The food at La Boca is wonderful. The somewhat less wonderful feature of the restaurant is the service. While pleasant and knowledgeable about the food, our waitress was covering a lot of tables, and she checked on us infrequently and brought the tapas we had chosen in a strange order (for example, a dish of olives came last). The restaurant is quite small, and so tables are VERY close together and after about 7:00 the noise level is high. Despite all that, I would go again because the food is creative and delicious -- but it would be higher on my list if they could surround the food with a more comfortable environment.
It was a busy Friday night and all efforts were made to get us our table as quickly as possible. There was a bit of a delay and the manager brought us each a glass of champagne while we waited. The food was absolutely delicious, and the service was wonderful. A truly enjoyable meal and evening!
Food was simply amazing. Had the brussel sprouts, patatas bravas, bruschetta n bacon- wrapped dates n they were all good. We left feeling satisfied n happy.
Always a pleasure to dine at La Boca. It's become a home away from home. Sophisticated without being pushy or ostentatious. Thoughtful service, interesting well-prepared food. Nice wines and sherries - Spanish right. Fair prices. What's not to like.
Fun place with a great vibe! Only regret is that we didn’t go on a night of Flamenco Dancing/Guitar. Hostess was very accommodating. Was seated at the “chefs table” by the bar. Bartender was exceptionally knowledgeable about wine/tapas pairing. Even more impressive for a little place is the wine selection “out kicked it’s punt coverage”! A lot of really amazing little gems of solid international wines/champagnes! Loved it, coming back!
An adventure in dining. We ALWAYS enjoy La Boca
First experience we were open to anything pleasantly surprised we enjoyed the evening. The service was great our server was very helpful and had great recommendations on choosing the dishes. Sangria was very good it was a bit crowded but not too bad in the other location.
We were a party of four in Santa Fe for the weekend. We had traveled to Spain together a few years ago and we were delighted to experience the wonderful flavors of Spain at La Boca. We had a wonderful evening.
Delightful food experience! La Boca has two settings, the original restaurant and a Tavern. In making reservations, unless you specify where you would like to dine, you may end up being escorted around the bend to the Tavern. We were, but we didn’t mind. In fact it was a bit roomier. Same great food so go with the flow. Good friendly service! We would go again.
La Boca is a gem in Santa Fe. The tapas are always delicious and they have a great wine list! Lunch and dinner here are great!
It was our anniversary. I selected that from the drop down, but when we arrived they had no record of our reservation. Apparently they often have this issue with opentable. The hostess was incredibly kind and honored our reservation. Without the reservation on record though they obviously lost the occasion as well. The waiter was late to initiate contact (nearly 10 mins and two water refills—we even asked if he could take our order) and then purely transactional throughout the rest of our meal. Lackluster service and experience but good food.
We just happened upon a night that they were doing a 4 course sherry tasting menu. We decided to give it a try and it was amazing. My favorite was the grilled pork with a fig tapenade. Sherry is not something I know much about and the waiter did a great job explaining how each one was different. The only drawback is that the restaurant is very tiny, thus crowded and tends to get loud but it was fun. Based on the people standing at the hostess stand trying to get a seat, reservations are a must.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at La Boca! Our waiter (Dylan/Dillon - sp?) far exceeded our expectations. Our favorite dish was a mushroom bruschetta ... it tasted a bit like eggs benedict met traditional bruschetta and had a baby. 😁 We also ordered the flourless walnut torte for dessert ... yum!
Loved this restaurant. Fabulous food, great ambiance, and a perfect location.
Food was delicious but heavy and low on veggie options. Make sure you request the main restaurant or they overflow into a separate restaurant (same chef and menu but a little more casual).
Great food and service. Fit us in on a busy night.
The Manager was very attentive and provided a nice table for us. Hayden, our server recommended a nice spanish wine to compliment our Tapas. We had a nice time and enjoyed our dinner.
Native to Santa Fe, when I come home for a visit, I like to go to a place that feels authentic, cozy - and has great food. Everything we ordered was lovely, the atmosphere is quaint....can't wait for my next visit!
