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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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10:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic lunch deal. Large portions. The calamari was particularly memorable. All went along nicely with a jug of cava sangria. My only complaint - a rude waiter near the door asking if we had paid as we left. (Yes, of course we had.)

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Thank Merrymuffins
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to La Barca often for special occasions, it was the favourite of my previous department, but took my young son there for dinner one evening. The staff are fantastic and realising that my son doesn't like potato at all offered to substitute them for an extra piece of fish. They were friendly and very attentive. The quality... More 

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Thank Sarah H
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us visited Helensburgh, on Mothers Day, but the restaurant was booked solid, all day, so we made a plan to return, on the last day of our holiday and went for the early menu, up to 6pm, when you could get 3 dishes for £9-95. The food was outstanding and one of my dishes was so good, I... More 

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Thank supermac2017
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The price of 3 tapas for a tenner meant I wasn't expecting much but I was wrong. There's a great range of tapas, not very authentic but really tasty. There's plenty of space which we needed for all our little dishes. We really enjoyed our lunch. The restaurant is pleasant and the service was professional and efficient. Will go back.

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Thank ginger23_12
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location on Helensburgh seafront, easily our favourite restaurant in the town. The food is consistently good, with a great range of tapas on the menu. They do daytime deals - 3 tapas for under £10. The restaurant and bar area is well designed, with booths which give a cozy feel.

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Thank Gavin S
Dollar, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this place for the first time and we loved it. The food was delicious and the portions were good. We had a lovely mix of tapas dishes with sangria. It was relaxing and the staff were helpful and the service was excellent.

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Thank Millieb51
Devon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place delivers what you want. Solid tapas at an affordable price. The meatballs were outstanding and the rest of the food was very good. The wine list was decent if a little overpriced.

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Thank JMC0453
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought the evening menu would be different to the lunch time one but was the same, still the food was lovely and I really enjoyed my meal. I'm vegi so normally my choice is limited but her has loads of choice - was busy but enjoyed the atmosphere whilst waiting and our food wasn't to long.

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Thank Lucy I
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to La Barca for the first time with my wife and can't believe I hadn't been before. When then returned again and once again found it to be even better .. The food was excellent and very tasty. We will defiantly return again.

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Thank Del1991
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lovely restaurant today. Gorgeous sea views, staff friendly and helpful and the food was simply amazing. Good variety on the menu for really good value. Definitely worth a visit.

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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
USD 6 - USD 26
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
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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