About La Boca
Pre gig meal
We were in town to attend a gig at the Royal Concert Hall. We arrived later than our 6pm slot due to traffic. However this was no problem and our table still given to us. This tapas restaurant is excellent. Very small interior but very BIG on service, food and price.
Fantastic authentic tapas
We visited on a Saturday afternoon and had the 3 for £6.95 offer from 5pm . We had lots to choose from and the food was served as soon as it was ready . It was good to hear Spanish voices coming from the kitchen ! Overall we couldn't fault a thing and I can't wait to go back !
Authentic Spanish tapas bar
Opened in the spring of 2014, La Boca on Hope Street has been quick to establish a golden reputation for genuine Spanish tapas and has even been lauded by The Herald as offering the ‘best tapas in town’. Inspired by the old town, backstreet tapas bars of Madrid or Barcelona, La Boca offers fresh Spanish tapas cooked on the premises by Spanish chefs. The restaurant’s authenticity can be judged by the number of Spanish nationals who eat here.
Well judged tapas menu
Compared to many other tapas menus, La Boca’s tapas selection is succinct but well judged. Old favourites such as marinated anchovies; spicy prawns and home style meatballs are all present. Veggie dishes include fried aubergine with sugar cane honey; proper Spanish tortilla and a great Russian salad.
The seafood choices include scallops fried with chilli, coriander, white wine and garlic while carnivores can tuck into dishes like the black pudding from Burgos in north Spain or the chorizo cooked in red wine. Critics have raved about the ‘secret’ cut of Iberico pork. All the dishes are cooked using fresh, local produce or specialist ingredients which are imported from Spain.
Travel links and Hope Street attractions
On Hope Street, between West Regent and West George Streets, La Boca is right in the heart of Glasgow. Queen Street and Central Station are both within an easy ten minute walk while there are a number of bus routes running along Hope Street. The Pavilion Theatre, Theatre Royal and Cine World are all a short taxi ride from La Boca.