We are thrilled to announce that for the second time in a row, Chef James and La Boca have been nominated as a finalist of the Copa Jerez USA competition! Copa Jerez is an international competition featuring top chefs and sommeliers from across the world in which each team is commissioned with choosing the ultimate […]read more
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm Taberna is thrilled to welcome singer/songwriter/guitarist Jesus Bas, every Wednesday night on the patio. Born and raised in Madrid, Jesus’s voice and lyrics will make you fall in love with Spain, and maybe the person across the table from you.read more
Highlights from our new summer menus…. @ LA BOCA Pollo con Moras ~ sautéed chicken thigh with chorizo rioja, blackberries and pomegranate molasses Salmon 43 ~ atlantic salmon cured in licor 43 and orange liqueur with watercress, hazelnut and mango salad Costillas ~ braised pork ribs over roasted garlic mashed potatoes Lengua con Mostaza Verde~ […]read more
Tuesday ~ Paella Night @ Taberna Enjoy 3 different paellas (including a vegetarian option), salad & dessert for $20, and new bottled wine specials to complement! Tuesday ~ Farmer’s Market Tasting @ La Boca 3 or 5 course tasting menu inspired by the bounty of fresh, local produce, meat and cheese from the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market (vegetarian option […]read more
With the feel of a lively European wine bar, La Boca also features 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. La Boca has earned numerous awards both local and national, including the Santa Fe Reporter’s “Restaurant of the Year,” and the International Wine and Food Society’s “Award of Excellence.”
Chef James is a seven-time James Beard Award Nominee for “Best Chef of the Southwest” and was one of only four chefs nominated to compete in the Sherry Council of America’s “Copa Jerez International Food and Sherry Pairing Competition” in both 2011 and 2013.
Prior to opening La Boca, Chef James served as Chef at La Casa Sena, chef/instructor at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, and Executive Chef at the legendary El Farol where he wrote the cookbook, El Farol: Tapas and Spanish Cuisine (Gibbs Smith, 2004).