Boca Tapas Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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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.

*We do not take reservations for the patio*

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What 211 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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Tina
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Boca Tapas Bar provides an excellent atmosphere for socializing with your group, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious! My husband and I love the idea of sharing dishes and have had a few wonderful evenings there with friends or just ourselves. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Brought my daughter here for her birthday. It was our first time here and we loved it. Food was delicious!

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NancyD
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Made reservations two weeks in advance for our 28th anniversary. We got there, they didn’t know what to do with us. It’s like we didn’t have a reservation. They put us in the corner next to the bathroom and where the staff where coming and going with dirty dishes. We asked if there was another table. The waitress came back after 5 mins and said there was another high top table right in front of the bar or a low table by the wine room. We didn’t want the table right next to the bar and when she brought us over to the low table near the wine I laughed out loud. It was near a mop. We left and found another restaurant. The restaurant felt very crowded. I’m not sure how closely they were following the Covid 19 guidelines. Our “reservation” was a joke. I’m not sure if it was because we booked it through this site but I will never find out because I have no intention of ever returning. They lost out on the patronage of very good tippers.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and friendly wait staff.

LM
LoveMoose
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The Moose Spring Rolls, Garlic Shrimp, Hummus, and Fish tacos were delicious. The Famiy size charcuterie board was underwhelming - 1 type of cheese, 3 types of meat and a few olives etc. for $50 spaced out on a huge board that filled our table. The service was great. We were a group of 7 and we were tightly squeezed into a booth, which wasn't great for sharing tapas.

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SteveP
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere! Friendly staff

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Yolo
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was over priced, but tasted good. Cod tacos were especially delish.
$14 for 1 mozza stick was outrageous and the high prices make it hard to enjoy tapas, as the point of a tapa bar is to order lots of dishes

Guitar player was good and service was great

LD
LeoD
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great spot for good food, tasty drinks and mellow guitar playing. One of my favorite places in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good time we were not disappointed. Very happy to be back and enjoy my friends birthday. Thanks so much.

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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CourtneyY
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was wonderful and we felt very safe with the covid-19 changes. Our serving was amazing!

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DanaP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place every time I go! Yummy food, great service, nice drinks and a good price point! Bocca has a funky atmosphere you don't even feel like your in downtown NL!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant with a varied menu. Great little gem in the downtown.

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ChrisL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was excellent. Will definitely be back again!

JA
JenA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The favourite for lunches and casual get togethers with friends and family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food with perfect ambience for couples or groups

MG
MGB17
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great experience at Boca. Food was excellent and our Server was fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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CathyI
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Portions are far to small for price. And $17 for 8 oz glass of wine is over the top rediculous .

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RobertO
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was good food however did not appreciate that we were given a time limit by server. We were finished in loads of time and for the most part if the food is served in a timely manner then you should be finished in the allotted time. I don’t like to be told.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience2

Really long wait for drinks. Made the date awkward at times

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TerryJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall the experience exceeded my expectations. The food was delicious the staff was friendly. The cost of the meal was less than I was expecting which is always a positive. I would definitely go back for another meal.

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DianeL
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch with an attentive but not overbearing waiter. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal

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RandyP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal as usual. Our favourite place to dine in St. John’s.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My server Bryan was amazing recommending things to order, being friendly and down to earth. Made the experience that much better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

They gad very good service and the ambiance is great. Very nice place. We got 6 tapas including sardina (sardine on crostini), salt cod croquette, potato cheese dish, saganaki (deep fried cheese dish with a good sauce), tomato soup, and seafood paella. We ordered a small jug of the red sangria which was ok. Overall the food was good but a bit overpriced for tapas. Server was great. Came to $100 so not the most expensive but for value it almost on par.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The service was extremely poor. We asked for water 3 different times and never did get it first or last. People at the table were there the whole time with nothing to drink. One of our tapas didn’t come out, and when it did it wasn’t wrong.

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KrystalH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I visited Boca last Sunday for brunch and it was amazing! The food was delicious and our waitress was excellent! Potato’s bravas have my heart. Definitely visiting for brunch again soon.

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YvonneL
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a great first experience. Lots of gluten free options.

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ChristianT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Waitress very helpful.
Music too loud and needed to be themed to the food (would much prefer to hear spanish music than the current chart banalities).
Booths a little crushed for groups of 6 or more, but that is probably not a normal size group to cater for.
All in all, an outstanding evening for us. Superb food and the waitress was great with suggestions and her attention to our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite spot to spend with my girlfriends great atmosphere great food great service amazing drinks.

JP
JimP
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were running late but were able to modify our reservation time at the last minute. Service was fast. Wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. We tried several tapas and loved each one. Tasty food and tremendous variety. Especially loved the gambas and the seafood paella. Prices were reasonable. Overall, everything was perfect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food

CS
vipCanadianShelley1
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were visiting St. John’s and wanted a change from pub food. The tapas we delicious and our server was so helpful!

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I've been hearing about this place for years and never got around to it. I'm glad to say I finally tried it and it was delicious, nothing else like this in St.johns and totally worth it.

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Jessica
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Boca was a great experience! Excellent ambiance and very good service and the waitress even brought my mom a complementary desssert for her bday. Would love to go back on a weekend night when there are dancers! Good veggie options. My portobello mushroom tower was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great meal and service. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The food, decor, and service was wonderful however the standard seats are too close for comfort and feels very awkward. As well, the door was blowing cold air into the restaurant every time it opened making that uncomfortable for those sitting close.

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SarahC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and fabulous drinks. Generous portions. Fun menu with something for everyone. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Great decor and atmosphere. Can't wait for my next visit!

FAQs

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

Boca Tapas Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.