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5.5 /6 Wonderful 214 Reviews

La Boca

City Centre Spanish, Tapas £££ +100
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About La Boca

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 20:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
La Boca, 189 Hope Street, G2 2UL Glasgow

Further Information

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.


214 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 214 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
21.07.2017 15:15

Place just gets better every time we go food is amazing dont think we have got something that wasnt lovely great service & staff defo will be back 👍👍

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 18:09

Brilliant food and excellent service. We have been to this restaurant many times and have never failed to be content with what we have received.

1 review so far 6
14.07.2017 21:16

Very good pre theatre menu. Staff very helpful and friendly. The food was excellent and of very high quality providing excellent value for money. Meal for 2 with wine and beer for less than £50 in the centre of Glasgow. Superb.

1 review so far 6
12.07.2017 07:54

Excellent valve. We went on Tuesday and all tapas £2.50. Food was very good and service quick. Small restaurant but also very busy. Would definitely go back

2 reviews so far 5
25.07.2016 13:16

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.

1 review so far 6
04.06.2016 07:58

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.

1 review so far 5
12.02.2017 13:00

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

2 reviews so far 6
29.12.2015 12:50

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.

1 review so far 6
13.11.2016 09:56

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.

1 review so far 5
03.07.2016 12:28

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.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2016 10:03

La Boca is great authentic tapas with good quality Rioja at inexpensive prices. We have now made it our favourite pre theatre city centre destination but make sure to book as it is busy - but service excellent and friendly.

2 reviews so far 6
05.03.2016 10:27

As always excellent food and service. Food really tasty and staff helpful, friendly and efficient without being intrusive. I would recommend La Boca for luncn or dinner. The express lunch is exceptionally good value, as is the the pre-theatre menu.

2 reviews so far 6
17.08.2016 12:04

Once again La Boca didn't disappoint. The Tapas are authentic and cooked to perfection. The staff are extremely polite and attentive, without being pushy. A Tapas bar in the heart of Glasgow that delivers a big slice of Spain!

1 review so far 6
29.06.2016 18:42

The best Tapas we have eaten outside Spain. The albondigas were very light and tasty. The black pudding was again very light and the secreto iberico was as good as the one we had cooked by an anadlucian chef. The staff were all helpful but non intrusive. Didn't have the express lunch though it looked fantastic value. 3 tapas for £6.95. We were too greedy and had lots of time. We will certainly be back!

1 review so far 6
21.01.2017 14:06

Excellent authentic Spanish Tapas cooked to perfection by the Spanish Chef and Spanish kitchen staff. A little Ray of Andalusian Sunshine in the Heart of Glasgow. Good selection of Spanish Beers, wines and cocktails, Every Tapas we have tasted in this little restaurant has been delicious even the Postres menu is delicious. This is one of our family's favourite place to eat when visiting the town centre

4 reviews so far 6
19.06.2016 15:16

Friendly service and fabulous food as always in La Boca!! Great value lunch menu and so many great options it's difficult to limit your choices to 3!! My default tapas place in Glasgow!

1 review so far 6
12.08.2016 10:01

I enjoyed a lovely meal at La Boca, the food was great, very authentic and very reasonable and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. I will definitely be back here.

1 review so far 6
02.02.2017 09:48

Excellent service. Lovely food. Very kind staff. We will be returning to La Boca. Thoroughly recommend this cosy place. This was our first time visiting but we will be back.

2 reviews so far 6
23.12.2015 20:07

Service at La Boca is always excellent - friendly and efficient service; always good value for money. Was initially recommended by a friend, and have since recommended it to others!

2 reviews so far 5
21.07.2017 23:54

The first thing I noticed tonight was the prices have increased quite a bit since the last time we were there. The food was great as always and the service was also very good. Our bill was £70 for 4 with only 2 beers, the rest of the drinks were non alcoholic. Previously we have paid in the region of this amount but with a bottle of wine also included.

1 review so far 6
29.09.2016 10:41

Excellent food and service,lovely homely atmosphere.I'd recommend anyone who finds themselves in Glasgow city centre to visit La Boca and sample some of the best Tapas I've tasted anywhere.

1 review so far 6
31.08.2016 15:09

I love La Boca. It has a great atmosphere and is a very authentic Spanish feel to it. Great service and excellent value for money. The food is delicious.

1 review so far 6
25.03.2016 19:48

Visited for an early evening meal - had bread & olives followed by 5 tapas to share between two. Service was quick and with a smile, and the restaurant is very authentic and has a lovely ambience. The food was wonderful - especially the chorizo in red wine sauce, and the fried aubergine. 100% recommended!

1 review so far 5
19.07.2016 17:30

Visited La Boca for lunch and it was a very nice experience. The food was delightful and portions for the tapas were very generous. Would definitely recommend and we will definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
13.06.2016 09:07

I went to La Boca with my colleagues after work. Food was very good. Stuff is very friendly and attentive. We will definitely come back. Thank you!

7 reviews so far 5
20.02.2016 11:22

The staff were lovely welcing and cheery, the restaurant has a lovely cosy busy atmosphere, but fairly quick table turnover. Food was delicious! As was the wine. One of our tapas dishes didn't come but we were charged for it along with an extra glass of wine which we hadn't had. However the waitress swiflty dealt with the bill problem. Really enjoyed our evening.

