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La Boca

4.5
2407 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF TAPAS!

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 Mediterranean and South American wines. Knowledgeable and animated staff graciously guide customers 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 Cadiz in the crisp cool flavors of Fino, or the deep fig-essence of a Pedro Ximenez.

Full to capacity almost every night since its opening, La Boca has been a hit with both locals and the world travelers that visit Santa Fe. La Boca has earned numerous awards both local and national, including the Santa Fe Reporter’s “Restaurant of the Year,” and the International Wine and Food Society’s “Award of Excellence.”
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Moroccan
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm in the Main Dining Room; Happy Hour Daily: 3:00pm - 5:00pm in the Main Dining Room; Dinner in the Main Dining Room Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Dinner in the Taberna Dining Room: Wednesday- Sunday 5:00pm- 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(505) 982-3433
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Campbell Caruso
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Catering
La Boca can bring the culinary adventure to your Santa Fe location! We specialize in delicious passed tapas, tapa platters, and paella parties for homes, offices and galleries. Request information at events@labocasantafe.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lincoln
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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. The entrance is on Federal Plaza across from the Federal Post Office.
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Entertainment
See our website for Music and Special Events
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2407 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent Tapa's starting with the olives, leading to the artichokes, then shrimp tacos.
Waitress was busy and the restaurant was out of Diet Coke for any drink with diet coke and a request of extra ice was ignored.
Outdoor dining was quieter than inside but wind was a blowing which we knew before arrival.
The noise inside is very very loud. Food was very good.
I will give it another try, but outside again.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding service by our server Pablo. The food was awesome! Server was very helpful w menu items and made great recommendations. Definitely coming back

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great experience

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Busy Friday, but very slow service, and once served felt they wanted the table turned. Food is good but other places in Santa Fe give much better quality and value with a more relaxed atmosphere indicative of this wonderful town. In general, I give La Boca an "Okay" but after 8 days in Santa Fe could recommend 3-4 better spots.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding as usual! Excellent new spring selection of specials and great, reasonably priced wines.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food with a freshness not always experienced in a restaurant. Never had gazpacho that was like this one - avocado, cucumber and pineapple. Excellent! The shrimp tacos are so delicious with mango and red onion. Yum!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We came at the recommendation of friends. Overall it was good. Very disappointed in the pulpa/octopus dish. Didn't look a thing like the website and my wife had to send it back. The tapas were great though and the wine list was great. Would go back.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had been to La Boca 3 years ago. It was a pleasant surprise, and we were looking forward to our return. Our only negative was that there was no live music for our return. Over the years we have told many others about this wonderful experience. It is a must when traveling through Santa Fe.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I visit Santa Fe for 4 or 5 nights each year and we make reservations to eat at La Boca at least twice. The menu selection is a nice varied choice and we have enjoyed most of the items quite a bit. They do a wonderful job of combining interesting flavors. The plate presentation is appealing. The server has always been good at advising the pacing of the tapas plates. And the house made Sangria is very good. The only complaint I have about the original location on Marcey St is that the tables are very close together. Our most recent meal was at the Taberna location and the table spacing was better.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Wonderful cuisine and wine choices, friendly personnel and service, excellent food preparation. One of the better tapas restaurant experiences we have had. Would recommend to anyone visiting Santa Fe and striving for something unusual and worthwhile in dining.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great food! Dining chairs are a little hard. Staff very nice. Took a little longer than expected for our waiter to greet us but it was also a very busy night.
I will be back

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We had read previous reviews for La Boca, and some were not very complimentary. We had a lovely dinner, server was friendly, and we enjoyed everything we tasted. We had many different tapas dishes, and the dates wrapped in bacon were especially good.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The hostess was very helpful and kindly walked us around to our outside table to check if the temperature was warm enough to be comfortable. However, our server was distracted the whole time he waited on us, watching other tables, and forgot to bring us the bread he promised to go with the artichoke dish we ordered. Finely a very competent young female staff member (Emily?) clearing our used dishes brought us the bread immediately. Our server then offered to split the check 3 ways but charged one credit card 2x and one not at all. It was not the best Tapas we had while in Santa Fe (actually it was mediocre) although the restaurant was highly rated.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This is our second dining experience at La Boca for pre-Mother's day.
Everything from the staff to the delicious food (tapas) was top notch!
We all recommend La Boca for your next dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We found this place while on vacation in Santa Fe. Just typed in “Best small plates in the area”, and it popped up. After eating at sparsely-populated restaurants all week, we were surprised by how crowded La Boca was. One taste of the food told us why.

