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La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar

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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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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food wasn't great so for what you get a little expensive. The sangria was quite good but probably wouldn't go back

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Thank gladiator1069
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited La Barca whilst visiting my partner and we had an amazing meal here! Staff were friendly, atmosphere was lovely and relaxed and the good was unbelievably good! Great prices too! Highly recommend!

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Thank jenlouise4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited La Barca for a family birthday meal. The staff were lovely and food was fantastic and offered a great selection and loved the ambience. Will definitely be back.

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Thank ck202016
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 tapas dishes for £9.95, bargain!!, me and the wife come here regularly and we are never disappointed, this is the best tapas we have had in Europe never mind Scotland. All dishes we had are fantastic, and we've tried most of the menu now. 100% coming back again and again, well done La Barca staff very good service .

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Thank Neil S
West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited for first time on evening of November 5 when firework display was in full swing. It was packed and, at door, we were told they could only do bookings. This was moderated to 'have a seat at bar and we can give you table though you'd perhaps have to wait about 1 hour. We'll do what we can...' Atmosphere... More 

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Arrochar, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to La Barca several times now and although this is my first review of the restaurant, I can truly say it never disappoints. I have been there as a couple, single and with family and friends and each time the staff are helpful, charming and knowledgeable and the food absolutely delicious. Fresh ingredients with a chef that... More 

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Thank CristinaSNS
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just love this place. Have never been disappointed with the food or service. It is so clean and comfortable and relaxed - A total pleasure to eat here - well done to management and staff

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Thank ssascott
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Visited before 1800 so was fortunate enough to take advantage of the 3 plates for £9.99 excellent value and a great range of dishes, id probably say in excess of 25. I don't like fish but they had a broad range of dishes and if it's anything to go by the vegetarian or meat dishes they will be excellent. Absolutely... More 

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Montcaret, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a fun visit with friends. The portions were ample and varied, although including toast with some of the options is really unnecessary. Too many carbs! They are not the best tapas we have ever had but the choice for vegetarians is excellent and service friendly. A nice diversion!

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Thank Mary-Anne C
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food would have had 5 stars but was still eating and the table was being cleared away at the same time. Would recommend though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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. La Barca is the sister restaurant to the town's highly reputable Riverbank Bar and Restaurant nearby and is run by the same husband and wife team. It serves a traditional Scottish breakfast menu 9-11.45a.m during the week and from 10am sunday.Check out the board for their list of local suppliers including eggs and sausages from their local farm and butccher. 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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