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“Daughters excellent introduction to Tapas”

La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 61 Restaurants in Helensburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
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Good for: Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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“Daughters excellent introduction to Tapas”
Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

Having decided last minute to head out for lunch, my 14 year old daughter had never tried Spanish Tapas before and was to say the least concerned that she might not like anything......3 Tapas of her own and some of mine later ,she was asking when we could return again!! Thank you La Barca for a brilliant introduction to Tapas for her. We will return SOON

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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“Great meal”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

We had heard a lot of good things about this new tapas restaurant in Helensbugh and went over today for lunch.
The staff were all very helpful, the food was lovely, and there was even a bit of blue sky visible through the windows.
We will definitely be back

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Reading
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“Excellent Paella”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Having recently returned from a trip to Spain where we had some exceptional meals we were not sure we should eat spanish in Scotland. However, this meal was everybit as good.

Place was really buzzing and the staff had to work hard to keep up but standards were maintained.

Great place - do go

Visited April 2013
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Rhu, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Beautiful setting and decor, with views across the Clyde, this restaurant serves authentic Spanish Tapas. A wide choice of meat, fowl and fish taps together with an extensive range of vegetarian dishes are offered. Staff are very friendly and attentive and offer a good service. Plenty of choice of wines available and include those from countries other than Spain. A good range of desserts is offered for those still hungry! From what I can gather, the restaurant is continuously full and booking strongly advised. Children are also welcome. Definitely the best restaurant in town!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Tapas”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This was our first visit and we intend to return very soon with friends. The minute we entered the door we were made to feel very welcome by our waiter. There is a great selection of Tapas to choose from on the menu and also a fabulous wine menu. Prices are reasonable and on a par with the Glasgow Tapas restaurants.

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