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About La Cuchara

Located in historic Woodberry, La Cuchara represents the asadors and pintxo bars of the Basque region of Northern Spain and Southern France.

La Cuchara updates its menu daily to offer the best quality produce and provisions available, and features a pintxo station, craft cocktails & a wood-fired grill.

3600 Clipper Mill Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21210
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Basque

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 5:00PM-10:00PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00PM-11:00PM
Sunday 5:00PM-9:00PM

Cross Street:
Union Avenue at the Light Rail station.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 708-3838

Website:
http://www.lacucharabaltimore.com/

Public Transit:
Light Rail, Woodberry stop.

Executive Chef:
Ben Lefenfeld

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, La Cuchara can accommodate all your special event needs.

La Cuchara Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (59)
Good for a Date (54)
Special Occasion (50)
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Creative Cuisine (50)
Tapas (46)
Authentic (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Bar Seating (42)
Notable Wine List (38)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for Groups (28)
Romantic (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Hot Spot (26)
Local Ingredients (24)
Fun (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Cozy (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Business Meals (15)
Seasonal (15)
Casual (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
People Watching (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Always magical, thoughtful, and delicious. La Cuchara never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. Service was great as well.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time - good food, great service, and nice vibe. We will be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

They need more choices on the menu. Would be nice to have some Spanish beer on the menu

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for restaurant week. Choices was strictly ok. Was given a wobbly table which was never fixed despite complaining. Service was very poor. Too many people were getting things for eg wine by someone else cutlery by someone else one dish by someone else second dish by someone else - not really sure what our servers job was as multiple people were serving us.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Our reason for dinner at La Cuchara was to take our siblings out to celebrate their anniversary. The person who greeted us even mentioned that we were there for an anniversary. Then it was never mentioned again. We were embarrassed and very disappointed. In addition, our server was much too attentive and was too hovering
It did not feel like a celebration at all

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Appetizer options were limited. Calamari tasted uncooked. Other dishes were better. Ice cream dessert was too sweet. very limited menu

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is a great addition to the Baltimore restaurant scene. The food is more from the north of Spain, a region that many local dining patrons are less familiar with than the typical central and southern Spanish fare. Everything was fresh and beautifully prepared and presented. The server was knowledgeable about the dishes and the wine list and made two excellent wine pairings with our meal. Great for a night out or a special occasion dinner.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Disappointed. Loved our prior visits, but the whole vibe/experience was off tonight. Creepy irritating waiter,lights so bright you could do surgery, overly precious cocktails and food kinda meh. What happened?!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great as always. We shared 50%+ of the menu and had a fantastic night. Colin and his wait staff are among the best in the city.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I came here for a date night with my wife. It was a great experience. The food was very unique and good. The service is second to none. The atmosphere is also great. My wife and I will definitely be back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The menu is Basque-based and the food was excellent. However, choices for vegetarians and pescatarians is limited. So for two people with such restrictions, a great night. For more than two, variety has some challenges.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This place is truly unique and quite extraordinary! We went on a night w bad weather and were lavished w attention by the server and the sommelier both of who were incredibly knowledgeable. I will definitely go back!

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic food and service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Hard to judge the noise since it was New Years Eve. My family thought it was quiet sophistication. We really liked La Cuchara..driving there was sketchy..plenty of parking though..food and service was top notch..when you can leave an impression on two 15 and 18 year old non-foodies you are doing great!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable. A wonderful way to spend New Year's Eve. We never felt rushed service was extremely helpful and the food was delicious

