La Boca Steakhouse
La Boca Steakhouse

La Boca Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.labocasteaks.com/
  • Phone: (504) 525-8205
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jared M. Ralls
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events: We've Moved! Please join us at our new location at 870 Tchoupitoulas Street.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Joseph
  • Parking: Valet
A word from La Boca Steakhouse
La Boca is an Argentine style steakhouse, our entire menu focused on beef, the national food of Argentina. We offer 13 different cuts on any given night, accompanied with legendary french fries, a variety of other delicious sides, house made pastas and appetizers that reflect the taste of Argentina. The wine list is entirely Argentine, with Malbec being the focus. Our capable and knowledgeable staff are here to ensure that your stay is as fulfilling as the food.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
La Boca Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
180 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (109)special occasion (102)romantic (80)notable wine list (78)hot spot (68)good for groups (56)neighborhood gem (56)vibrant bar scene (29)late-night find (27)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Argentine style.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    The food was tasty, an interesting fusion of Argentine and American preferences. Steak could be ordered with an egg on it, recommended. The service was attentive, the ambiance was attractive and spacious, but loud, even on a Tuesday evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved location - old warehouse with exposed brick!
    Mary2Houston
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Unique spot with fabulous food and service and drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the country
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Yes, it's hard to say that a restaurant is the best in the country for anything but La Boca's steaks are just perfect every time I've visited. The goodness doesn't stop there. Simple sides like grilled asparagus and fried brussel sprouts are equally noteworthy. The eclectic Argentinian wine list has something for all tastes, beyond run-of-the-mill Malbecs that are typical of most other places. I make a point of visiting very time I'm in NoLa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Experience
    bug1
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We tried this restaurant - as an alternative to the every heavy seafood offerings to be had in New Orleans. We were not disappointed. Best steaks we have had in a very long time.The Filet and the Kobe were perfectly cooked. The sides asparagus and Boca French Fires were hot and well seasoned. Beautiful room, low lighting lends to the romantic feel, and the noise level is such that one can carry on a conversation. Service was above par and attentive but not overbearing, Wait staff knew the menu well and could explain cuts and prep. If you like steak - then this is the restaurant to dine at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Steaks and Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I found La Boca through Open Table as I was looking for a great steakhouse outside of the French Quarter. I thought about booking at Delmonico's but really wanted to try something new and different. That something was La Boca. Daniel, the sommelier, gave us a run down of the Argentinian red wines that we were considering. He did a fantastic job and we ended up picking a blend from Mendoza called 800 Soles. Our server, Joanie, was awesome. She had great knowledge of the menu. We started with the empanada special which was filled with shredded rib-eye meat and delicious!! The sauces that they bring definitely added to the flavor of the empanadas. For our main course Joanie secured a 32 ounce bone-in rib eye for my husband. It was amazing. I had the NY strip which had to be 2-3" thick. Both steaks were cooked to perfection. The ambiance of the place was great. I would definitely recommend making reservations as we heard the hostess tell people that the wait was almost 3 hours unless something at the bar opened up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I have visited La Boca on a few separate occasions for dining and I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The service is always the best and the food is impeccable. On this dining occasion I choose to take my girlfriend here for Veterans Day. It was her first time at La Boca. She absolutely loved it! She had the lime & avocado steak and said it was the best steak she had ever tried. We had a great dining experience at La Boca and cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks, Wine and Scotch
    skibidybop
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great atmosphere. Food was amazing. The wine list is exquisite and the scotch list is like none I've seen before. Staff is courteous and helpful. Choice of steaks cooked perfectly. Flourless brownie is like a stiff mousse that reminds me of my childhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New location. Same great food.
    Bubba
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Brought some friends from Midwest to La Boca and had a wonderful meal. Steaks always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfection
    GregBrown
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was to die for. Had a GREAT time. A must go if you are a Steak guy. Had the small cut (32oz) bone in Ribeye. cooked to perfection just the way I ordered it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make sure to get the right steak.
    LouisFromNOVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I'll go back but I won't order the bone it rib eye. Side of brussels sprouts was great and hearts of palm salad also good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    EatsEats
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The staff was wonderful. Alex our server was great. The gnocchi was amazing. There were only two of us so we didn't have enough people to do the tasting menu this time, but should you have 4 or more it's a gem. Fried Brussel sprouts were awesome. And the steaks were divine. I'm not a fan of charred steaks. I don't like the burned taste, which is a me thing, but I've learned to do leaner cuts and then I don't have that problem here. The filet came out wonderful. I've had to learn not to order ribeyes from here though for that reason. Less flame up from there open fire. So despite being a ribeye man, do a filet. Ooh and the chocolate torte was divine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wyoung411
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Wonderful steaks as always. Disappointed that the options for sides have decreased, but still a solid meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Difficult menu
    CPcatVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    You must have an attentive good waitor to get thru the menu, which we did not.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as usual
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The hostess was very rude. She got angry when I told here we had reserve for 4. Original reserv was fir 3, but I called nite if dinner & asked if ok to increase to 4 people & told no prob. Then she made big desk about it. Also sat us next to var & all other tables open. I asked to move farther away from bar & she got angry. She then came up in middle if dinner & demanded valet parking ticket so she could stamp it instead of waiting til dinner over. Also servers not very gracious or knowledgeable about food. Have been there a few times & seemed D team working
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak
    NateVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Best steak in town. Some may think it is one of those gross all you can eat Brazilian steakhouses but it could not be farther from that. First class, great service, great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak In N'awlins
    howellhere
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Best steak I've had in years and I live in L.A. & Seattle, excellent recommendation from mgr on wine, all Argentinian list, smooth, attentive, well timed, non-intrusive service, Place is a bit loud, but not so that it really affects dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Argentine Steak Paradise!
    Jetbrew
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent cuts of steak, prepared to perfection. Large Argentine portins and delicious side dishes. Great selection of Malbec and other fine wines. Three sauce combo served for your use when the bread arrives that are all delicious at varying points of the meal. Only complaint is that the chimichurrie sauce is great but definitely not traditional Argentine. All the same, everything here is incredibly tasty! La Boca is a must try here in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak lovers heaven
    2Mosers
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My wife and I enjoy a good steak dinner when we dine out and her comment after the first bite was "I think this might be the best steak I have ever had"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I usually don't write reviews, but I have to rave about La Boca. I wanted to surprise my fiancé with his favorite wine so I called ahead and had the sommelier decant it prior to our arrival. When we showed up, the wine was perfect, and the fiancé was floored. Success! This continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in the city. The service is second to none, and the food is always exceptional. Their new location is bigger and better than ever, and we will definitely keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great 2 year Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    From the steaks to the drinks to the wait staff, everything was perfect. It was our 1st time going here but it wont be the last. We went to celebrate our 2nd anniversary and we couldnt have asked for a better restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steakhouse at a Great Price
    JohnnyNo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    La Boca is a great high end steakhouse with reasonable prices. It is on the more expensive side but I believe cheaper than your traditional steakhouses - with the same quality and service. I love the concept of picking out your own steak knife from their selection. New location is more modern and open than the old location - I definitely believe it to be an upgrade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Cheeto
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Get the gnocchi! Wine list limited. Would like to see Andeluna, a nice Argentine wine added to the menu. Passionado is my favorite wine under that label.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paleo
    Goodfoodorbust
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great steaks! Excellent service. Grilled asparagus perfect. My wife loved the brussel sprouts. Salad options limited.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks, Great Wine
    SpartanV
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A great place to have an amazing steak and large list of Argentinean Wine! Just to top it off, get the Gnocchi as an appetizer. It's just absolutely scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great good, Mediocre Service
    BH1287
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We made reservations for 6, but due to communication errors on my part, the reservation turned into 10 at the last minute. The hostesses seemed to be aggravated by this and their demeanor changed. They told me to wait a couple minutes and see what they could do. They were able to make it work but did not fill us in on if it would happen or not in the meantime. Once seated, the hostess had a bad attitude and dropped menus on the table. She did not mention anything about a server, a welcome or even acknowledged that it was a birthday dinner. Throughout the meal, that same hostess seemed very annoyed with us and it really hurt our overall experience. We may return eventually, but due to the service from the hostess, I am not sure if we will.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    1sttime
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    took my wife for our 3rd anniversary. she was nervous but loved it. we both had the bone in filet and fries.. excelent
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Laboca's a hit
    Foodie1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Best service I have ever had. Food was outstanding from first course to last. A real hit in a city known for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food - Great Service
    BdayGal1010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I throughly enjoyed celebrating my birthday at La Boca with my husband; the skirt steak was fabulous:-)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner date
    MSgirlatheart
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    La Boca is a wonderful restaurant for a romantic dinner date. We dined here for a quiet birthday dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The facility is lovely and perfect for nice dinner for two. The food was amazing! Steaks cooked to perfection with large shareable side dishes. This is the best steakhouse in the city! My husband and I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak at La Boca
    Marc
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our group shared two different steaks at La Boca and both were extremely tasty and cooked to perfection. The fries are delicious and the sommelier is very knowledgeable and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak!
    debmomVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    With all the wonderful places to eat in Nola, this was a welcome change if you LOVE steak! This is steak all the way-- several different kinds, all prepared perfectly on the grill. I don't recall seeing anything on the entree list other than steak. So only bring your carnivore here, and they will be in heaven. The hearts of palm salad was also delicious.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent cuts of meat just a little to much salt.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BeefBoy19
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Overall very good. Wait staff was excellent. Only negative was temp. Was a bit warm and lighting in corner by wine rack was too low.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pleasantly surprised
    noladinerVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food and service was great - only drawback is they don't really have anything for non-meat eaters. Not even a seafood choice. That was only disappointing issue. Flank steak special was tender and seasoned well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nolagirlVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Once again the food is great The steak excellent. This is the first time at the new location and miss the special feel at the original place. Great food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I have always been a fan of La Boca and their new space is just perfect for them. Always wonderful food, wine and service. Late night Thursdays Service Industry Night is a real treat for us.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NY Strip
    WellFed
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Best New York Strip in the City on New Orleans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service deserve 6 Stars
    MysteryCritic
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    It was by far, the best food and experience of the of the 6 high end restaurants in and around the French quarter I and 2 guests from Germany dined at a week long trade show. We each shared different steaks and all were tasty, cooked perfectly and worth the price compared with others. So good that the sauces, though delicious, were not needed. They don't get steak much in Germany, so the Germans ate only steak. Other places were either dead or WAY too noisy. We could talk in a normal voice. The Desert combo was a heavenly experience, the second best I have ever had (I'm 63). We all shared. The service was impecable. Our waitress never let our wine or water go dry. Large wine list. Couples should share. Asparagus & fries were great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Anniversary Dinner
    NOdiner
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We ate here for the first time and were blown away by the food. The dining room is quaint and subtle. It fits in perfectly for the restaurant's location. The Gaucho plate was a sampling of different apps they offered and was delivered fast and hot. Thee grilled sweet breads were our favorite. The "Bife La Boca" was amazing and melted in our mouths. My wife had the gnocci pasta dish and we were blown away about how refined the dish was given that this was a steakhouse. Our server explained all the dishes, sauces, and the restaurant motif expertly. It was the best anniversary dinner we have had to date
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food meets stupidity
    Sibaris
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    In a party of 6 all but one wanted to go for the tasting menu, were told that it was for all or nothing. Called the manager: "you are selling a full table of 5, but additionally you will sell another plate". The answer, a cold no. "We may take our business elsewhere" we said. The manager said OK and turned his back to us. We were so tired after a full day in a trade show that decided to stay. That was the second mistake: the food was not that good. My Kobe cut was medium even as I explained I really wanted it almost raw. I have sincere doubts it was Kobe meat at all, not tender as it should have been. Other cuts were just OK. Service was OK, but there is no sense of who is really paying everybody in a service business: the customer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic