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La Boca

4.6
2287 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tapas (70)
  • Creative Cuisine (55)
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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 2287 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.2
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Amazing food and service. Wine was perfectly paired with our tapas. Roberto and Chico took care of us.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always good food. Tables are a bit close but otherwise no complaints

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whylime (New England)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Has been a go-to when in Santa Fe for the last 10 years. Sorely disappointed this time (& last July). Menu selections reduced and bottled wine very expensive. The food we had (beet salad & paella) was good, but we felt options were so limited. Server not overly attentive, but did check in on us to see if we needed anything. Actually, the bus staff was great!! Since the place is very small, its tempting to interject oneself into the conversations of those at tables on either side!!! Ha ha. Being disappointed in the last two visits, we decided we would probably not return on our next time in Santa Fe and go to one of the other Tapas restaurants in town.

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MaryT (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I love this restaurant!! My wife and I go every chance we get.

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vipRichard (Denver)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. The food is excellent, great wine list, and excellent service every time

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vipLBC4HR (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As always Austin and Maria were there to provide wonderful service. Our friends, who had never been, had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were that 3:00 3 top that you fear seating between proper services. It could have been horrible but nothing else was open.
Freaking Hooray for us. This was an amazing lunch and la Boca is a first rate tapas restaurant. The service was knowledgeable and efficient and as on point as you would expect at 6:45 on a Friday night.
The blood orange sangria was complexly refreshing and enjoyable. The plates were perfect and much bread was employed in soaking up sauces. The gambas ajillo were spot on and a good time was had by all.
Do NOT pass this place up.
Especially if it’s Happy Hour.

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MargaretS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our restaurant reservation was honored even though we were very late in arriving due to unforeseen air travel delays. Thank you to the wonderful staff for that. The Flamenco music was entertaining and very good. My only criticism was that the lighting could have been turned down a tad. Atmosphere didn’t feel as cozy as it could have been. Food was delicious and service was perfect.

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GalvFoodSeeker (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We came an hour early hoping to sit at the bar until our reservation at 7:15. However the hostess said our table was ready and sat us right away. Dinner was great but conversation was difficult with the guitarist in the same room. We were asked to give up the table around 8 pm. It seemed unfair but since we got there early I was okay with it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We enjoyed this restaurant for food and ambiance. It did get very noisy at times.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Perfection! Great service, great musician, great space, great food. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The best Paella in New Mexico.. bread is outstanding. Just wish the place was a bit larger

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OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing food. Wonderful service!

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SDub (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Dinner at La Boca was excellent. Large wine list and delicious tapas, with friendly, but not overbearing, service. Good location just off the Plaza in Santa Fe.

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Magdalena (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful as always, we have never been disappointed and love that the menu changes regularly (but always keeps our favorites). We will keep coming back, whether it is a special occasion or a casual night out with friends!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

La Boca is loved by locals and tourists alike. Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, delicious plates of tremendous varieties, wonderful wines... The restaurant deserves its name: your mouth will be happy.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Der Sonntagslunch war ausgezeichnet, das Essen sehr gut, vielleicht einen Hauswein servieren oder auf die Karte nehmen!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Not up to the usual standard. We had a reservation but they tried to shunt us off to the Taberna. Not exactly welcoming! Nope! They were out of sparkling water (?!?!), so we had to drink awful city tap water, not even filtered. YUK! Waitress recommended an expensive wine, but it was no good, had to send it back. Ordered a cheaper glass, which was fine. They didn’t bring bread to the table, we had to ask for it specially. The Waitress was a bit snippy. Food generally good but potatoes were soft, nearly raw, not crispy and nice. B- grade overall. We expect better from La Boca.

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