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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
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family of four visited La Barca again. Chicken skewers were off the menu but did not matter as there are many other dishes to choose from. Food was, as usual,excellent. I look forward to my next meal there.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to visit this restaurant again (Beenyear since previous visit). Simply cannot understand why it has won awards. Chicken skewers were off the menu - really? Why, when we have several supermarkets in town they could buy chicken from and also chicken in a lot of their dishes - inexcusable. Two of the dishes we ordered were wrong. We ordered... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch with family for first time. Wide choice of menu options to choose from, (some with small supplement), but still excellent value. Dished were large enough for the four of us to enjoy a little bit of each dish. Service was quick, friendly and efficient. I'll definitely be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always come here each time I visit Helensburgh. It's my favourite restaurant in the town, serving good quality tapas at reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times and never fails to please.... recommended every time and deserved of it's no 1 status on trip advisor.

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Thank TEE P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Food in here is delightful and would say its my second favourite spannish tapas restaurant after café andeluz in Ashton Lane.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Tue 6 Dec 2016, 12:30, x2. EXCELLENT little place; great food; great service! Went with a local friend, who's been here before... Excellent choice of 'authentic' dishes... £10 per person for 3 choices. We had 6 different ones, some with £1/£2/£3 supplements, but all fresh, hot, tasty... Plus a glass of wine and a coke, all-in for £36!!! Great value,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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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