La Boca on Marcy Street has been a charmer for years, a fave of ours before going to see music in Santa Fe, but Chef Caruso's new Taberna la Boca in the old Carlos' Gospel Cafe space is outstanding and just feels so comfy. A trio of us spent three hours at the taverna space on Sunday evening, trying plate Santa fe tapas plate and glass after glass.
The service was outstanding: Every plate we tried was very good we started out by ordering one of everything, and then went back for some favoritesand some were just wonderful. Same with the wines Taberna's beer selection is a little light - a good local Marble pilsner and a Mexican hilariously labled Santa fe tapas Dos Equis dark lager - both served in inappropriate pint ale glasses, by the way.
And the half-off prices during happy hour wind up being just amazingly low. This might be the best value in Santa Fe right now.
No reservations and it Santa fe tapas up, so get there early and enjoy your evening. The food was really interesting, prepared well, delicious and reasonably priced.
One of the hardest tables to get in Santa Feso reserve early. A little crowded, but what would you expect in a tapas format?
We had never been to Santa Fe, NM, so we went. Enjoyed the city very much. We tried a number of restaurants to get a flavor of New Mexican foods. Being from San Antonio, we knew that the foods, especially the chilies and the spices, would be different. We tried La Boca, as it was highly recommended.
Santa fe tapas food was very good. Although, the theme was Spanish, there was a local flavor to it. Prices were reasonable, service was good and the atmosphere was lively. Ask the wait staff to help with your selections and you will be rewarded.
Try it for sure. But, also try the Chocolate Maven for breakfast or lunch.
The Shed was excellent for our lunch, with wonderful service. We stayed at the El Chimayo Hotel, which is located 1. My wife had the pozole at the Tia's Cocina hotel restaurant and proclaimed it to be the best pozole that she has ever had.
Four reviews for the price of one.
The restaurant is small and narrow and you will probably be butted up against a fellow diner. The tables are small and the dishes that you are finished with will not be picked up to give you any more room unless you put them on the next table over Santa fe tapas waitstaff will give you the hairy eyeball.
But then, we are there for the food, right? The bread is not worth the calories. The butternut squash soup needs more flavor- it was flat- but the consistency was nice. I had the Mediterranean salad with seared ahi tuna and it was wonderful. The kalamata Santa fe tapas and the figs looked alike in the darkened light so be prepared for the shock of the wrong flavor.
My husband had the kafta and he really enjoyed it. The dessert was flat out bad- cold shortbreads, whipped cream with hard bananas and mango and a sliver of flat dark chocolate something-or-other. They will try to Santa fe tapas you overpriced limonada but it will show up in the form of San Pelligrino in a can. Not what I expected which was the hand-squeezed kind made Santa fe tapas club soda. We had high expectations for this restaurant based on other reviews. We weren't very enthused by the menu in general once seated.
So, we opted for the chefs picks of the night which consisted of five tapas dishes to be shared by two diners. The waiter said he has never had a customer dissatisfied with the chefs choices. My husband and I were pretty indifferent to the meal overall. It was unusual that on the menu they offered this "chefs special for two" and 4 of the 5 tapas offerings showed up as three pieces Santa fe tapas of four for sharing. Therefore, we would have to share the third piece. No soup offerings on the menu.
A large roll came with the meal that was just fair. Seemed more like it should be paired with an Italian meal or something more "hearty". It just didn't seem to go with the meal.
Maybe it was meant to fill up the diners as the food wasn't very substantial. I have had Tapas in other places and have been much more pleased. Also, the seating is very close so if you're having a private conversation, best to wait on that.
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Restaurant details Good for: La Boca has the feel of a lively European wine bar, featuring an extensive selection of carefully chosen Mediterranean and South American wines.
Knowledgeable and animated staff graciously guide customers to the perfect wine to complement their meals. La Boca also prides itself on being an ambassador of Spanish sherry culture, transporting its guests to Cadiz in the crisp cool flavors of Fino, or the deep fig-essence of a Pedro Ximenez. Full to capacity almost every night since its opening, La Boca has been a hit with both locals and the world travelers that visit Santa Fe.
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