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Even though our table was a good distance from the door we got a very cold breeze when the door was opened. They should think about fixing that. Wine list was good but should have a few less expensive options. Also after finishing a $70 bottle a $100 bottle was suggested for the follow-up.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service, great food, good wine selection. I gave four ratings in several areas because the seating location was crowded with overflow from the bar pressing into our tables space. It detracted from the experience. For the price I would have expected the staff to be a little more attentive to ensure the bar crowd
Didn’t affect the experience. Overall, I would recommend it and will return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was uneven--from very good to fair. The service was confusing--two wait staff not communicating with each other. Also the sommelier was very pompous explaining our moderately priced bottle of wine and then proceeded to taste it as if it were some $500 bottle before offering it to us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A wonderful evening. Great food. Very good service. We really enjoyed the experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful all around!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend LA Cuchara.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It has become our yearly tradition to share our Christmas Eve with La Cuchara and it is one of our most favorite traditions. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a celebration, a date night or you are just too tired to cook and you want great food La Cuchara will deliver great food and service every time. The menu is constantly changing, the food is always unique and classic at the same time and the service makes you feel like you are a part of the family. We love the food and the people at La Cuchara and highly recommend it to everyone we know who appreciates good food And exceptional service. We always say this and will continue to, this belt far is the BEST food in Baltimore, and probably Maryland.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food and drinks here were amazing! You could make a great meal out of the small plates and sit at the bar, or go for the entrees which were amazing. The ribeye was one of the best i've ever had.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We sat at the bar and had appetizers. They were great and at happy hour the price was great! Their wine selection was excellent and the House wine was also great. The chanterelle mushroom dish was very good! Olives of course wonderful to snack on over conversation. Would definitely go back!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was spectacular. The house made bread is delicious and nicely complements the variety of small plates and appetizers. We shared the lamb, which was one of the best pieces of grilled lamb I have ever had. The wine list has a lot of variety and I very much enjoyed the bottle the sommelier helped me select. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Organic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Been to La Cuchara many times. First time with large group of friends. Ate small plates and since Sunday, ordered 1/2 price bottles of wine. Perfect. Service was great as always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

What a pleasure it was to spend our impromptu date night at La Cuchara! As always the food what mind blowing amazing. We shared the mushroom soup and rib eye and the flavors were both complex and comforting at the same time and as always the service was top notch. We also explored the drink menu and we were not disappointed. One of our favorite things about La Cuchara is, no matter what we order we are never disappointed. You can count on the consistency of great creative cuisine and service. By far, THE BEST FOOD IN BALTIMORE! ❤️❤️❤️

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Every dish we tasted was delicious and well executed! We’ll be back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was very helpful and accommodating. The smoked rockfish appetizer was hugely disappointing... mostly chips, hard to find rockfish and a dollop if fish roe and some creme. Alternative would be to Present it sorted out and with a thicker potato you can sit the fish on. Sent it back. Beets instead. If you are not a pork eater steer clear. Lamb shoulder was served with about 1/3 grizzle and fat. Again disappointed. Chicken was good. Few choices without pork inserted. Nice wine selection. Pretty setting. Easy parking. We went early- pre theater. Relatively quiet. Did not try dessert. Not sure we will return. Sad to say that.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Delicious food and amazing appetizers. Great happy hour options too.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was excellent, service was excellent but the menu was confusing IMO the way it was laid out. It was also very loud in there as the tables are pretty close together in the dining area. Lively night be a better description. The bar area looked pretty spacious though, and the decor/design of the whole place was gorgeous. Our server was great and did the best she could explaining but if the menu was more clear, and there were English translations for everything, that might've made it easier.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Went on a snowy day. The restaurant was still busy, staff was very attentive. Beer selection was good, appetizers and meal met all expectations. But the dessert, was amazing... I can’t say enough good things about the cheese cake, other than save room

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Not many different food options, the food and wine seemed overpriced and there was a rushed feel to the tempo of the courses and overall meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Visited on a Monday evening, when the pace was slow and the restaurant quiet. Exceptionally attentive service. The food was excellent, although a somewhat puzzling assemblage of different dishes. Portions were modest, a pleasant change from the mammoth portions that many restaurants deliver. Desserts were excellent. Wine list was extensive, but lacking in U.S. labels.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 4, 2017

first visit. great setting terrific staff. some dishes miss the mark, but the ines that don't miss are incredible.

crispy oyster is the only dish i would flag as one that should not be avoided. Oyster minuscule if even in the lovely breaded cocoon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Terrible service, especially the receptionist. She was arrogant and unwilling to change our seat despite all the open availability. The lamb shoulder was too dry. Duck leaf confit was too oily and salty. Came here to celebrate birthday and yet nothing from the staff. For a restaurant at this price point, I expect better service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food. Prices are reasonable. Excellent service.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Not sure it lived up to the hype. It was good, but not great.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Such a wonderful place! We celebrated our Anniversary in style. Service is absolutely impeccable. My steak was the best steak I have ever had, no lie! My husband chose the pork shoulder, and it was done to perfection. Everything was top notch. Love this restaurant!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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