La Bota – A small piece of Spain in the middle of Shanghai

La Bota is a Spanish wine and tapas bar located on Dagu Lu, downtown Shanghai.

If you are looking for a wide variety of traditional Spanish tapas and pinxtos for a reasonable price (Tortilla, gambas al ajillo, croquetas, squid with aioli, cold cut platters with Spanish Manchego cheese and ham…just to mention a few), La Bota is definitely THE place to go. Apart from their really great menu, they also have a really really awesome terrace for outside seating. Especially during a mild summer evening it feels like a small get-away to Europe.

Oh wait, I forgot about the outstanding white sangria and the lovely Spanish owner, who really makes the La Bota vibe (how I call it). So 1-3 of my beloved white Sangrias with apple and banana paired with the La Bota vibe and you definitely forget that you are in China and not somewhere in Spain.

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I guess you already got the point, but to mention it again:


It’s really one of my favorite places in the entire city and my go-to spot for working in the sun during lunch time or just having drinks and dinner with friends. And you know what? If you choose the right items from the menu (nope, deep fried truffle and wild mushroom croquetas are unfortunately not included :( ), it’s even super healthy because they offer a pretty decent selection veggie-tapas, salads and fresh seafood  for an excellent light meal option.

By the way, wondering what La Bota means? The name comes from the traditional Spanish wine bottle wrapped in leather, actually called “bota de vino”, that they have been using in Spain back then. That’s the reason why they offer over 20 (!) Spanish wines by the glass starting at 35 RMB.


So I teamed up with the guys from La Bota and have a special deal for all of you to celebrate the start ofKitchen-Impossible..

Oh wait, 1 deal would not be enough to celebrate the launch of my page, so I am happy to offer you 2 deals for my favorite restaurant and therefore 2 healthy options for lunch and dinner.

1. Let’s start with a big green lunch with a great, healthy and fresh summer salad selection. Only salad? You’re right a salad is not enough so let’s pair the salad of your choice with an all you can eat tapas buffet.

Hmm, maybe still not enough..?

On top you will get a fresh cold-pressed Farm House juice (Green Elixier, Internal Fix or Horchta).

Use the La Bota code “Kitchen-Impossible loves La Bota" and you will get the salad, tapas buffet and Farm House juice for 118 RMB.

2. Continuing with dinner and an even greater deal for you guys.

Kitchen-Impossible loves La Bota and La Bota loves Kitchen-Impossible - so we are happy to offer you a 10% Discount on food-items during dinner time with the code “Kitchen Impossible loves La Bota”.

And don’t forget to follow La Bota on wechat (LaBota426) and instagram (labota_shanghai), post a picture of your visit and you get an additional glass of Spanish Cava for free.

To sum it up, if you have never been to La Bota, now it’s your chance ;)