About La Bota
North London, rejoice: Spain is here to be visited time and time again, cloaked in a warm and welcoming place named La Bota. The restaurant on Broadway Parade scores big with everyone that likes their authentic Spanish food at a reasonable price – sounds good? Time Out London are big fans of La Bota, including the affable restaurant in their Cheap Eats guide. Care for some seasonal Spanish delights? Try La Bota.
- Monday 18:00 - 23:00
- Tuesday 18:00 - 23:00
- Wednesday 18:00 - 23:00
- Thursday 18:00 - 23:00
- Friday 18:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 12:30 - 23:00
- Sunday 12:30 - 22:30
More authentic Spanish flavour than a city tour through Madrid: La Bota on Broadway Parade are north London’s go-to locale when it comes to excellent food and drinks from the south of Europe. Enjoy great hospitality as well as a wonderful selection of freshly prepared food and seasonal delicacies. Freshly prepared tapas are waiting for you to be tried and tasted, and a fine selection meat, fish and vegetarian options add to the selection in an impressive manner.
Time Out London chose La Bota on Broadway Parade as one of their top Cheap Eats restaurants, boasting a very warm and friendly atmosphere as well as fresh salads and other top-notch Spanish treats. Indulge in a special and hearty lunch, quickly prepared and specially priced. You won’t find another place in north London offering you this very welcoming and relaxing atmosphere – La Bota is simply the perfect place to meet up with friends and loved ones after work or on the weekends.
Excellent food and good wine in a friendly and relaxed setting
The food and service were excellent. This has become one of our favourite local spots. The selection of authentic tapas and wines makes for a great evening. Highly recommended.
Lovely! The closest to "real" Spanish food I've had recently. Charming atmosphere - friendly staff. My favourites were the prawns and also the baked aubergines. Will definitely be back as perfect pre-cinema meal (Picturehouse about 50 steps away!).
Amazing local tapas bar. Beautiful seafood and lovely staff. Would definitely recommend this place. Go for the baby octopus, the nicest I have had in London
This was our second visit to La Bota. There has always been a good friendly welcome here and the food and selection is great. It was just unfortunate that we didn't receive all the dishes we ordered. There was some confusion, they gave us the wrong dish and when we advised we hadn't ordered it, it should have been something else with the same main ingredient it somehow removed another dish from our order...as it turned out we had plenty to eat with the 5 dishes between us and didn't need the 6th. We had ordered water but received none. We never ordered olives but were given some, this had happened on a previous visit so we never thought anything of it but there was a £2.50 charge on the bill for it which is even more expensive that they charge for olives, according to their website it should be £1.95! The charge for the Sangria on the bill was higher than the price in the menu, the menu price was £13 something and the charge was £14.50. There were just too many small things that weren't right for us to completely relax and enjoy our evening...I say evening but somehow, and I still don't quite know how, we were in and out in 30 minutes! Sadly just not the relaxing Saturday night meal out we'd been expecting.
La Bota is a consistently good restaurant. The service is friendly and efficient and because we use it so much they always recognise us and have a joke. The tapas is great. Try the beetroot salad or boquerones and patatas bravas with the Temtranillo wine. Delicious! There is now a sister restaurant in Stroud Green called La Fabrica which is also fantastic and very trendy. The guy who runs both of these eateries has definitely found a winning formula!
We are regular customers at La Bota, often combining a meal there with a visit to the nearby Arthouse Cinema. We are invariably impressed with the selection and quality of the tapas, the service and value for money at La Bota and highly recommend it.
The food at La Bota is superb, always and the fact that people were turned away because the tables were filled by 8pm is indicative of its popularity. The staff are charming and we love going there. We've also been there on a flamenco evening which was very atmospheric.
I have lived in crouch end for a quite a long time and really don't know why I hadn't tried La Bota before. The service and food was lovely and the portions were just right. We ordered plenty of food and felt the prices were extremely reasonable. Looking forward to going back soon
We always enjoy our evenings at La Bota. The food, service and ambience are brilliant. We have been going to La Bota for many years.
This was my first time at La Bota having walked by it many times. I will definitely go back. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The staff were super friendly and made the experience even nicer.
We've been to La Bota before and always enjoyed it but this time we thought that the food was better than ever. The service was good and efficient, all the dishes we ordered arrived together, were hot and most importantly delicious.
