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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
La Boca Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (105)special occasion (103)notable wine list (83)romantic (78)hot spot (61)neighborhood gem (56)good for groups (52)late-night find (27)vibrant bar scene (27)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Personal fav .Can't wait to go back
    MightyMark
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Try the chef's tasting.... Ambience, and of course the steaks,are amazing. Truly an overall wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best steaks in NOLA
    MED504
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food here was fantastic -- steaks were perfect, and the flavors on the empanadas, asparagus, potatoes, and gnocchi were simple and delicious. Add in a bottle of wine and this was a perfect date night. Only complaint would be the volume level -- it was pretty loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gets better everytime
    livetoeatnola
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our fourth time dining here, first since their move into the larger space. It honestly gets better every time we go. We went with two other couples, one whose first time it was. The best, and I find, only way to experience this restaurant is to partake of the tasting menu. You cannot beat the value for the food you will experience. Bruschetta, chorizo, empanadas(2 way), Gnocchi, Hearts of Palm Salad, choice of one of any fabulous steak cuts, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, thin cut house made garlic fries and skillet mashed potatoes. Finished off with a delectable dessert trifecta of flourless chocolate cake, amaretto ice creak cake and dolce de leche crepe. Combine that with a phenomenal wine list superb dining experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Boca is AMAZING
    BigAppleBigEasy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Man, I don't think it's possible to find a better steak in this town! Came to La Boca for the second year in a row, to celebrate my birthday. This time was able to try the new location. The food here is out of this world phenomenal! The skirt steak is where it's at. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hmmmm...one problem, not the food..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Everything was great minus this rhostess who was a huge******, she put us at a four top by the door with smokers. So every time the door opened, we enjoyed the same smoke as the smokers. More importantly, we asked to be moved to one of two four tops in the back and she refused. Specifically, she said the four tops were taken by couples, really?!?? That's weak, because according to basic math a four top that's drinking spends more money than a two top couple. Otherwise, food is on point; great steakhouse. Too bad she does t know math or service basics in a restaurant city. Go and enjoy!!!! Waiters and wine choice was excellent. Something special and worth your money. Just make sure you tell her where you want to sit beforehand.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The steaks here are the BEST my husband I have ever had! Wonderful service, small intimate dining experience. Will definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good great! Service not so much.
    Kcw30
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My wife and I recently dined at LaBoca for her birthday. We both love the restraunt and usually have a great time. However we were both very let down with the service we recieved. We felt as though the waiter spent far more time at his larger tables and catered to them but forgot about us. For instance my wife ordered a coke, it took the waiter 15 minutes to bring it to the table and that's after he was reminded a second time. Through out the entire meal the waiter did not check on us to see if we needed anything. Also the bus boy brought us our check and accepted our payment. We were very displeased with the service and may look elsewhere to enjoy a nice evening out for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible meal
    Pancake
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    everything about our dining experience was fantastic. food and service were impeccable and prices are very reasonable. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Service
    • 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
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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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.