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La Boca

4.7
4.7
4104 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 52 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 4,104 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 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. J

    Jaclyn

    San Antonio

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and service!
  2. A

    Arne

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous every time!
  3. r

    rydesza

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible! We loved the butifarra and the paella. The old fashioned was perfect. Great spot for dates, special occasions, or when you just want some delicious tapas.
  4. MS

    MichaelS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing Spanish tapas, a bit pricey, but the quality is unmatched. Great date night spot!
  5. H

    Hungry777

    Dallas

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our faves for years. Thanks again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful!!
  7. DH

    DHengct1

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, great food, great music!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, thanks
  9. JS

    JulieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    La Boca has been around for 16 years and last night Chef Caruso was at the top of his game. The meal did not disappoint!
  10. D

    Diane

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was outstanding. The mussels were our favorite. We will definitely go back.
  11. LL

    LaLa

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! We highly recommend the skirt steak…so tender!
  12. GM

    GwenM

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. The food was great and the service was impeccable! I will continue to return when in Santa Fe.
  13. KM

    KMFR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have come since they opened 16 years ago, every time is a new pleasure of real food. Thank you.
  14. V

    Vicki

    Las Vegas

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service and food. Had booked outside but it got chilly and overcast so we asked for a table inside. We were able to do that but were in the middle section so it was pretty close to other tables.
  15. CK

    ChristopherK

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tapas. Super staff. Lots of fun. Loved this place.
  16. T

    Tomm

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

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

    Thomas

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    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!! 😊
  18. SF

    SantaFeTribe

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

    GPSIG

    Columbus

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    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.
  20. MF

    MartyF

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

    AnnL

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service though rather close table quarters
  22. WH

    WillH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

    PamR

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    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.
  24. d

    displayguy

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    VickiN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    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.
  26. RC

    RuthC

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    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.
  27. KL

    KemoLoco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    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.
  28. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

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

    Squirrelrn

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and meal was outstanding.
  31. 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.
  32. 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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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!
  36. RH

    RickH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice place, good food with variety, good service, solid value.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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

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 4104 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 52 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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