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La Boca

4.7
4.7
3996 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 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 3,996 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Fit for Foodies

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Food was great. Service was terrible. Our server was completely MIA. We were politely reminded of the two hour time limit and our server had been to the table 2-3 times total. Our table was also essentially on top of the hostess stand.
  2. BS

    BobS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. We were so happy we chose to dine at La Boca last evening. I don’t know how the food quality could be improved. All of our choices were prepared with perfection, and served with professional touches. Amazing standards clearly exist in the kitchen. We will always remember this dinner. Thank you!!
  3. TG

    TucsonGJ

    Tucson

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LaBoca didn't not disappoint. Service was excellent and our server provided assistance on the number of Tapas to order---which was very helpful. Drinks were great and overall we had a wonderful evening. Highly recommend. We will return.
  4. S

    Stella

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful restaurant on all levels (except the minor inconvenience of slightly less comfortable chairs on the back outside taberna). Excellent service. Classic Spanish tapas updated, delicious Spanish wines and wonderful New Mexico gin. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance because it's a very popular restaurant.
  5. L

    Lee03

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent will go again on next Santa Fe visit
  6. T

    Taylan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    The server was great, the food was delicious but I was highly disappointing to be asked to leave after paying the bill because they “had another reservations.” Everything was perfect up to that point. Very disgusting. I have dined at many Santa Fe local restaurants even Los Poblanos is Los Ranchos and never have I seen or been asked to leave because they had other reservations, after we paid. It was only 8 minutes after we paid that we were asked to leave.
  7. BL

    BrianL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best tapas since my last trip to Spain. I recommend outdoor seating.
  8. LK

    LauraK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at La Boca was the best of many great meals during our visit to Sante Fe. Service was excellent, tapas were fresh and delicious and the wine selection was great. We had a truly memorable experience. We particularly enjoyed the meat & cheese platter, artichokes, shrimp, and steak with caramel sauce. Oh and of course the fresh desserts. Thank you to the chefs and staff!
  9. BS

    BrianS

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food in a great setting. Loved it and will return.
  10. B

    Barry

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Boca offers remarkable tapas—potatoes in a remarkable sauce, tuna, shrimp or pork tacos, paella for one. The staff is first-class, enthusiastic and helpful. Nice drink list, including sherries. One of Santa Fe’s best.
  11. AT

    AnnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent food. We've been going to La Boca for years and it never disappoints.
  12. x

    xnyr

    Washington DC

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved La Boca. Terrific service, welcoming ambience, delicious tapas options, and spectacular wine and sherry options. We dined there 3 times in 8 days.
  13. AR

    AndrewR

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good butt the service was outstanding. Our first time there and the waiter gave us guidance on options and made sure what we doing made sense.
  14. J

    Jennifer

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great selection. Also really enjoyed the live music.
  15. K

    Kitty

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful. Polly was great
  16. s

    sengasene

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. We liked the recommendation by our waiter to only order a 2-person paella for 4, which was plenty. Thanks.
  17. D

    Desert456

    New Mexico

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had out of town visitors-they had never been to the restaurant. We ordered sone tapas-halibut cheeks, mussels, grilled artichokes, morcilla sausage- Then ordered the classica paella-they loved everything…had the Albariño….perfect event. Max was the perfect server and Christian checked us in-we were a little late but he took care of us. THANK YOU LA BOCA! Everyone was impressed!
  18. g

    gourmand153

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best gazpacho ever! Sat at the counter and learned a lot about New Mexican gins from a very cordial bartender. This is a great place for delicious tapas.
  19. PG

    Picky4Good

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the covered porch. Loved the tapas and wine. Some were spicy but very enjoyable.
  20. u

    upperbench

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening at La Boca! My first time … but it won’t be my last. Already have another reservation for Thursday evening. Highly recommend!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was delicious authentic Spanish Tapas! I recommend both the seared tuna and tricolor pasta!
  22. SC

    StanC

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tapas, feels like Bing in Spain.
  23. AC

    AmberC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were beside ourselves with every single dish. Transportive dining. No need for filler breads and grains. Everything was perfectly proportioned and thoughtful. The wine list is exceptional as well.
  24. BH

    BethH

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique food dishes and the sangria was excellent!
  25. R

    Roscoe

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wife spilled her tea making a mess. Waiter was understanding, polite and a real help. He gave me a very good recommendation on a Spanish wine similar to port.
  26. MM

    MichaelM

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, La Boca did not disappoint
  27. N

    Nan791

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful, casual atmosphere in the patio in a private area off the street. Really helpful waiters, who explained the Spanish dishes, told us of their own preferences and kept us from over ordering! And terrific food, varied and new to us (Spanish).
  28. EI

    EatingiswhatIdobest

    New Mexico

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I'm not sure what happened, but our dinner wasn't as delicious as before. We'll go back and try again when James in there.
  29. P

    caraP

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent soups (specials). Gateau (dessort) was unusual and extraordinary. Tapas are consistently good-- as always.
  30. NT

    NTruett

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Taberna La Boca and make a point to eat there every time we visit Santa Fe! The tapas is delicious and their sherry/vermouth selections are top notch ... always interesting and amazing. The menu changes often and some of the favorite dishes are always there. We love sitting at the bar -- Max is very knowledgeable with great sherry recommendations. It is especially great to eat at Taberna La Boca when there is live music -- which they offer several nights a week. We are big fans of Nacha Mendez and try to make sure our schedule allows us to be there on nights she is singing and playing.
  31. d

    dianes

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Original tapas and the seafood paella was delicious with an excellent spice level
  32. MK

    MKVL

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend and hope to visit several times a year!
  33. JM

    JenniferM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner for family of nine was perfect on all levels...staff was very accommodating and kind, attentive and efficient; the food was thoroughly enjoyed by all and highly praised,; the outdoor patio setting was lovely and refreshing....we could not have asked for better and we all had such a lovely time. Many thanks to you all for making it so!
  34. J

    J1966

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice little restaurant in the heart of Santa Fe with great tapas. I’ve been coming here for the last 11 years or so and they never disappoint. A little expensive but that’s not surprising in touristy Santa Fe. I miss the blood orange sangria they used to have, it was the best! Bring it back!
  35. D

    D2022

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE (& are regulars at) La Boca TABERNA on Friday nights. (Same food as the more formal dining room upstairs...but much more fun!) The food is always delicious, the people we meet are ALWAYS interesting AND Friday is the best night because Jesus Bas, who plays eclectic Spanish guitar, is AMAZING! He creates a fun & energetic atmosphere. He (and the food) keeps us coming back.
  36. P

    Pinkie

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant! Always good, great varied menu, friendly staff, fun.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST restaurant experience all around. Fantastic food, nice service, fun atmosphere, servers we very knowledgeable and engaged! Can’t wait to go back
  38. KM

    KarenM

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was the best! Tables a little too close together. Ate in the Taverna. Wish we knew there would be a guitar player, who was awesome, so we would have arrived a little later. Liked the red sangria. Loved the garlic shrimp. Didn't like the vegetable paella. Everything else we had was fine. The dessert was great--a cake with cream and berries. All of the staff were friendly. Nice night out.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service was great! Food was outstanding! And we got to the Opera on time
  40. BJ

    BarryJ

    Amarillo

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Beet salad special and mushroom pasta special were excellent. They weren’t seating on the patio so inside was packed. Overall very good. Recommend outside seating if you can.

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 3996 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 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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