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La Boca

4.7
4.7
3898 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
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 Spanish wines and Sherries. Chef Caruso's Modern Spanish Cuisine is inspired by the exuberance of Spanish cooking combined with fresh, local ingredients. La Boca has been  called "the most influential restaurant in Santa Fe" by the Pasatiempo Magazine and the New York Times describes the menu as "modern re-inventions of classic Spanish cuisine" Knowledgeable and animated staff graciously guide guests 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 Jerez in the crisp cool flavors of Fino, or the deep fig-essence of a Pedro Ximenez.

Join us every Thursday and Friday night for live music on the Taberna main stage!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 37 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 982-3433

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    James Campbell Caruso

  • Catering

    We happily offer full service catering to your home, business or gallery! We specialize in tapas platters, Spanish meat and cheese boards, and paella parties. Please inquire at labocasantafe.com and we will be in touch with availability!

  • Private party facilities

    We offer our beautiful Taberna dining room and patio for private or semi private events. Please inquire at labocasantafe.com and we will be in touch with availability!

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Mohr: (505) 982-3433

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Lincoln

  • Parking details

    Downtown Santa Fe meters are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8am - 6pm. Residents and visitors may also park at the Santa Fe Convention Center (there may be a charge), the entrance is on Federal Plaza across from the Federal Post Office. La Boca does not validate parking.

  • Entertainment

    Check out our Facebook page for most up to date information regarding events and entertainment. We offer live music in our Taberna dining room.

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,898 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Hot Spot

  • New Mexico

    Notable Wine List

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Hot Spot

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. m

    mat12

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried was very good, service was great and attentive.
  2. AE

    AlissaE

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an intimate setting with the most amazing Spanish Classical guitarist playing. Beautiful Music (we were close) but somehow not intrusive when we wanted to talk. The food was phenomenal and new to me which is amazing as I am a big tapas aficionado. Our server, Mario, was deeply knowledgeable about Spanish wines and helped us make an exceptional selection (also made great ski hill recommendations as a bonus!). We travel to Santa Fe often and will now make regular reservations at La Boca. Really a highlight of our trip.
  3. r

    rapac

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely impeccable! Have heard nothing but praise about La Boca for years and I’m so glad we finally dropped in. Recommend this place to everyone in your life!
  4. J

    Juju

    Denver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always! I make reservation a month ahead as we are from out of town & CANNOT miss La Boca!! Terrific !
  5. BR

    BrianR

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. We eat there at least once on every stay.
  6. L

    Luv2dine

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very crowded patio, but food fantastic! Baguette, bruschetta delicious. Flat iron steak with two great sauces. We had a great asparagus salad and the dessert —the pots de cream is very good—- great place!
  7. KG

    KarenG

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going during "Happy Hour". Less crowded and even more personalized attention.
  8. OB

    OscarB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved the food. The waitress was fantastic. I highly recommend the place.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience! Mary, our server, is a gem! I marked the value a little lower but only because Tapas is not the cheapest way to dine. It’s a fun way to splurge! We enjoyed every bite, sip of wine/drinks, and laugh!
  10. CC

    CeliaC

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Boca is one of our favorite places in Santa Fe. Never disappoints! Chelsea at the bar is awesome! Food is delicious. The entire staff is friendly and professional. Love, love, love this place.
  11. K

    Karen

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved all the tapas we tried: Roman artichokes, sausage and Spanish beans, mushroom soup, paella. Everything was beautifully spiced. Knowledgeable waitress and a good flow of food being served. (Which was important because our table was very small. Not really a negative- just a fact.) Highly recommended!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Extremely poor service. Very expensive and food mariginal
  13. w

    willie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived just before a rainstorm for our outdoor rez. Fortunately they were able to move us inside! Our waiter was a terrific resource with his excellent suggestions on tapas and Spanish wine. We were served one course at a time so that we could savor each plate. The baguette we ordered was top notch and perfect for picking up the excellent sauces with each dish. The chocolate fig dessert was new to us, but sooo good. As we dined, a guitar musician Nacha Mendez, began playing and singing mellow beautiful selections, which added to the ambience. The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding.
  14. F

    Frenchwife

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious. The Paella was very good. So were the Sangrias. Great service.
  15. SF

    SFChica

    New Mexico

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Father's Day and had a wonderful lunch. They were slammed but the service was great. Everyone was friendly and kind. We never are disappointed with any dish we order at La Boca. It is so good.
  16. S

    Spider

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couples evening. Ate I the lounge area. CrowdedPusey, the food was outstanding, service was great,
  17. SK

    SusieK

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience at La Boca and would highly recommend it. Food was excellent with generous portions - the gazpacho was a stand out. Service was attentive and pleasant. Thanks for a lovely taste of Santa Fe!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and dinner date atmosphere!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the delicacy of each dish and the server’s commitment to sharing her knowledge about each one I asked about.
  20. EC