We had been to La Bota a few years ago and been quite happy with it. When we arrived this evening we were placed at the back of the restaurant and when we asked if this was the only table we were told sorry that's what happens when you book so late. The ordering was fine, but the starters arrived with one of the tapas dishes and then ten mins later some of the other dishes arrived. The first dish was almost cold when the other dishes arrived. We had to ask for bread twice. Some of the dishes were very tasty but for the cost I felt that the quality was poor. For approx £5.50, the asparagus dish was three slices of cheese on top of four sticks of very salty asparagus. The potatoes and salad never arrived. The atmosphere was frenetic and the bill was incorrect. This was supposed to be a special meal with friends and ended up being an ordeal. The service was poor and we were never asked if everything was ok and had to ask for the bill twice. We left swiftly and went to a different restaurant for desert and drinks. A very disappointing evening.
We have eaten there a few times before, and liked it very much; this time it excelled itself. Every dish was so delicious we ended up ordering two more plates. Even the bread and olives were out of the ordinary We ate very well, drank very well, and ended up with a bill of £33 per head, including a decent tip. Very highly recommended.
We went to La Bota on one of the monthly nights when there is flamenco music and dancing and the atmosphere was great, very busy, need to book. The dancing was superb!
Had reviewed before as recently discovered regulars at this restaurant. Have to say though that Sunday they excelled with both food and service. Staff recognised and acknowledged us. The specials menu with steak, lamb cutlets and glorious spicy stuffed mussels was fantastic. A really varied treat, great value for money and fantastical warming experience on a very cold and windy day on the outside!
The food quality has improved a lot and now is tastier. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is quite relax. A pleasure to eat at La Bota.
The food at La Bota was absolutely delicious and the staff were friendly and efficient. Really nice atmosphere inside. Food took a while to come but staff were apologetic, and it was worth waiting for
I really like La Bota, compared to a lot of tapas restaurants in London the portion sizes are pretty decent (try the tortilla!), and so are the prices. An authentic taste of Spain in London.
The seating comfortable, the service quick, thoughtful and friendly. The food delicious. We go to La Bota frequently and are never disappointed. It is a happy and friendly place.
I always enjoy a meal at La Bota. The food is excellent, the service good and there is a nice atmosphere. All this for £22 -25 perhead including wine. Who could ask for more.
This was our first visit to Launch Bota and won't be our last. This buzzy, holiday feel tapas bar is friendly and upbeat with a menu and wine list to match. Try the wild boar cheeks with fennel and the glazed aubergine. This was a wonderful experience which was romantic as well as fun.... 5 stars!
Every time I take a guest, they can't wait to repeat the experience. When I'm in reach of La Bota, I never choose to go anywhere else.
Food was delicious we had sardines, black pudding, bread with Serrano ham and tomatos, asparagus and ham croquettes which were very tasty - highly recommended. We were a bit late but luckily the table was still saved for us. Very busy so the service was a little slow but once the order was put in we didn't have to wait too long at all.
Lovely restaurant, the atmosphere was good, the staff very helpful and the food was delicious. I would recommend La Bota to anyone and will be returning
We usually have an excellent experience at La Bota, both foodwise and service, but last night was disappointing as some of the tapas came out to our table later than others, and one of the orders wasn't correct.
Fantastic evening here with my wife. Great food and wine. All staff very warm and friendly. Service was great. Live flamenco dancing was a great touch and made for a fantastic atmosphere, although if you're not interested in the dancing you may find it noisy Will be back...
I love this restaurant. The service is friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed, the food is amazing and it's really good value. The rabbit in sherry sauce is one of my favourites but we've ordered nearly everything on the menu over a few visits and it's consistently good.
We still love this restaurant for its good food and good value for money. However it is not outstanding as it was under the previous owner. The emphasis on authenticity, freshly cooked dishes and quality of produce has now given way to more emphasis on presentation. Sadly the colourful and lively decor which gave a real charm to the place has now been replaced by a drab monotone (fashionable?) grey.
Great local tapas restaurant. Six of us booked in for dinner. Total bill came to £198 after ordering x2 bottles of red wine, a few beers and LOADS of food. Really tasty and plenty of variety. Well worth a visit. Great service too, very welcoming and family-run"sequel". Make sure you try the scallops and chorizo.