Always spectacular, flavors and food simply fresh and fantastic.
You will never be disappointed!!
Paella mostly thick sauceless gummy rice, the only seafood was some shrimp (no mussels), bits of chicken and hard chorizo. No complexity of flavors. Very disappointing and expensive for what it was.
We enjoyed our dinner at La Boca this week very much. Delicious paella! Grilled radicchio.....flavors unusual.......so good we want to go back again tonight!
The food was excellent. Reservations weren't necessary mid-week. I found it very expensive: $100 for lunch, including tip, for 2 with only one alcoholic beverage, and no dessert.
Always great. Servers are well informed and love providing a high level of service, care and fun. Caramel steak... fabulous. Creative and flavorful salads, lovely wine ... all great every time.
They mixed up my reservation and out in me the Taverna which is different than La Boca. It was not bad but not what I had wanted. The food was good.
Every time I go to Santa Fe I have to go to La Boca. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere!
Incredible, consistently good food well prepared and quick to the table. Top shelf service.
Compliments to the chef! Every dish was absolutely delicious...just the right combinations of flavours. Best tapas restaurant I’ve dined at by far.
Food was great. Service was attentive. Good wine selection.
We had a nice time here! The food was very good. I loved the boquerones, Brussels sprouts, manchego and the steak. Our service, however was very slow-it took our server 20 minutes to even come to our table-although once we were served she was very nice.
Great food, great service, awesome atmosphere!
Disappointed that we were moved to La Taberna when our reservation was with La Boca
We were greeted by the hostess who briefly lectured us on how we messed up our reservation. There was a distinct difference between our food and our service. The food was top shelf, interesting and well prepared. The steak was particularly tasty. The service was another matter. A “snippy” server ruined the meal. She appeared determined to pick verbal fight over under. cooked meat.
Just the best in Santa Fe!
Great atmosphere and interesting food choices. Would def come again!
One of our favorites in a town with some fabulous competition!!
Amazing food and service. Wine was perfectly paired with our tapas. Roberto and Chico took care of us.
We have been patrons of La Boca for many years and loved Chef Campbell's creations. We were disappointed to see the drastic changes in the menu. There were far fewer options available and being vegan it was challenging. The staff were very accommodating to provide vegan friendly options, however, what we had while prepared appropriately, lacked flavor and seasoning. Expensive for dinner fare that was not
Always good food. Tables are a bit close but otherwise no complaints
Booked many weeks in advance for our one date night dinner on vacation - we were seated in the Tavern which is a block away and a world apart. It was so noisy - the table and chairs unstable - live music that was not our taste to sad and awful. When we told the waitress we could not stay she empathized and said she would leave too if she could. Sorry to not count this as our Santa Fe fave but glad to be liberated to explore more in the town!
My husband and I have visited La Boca more times than I can recall, always enjoying the food and the service. Our most recent experiences have soured my opinion and I don't think I'll go back. The last time we tried to eat there, my husband made a reservation through OpenTable, but somehow our reservation was bumped to their back-door restaurant, Taverna La Boca. Also a fine restaurant, but not the same. When you want La Boca, you want La Boca. This time we were clued in to this very under-handed trick; my husband called to confirm my OpenTable reservation, and sure enough, they had already bumped us over (without telling us, either time). He corrected this error, and when we walked in the door to La Boca, we were seated in the correct restaurant. Thanks, guys.
Once seated, we got the stink-eye for not ordering alcohol. What gives? Why not develop an awesome non-alcoholic menu of mocktails instead of banking on this falsehood that every patron wants to get trashed off your wine list? Our waiter was nice enough, but he sure didn't waste any time on our table, and god forbid you commit the mortal sin of ordering a side of bread to go with your meal. How absolutely gauche.
In the end, I guess we do belong in the stables with the rest of the commoners. Leave the big boy restaurant to the Texans.
Excellent food and service. I loved the shared style dining. The jamon iberico was DELICIOUS.