    EveC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the tapas and small plates. We dined on the patio. A lovely evening and Mario was attentive and helpful
  21. JR

    JanR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We ordered too much but everything was delicious. The wait staff was very accommodating for a garlic allergy.
  22. AR

    AndrewR

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Best mussels we've had in a long time. Substantial and varied Spanish wine list - a treat.
  23. BS

    BSha

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good tapas with good drinks. Wish the paring was more to the diners desires rather than the chef's. But I have been many times and will go again I'm sure.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The server Mary was terrible. Unable to recall evening specials, very distracted and lousy customer service. She brought tapas to the table without bringing plates for us to eat on, didn’t share what was being presented, didn’t check on us or ask if we wanted another drink or more water. At the end of the meal she literally threw the dessert menu on the table and turned around. She proceeded to do the same with the check. Never acknowledge our special occasion or made us feel welcomed. Too bad as the food was pretty good besides the bad service.
  25. h

    hushpuckena

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make it to Santa Fe once a year. Boca is always one of our stops. We have never had less than an outstanding experience.
  26. PR

    PattyR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was exceptional. I will definitely be back on my next visit to Santa Fe.
  27. SG

    SilviaG

    Egypt

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    The food is really bad. One of the worst paella I ever tasted The Spanish wine selection has no sense. No AC (a really unconfortable experience).
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was hot (no ac) and the tables were packed closely together.
  29. CJ

    CJNM

    New Mexico

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent lunch experience; the paella for two will easily feed four so plan accordingly. Nice wine, good service, nice atmosphere.
  30. f

    foodfan

    Charleston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent gazpacho and classic paella. A single order of paella is plenty for two people. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Next time, we will try some of the many tapas options. We would definitely recommend La Boca!
  31. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really great dining experience! Delicious food. Highly recommend.
  32. R

    Ronni

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    La Boca/Taberna is one of our favorite restaurants. We loved the food, the waiter was very attentive and the Spanish guitarist played beautifully and was charming. Despite the fact that his little stage was right next to our table, it didn't interfere and only enhanced our evening. HOWEVER, there was one glitch--the maitre de at Taberna. Our frlend has vertigo disorder and the shadow of the whirling fan against the light backdrop, opposite our table brought on her vertigo. I spoke with the md, and he was rude, dismissive, and totally lacked understanding, saying "I'm totally booked, and you were told about this table when you made the reservation." This is NOT TRUE. Our thoughtful waiter brought the manager to our table, we explained the situation, and she easily solved the problem by turning off the fan and the light behind it. Cudos to our waiter and the manager, and shame on you, Maitre D.
  33. Q

    Quirky

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Good as usual but we had to send back the halibut cheeks. They were completely raw inside.
  34. S

    Squirrelrn

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were outstanding.
  35. SL

    SherylL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first tapas dining experience and our waiter Robert was extremely helpful—in both making our selections and amount to order. He was also very knowledgeable about the cocktail and wine choices offered. Everything he suggested was delicious! Casual, cozy atmosphere—would recommend reservations! All in all, a delightful evening!
  36. KP

    KimberlyP

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! Grilled artichokes and seafood paella, live guitar music and intelligent service! Thank you so much Chef Campbell for orchestrating another memorable evening!
  37. JF

    JohnFlieman

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress. Great food.
  38. DP

    DavidP

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Tapas in Santa Fe. Have been here before and I can't wait to come back (I drive up from Albuquerque).
  39. BJ

    BrooklynJazz

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tapas (list is short but variety is excellent) reminiscent of my years in Spain. Complimented by a god (if pricey) list of Spanish wines -- there are some reasonable values if you look carefully. Great for a date or a special dinner with friends. I like the vibe at the Marcy Street location.
  40. T

    Trish

    New Mexico

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely outdoor setting in the courtyard of Taberna. Quiet to allow for conversation without straining. Excellent wait staff.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

La Boca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 982-3433.

La Boca is rated 4.7 stars by 3898 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for La Boca

72 West Marcy Street Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lincoln

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Downtown Santa Fe meters are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8am - 6pm. Residents and visitors may also park at the Santa Fe Convention Center (there may be a charge), the entrance is on Federal Plaza across from the Federal Post Office. La Boca does not validate parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Campbell Caruso

  • Entertainment

    Check out our Facebook page for most up to date information regarding events and entertainment. We offer live music in our Taberna dining room.

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 982-3433

  • Catering

    We happily offer full service catering to your home, business or gallery! We specialize in tapas platters, Spanish meat and cheese boards, and paella parties. Please inquire at labocasantafe.com and we will be in touch with availability!

  • Private party facilities

    We offer our beautiful Taberna dining room and patio for private or semi private events. Please inquire at labocasantafe.com and we will be in touch with availability!

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Mohr: (505) 982-3433

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