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La Boca

4.7
4.7
3853 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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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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 3,853 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

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  • New Mexico

    Hot Spot

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Hot Spot

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. SR

    SR22

    Las Vegas

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal! Thank You to Mario for the outstanding service!

  2. SK

    ShelleyK

    New Mexico

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Back after a long hiatus and the food and service were excellent. A nice mix of new (halibut cheeks and a chocolate & fig cake for dessert) and old standards (kale salad and Gambas) on the menu all which hit the mark. Always love the feel of the Marcy street side. Can’t wait to return on a regular basis as pre covid.

  3. M

    Mangia

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Great tapas for people to share. Don’t get too carried away though. Order a couple and then go from there. We ordered too much.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful wait staff and food. Delightful experience.

  5. JW

    JohnWO

    Denver

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food and service. Tables were elbow to elbow and packed too close. Of course noisy with tables so close

  6. a

    alixb

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Boca has created a lovely outdoor dining experience. Our waiter was terrific. Our paella was delicious!

  7. FC

    FoodieCO

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Food and food service were very good at La Boca. We were there on a Friday night and it was packed. Tables are literally inches apart. My husband and I were seated at an extra small table squeezed between another table and a pole in the Taverna area. It was uncomfortable and we were fortunate to find two seats at the bar instead. It was also busy, but better. If we eat there again, I would specify outside only for safety and comfort.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really enjoyed the atmosphere, the servers and most importantly the food. Every dish we ordered was delicious. It's so nice to order different dishes to share so we can taste everything . I especially liked the paella and the shrimp dish. The guitar player was an added treat! His performance was truly magical!

  9. ST

    ST12BLUEU

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Servers helped w selecting for flavor & uniqueness. Advice spot on. So many more dishes to try! Pairings superb.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I love trying new restaurants in Santa Fe. This was a good pick, and I would return. The service was a little slow mainly because they were very busy, but the staff was friendly, and the food was great.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! A must try in Santa Fe!

  12. EP

    EdwardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful food choices. Particularly recommend the Roman artichokes and the halibut cheeks. Wait staff was prompt, attentive, but not overbearing.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My server Lizzette made this an excellent dining experience. She greeted me warmly, offered excellent suggestions and tips on the various menu items, and checked in with me frequently without being intrusive. All the tapas I ordered were delicious, especially the flat iron steak with the two sauces. The white wine sangria was a wonderful accompaniment to the meal. The outdoor patio was quiet at 5:00 so I enjoyed a peaceful, relaxing meal. Nothing but positives to offer!

  14. SE

    StephenE

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, well executed small plates. Pinxo’s not to be much seed.

  15. RB

    RobinB

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    I specifically booked this restaurant for live music Sunday from 6-8 so was disappointed to arrive and find the musician was sick. But the halibut cheeks fish special redeemed the night. The rest of the food was good but nothing memorable. The service was extremely attentive. I might choose to sit on the back patio if I went back on a nice day. There is another dining room in the front with seating along the road that had less ambiance.

  16. BS

    BrendaS

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place has wonderful food! Everything was delicious.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Service was somewhat off: Our server couldn’t tell us about the food items pictured on the La Boca web page There was a mix ups with our bill When we received we the TABLA MIXTA there was no description given for all the various items, which is typically done with charcuterie boards. In addition, several tables throughout the inside of the restaurant needed attention from keeping them from rocking. However, the food was wonderful, so I would return to La Boca and I’d also recommend it to my friends.

  18. AA

    AshtonA

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great evening at La Boca! Food was delicious, friendly service, beautiful simple space. A place I will continue to visit on my trips to Santa Fe. Make sure to get a sherry pairing with dessert! Thanks for making my birthday and our girls trip very special.

  19. A

    Alaina

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    We have been customers of La Boca/Taberna almost since it opened. We’re glad they were able to weather the Pandemic and survive. The food remains good as ever. The server seemed undertrained and having difficulty being attentive to all his tables. I was very disappointed that my favorite beverage Blood Orange Sangria had been taken off the menu. No one seemed to know why. The other two Sangrias which we tried don’t measure up to it. We were also offered the noisiest table by the patio door which we refused when there were other open 2and 4 tops. We had to insist on better seating. So I’m not giving high marks for customer service this visit.

