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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We went recently and I have to say were disappointed. We've eaten here many times and were disappointed on this visit. The bread and olives was lacking in broad to salvage least and I think we got the hard, small, crusty ends of the loaf. The olives were at too salty. Tried the duck and orange sauce- won't be having... More 

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Rosneath, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to eat tapas - friendly staff - excellent food- quiet ambience . Some parking available outside door (recessed parking bay) view of the Clyde. Well worth a visit

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Helensburgh
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great restaurant. Lovely tapas and lots of choice - even for those who normally avoid 'foreign' food. The pre 6pm deal is excellent. We always seem to choose the dishes which have an added cost but even so it's great value.

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Thank Rosemarie P
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent tapas restaurant highly recommend to anyone facilities are great and the service and menu are exceptional very impressed with this restaurant excellent for everyone including children

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Thank Sheonaid Q
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Consistently excellent & tasty tapas. Always busy even on weekdays. Great service too. They provide a great early bird deal before 6pm on weekdays. The portions are perfect & it is ideal for an intimate dinner, or dinner with colleagues. A firm favourite

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Glasgow
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Visited here as I was attending something in Helensburgh. This was a pick of the bunch in a search engine of places to eat in Helensburgh. Well, was it the right choice? OF COURSE IT WAS!!!!! Small looking from the outside however a good size on the inside. Mixture of booths and normal tables. Staff were very attentive, helpful and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We always eat here while holidaying in nearby Arden, sadly just once a year. We loved it so much we visited twice, Sunday evening and Thursday lunch. My husband is coeliac and the gluten free dishes, of which there are many, are labelled on the menu, which is great. Everything was delicious, including the tapas-size paella which a previous reviewer... More 

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We called and booked a table and when we got there, there wasn't any table for us, the flavor of the tapas that we chose were nice, portion very very veery small, I know what it's a tapa but 3 small pieces of garlic bread for almost £3! But the worst part was the staff really, no body came at... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

2 couples on holiday in Helensburgh, made reservation for 4 at ca. 3 pm for 7 pm. Were a few minutes late, but the staff sure for sure did NOT hold a suitable table for us and hence were placed adjacent to the entrance enjoying the incoming draft.... Plates and cutlery were just piled on our table, no word of... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We love this place we went twice in one week and each time it was great. The fried fish pieces were especially good, the batter was so light and crisp. Great service by friendly staff.

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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$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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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