La Boca

72 W. Marcy Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501


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).