Few Glasgow restaurants can boast a location quite like La Boca – on Hope Street, in close proximity to Buchanan Street station, countless theatres and Regent Street in the city centre – and this is a restaurant that takes advantage of this by offering superlative food that capitalises on its address. This is the taste of Spain, with tapas, grilled meats and – and if you tell La Boca in advance – paella. Book a table now to begin your evening in Glasgow city centre in style.
Spanish food is one of the most popular restaurant options in Glasgow, and when you take a trip to La Boca on Hope Street in the city centre, it is easy to see why. A combination of tapas-style small plates to share makes Spanish food the perfect option for a large group or party, whether you’re gathered together to celebrate a special occasion, or just for a special family meal. Dishes come when they are ready, and can be continually ordered, so if you like a dish, just order another!
At La Boca, the kitchen recommends you take at least three tapas per person. We recommend a vegetarian dish, such as patatas bravas or Spanish omelette, a fish dish like calamares or boquerones, and a meat dish like, for example, albondigas or one of the chorizo dishes. always colourful no matter the combo you choose, book a table now at their city centre location on Hope Street to begin your Glasgow night out in style.
Gorgeous low-key rustic feel, really excellent tapas and desserts. Excellent waiting staff too who were timely and helpful and only slight niggle was the whinging voucher-couple next to us complaining about whatever was/wasn't included in their deal. La Boca isn't expensive, so just pay full price - the food is more than worth it.
Everything was lovely. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food was delicious. Our wine was delicious, chilled. Atmosphere was great, lights dimmed as the evening went on.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious! The menu had changed since our last visit but the staff helped us through it. Would certainly recommend.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We liked the atmosphere and the "feel" of the place. The food was excellent and the staff helpful and charming.
The food in La Boca was great and the staff were lovely. The only thing that was missing was sangria! Our table for two was a wee bit cramped in terms of seat space and there was a high powered fan aimed at our table. On request, the fan was pointed in another direction so that was wee bit of a help. I spent my visit facing the kitchen door so the staff heads popping up and down peeking out at the customers through the window was a bit of a distraction. I had asked to be moved but this didn't go down well even though there were a lot of tables empty so we stayed put. The decor could do with refreshing but overall it is a nice place to eat, not for a special occasion though.
On arrival every table was taken and the atmosphere was buzzing with chat & laughter. We were asked to wait at the bar for ten minutes so we sat at the bar and had a drink - nice red Rioja.. Once sat at our table we watched the food being rolled out of the kitchen and it looked like we were in for a treat. We ordered 6 dishes between two and a side of bread to soak up the lovely juice and oils. The food was fantastic,plentiful and well cooked and presented. Bravo La Boca.
I will start with one bad point, we were welcomed and shown to our table by a very nice waitress and given menus and made aware of the specials, which was fine, but we sat for just over 15 minutes without being approached and I had to ask a waitress if we could at least order drinks, so that was not good From that it was another 10 minutes before we got our food order taken, so a little bit of improvement in this area would have made me give this rating a 6 However that is when it went uphill, the food was excellent, and service from that point good The range of food choice was really good, and a decent variety of specials, the Duck was the best I have tasted in a long time Staff all really friendly and possibly could do with another member at busy times, as seem to struggle at busy times as restaurant was full, there did seem to be one guy sitting on a chair watching the staff I do not know if he was the owner or not, but if he had anything to do with the restaurant he could have assisted to ease pressure on the staff, especially at bar To conclude excellent standard of food, good atmosphere, friendly staff and not too expensive, will I be back, definitely
I arrived early and informed staff member that there would possibly be a bigger party, than I had booked for, this was not a problem even though the additional people didn't turn up. The food was excellent, the portions are good sized. All the staff are very pleasant and helpful. I had been in La Boca for lunch a couple of times, previous to this visit, and have not yet been able to fault either the food or the service.
Loved this place. Friendly, efficient service; simple, authentically Spanich decor and the tapas were delicious - especially loved the spinach croquettes and the gambas. We felt the drinks were a bit pricey at over £5 for a pint and £20 for a jug of sangria, but the overall bill was reasonable. Would totally recommend La Boca.
I had 3 tapas dishes, all very good, plus one of their Licor 43 cocktails - la boca baya - which was also really nice. My sister just had a meal size portion of secreto iberico which she really enjoyed. Service was maybe not the speediest, but was helpful and friendly. Was all reasonably priced, but when came to pay at the end the waitress misheard me and put £10 too much on the card machine. I should have corrected her but was too embarrassed, so entirely my fault, but that was the only slight dampener on a really enjoyable dinner.