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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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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Susan G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a family of four, with two hungry teens. The food was simply delicious, not to mention the service, specially for those as us that are Spanish speakers as well as English. The food was very tasty, a bit on expensive side considering location and serving size. The servings are very good quality,

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Thank LuisLL
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one the nicest restaurants in west scotland I have ever been to. Clean with excellent back ground music swift and polite service and great food. Wine and lager were served at perfect temperature . Food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Will be back as soon as . Great night out.

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Thank Branislav M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The French Toast arrived for breakfast and it was the worst ever. It appeared to have been deep fried or soaked in fat first. At least there was no charge after it was commented on.

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Thank William N
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and very welcoming staff. Very good value for money and outlook on to the Clyde. Unlike Riverhill Court where we decided not to eat.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a difficult one to review as its not terrible by any means, but not startling either which is unfortunate. The posatives first. Making a booking for a table was really easy, the table when we arrived was ready and was clean as were the gasses and plates etc etc. The toilets were similarly clean and tidy. Now the... More 

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Thank jwhbrown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner with a couple of friends. The tapas is wonderful and as good as anyting I have tried in Madrid. The prawn and anchovies are amazing.

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Thank jam551
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited today for the first time having heard lots of great reviews about the place. I had to judge by myself and it didn't disappoint, excellent well presented tasty food, great portions and terrific staff. First class customer service. Thanks guys!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited at half 6 on a Monday. It was quiet when we arrived but the tables soon started filling up. Food was amazing, very tasty and well presented. Reasonably priced and friendly staff. Nice location and free parking outside

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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, 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, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, 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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