  20. C

    Capo

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Good food and location. Very friendly staff. The tapas are too expensive, the price range is very similar despite the size being quite different, which is not ideal. Nevertheless worth visiting!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Visting Santa Fe. Great food and service.

  22. j

    joand

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The mushroom bruschetta with cream and poached egg on buttery creamy soaked bagel slice is the best creation we have ever tasted!

  23. CL

    CLB123

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Lovely patio dining. Wonderful and attentive service! Love this restaurant!

  24. GM

    GMLD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Food was forgettable. Unfortunate as last time we were there it was good. Several dishes came out cold. The Jamon Croquettes were mushy and unappetizing. Asparagus salad was the best thing we got. Service was good. Gin & T were good. Nice wine selection. Bathrooms were gross. I'm not big on shared sex bathrooms. I don't think we'll be back for a while. Too many good restaurants in town.

  25. DM

    DavidM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great, great food, drink and people watching. The only factors for us that keeps it from stars are the tiny tables and tight quarters. It's tapas - lots of plates and a lot of need for the waiter to check in - so makes it a bit tough to really relax and enjoy the food.

  26. m

    mtnfoodie

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We have lived part time in Santa Fe these past 5 years and we agreed tonight that La Boca was our favorite restaurant. Each dish has so much flavor and when we try each new small plate we sigh or exclaim that our mouths are tingling with wonderful tangy, spicy and complex sensations. I’ve never written a review like this. La Boca is a gem.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Thoroughly enjoyed La Boca, suggest always having a reservation as there was a line for people waiting to get in. Service was excellent and personable. The Marcy Street dining room was a bit tight and not great ambience, but nothing to complain about.

  28. RD

    RichardD

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Very nice tapas. Good value. We sat outdoors. =======

  29. ET

    EdwardT

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, prompt service and excellent ambience.

  30. GD

    GeorgeD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Boca is not to be missed when you’re in Santa Fe. From start to finish, our meal was perfection. Thank you La Boca.

  31. SM

    StuartM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! Tapas style it finest delicious and complex really outstanding. And the wait staff were fantastic. Highly recommended when in Santa Fe.

  32. SH

    SeanH

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Fun night out for Mother's Day 2022. Full house so it was pretty noisy. The drinks were great, I recommend the gin and tonics, I had a couple and they were both very good. It's Tapas so the portions are small and a bit pricey for what you get, but they were all very tasty. We will be back pronto.

  33. SF

    SantaFeFoodie

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day with my daughter, who recently returned from living in Spain. Very authentic creative dishes, excellent wine, sherry and cocktail list. A real Santa Fe gem!

  34. L

    Lakesider

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    An interesting, varied and large menu of small plates that made for a wide variety of tastes. Everything we ordered was well prepared with its own set of flavors and textures. The sushi grade tuna dish was especially outstanding. The tables were small and very close together, making for a less than ideal setting in our opinion, but come for the food anyway!

  35. T

    Trish

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely outdoor seating in Taberna. Totally sheltered from wind, sun, rain, etc. Lovely music in the background. Attentive wait staff.

  36. MV

    MindiV

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beat food in Santa Fe!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1

    We happily walked here from The Plaza. We were seated on the patio, as requested. We were helped with the wine list. Red wine was served at room temperature. When i asked for it to be chilled slightly, nothing happened. I asked again and was brought a chilled chiller, it didn’t help much. We had pan con tomate, garlic shrimp, ham croquettes, grilled artichoke, sausage, and dessert. The pan con tomate was not traditional based on our trip to Barcelona. The shrimp and artichokes were good, although the artichokes were tiny. The croquettes were salty. The sausage was a great serving size and very tasty. The ambiance was a big let down. The restaurant is in a business center and seemed far from traditional. The service was great sometimes and not so great at times. We could hear the guitarist for some of dinner, but not long. They treated us to a Cava toast for our anniversary, and that was very nice.

  38. TV

    TomV

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic tapas in a cozy spot. Good service, and fun atmosphere.

  39. DF

    DavidF

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and wine and excellent service. We will be back!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I just moved to Santa Fe from Los Angeles and La Boca has fast become one of my favorite restaurants in town. The food is incredible, great service and the restaurant has a beautiful energy about it. I’m absolutely obsessed with their olive oil, the bruschetta is like no other you will ever have, the asparagus salad, and Gambas are amongst my top favorites to eat. My partner and I love to come here for a date night. 10/10!

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 3853 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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