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La Boca

4.7
4.7
3905 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

7:00 PM


Booked 70 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 3,905 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. L

    Lauren

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a surprise! Never had tapas before but these were delicious and original. Love the fingerling potatoes and flat iron steak dishes, especially!
  2. S

    Suzanne

    New Mexico

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Boca is always perfect and our “go to” favorite when in Santa Fe. Great specialty Gin and Tonics, Tapas: Olives, Almonds, kale salad, grilled artichokes, Gambas, Chicharrones, baguette, cappuccino, Wedding cookies! Yum! All … Amazing! Great service and support by Max! Terrific to see Chef Campbell-Caruso milling about the restaurant too!
  3. CC

    CarlosC

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wine and tapas. Like being back in Spain. The patatas bravas were authentic, as well as the gambas al ajillo and mejillones. The paella clásica was delicious and the rice was nice and soggy, not burnt. Topped off the night with gateau basque and 30 ye old Jerez. Wonderful place to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
  4. j

    j12551

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful spot for tapas and great wine and service!
  5. CK

    CherylK

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! Like dining in Espana! We ordered numerous tapas and they were all fresh, well prepared and delicious. Try the Pots de Creme to finish the night off!
  6. C

    Chris

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great except for a bit of a wait between two,courses. We can understand the reasoning behind spacing for temp and table space but it was a good 10 to 15 minutes between the first two dishes and the third dish
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Fair overall
  8. m

    mat12

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    AlissaE

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 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.
  10. r

    rapac

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 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!
  11. SK

    ShelleyK

    New Mexico

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio was closed due to rain. Staff called a day prior to help accommodate us at an appropriate table inside. Had a lovely table by the window to celebrate my cousin’s 21st birthday. Her first time to LaBoca and she loved it. The seared tuna, gambas with the addition of a Sage Bakehouse baguette were excellent. Kale. Salad always a hit. Don’t miss the chocolate coffee pot de creme. Lastly, the service was friendly and prompt.
  12. J

    Juju

    Denver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    BrianR

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    Luv2dine

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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!
  15. KG

    KarenG

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

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

    OscarB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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!
  18. CC

    CeliaC

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    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.
  19. 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!
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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,
  25. 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!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and dinner date atmosphere!
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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).
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really great dining experience! Delicious food. Highly recommend.
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 3905 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 70 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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