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La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar

33 West Clyde Street | nr Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
+44 1436 268518
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (259 reviews)
“paella” (38 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (15 reviews)
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09:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
33 West Clyde Street | nr Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 705 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Decided to visit on a Thursday night wish we hadn't bothered from start to finish we were made to feel as if we did not exist to the older staff member who was quite rude We did not get asked if we wished coffee after...More

Thank sandra5089
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous restaurant. The food is delicious and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Birthdays are made fun with the singing waiters. Great ambience and have eaten there many times since it opened.

Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A popular and lively place this, even on a Tuesday evening, and with reason. The tapas menu takes time to read because there’s plenty to interest even the most seasoned tapa-eater. Pork cheeks were succulent; lamb and potato casserole tasted like it had been cooked...More

Thank MozEcoTours
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and myself had a wonderful tapas meal he are on Saturday night. The service was great and the food fantastic. We will be back.

Thank reefgear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always lovley when we visit, great food, good value and very good with the kids. The menu changes regularly, everything is really taisty and the lunch/pretheatre deal is great value

1  Thank marcopf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of disappointed. We were there for early dinner. The waiter seemed kind of bored, and was not really interested in serving guests. He did not ask if we liked our food or wanted anything else... The food itself was alright. The paella was cold,...More

Thank bherneisen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reluctant to have Tapas in Scotland, but we were surprised as to how good they were. As good as you would find at any restaurant in Spain.

1  Thank Becky-fromCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked as a late fathers day treat and didn't disappoint. Out of the 12 dishes ordered all were very nice, my wife mentioned that one of her dishes was cold and it was changed without issue. Only small gripe is that one dish didn't come...More

1  Thank Iain N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been a couple of years since I last visited this establishment, so I thought I would give it a try again. Between 1200-1800 there is a offer 3 tapas for £9.95 which is very reasonable , however quite a lot of the dishes have...More

Thank 19Chrisg71
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We had tapas like as if we were in Spain 3 for a £10 that's at lunch and the food was perfect for a minute we thought we were in San Sabastian home of the tapas and pintxos

Thank Marshallmack
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 West Clyde Street | nr Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 268518
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La Barca Spanish Tapas And Wine Bar is officially Scotland's Best Mediterranean Restaurant three years running. You can find three tapas from £9.95 daily till 6pm. This multi award winning restaurant offers vibrant, authentic taste of Spain in luxurious, colourful and cosy surroundings. La Barca boasts a boat shaped bar, beautiful harbour scene mural and a generously stocked feature wine cellar. Relax in the luxurious surroundings and enjoy delicious tapas and paellas prepared by Spanish chefs and served by friendly, attentive staff. La Barca is the sister restaurant to the town's highly reputable Riverbank Bar and Restaurant nearby and is run by the same husband and wife team. It serves a traditional Scottish breakfast menu 9-11.45a.m during the week and from 10am sunday.Check out the board for their list of local suppliers including eggs and sausages from their local farm and butccher. Not just a place to eat, La Barca is perfect for a glass of wine, cocktail or coffee. Tapas served daily from 12noon to 10pm with 3 tapas from £9.95. Hasta Luego x
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