The tapas here is phenomenal. My husband and I shared 4 plates. Typically we do 3 and dessert, but here we ordered the bacon-wrapped dates as our last course. What a fantastic salty/sweet end. An absolute must have is the bruschetta—I guarantee it’s not like any you’ve had before.

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1.0Dined on May 9, 2018

This was a huge disappointment after two excellent meals last year on our visit to Santa Fe. We won't be back.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Always s treat to have Pablo guide us through the menu. Delicious experience and awesome service once again. A must when in Santa Fe

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great small plates, well priced wine, nice buzz to the place

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Had a great time as always. Very welcoming.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

One of our vacation highlights! We really enjoyed our dinner!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food was very good and the selection of tapas was both varied and interesting. Noise level is very high and when the restaurant is full it is definitely lively. Would go back again and would highly recommend the food. Just don't plan on doing much talking with your dinner companions.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The fork was so big that it was hard to eat the type of tapas food they served.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Both the food and service were great. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The food was amazing, especially the desserts!!! It was fun sharing portions of several different dishes. We had 4 tapas enters and 2 desserts and 3 of us were stuffed. Our service was exceptional and very helpful with meal recs. Would definitely return!!!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Made reservation for birthday dinner. Made no mention of it at dinner. Waiter was pompous. Food is very good. Wine by the glass is very expensive.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

definitely one of the best restaurants in Santa Fe. The paella was outstanding- and the small dish is huge! Reservations a must. Can't wait to return!

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Very small and loud; tables right on top of each other; service was great, but wine way over-priced (and they only have wine, no vodka!). They are obviously surviving on the humongous bar bill (wine was twice the food)!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Food was very tasty! Would come back for sure. My husband had chorizo as a starter, croquets for dinner and I had a fantastic Paella. Good wine selection available

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

One of the worst overall experiences I have had at a restaurant in years. The food was gross, the wine list a joke and the service so pretentious we laughed.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I was a novice and ordered too much food. The waiter should have helped me make more suitable choices. Next time I will order small plates one at a time.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

LaBoca never fails to exceed expectations. The food is fresh, interesting and excellently prepared. Chef is very hands on and oversees every detail. Professional wait staff is a pleasure. Ask for Jay. Menu changes seasonally to showcase Santa Fe's abundant produce and some of it even comes from Chef James' garden.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

La Boca participated in Angels Night Out, a fundraiser for Kitchen Angels. They did a fabulous job attending to a packed house of diners.

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Food was good but not great. Had a snooty waitress. Wine a bit on expensive side. Portions were generous for Tapas.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The service was quite good, with a very affable server (Roberto). The 2 main dishes were tasty but way too salty. We shared a salad with shrimp that was excellent (and not too salty, I'm happy to say).

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This was my first time in Sante Fe as well as eating here. The food and service was superb. I will definitely make a trip back.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great place. Good food and great service. Very helpful waiter (Jay).

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Meeting for a girls weekend in Santa Fe, we ended up at La Boca and it was a major highlight! Our food was way beyond expectation.. the flavors so richly developed and layered. The food description by our wait staff and then presentation was spot on. We loved it. The setting was fun, with a musician and lots of locals around us. We chatted with our neighboring table, making the evening even more enjoyable. Am definitely hitting La Boca again when we are in town. Thank you for an incredible meal and ambiance.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This has been one of my favorite restaurants for the last couple of years, but unfortunately it wasn’t happening there right now. It was very hot and crowded. I wasn’t crazy about the food selection, although some of our tapas were tasty, it just fell way below my expectation. We ended up cancelling part of our order and leaving earlier than we had planned. It wS a relief to get out of there - bummer!!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Amazing quality, creativity of tapas-fingerling potatoes with garlic aeoli was off the charts, artichokes, flank stank with carmelized sauce, super impressive. Great Spanish wine list, pro waiters, but really close together tables was a bit annoying. Very loud, you can hear your neighbors very clearly.
Food wise, 9.5 on our scale.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The pulpo dish is the closest we have come to our experience in Spain and Portugal.

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