La Barca

33 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute, United Kingdom, G84 8AW

About La Barca

LA BARCA IS A MULTI-AWARD WINNING SPANISH TAPAS RESTAURANT AND BAR ON THE HELENSBURGH SEAFRONT.

With a bright and vibrant interior, it’s like stepping into your favourite restaurant on holiday with over 40 delicious tapas and paellas on offer.

La Barca, which means ‘The Boat’ in Spanish, features a handcrafted boat-shaped bar, beautiful harbour scene mural and striking Spanish chandeliers.

Our customers soak up the atmosphere as Spanish waiters whisk piping-hot cazuela dishes to their table on a giant tray to enjoy with a fruity Sangria, smooth Rioja or refreshing San Miguel.

Diners can choose from Pan Aceitunas y Charcuterie. Tapas Vegetales, tapas de Carne and Tapas de Mar sections as well as paellas for two and homemade desserts.

Dishes range from tapas favourites like Gambas Pil Pil - king prawns sizzling in garlic and chilli to Carilleras de Cerdo - slow roasted pork cheeks in apple, cinnamon and sherry sauce.

New additions to our menu include seared monkfish cheeks wrapped in pancetta, Scottish king scallops and Stornoway black pudding and Scottish smoked salmon croquettes.

Although we are a Spanish restaurant we have a fantastic Scottish larder to choose from and these form our Spanish tapas with Scottish ingredients. Customers love to see Scottish scallops, Scottish premium steak and Scotland's favourite Stornoway black pudding on the menu.

La Barca is a taste of the Mediterranean with a friendly atmosphere to match.

Cuisine: Tapas
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

Food and service was fantastic!!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 November 2020

For regulars it would be good for there to be specials menu. The same menu each time I visit is likely to mean I will visit less frequently, a specials board allows some variety

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

A very enjoyable meal with great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

Food was fresh and delicious. Service efficient and courteous. Very enjoyable dining experience during these difficult times. Looking forward to a return visit!

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Visited On Friday, 20 November 2020

Howard love our evenings spent in La Barca. We are always made to feel welcome. Service is always with a smile but not intrusive. We love sitting in the window looking across the Clyde rain or shine, day or night we enjoy the varied tapas, sharing the little dishes together, the large paella to share is delicious. And Spanish Brandy, Soberano excellent 👌

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Fantastic evening - great service and excellent foof.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 November 2020

1st visit and wasn’t disappointed, nice restaurant, great food at a reasonable price and very friendly staff. Will definitely return once the current restrictions allow it.

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Visited On Monday, 16 November 2020

Fantastic food & service from Scott. Food so fresh and delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 12 November 2020

Lovely meal, with great service as usual 😀

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Fantastic night for my husbands birthday. Amazing food and service would highly recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 08 November 2020

Food and service was spot on. The Patatas Bravas were the nicest I have had in years. Would recommend and will definitely return.

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Visited On Friday, 06 November 2020

Excellent service and food in a clean, safe environment.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Great service and food as usual, especially during these difficult times. Had a great lunch to celebrate my daughters 21st, thanks to Scott (and the team).

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Lovely meal with the hubby. Great food and service was good.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Had a great visit staff were very attentive nothing was to much trouble

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Excellent meal in challenging times...

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Good was fantastic and the staff were great.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Would not recommend as did not even attend as when I phone to check my booking they said they didn’t even have me booked in very strange even though I got a confirmation email the night before and I submitted it to confirm my booking

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Concerned that bookings are not apparently being given any priority as booking details were not checked off on arrival.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Food was as amazing as ever. Such a nice place to eat.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Lovely lunch, recommended by a friend and will happily recommend to others

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Our 1st visit but it won't be our last, wide choice, excellent food, fast service

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Terrific service and food was outstanding and very quick also had a nice cold beer outside after , hard to beat .

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