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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (263 reviews)
“paella” (40 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (16 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
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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111 - 120 of 717 reviews

Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went on a date to La Barca as we were sort of meeting halfway and this place seemed good for me being a carnivore and my date being a veggie. I was blown away by the 3 plates of tapas for £9.95, which on a...More

Thank A T
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

While the dishes at La Barca were tasty enough, they lacked a refinement that would have made this a 'very good' review. The deep fried calamari was lacking a proper batter, so there was no crunch to accompany soft chew of the squid rings. Service...More

Thank Gotopinion
Reviewed 28 September 2016

La Barca had been recommended to me as the ideal venue for a Birthday meal as the waiters don their sombrero's and guitars and serenade you big style concluding with a mini birthday cake and candle! Well, I phoned and reserved a table for 7...More

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Luch saturday afternoon. Lovely contemporwry restaurant in helensburgh. Lives up to its reputation. Food is excellent and staff attentive. Reasonably priced. Could probably do with more stsff as the two that were on were run off their feet but still remained attentive and food was...More

Thank Apickytourist
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had the 3 tapas for 9.95 size was very good. We both enjoyed our meal. We selected 6 tapas and was enough.Staff are pleasant. If in Helensburgh will be back

Thank superchicGlasgow
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I dined with my friend here recently. We have eaten here numerous times since it opened & it seems to be different on each occasion. This applies to the portion sizes, which have reduced in size considerably over the years and also to the quality...More

Thank Pat U
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was never a big fan of tapas food until I tried this place. The food was absolutely delicious, portion sizes for tapas were extremely generous and the service was great as well. Add to that they have some lovely lagers on tap and it...More

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My go to restaurant is always la barca in Helensburgh. They do a good variety of Spanish cuisine and have amazing wine and sangria too! Great for couples or for a friend's night out.

Thank ness010
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This Spanish Tapas and Wine B ar on the Front in Helensburgh once again lived up to its reputationas the best Mediteranean restaurant in Scotland.We always enjoy our tapas here.The Staff are always very attantive without being intrusive,the decor is lovely,toilets spotlessand the food 3Tapas...More

Thank MarieFusco
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Recently visited the Barca in Glasgow and was very impressed so decided to give the "local" one a try and was not disappointed. The three of us gave the chef basically free range to make our Tapas choices for us and s/he did not disappoint-...More

Thank christinedumbarton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
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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. 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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