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La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar

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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (311 reviews)
“paella” (41 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (18 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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33 West Clyde Street | nr Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were extremely surprised, from walking in the restaurant we were looked after. Very welcoming and guided us through the menu. The food was excellent, the service and cleanliness of this restaurant was superb. Plus the early bird menu and price is very good. Well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have come here numerous times for lunch and have never been disappoint! The food is delicious and the staff are polite and efficient. The price is fantastic for 3 tapas dishes af lunch time. Couldn’t recommended this restaurant enough! It is deserving of the awards...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Khameleon2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited La Barca on a trip to Scotland with my partner. The service was great, nothing was too much trouble from our waiter Scott. The food was lovely, plenty of vegetarian options that were all delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ben R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just love this place. Very family friendly we go with kids, they have great kids menu that includes half decent dessert not just your cheap ice cream, my kids love the chocolate brownies. The tapas deal 3 for 9.95 is great- lots of choice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank T1262
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We actually tossed a coin for this one! Heads - fish & chips sitting looking over the water Tails - La Barca Tails it was and off we went, great seat at the window, service was good but the staff seemed a bit stretched on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Heidi M
LaBarcaowners, Manager at La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Heidi M Thank you for the nice review. I am very glad to liked our food,service & ambiance. Yes, Sunday we exceptionally busy due to the local fireworks display happening directly across the road, but nothing we aren’t used to...so glad to hear we...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was on business in the town and liked the look of the extensive menu which drew me in (despite the menu being askew in the display box, not a good advert and easy to put right). There was a party of six and a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Mereshrew
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

So disappointed. Walked in for drinks before dinner and left within 10 mins. After being shown to the bar area by the front of staff, we waited, waited, waited and waited. No exaggeration, we waited 10 mins without even being acknowledged. So we left. Upon...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank spooner007
LaBarcaowners, Manager at La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Spooner007 I was a bit surprised and dissapointed to read this review, as unfortunately it is not a true reflection of what happened. Yes, you were shown to the bar area of the restaurant, where you are able to order your own drinks. However,...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant on Hekensburhh seafront. Great food and great service. The waiter was very knowledgeable Re the wine and food and helpful. Atmosphere very nice and relaxing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank janisdouglas17
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Great location, lovely decor, nice feel about the restaurant. Great choice of gluten free dishes and non intrusive service. Quality of food was excellent and an expansive range on the menu. Even have children's menu of normal pub grub or tapas. We will be returning...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I recently visited here as a party of four for dinner on a Saturday evening. The service was pretty poor. We were asked as we sat down if we would like bread and olives. We didn’t receive them. When our food did arrive it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Guide303451
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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. Check out the board for their list of local suppliers including eggs and sausages from their local farm and butcher. 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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