La Boca Steakhouse
La Boca Steakhouse

La Boca Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.labocasteaks.com/
  • Phone: 5045258205x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
La Boca Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)fit for foodies (96)romantic (80)notable wine list (77)hot spot (61)neighborhood gem (57)good for groups (45)vibrant bar scene (31)late-night find (25)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Excellent!
    Landry
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything was great from the perfectly cooked steaks to the appetizers. Anko Malbec was a great find. My party of 5 had two ribeyes, two hanger steaks and one filet. Our waiter was efficient and on spot The hostess Sarah was a pleasure, on the phone and in person. Made us feel welcome when we arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I ordered the sweetbreads as an app portion, amazing. The provaletta is a must order item, baked cheese. One of the best steaks in the City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great steak
    ahmed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I really liked the steak. I tried the Kobe and my wife tried the skirt steak and both were amazing. Fries and asparagus were really good too. No ketchup!! I wanted some for the fries but they give you 3 types of sauces that are interesting. We tried the crepe with caramel condensed milk... IT WAS AWFUL!! we had to squeeze 2/3 of the filling out! I like heavy food but this was really heavy .. even with 2/3 of the filling out.. I would give everything 8.5/10 but the crepe probably 3.5/10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    La Boca was recommended to me by the hotel bellman and he was spot-on with this pick. There were 5 of us and we did the tasting menu which does require that the entire table participates. it provides a good selection of appetizers, nochi, and each person gets to choose their own steak cut for the entree, and who could forget dessert. The apps were all very good, especially the chorizio, beef empanadas, and the nochi. Every persons cut and meat temp was excellent and the provided sides of asparagus, cheesy potatoes and la boca fries were all very good. Dessert was good, not overly special but adequate, and since we were all extremely full from dinner, a couple bites of each were enough for all. Definitely worth the cost for the tasting menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional experience!
    LuvNOLAfood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Happily surprised by my experience. The server, Ryan, was friendly and knowledgeable, and didn't miss a beat. Our group of 4 chose the Chef's tasting menu and wine recommended by our server. The appetizers and salad were seemingly simple, but well thought out and delicious. The true star of the meal was the steak! My husband and I had the 14oz Strip and our friends had the Organic Ribeye, from a farm in Mississippi! Love the attention to providing local meat! Wine list is diverse and well priced. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great steak
    unimpressed
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Go here for steak. That's what's on the menu, and they do it very well. The La Boca fries are a master's course in making garlic delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited bar brands
    Glen
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Bar selection seemed a little thin. No ginger ale but accepted sprite instead. No cranberry juice as well as other limitations on brands of liquor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak on NOLA
    brodyboyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fantastic steak, excellent sides, great staff and unbelievable wine. The wine was, in fact, so good, I called my wine broker the next day to have him find me a case of the Durigutti Cab Franc. Thanks all and keep up the excellent work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steaks tender & delicious.
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The steaks were tender & well flavored (seasoned). It was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot date night
    ghostrider
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    One the night we were there it was a hot Friday night in August. The food and service were great but the restaurant was so hot inside I couldn't wait to get out....but the food was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jj13
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was delicious; However, it was so hot in the restaurant that my husband and I were sweating perfusely. We spoke to the waiter about temp and he said there was nothing he could do. I find that odd for a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meatlovers2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was our 45th wedding anniversary, we were looking for a good meat place to eat, we both are meat lovers. We had a good time, serving time was very reasonable, for us is very important. Wines? We are not wine drinkers. My husband missed his ketchup for his F.F. Dessert? We have the sampler, delicioso....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    NolaDiners
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We really enjoyed our experience at La Boca. The food was wonderful, and you get a lot of food for the price. The staff was very helpful in helping us select a wine and even offered to sample before selecting a bottle for the table. We brought our children and they loved it too. We will definitely be returning to La Boca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Incredible, affordable wine list! Food was delicious, ambiance was energetic and fun! Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks and experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I visited La Boca for our 10 year anniversary and the experience was awesome. Food was great and ambience was great. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food and ambience
    creoledivaVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The redo of the old Amano space is fantastic. The richly colored walls and the fabulous central bar make it the perfect spot for a romantic evening out or dinner with friends. The food is fantastic. My friend and I split an appetizer and a salad. We had to take some of our steak home but that was just an extra bonus. Definitely a better location and a place for a wonderful evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've been to La Boca many times. I'm from Argentina so having some piece of my country so close and available makes me very happy. The food its always delicious, the wine selection its great. However, every time I go I have a horrible service experience. Rude waitress, long time to refill a glass of water, wrong plates. I keep going because the food is splendid, but honestly, overall not a good experience. I repeat, I've been there many many times.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food better than service.
    Dorset96
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food is always good at la boca. On this visit we had a new(er) waiter who knew little about the menu and wine list but happily and pretentiously made stuff up. Annoying! Many other places to eat in Nola, but we will probably give this place another chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat Eater Heaven
    bettereats
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great cuts, preparation, wine and ambiance. All in one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in every respect
    foodfan
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My go-to restaurant for an excellent steak. Great staff, fantastic wine list and cocktails. We couldn't have been happier with our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    HartvilleOh2
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We visited La Boca while on vacation in New Orleans. Upon arriving at the we were warmly greeted and shown to our table. Table service was excellent. The wait staff was attentive and returned frequently to keep our water glasses full and see to our needs. The menu selections were unique and the waiter was eager to provide detailed explanations of the items. I ordered the Entraña Fina con la Piel. If you are a beef lover, this is a really great entree. Heavily marbled and cooked through. It is extremely rich and juicy. The bread and salads were craftily prepared and the sampler desert platter provided a great ending to an excellent meal. If you are in the area, this is a place well worth trying. Everything about this restaurant is top shelf
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great beef
    FLTravelsVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This restaurant has delicious, perfectly prepared beef. Everything we tasted was great. The wine list was exclusively Argentinian and fortunately, I love Malbec but that was not true for everyone at our table. The service was very efficient but was lacking in that friendly, personal way a small restaurant like this should provide
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still my favorite...
    NOLAFoodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Love the new location and the food never disappoints. This has been my all time favorite restaurant in the city since it opened. I know we have lots of new options but I still always choose LaBoca.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be so much better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service needs major improvement. Wait staff need better training on menu items...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience.
    NolaNPVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We dined at the previous location last year, loved the food, so gave new location a shot after we saw how beautifully it was renovated several weeks prior to. Food was still delicious. Service was casual, but on point. Nice variety of wine. [My only complaint was how warm it was in the restaurant, I was sweating for the entire meal. I would like to blame this on the linen night event going on and people moving in and out, but we had drinks there 2 weeks before and it was the same- stuffy, warm.] Overall, good experience, and we will return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    TheTruth
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I love La Boca and there often. They do need to put the corn pudding dish back on the menu but that's another subject.( I've talked to several people that miss it greatly) The hostess at the front need to engage the dining guest more. I have been there on more than one occasion where I beat the hostess to a personal greeting. As soon as someone walks through those doors they need to put on the biggest genuine smile and welcome them into the restaurant. I should not feel cold. The waiters are good. Very knowledgeable about the steaks. A little more politeness would get it from 4 to 5 star. Love the restaurant. I think overall everyone smiling a little more, engaging a little more and you have a 5 star restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Excellent Service!
    abananaaday
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I reserved a table for two at La Boca through OpenTable and left a comment explaining that my boyfriend had just finished a huge exam for school and asked if a surprise dessert could be brought out at the end of the meal. I said that I would gladly pay for it. When my boyfriend and I got to the restaurant we were seated promptly and provided with excellent service from start to finish. The hanger steak was one of the best steaks I've ever had, and the rest of the food was great as well. At the end of the dinner, our waiter brought out the surprise dessert! It was a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak House in New Orleans
    OmnomnomivoreVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    For lovers of red meat, this place is an absolute must dine. With a variety of mostly free-ranged, clean fed cattle, master steak chefs grilling to perfection, extensive wine selection, and a professional staff, it's impossible not to enjoy the experience. We ordered three types of steaks, all with distinct flavors, accompanied by group portions of mashed potatoes with cheese, grilled asparagus, and garlic fries. We all sampled each others steaks for comparison. Sharing is caring at La Boca, to say the least. I've eaten here several times now, and each time has been a top notch dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food. Very warm inside the restaurant and pointed out to server. Said it is always like that. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • From a Local
    Chris
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    La Boca is the one restaurant in the city we make sure to take all our out-of-town guests to. The tasting menu is the way to go...just make sure you have a minimum of 4 people and full participation from the table. The sommelier is knowledgeable and does not disappoint. The ambiance and decor are great and the food is second to none! Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New location for LaBocca .
    Datenight
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Beautiful new place, great decor, and the food seemed even better than before, if thats possible!! Noise level was off the charts!! Don't understand why owners build new places and don't sound proof!! Still worth going to eat and drink, just prepare to talk LOUD!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef's feed me!!!!
    ColeNola
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Delicious feed me menu with choice if main entree meat cut!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Best food and wine in NOLA. Get the hangar steak and brussel sprouts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in New Orleans!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    La Boca is a great example of an Argentinian steakhouse. I started with the sweetbreads, my wife had the empanadas both were flawless. The wine was fantastic as well as our main course: hanger steak and sirloin both cooked and seasoned to perfection. If you want and appreciate a well grilled steak, don't pass on this place. The service from both the wait staff and manager was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak
    KnBF
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We've been coming here for a few years since we discovered this place. Best steak anywhere around & service is A+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another amazing meal!
    Bonedoc
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    the skirt steak is phenomenal! Excellent dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always wonderful
    nolagirleatsVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    have nothing but wonderful things to say about this restaurant, the people there, the food, and the service! Do not miss this restaurant! So good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Manager is a jerk
    nolayum
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I ordered the hanger steak rare (the waitress told me was the BEST one to get rare.) I was excited. But then my hanger steak came out and it was SO SALTY. (I LOVE salt.) I took another bite, hoping for less salt, but still it was like eating a salt lick. I reluctantly sent it back. The waitress was very sweet, apologized and offered to get me another one with less salt. But then the manager came over. He could not have been more condescending or rude. He told me he tried the steak and that's just how it's supposed to taste. The only redeeming moment was when another waiter walked up and said, "I tasted it, too. It was WAY too salty." We will sadly not return to La Boca. And we will be sure to tell ALL our friends about our experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but environment lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was great, probably one of the best meals that I have ever had. The steak was cooked perfectly and to die for. My date and I sat along the windows facing Tchoup St. This area was very uncomfortable and extremely hot, sue to poorly designed ductwork with no air circulating at the windows where there is the most heat gain. Our server was alright but nothing special. Food was amazing though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had great meal
    Cfood
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The meal was great, great steaks, and even the vegetarian in the group had a great experience. Good pasta and salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.