1 review so far 6
30.05.2016 09:05

Good atmosphere prior to the Champions League final (Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid). We went for the pre theatre tapas menu which was good value and there was the flexibilty of adding dishes from the a la carte. Good variety of dishes and some you wouldn't see on some other tapas chain restaurants.

1 review so far 6
27.03.2016 11:29

Atmosphere was good ,the choice of different tapas was excellent,we will definitely be going back to La Boca in the near future.Thanks for the excellent service

2 reviews so far 6
15.04.2016 09:03

another great visit. warm welcome, great food. you always feel chilled and refreshed and certainly leave with a happy tummy. highly recommend people visit La Boca

4 reviews so far 6
21.05.2017 09:59

La Boca is fantastic. The staff, décor, location are all superb ... but the food is absolutely top notch! You'll always get a friendly welcome here!

2 reviews so far 6
26.07.2016 08:35

Love this place!! food and atmosphere are excellent. The staff are very helpful. Would highly recommend La Boca and we will be returning customers again soon!!

1 review so far 5
07.12.2016 09:09

On arriving my table wasn't ready due to a large group still in the main dining area. Waitress offered me a seat at the bar which I happily accepted. I prefer to eat tapas at the bar as I do when visiting Andalucía. Although busy, service was efficient and the food arrived in a timely manner and was excellent as usual.

1 review so far 6
27.01.2017 21:38

Excellent food, fantastic service. Absolutely love this place. Totally authentic food served with a smile. My favourite Spanish tapas restaurant. I highly recommend La Boca.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 12:54

Just excellent from the minute you enter the place till the moment you leave. Superb food and lovely staff at La Boca in Hope street.

1 review so far 6
12.07.2016 15:07

Great value lunch on 'Loco Tuesday' when tapas are £2.50/plate. The food is authentic and doesn't try too hard to be different or special - just tasty and more-ish. We had some great morcilla, ensalida rusa, poor potatoes, cheese, croquette, stew and tomatoes. Staff friendly and not intrusive. Perfect.

1 review so far 5
10.02.2016 11:42

I've been here quite a lot and the food is always superb. This time I was with a large group so the service was a teeny bit slow but I put that down to them maybe bot being used to large groups since it's a small restaurant. Would still recommend! Special mention for the sangria which is delicious!

1 review so far 6
29.06.2017 18:51

The food was as good as ever, there were 5 of us so we just chose the whole lunch tapas menu & the dishes kept coming & every one of them was delicious! The service was excellent & easygoing. A good time was had by all!

2 reviews so far 5
12.10.2016 20:02

La Boca has ood atmosphere, friendly staff, and of course the food and wine met our expectations. More like Spain than some other tapas places in Glasgow..

1 review so far 6
15.11.2016 20:42

Fantastic tapas served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff.If you go on a Tuesday all dishes were only £2.50 each. We had an absolute feast with beers and dessert and got change from £40. Will be back again on our next visit to Glasgow #MuchosGracias

1 review so far 6
26.06.2016 12:08

Went here saturday dinner time, food was amazing. Good selection of drinks as well and the food was really impressive. All dishes tasted fresh and cooked to order and the staff were very friendly. Will be back for more next time in glasgow 😀

2 reviews so far 6
18.10.2016 16:10

I can't fault anything at La Boca. The staff are always busy, but never let it show. Very professional and exceptional food.

1 review so far 6
05.04.2016 09:28

Great food, great service and great atmosphere so authentic me and my friends had amazing tapas and lots of wine the waitresses couldn't do enough for you and allowed us to remain at our table all night even though it was really busy

2 reviews so far 6
11.01.2017 20:01

Food is absolutely brilliant - very authentic Spanish in the middle of Glasgow! We especially love the albondigas and the prawns - so tasty but on our next visit I will be trying the brochettas de pollos. This is our favourite restaurant.

3 reviews so far 5
24.08.2016 07:50

Great food as always, tonight the service was a bit slow for drinks but nothing major. Another enjoyable trip to La Boca on Hope St

1 review so far 6
12.12.2016 10:07

Fab little place food is delicious too very accommodating staff , all our food was lovely and fresh couldn't fault this resturante it's a brilliant wee place and I will definitely recommend to friends and be back very soon thankyou .

1 review so far 4
03.08.2016 09:42

Great quality of the dishes, although not serving paella in the weekend is a big minus. The wine selection is good, the dishes as already said come quickly and preserve all the aromas and taste to be unleashed directly in the mouths of the customers. The atmosphere is friendly as well, staffs are nice and warm. Highly recommended as pre-theatre destination.

1 review so far 5
29.01.2016 14:13

Friendly and attentive staff and the atmosphere was varm and welcoming. We had a great time. While the food was very good and I'd go back for another visit the dishes we tried were a bit lacking in the innovation and creativity department. Very much worth a visit!

9 reviews so far 6
26.05.2016 18:26

This was an interesting visit as it coincided with spanish degree students celebrating the final exam. So good to see young people enjoying the authentic atmosphere and menu! Food was superb as always. Can't wait to go back again.

2 reviews so far 6
12.11.2016 22:40

This is a gem of a place, food delicious, service great, to the extent that we have booked again for the following Saturday. Table space great, waiting staff lovely and I cannot stress enough how nice the food was....

3 reviews so far 5
08.07.2016 17:33

excellent meal cant fault it everything came promptly but A bit of a wait for the sweet & as we were going to a concert it was a bit of a rush. Apart from this we had a really nice meal & will defo go back.