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What do you drink with tapas? The answer is simple: wine. La Boca focuses on traditional Spanish small plates infused with Chef/owner James Campbell Caruso's contemporary twists. Byron Rudolph, a... Read More
What do you drink with tapas? The answer is simple: wine. La Boca focuses on traditional Spanish small plates infused with Chef/owner James Campbell Caruso's contemporary twists. Byron Rudolph, a certified sommelier and the man who selects the restaurant's wines, says, "I try to keep La Boca's selections Spanish-centric rounded out with world representation of carefully selected exciting, iconic, classic, wines with stories." He counts on the passion of the staff to introduce people to wines on the list he terms "interesting, dynamic, well paired with the menu." Servers are all knowledgeable about the wines offered and can recommend the best ones to pair with your tapas. Including an extensive Sherry list, there are about 40 wines by the glass including the "fun exciting limited offerings on the chalkboard." Bottles are priced from $36 to $650 and glasses run from $10 to $18.
- Wine Bars: "La Boca's daily Happy Hour from 3 to 5pm offers great food and wine deals. There is a selection of half-priced tapas as well as wine specials. Join their Wine Club; members receive a 5 percent discount Sundays through Tuesdays."
- Best for Wine Bars Because: La Boca pairing Chef/owner James Campbell Caruso's creative Spanish tapas along with carefully selected wines make it worthy of a place on this list.