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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
09:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Three of us went for dinner and ordered 8 tapas and the mixed paella to share. There was plenty of food....probably more than we needed. That with 2 drinks each came to 90GBP. The food was flavourful and fairly authentic...I suspect that there were some "tastes of England" added to the dishes. :) all in all a great restaurant with... More 

Thank Bohemianlikeme
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked on a Saturday restaurant was busy & lively. Try 4/5 courses per couple. Well recommended, but you need to book.

Thank Martin E
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

9 of us in for a lovely dinner and for many it was the 1st time having tapas. Scott took us through the menu and his knowledge was excellent. The service overall was great and the food was fantastic! Good portion sizes as well. Will differently be back to try more of the menu!

Thank Philip Mansfield
Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nicely presented restaurant, staff were very friendly and chatty. The menu was great for my gluten intolerant co-traveler. Food was quickly prepared and very tasty. Have been to other tapas restaurants before were the food is more "sharable", a couple of the dishes were difficult to share (had to cut things in half etc) but did not seem small or... More 

Thank Chelsea N
Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always eat here when in Helensburgh. Good cheap tapas and prompt service. Nice sea view and very central.

Thank Marion M
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to LaBarca for lunch yesterday....... well what can I say? Is and always has been one of our absolute favourite restaurants in Helensburgh....... staff are so attentive and really helpful and the food is always delicious....... thanks guys :-)

Thank beautylicious21
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A good place for Tapas, with a nice view of the sea. The food is really good, service is a bit minimalistic but friendly and really quick.

Thank ingoism
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely restaurant. We eat out a lot and were impressed by this place. The whole thing for us is food, ambiance and service. It wins hands down on all of these points. We did have the 3 tapas each for a tenner and the food was exquisite. We do not have anything negative to say....It took us... More 

Thank TripMember050420161
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love this restaurant. Carlos and Orlando are gems, let Carlos order for you if you are not sure. Great wine list too. Never had a bad experience here. Some basic dishes never change but always new things to trial too. Worth a visit!

Thank JAC0409
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really delicious veggie food. Buzzy atmosphere on a dreich night. Shame I don't get to visit very often.

Thank Wanderlust_151

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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
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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