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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (244 reviews)
“paella” (34 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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 yesterday 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
Reviewed yesterday 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...More

Thank Philip Mansfield
Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank Chelsea N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank TripMember050420161
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came last night for a friend's birthday. Had a lovely meal. As a vegetarian I am always spoilt for choice. Last night I had the artichokes which were delish and the halloumi chips were lovely. Will be back again soon

Thank Anna M
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Is there a lift for disabled guests?
17 July 2015|
Response from roedeer2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, No need as it's all on the level from the street in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, 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