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La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar

33 West Clyde Street | nr Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
+44 1436 268518
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (293 reviews)
“paella” (40 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 West Clyde Street | nr Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came for dinner last night with my family for my mums birthday! Food was amazing as always especially the Gambas pil pil and scallops! Lovely atmosphere and service.

Thank Emmaf17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was nice but at £7 average per option and 3 recommended that’s an expensive meal overall! Went for 2 to keep price down but left hungry. Spoke to others and felt same.

Thank Booked765
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this tapas bar after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. It is a medium sized restaurant. The atmosphere was OK. The menu was quite extensive and had most dishes I would have expected to see in a tapas bar in Spain. Service was...More

Thank BrianLMD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time. We selected the 'three items for £9.95', great-sized portions. My usual bugbear that some of the items (the ones I chose were "additional £1 supplement") - "three for £9.95" should mean that, or its really "three for £11.50 on average") It was...More

Thank LochLomondMan
Cars N, Manager at La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi LochLomandMan Thank you for the 5 star review, I am very glad you enjoyed your meal and experience with ourselves. As is a misconception sometimes, I should point out that our expansive lunch menu advertises 3 Tapas 'from' £9.95, and not for £9.95. There...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on busy Saturday afternoon, but whilst service was prompt, quality of food was rubbish. Not taste or seasoning in calamari, white fish or potatoes. Portion sizes ok but quality was below mediocre and would not return or recommend. Best avoid. Better options exist

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a good meal in a good environment with good friends. This is the place to go for a night out with friends or family. Friendly atmosphere and great customer service

Thank whatvr4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal here with a wide choice of food, well cooked and well priced. Took rather longer than we might have expected but well worth the wait when it came. Central location and spacious. Not fine dining but ideal for a good...More

Thank Jane H
Cars N, Manager at La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jane H Thank you for you kind review. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with ourselves. Although normally our service is quite efficient, I can appreciate sometimes there might be a slight wait during busy periods, as all of our...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the tapas very much. Although the weather was dull, the restaurant brought the Spanish sunshine to the fore and had a great ambience. Will visit again.

Thank Roy S
Cars N, Manager at La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Roy S Thank you for kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed you enjoyed our Tapas, service & ambience. Unfortunately the weather is the one thing we have no influence over, however, look forward to welcoming you again. Many thanks, La Barca

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We have just came back from Spain after 5 months touring in our campervan and my brother told us about this restaurant, well after we had eaten our mix of tapas we could have swore we were back in Spain absolutely fantastic we will definitely...More

1  Thank marshall m
Cars N, Manager at La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Hi Marshall m Thank you so much for the kind comments, and we are very happy you enjoyed your experience. Quite often we hear from customers about how well our Tapas fare to that of authentic Spain, and always strive to maintain that high standard....More

Reviewed 21 February 2018

Four of shared tapas and they were delicious. Lots of vegetarian options. This restaurant is on the seafront and looks good from the outside and inside. The wait staff were very nice and the service excellent. Not cheap but good value for money.More

Thank Fay H
Cars N, Manager at La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hi Fay H Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us, as we take great pride in what we do. We also agree that 3 tapas from £9.95 till 6pm, 7 days a week, is fantastic value for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 West Clyde Street | nr Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 268518
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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. Check out the board for their list of local suppliers including eggs and sausages from their local farm and butcher. 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
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