but we had already left town by then.

  • Visited August 2014
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Tucson
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“Great Tappas”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went to the sister restaurant, Taberna, the night before for dinner, and enjoyed it so we thought we would try La Boca for lunch before heading back to Tucson. The food is great. Service was quick. Our server was very knowledgeable of the food and wines. We had to laugh because our Sat evening server was the Sun afternoon bar tender. The wines by the glass are good and the prices reasonable. We would definitely go back. My only complaint about La Boca is the tables are very tight. At Taberna we sat on the patio and it was roomier. Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2014
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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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“Awesome Tapas!”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place was so good! The melon tapa is one that I'm still telling people about since it was so delicious. Make sure to live on the wild side and have a glass of sherry with your meal.

Visited August 2014
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Den Haag
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“Check your reservation”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice restaurant, small. Went there on Monday, they were full so we made reservations for the following night (for 3 people). Upon arrival they had a reservation for 2 AND the wrong cell nr written down. Took a while to get a table.... Not a nice start. Food very good, pricey!

Visited August 2014
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“Tapas were good and so was the Sangria!”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped in for tapas after visiting the Georgia O'Keeffe museum. It was early in the afternoon so the prices were reasonable. The service was a bit brusk, but the food was very good as were the drinks. I thought the atmosphere was nice and I would reccommend.

  • Visited July 2014
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