Decent food and good wine by the carafe, a winning combination. Service is a little inattentive, but the food comes out pretty quickly. It did, however, empty out pretty quickly and had little atmosphere by about 10.30pm - and this was a Friday night. Much cheaper than the other well-known tapas restaurant in Crouch End.
We will come back. The atmosphere was perfect. It was a lovely place. We went early on Sunday night so it wasn't too noisy or too quiet, just perfect. The wine was excellent and good value for money. The food was very good, especially the blue cheese croquettes. The service was excellent and friendly.
The food was good, it came quickly, the staff were friendly and helpful and gave suggestions and the atmosphere was good. Lively restaurant. We had booked on a Saturday night but plenty people seemed to be able to walk in and get tables without reservations, although the restaurant was reasonably full.
This is a very good local restaurant. It is always busy so people clearly love it. The food is excellent and served promptly. The staff are pleasant and helpful. Worth a visit if you have not yet been. We will be back.
Really tasty food and a pleasant atmosphere. The service however was slow and advice given to us about dishes poor. Also, we ordered drinks from the bar that were not brought to us - the person behind the bar was more interested in chatting up a female customer than serving us!! Worth a visit and will return if in the area again.
Very nice tapas bar. Most dishes are simple but were made from fresh and high quality ingredients and were properly made. The ambiance and service were both great and overall we felt that the place gives very good value for money.
We ordered the bread and aioli, meatballs, two kinds of croquetas, lentil stew, bacalao tempura, garlic prawns, pollo al ajillo, mushrooms in garlic, 2 jugs of sangria, 3 beers, 3 coffees and two desserts and it all came to less than £100 for 4 people. Everything was delicious.
Excellent tapas bar, always enjoy a visit here, staff very friendly, they are mainly Spanish which adds to the authenticity of the place. We had eight tapas, all of which were very tasty and reasonably priced for Crouch End
Fabulous food, fast service and really good size portions. Great value for money. My son was able to practice his Spanish as all the waiters were Spanish. They were really kind and helpful. Can't wait to go back!
The original and still the best tapa place I crouch end. Try the chicken livers, it sounds like it shouldn't work but it does. Great staff, some of the team have been there for 15 plus years.
Amazing and genuinely Spanish tapas restaurant. They've been going on since 1992 and this proves how reliable they are. The restaurant also offers a good choice of wines and Spanish brandies. Their Chorizo in Wine is amazing.
Great tapas bar, friendly staff and always a great variety of tapas. A nice atmosphere and better value than some of the restaurants in the area. Always an enjoyable visit and will be returning very soon.
It was a busy bank holiday Sunday but the service was appalling. On arrival our table at the back was just pointed out to us. No one came to take a drinks order for 30 minutes and only then when I asked them to come over. We waited 45 minutes between dishes, were abruptly told they had 'run out of potatoes', which we had ordered 90 minutes before. All this could have been forgiven if the staff had been in any way apologetic - instead we were made to feel as if the delays and problems were in some way our fault. I will not be going back.
Great food in generous portions and a good selection of wine to go with it. Booked easily and the table was ready when we got there which was useful fro a Sunday night. Nice and handily close to both cinemas in Crouch End.
Pretty decent food and prices. Nothing mind blowing but the food was good and my partner and I were more than happy with all the dishes we ordered. The wine was good too (can't recall which unfortunately). Good atmosphere and service (although we were there early so it was pretty quiet).
I have just enjoyed a lovely birthday meal-delicious food and a menu that was easy to navigate (with lots of options) for our vegan party member. And very reasonable! Lovely friendly, helpful staff.
Excellent food with great service have been coming to this restaurant for twenty years the new owners have kept to the great service and excellent atmosphere and have also updated the great food.
Great food for the best prices!!Large portions,very delicious!!!Welcome staff!!First tapas bar where staff don't rush you to finish your food and drinks,to take new customers.In general great experience!!Thank you LaBota.We'll definetly come back!!!
This was our first time here. The staff are pleasant and friendly. It was fairly busy. I think booking in advance is sensible. The tapas are excellent. We will be back!
Went for a New Year's Eve meal. Was impressed with the friendly service & fantastic value. There is a great variety on the menu too meaning there's something for everyone.