Review: La Boca
189 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UL
I can't believe it was 2 years between visits, especially as I thought really highly of La Boca on my first visit!
We had a table of 6 for dinner on a Wednesday night and they do a very reasonable pre-theatre menu of 3 tapas + dessert for £12.95. I tried the croquettes (both chicken and the spinach/blue cheese ones), patatas bravas which we got to share, tortilla, gambas pil pil and then had the churros for dessert.
I really can't fault any of the food - it was all incredibly fresh and delicious, and really packed a flavour punch. I would say the gambas pil pil was a little spicer than expected but still delicious. I really love croquettes and these were really tasty and the tortilla was a really refreshing dish to try as it's not something I'd normally order. The churros were probably the highlight for me - again, really light and fresh, not cakey or soaked in oil, more like a light pastry with dark chocolate sauce.
The vibe of this place really makes it special, I think. The tiling and relaxed atmosphere really does transport you to Spain and you feel like you're on holidays. The staff were super warm and friendly and overall, it was a brilliant meal.
I'm really keen to return for the £5 flight of sherry (4 serves!) and £2.50 Tuesday tapas which they take bookings for.