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La Boca

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Downtown
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72 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2048 (Lincoln)
+1 505-982-3433
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Olympia, WA
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Order several and have an amazing meal. This restaurant is amazing: great service, relaxed atmosphere, and terrific food. But get reservations, you'll be glad.

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Westchester, NY
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142 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to share small plates so sought out La Boca. Luckily this rather small restaurant had a table for two on a cold November Saturday night at 8 pm--it stays open til 10, which is nice & late. We ordered an array of 5 tasty tapas (there is a nice selection, averaging $12 ea, enough for 2 people to... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"La Boca"was Opened in 2006 by Chef/Owner James Campbell Caruso (three-time James Beard Award Nominee). It is an intimate Spanish tapas restaurant in downtown Santa Fe. Many foodie love and recommend to us this place. Chef James brings authentic Spanish ingredients to create Spanish dishes that are both traditional and modern. For example, the Paela with Saffron rice , mussels,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to La Boca twice now and its been exceptional both times. Outstanding food and awesome service. We order several of the tapas plates and gave not yet been disappointed. The dishes are delicious and some that may sound strange are usually the best ones to try!! Highly recommend this restaurant. Great variety. It can... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is okay but maybe not up to hype. Jamon was low grade, no sheen and sliced too thick, not Spain. Fried goat cheese excellent. Skirt steak so so. Potaties were good. Bread was mediocre. If I went back it would be for tapas hour, not dinner.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local. The food is excellent, but service was somewhat slow. Our server was a bit absent-minded and inattentive, but I recommend the restaurant for the interesting selection of tapas.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in the first evening of our 9-night stay. Crowded, so we sat at the bar, and weren't disappointed. The artichoke appetizer was killer-good. All five items we tried were outstanding. Nice wine list. Very friendly hostess and bartender service.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch on a Sunday afternoon and the place was fairly full with some lively tables of people sharing tapas plates. And we each chose the "menu del dia." This traditional daily menu hand written on blackboards all over Spain was an invention of the notorious Generalissimo Franco. The idea was, since the new working class could not come... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one night in Santa Fe and I read the reviews of La Boca was impressed. A Spanish Tapa's restaurant in Santa Fe? Yes, and extremely authentic. I was Blown Away! Every dish was better than the other. We shared a multitude of dishes and had some incredible wine. Take the recommendations from the staff member. The place is... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Boca has a beautiful, seasonal menu that draws inspiration from traditional New Mexican food ways to create uniquely delicious modern tapas. The fantastic wine list and a perfectly reasonable price point made eating at La Boca, even by myself, a real pleasure. The dining room is slightly cramped, the decor is a little sparse and given the size and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2048
    (Lincoln)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-3433
Description
With the feel of a lively European wine bar, La Boca also features 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."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?