Boca Tapas Bar

4.6
316 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Spanish
An authentic Spanish experience in the heart of St. John’s. Boca, the Spanish word for mouth, encourages you to use our namesake to taste, drink, and smile.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 316 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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AliciaW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. Live music was beautiful.

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JennyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The tuna carpaccio was the best I’ve had, as was the beef carpaccio.

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SteveR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We had 7 tapas plates. The pork belly was the best _by_a_mile_. Shrimp cevice was very good, a strong #2. Cod cheeks, probably #3. Patatas bravas, #4. After that, nothing really memorable, except I will say that the crab spring roll was a disappointment and our least favorite. The sangria was good, and service was very good. Atmosphere at our high-top table was poor - so dark that it was impossible to read the menu without a cell phone to light it, and we really have no idea what any of the dishes looked like

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Marhop
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

great service. good food pleasant experience

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Caper
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent tapas, each selection was great. Recommend to anyone in St John’s.

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, and a perfect spot for a lovely date night. I've already recommended it to several people, and I'll definitely be visiting again myself!

KW
KatW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

There were four of us and we ordered the $129 tapas selection. It was enough food and everything was really delicious. Service was really good, food came out on two boards, giving you time to eat one board before bringing out the next. Only complaint about the experience is the high chairs. They had little back support and for two of us they kept falling down a little bit at a time. Would definitely go back but request different seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Sangria was amazing as always

KC
KatieC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious and service was great! Would definitely come back the next time we’re in the city.

JH
JackieH
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food as always!

CX
ClubXandwich
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, fast and anticipatory, without being prying or disruptive. Food delicious as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good atmosphere great service and tasty food. Especially enjoyed the Paella

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SheilaD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. …or first Tapas experience. The food was perfectly done and very tasty. The service was excellent … we appreciated the advice when choosing our selections. We would definitely recommend Boca to our friends.

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ChadQ
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food, we will be going back for sure!

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AnneM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We both had a great time at Boca Tapas Bar. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the ambiance was excellent. This was only our second time at Boca and we will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely impressive. ✅

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service.

KD
KDM99
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food.

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vipSpiderperson
Ottawa
35 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious cocktails. Friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Small portions

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, drinks, food and atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food, great service but chose to eat outside on a night that was too cold.

DD
DiningDiva
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff, fabulous sangria and endless delicious tapas. Boca is becoming on of my favourite go to spots, especially on a nice summer day on their lovely deck.

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anonymous2018
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

small portions for price, slow service albeit very friendly waitress

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JennyG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Yummy food and good service. A little overpriced though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

But the girl who served us we really sweet.

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SteveP
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice ambiance and the food is great. A favourite place to go.

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Jellybean709
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

I normally am a HUGE fan of Boca. Last evening we had a reservation for a table for 7 people. A few of us arrived first and placed a light order. An hour later the table placed a larger order, despite not having received the first order. 90 minutes later we still didn't have the food we ordered, despite asking numerous times. Overall we all received food at various times spanning 45 mins. One of our friends got her tacos long after everyone else was finished. The server gave us bills and walked away, not returning for more than 20 minutes. The service was the worst we've ever received. Unfortunately a lot of our friends had been there just that 1 time and have been clear that they won't return based on last nights service.

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EmilyB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The kitchen was backed up and a few of the food items ran out after we ordered, so we had to choose different items. However they did provide a free desert as compensation.

EJ
ElizabethJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu was interesting and varied. All 4 of us enjoyed our meal and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing! The food was outstanding. We ordered the next day for lunch even. And the staff was so friendly. Can’t wait to go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing, great place to catch up. Drinks and food were delicious. Service was excellent. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and awesome food:)

KF
KarenF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there last night and food was fantastic and service top notch. Music a little loud but all good! I'll be back again and again

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BillyB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food came quickly and was delicious; service was incredibly friendly. No complaints at all.

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GeorginaO
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Food and Service, Fast and attentive waiter Heather made some suggestion and we were pleased with the selections. Overall good experience and I would recommend. Great music and atmosphere,

KB
KeithB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well worth the visit. Service is fantastic and food is delicious. Great venue and music isn't overpowering, fills the lull in the conversation, but doesn't require shouting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, tasty food and great drinks. Highly recommend their paella, meat balls and pork belly. The red sangria and sangria cake were perfect additions to our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!

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GayleF
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The waitress was so nice and everything came out so fast. I will definitely be going back and recommending this restaurant to friends.

FAQs

Boca Tapas Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 237-2622.

Boca Tapas Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 316 OpenTable diners.

Boca Tapas Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.bocatapasbar.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.