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La Boca

4.7
4.7
4088 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 44 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 4,088 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

    Notable Wine List

  • 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. T

    Tomm

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I did 7 tapas plate - all were very good to excellent. Service excellent too.
  2. T

    Thomas

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the BEST time!! Our waiter was wonderful. The good snd music were outstanding, and the hostess who booked our reservation went out of her way to accommodate us!!! Thank you everyone!! 😊
  3. SF

    SantaFeTribe

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jose was a fabulous waiter! The food, as always was stellar. Highly recommend!
  4. GP

    GPSIG

    Columbus

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Very poor experience. Food was not very good. The Ahi Tuna was an inferior cut, stringy and almost no taste. Three of us had several small plates and we left all unfinished. Will not return The restaurant across the street is far superior.
  5. MF

    MartyF

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The host and servers were great but the food was not the quality expected.
  6. AL

    AnnL

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service though rather close table quarters
  7. WH

    WillH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pollyanna was the best wait person ever! She nailed each recommendation and the food was terrific. Give her a raise!
  8. PR

    PamR

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do not miss the artichokes! They are so delicious that when we went back a second time a few days later we each had our own order…too good to share.
  9. d

    displayguy

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and wonderful small plates for sharing
  10. VN

    VickiN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely dinner with fantastic food. Server was delightful and professional. Kitchen must have been swamped and started sending the food out too fast (even before the wine showed up). We talked to the waitress who slowed down the pace and the rest of the meal was top notch.
  11. RC

    RuthC

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Outside tables were not level so glasses were in danger of sliding. Had to ask and pay extra for bread. Only one toilet and there was a line.
  12. KL

    KemoLoco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and staff was very nice. The tapas were amazing and the wines very good! However, although yummy….56 dollars for a very small “pitcher” that most people would call a carafe, is ridiculous. Charge 18 dollars for a martini okay…your wine list, I get it. But sangria is NOT a rich man’s drink. You’re making it one because you know the rich Bay Area travelers will pay it. Shame on you.
  13. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    It was a rainy night, so the place and workers are very unprepared for that kind of weather. The only outside choice was a not so wonderful interior courtyard. Choose the Marcy St side of things outside on a fair weather day/evening if it is a choice and you want a little bit of ability to carry on a conversation.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!! Small by the glass wine selection, but delicious. Great team service. Highly recommended.
  15. S

    Squirrelrn

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and meal was outstanding.
  16. DR

    DesertRose

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to LaBoca whilst passing through Santa Fe. I had looked for something different from the Mexican (which I love, don’t get me wrong!) that pervades the area. I came across this and booked an early dinner date. Thé tapas concept is excellent for anyone who wants to nosh through several options. We started with the artichokes (might have been my favorite, the cheese was lightly scented with orange peel, a touch of salt and olive oil) and moved on to the carrot hummus (generous portion of spiced and spicy carrot with a salad of cucumbers, peppers, onions and tomatoes on the side and accompanied by crostini. This was almost a meal in itself but we managed to follow it with seared ahi (holy cow, the olives were delicious!), halibut cheeks (needed salt), and patatas brava. The patatas were nicely roasted with two sauces that were creamy and flavorful. We finished with a very smooth pots de crème. Cocktails were also part of our scene. The old fashioned was a beat different than the traditional and had a nice finish. Overall, a very nice meal and we would recommend to anyone passing through or local.
  17. MM

    MaggieM

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love La Boca, and it was wonderful to go around 2:30 p.m. when things are super quiet. Everything from food to service was terrific. Of course, we missed the 3:00 p.m. happy hour and there are great savings then. Always recommend La Boca!
  18. A

    Argis61

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was good. Server was condescending and pretty annoying.
  19. H

    Honey

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a truly memorable experience. A flight of sherries to taste, tapas that were varied, interesting, and tasty. Music and the laughter and conversations happening all around us were warm and welcoming. Delightful!
  20. LR

    LRMHF

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had out of town family visiting, so we decided to give la boca a try. We had excellent food and service!
  21. RH

    RickH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice place, good food with variety, good service, solid value.
  22. JW

    JoshW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat in La Taberna and it was amazing. Excellent food, service was professional and the live nylon string guitar playing transports you to a back alley tapas bar in Spain. Enjoy!
  23. CA

    CindyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outside dining experience. Guitar player inside was a delightful background. Excellent, attentive wait staff with recommendations as requested. Everything we ordered was tasty, hard to pick a favorite! Tabla mixta with a surprise jellied quince on goat cheese, Halibut cheeks, grilled artichokes and vegetable paella filled our foursome.
  24. JT

    JimT

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great Spanish wines, artichokes with goat cheese were outstanding. House-made sausage was fabulous.
  25. KH

    KimH

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love La Boca! Music was too loud last night
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from out of town.
  27. L

    Larry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    La Boca was a new place for, and we’ve been in Santa Fe for a long time. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We went early, so it was quiet. The waiter was exception. The food was outstanding. We expect to be coming back soon!!
  28. JK

    JudithK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We made the reservation which we were in time. We asked for an outside table when we made the reservation. There were none available. We had to eat inside which was quite noisy and it was an odor from the kitchen
  29. KW

    KristiW

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    La Boca is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe but last night was a disappointment. The food was great but the service was really rough.
  30. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome good. Great service in a great environment.
  31. KP

    KimberlyP

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience3
    This was our first negative experience here, after 20 plus visits. When we arrived the greeter could not get his iPad to work and we had to wait 10 min for him to confirm our reservation. Then he said he had no tables for us (4), despite seeing 2 empty four tops in the room! When I pointed this out, we were grudgingly seated at a dirty table. We waited on other 15 min for our server to come. She was great, but then after we ordered (before the food arrived ,), we were told we would have to vacate the table soon for a large party! Then after finishing in a rush, we were told, no we could stay! Food was great, but the whole experience was awful.
  32. d

    donp

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner with great service
  33. KS

    KathleenS

    Tucson

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the expert assistance of our server. Wonderful food and excellent wine.
  34. LR

    LoisR

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great tasty food. Great small plates to share; enjoyed vegetarian paella, bacaronies, cold meats, blood sausage, wines and Spanish coctails. Dined outside in the street patio. Quietier there than inside. Will return again and again.
  35. S

    Santiago

    New Mexico

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, everything was terrific! The food, the wine and the service were all excellent. You just can't get better Tapas in Santa Fe.
  36. CD

    CecilleD

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food good location good service. No potato Espanola!☹️
  37. ML

    MarilynL

    Dallas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! A real Treat. Great wine..
  38. M

    Morgan

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and excellent food - the cheeses, the wines.
  39. N

    Nicole

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit in 10 days. Eve better sitting on the back patio. Truly delicious small plates. The manchego is my favorite.
  40. EM

    ElliseM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed this restaurant! Food & service is great! It is definitely a Spanish menu, though so it is not your “normal” menu. Wine is also really good as well Gin & Tonic cocktails. It is small inside & can be difficult to hear😊

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 4088 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 44 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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