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We tried Doncaster’s ‘best restaurant’ La Boca to see if it lived up to its reputation

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One sign that you’ve walked into a good restaurant is when it’s busy on a week night.

And when we walked into La Boca on Nether Hall Road in Doncaster it was clear to see that it was a fan favourite for many in the area.

As we walked into the Argentine Steakhouse on a Thursday night the place was absolutely buzzing.

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In fact, people love it so much that it has been voted the best restaurant in Doncaster by happy customers on Tripadvisor.

After seeing the rave reviews online we decided that we had to give it a go.

Booking a table for 8pm we walked in and were immediately greeted by friendly staff who made us a drink while we waited for our table.

The restaurant had a great atmosphere and it was lively, friendly and clean.

We took our seats and started to look over the menu – and our mouths started watering almost immediately.



The king prawn starter
The king prawn starter

Despite the array of choice we manged to make our decisions.

For starters I opted for the Gambas Con Chimichurri, which were garlic and chilli king prawns cooked with paprika and chimichurri sauce served with a slice of ciabatta.

When it came it smelled divine and it tasted even better.

The king prawns were plump and juicy and the sauce really complemented the seafood. And the best part was you could mop up any extra juices with the ciabatta bread.

My dining partner opted for the Fritura Mixta, which was deep fried king prawns, white bait and squid rings served with homemade anchovy aioli.

He said that the seafood was delicious, freshly cooked and extremely tasty and that the dip was a perfect accompaniment to the dish.



The deep fried king prawns, white bait and squid ring starter
The deep fried king prawns, white bait and squid ring starter

After we quickly polished off our starters we were given a lemon sorbet palete cleanser between course which was a welcome surprise.

And we didn’t have to wait long at all for the main event to arrive.

I opted for the Panceta de Cerdo which was slow cooked pork belly cooked with chilli, ginger, garlic, onion and celery served with honey sauce and mashed potato.

I can honestly say it was the best pork belly I have ever eaten.

The meat was just melt in your mouth, juicy and incredibly flavoursome. It just fell away from the crisp and crunchy crackling on the top.

And it was all sat on smooth mashed potato and a sweet sticky sauce that brought the whole thing together.

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Sensational is the only word to describe it.

My dining partner decided to go for the Plato de La Boca which was a mixed meat platter with a 6oz sirloin steak, lamb chop, spicy chicken wings, chicken skewers and chorizo. It was all grilled and served with grilled onions and peppers and rustic fries.

And he didn’t regret his decision.

He said it was the “best meal he had ever had in Doncaster”.

He said that the meat was all cooked to perfection, juicy and tender. In particular he enjoyed the lamb chops.

But even the rustic fries were well cooked and moreish.



The mixed meat platter at La Boca
The mixed meat platter at La Boca

Overall, it was an absolutely stunning meal that we both thoroughly enjoyed.

We washed it all down with a Pepsi and a few pints of the House La Boca Pale Ale – which my dining partner said exceed his expectations and stood up to some of the better pale ales he has tried.

An extra treat was the two shots we were brought at the end of the meal to finish off the wonderful experience.

Staff were extremely helpful, friendly and couldn’t do enough for you to make sure that you had an enjoyable meal.

All I can say is we will definitely be back.

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