La Boca

4.7
2778 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF TAPAS!

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 Mediterranean and South American wines. Knowledgeable and animated staff graciously guide customers 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 Cadiz in the crisp cool flavors of Fino, or the deep fig-essence of a Pedro Ximenez.

Full to capacity almost every night since its opening, La Boca has been a hit with both locals and the world travelers that visit Santa Fe. La Boca has earned numerous awards both local and national, including the Santa Fe Reporter’s “Restaurant of the Year,” and the International Wine and Food Society’s “Award of Excellence.”

Specials

La Boca Happy Hour

Discounted Tapas, Wine and Beer! 3 to 5 pm Every Day at La Boca on Marcy!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 18, 2019

Ends: July 19, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-5:00PM

Weekend Patio Happy Hour

Summer Weekend Happy Hour on The Taberna Patio! Friday - Sunday, 4-6pm! Discounted Tapas, Wine and Beer!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 18, 2019

Ends: July 19, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-6:00PM
Fri-Sat 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 2778 People Are Saying
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New Mexico
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The waiter was bad. WE asked for separate checks. He brought 1. WE divided it up. Then it took half an hour for him to figure it out. He was not attentive.

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rain storm came up. Staff was great getting everyone inside. One of our favorites.

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! We always have lunch at La Boca when in town. We’ve never had a bad experience.

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Nashville
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"Wonderful meal as always. We had a lovely time and will be back soon.

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Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

La Boca never disappoints. The food is always genuinely excellent and the wine and sherry recommendations are always novel and interesting. This time, a pairing of an unpronouceable Basque wine which was really dry and delicious with the fantastic grilled artichokes was the ticket. Halibut was a generous tapas portion perfectly prepared. The bacon wrapped dates could have been a dessert, but I had a dessert anyway. My only complaint is that I ate too much and that's because everything was so, so delicious.

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MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service, excellent value. My only complaint is that there is some confusion as to which location you make your reservations for. Luckily, both locations are right around the corner from each other.

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DH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Third visit but still a bit hard to hear companions.

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ES
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delightful, all ways.
Great Albariño, tapas fabulosos!!
Mil gracias por todo.

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was literally left in the hands of our server and it was spectacular! The wine list was the perfect pairing with our meal. La Boca left us feeling taken care of in every sense of the word, as well as feeling very satiated. Thank you!!!!

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JB
Tulsa
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to La Baco... where have we been !!!???? Wonderful service, Pablo and his back server were so professional and outstanding. Food was superb!!! One of our new favorites, you can’t go wrong!!!

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The bartender was a gem. Nacha is always a treat. The food was better than I remembered. All in all it was a great evening.

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San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice location - felt the energy. The food was enjoyable just not memorable. The one exception for me was the bruschetta.

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OT
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service
Good food
But the rolls are not up to par. Need to work on the bread skills.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was OK but the 2 person tables were so small it was hard to get the food on the table.
The aisles were too narrow and it was difficult to keep the wait staff from bumping into the tables and knocking the glassware off. I would not repeat the visit. Again, good food but the place sucked. Perhaps if it was cold and was threating rain the patio would have been a more room place to dine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff! What a wonderful experience visiting Santa Fe for the first time.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All in one: Awesomeness! Delicious!

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Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed Boca. The tapas were really tasty and the larger plates were excellent as well. I especially appreciated that they had a very good “by the glass” wine selection, which wasn’t the case at most of the higher end restaurants in Santa Fe. Definitely give it a try.

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Dallas
169 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a stop when we visit Santa Fe and we had a lovely pre-Opera dinner. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

4 small plates (and they are small!) anchovies, tacos, tuna stuffed pepper and a seafood special of the day. All very good, but not filling (there were 2 of us, lunch). Desserts- a flan and a tart. Desserts were far more substantiial than the 4 plates. We enjoyed everything, By dinnertime, we were ready for dinner. An expensive lunch.

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Denver
29 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had tasting menu which was a terrific introduction to the chef's skills will likely go back to ala carte for next visit. Enjoyed the Spanish guitarist. One small issue. We went down to the Taverna (because of sign) thinking the Marcy St. site was closed - it wasn't. We liked the Taverna but the tasting menu was different upstairs and we might have liked to have been given the choice. Would think we should have been told what the deal was up front.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was perfect! Great ambiance.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tapas in Sante Fe. Service was attentive and knowledgable. Tacos were excellent as were the other items we ordered. I would eat there again.

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tapas were great. Sharable by 2, 3 or 4 depending on the choice, they vary in size. Paella was good but not great, I missed the crusty bottom which actually flavors the entire dish when it is done in this way.

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J
Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality tapas at an affordable price. Lots of seafood options for non meat eaters.

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food! Incredible service! We felt like we had been transported back to Europe! We also have several food intolerances and that wasn’t a problem at all! We will be back!

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DN
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter did a wine pairing with the tasting menu that was outstanding. He was personable, pleasant, professional and friendly. Had a truly wonderful meal.

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, changing seasonal menu that I appreciate and very good service!

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J
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb at La Boca!

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AW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

If you have a lot of time and are very patient, La Boca might be an option. After 15 minutes of being ignored, we got up and left.

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Portland
23 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. The bruchette combined with the flank steak was wonderful with the special Italian red.

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Really cool spot with a nice outdoor patio. We loved the live music and had a very nice host. Our waiter wasn’t very friendly or welcoming and made our group kind of uncomfortable. We ended up not ordering more tapas because of it. The olive platter was ehh but the flatiron steak with caramel sauce was pretty stellar. I’d recommend making your guests feel welcome and giving them recommendations on food. It wasn’t a bad experience but not really a good one either.

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MW
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server gave the perfect wine suggestion. And the food just keeps us coming back!

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Tucson
419 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delightful casual spot for very good Spanish tapas as well as large plate choices. Service is terrific and helpful with great recommendations! Very enjoyable!

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WS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the BEST in Santa Fe! Great food, Great service, Great people!

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d
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love La Boca. Particularly enjoyed the specials tonight. Server was helpful and attentive. Will definitely return.

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Naples
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Lee was a fabulous server. Always steered us in the right directions. Small shareable plates were all excellent - but I could eat the bacon wrap dates stuffed all day long. Good value.

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Waitress inattentive

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. Not to be missed when in Santa Fe. So good, we went twice on this trip

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Srver seemed rushed. Maybe too busy. Felt like we had to prompt for service. Offered bread as we waited for 1st dish but it didn’t arrive till almost 2nd Dish.

Food was nice but not particularly unique. Choices good but seemed to miss some options on Tapas choices.

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Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on our first visit to Santa Fe on the recommendation of our innkeeper. After an initial wait, the service was very good and the food was delicious. Our server was helpful in guiding us when we had questions. We particularly enjoyed the gambas ai aijillo and the bacon wrapped dates. We were looking for a great meal on our first night in town and this was it!

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