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.
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OT
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.

KH
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.

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

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

CT
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.

OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JP
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
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food

CS
Vancouver
8 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!

LB
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.

J
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
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great meal and service. Thank you!

OT
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.

SC
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!

RM
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Looking for something different then go to Boca...a good wine selection and the Tapas portions are a good size.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Delicious eggs Benedict with avocado relish. Usually come here for tapas in the evening but decided to try for brunch for a change. Always tasty and lovely atmosphere. However, it is a tad expensive.

C
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, and amazing service!

KP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience celebrating our anniversary!!! Food was spectacular. The perfect place to go for an un-rushed dining experience!

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, welcoming atmosphere and impromptu entertainment!

J
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love love Boca!! And great cocktails!

WI
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a find! Terrific food and great service in a funky little place.

TD
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service, wonderful music and yummy tapas. We will be back again

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great selection of tapas, Pork Carnitas tacos were a standout. The Sweet and Savory board could have used more crustinis. Overall service was good but plates could have been cleared quicker. For a pick while visiting from Texas, it was a good find and would recommend to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service throughout! This was definitely our most enjoyable experience yet with Boca. The charcuterie seems to have dropped a bit in quality imo, but the rest of the meal more than made up for it. We'll be back.

CH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The Tapas Tour of Spain is a wonderful way to try a little bit of everything with a group of friends.

E
Atlantic Canada
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, great wine, love this place!

SB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Provided a very limited menu. Once we ordered, they informed us that, of the limited items on the menu, they did not have certain menu items which we had already ordered. We were forced to eat one of five items.
The food was fine but one of us found a hair in their order. The waitress did no apologize but did comp the meal. We also asked for a fork three times before receiving it. Not a good experience.

RC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been to Boca several times lately and each time the food is delicious and the service and ambience excellent! Love this place!

JT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We like this place but this time it seemed really expensive...which was disappointing. 14 dollar margaritas!! We have been 3 times now and getting used to the menu as well. Time to try something new for us.

A
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great evening for my friends birthday!

IL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and our server was very knowledgeable and friendly!!

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time there. Three friends getaway weekend. Excellent dining experience!! Delicious food!We will definitely return..

L
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, great food, great staff, excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good!!
Great food and service and I loved the setting ! My new favorite place.

JW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Having tapas was a refreshing way of ordering that really cut down on the wait, and allowed for tasting a variety of dishes. The staff was very friendly and the ambiance made it feel like I was no longer in St. John’s.

GP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves, the ambiance was fun, but we paid fine dining prices for casual fare. We found it to be very overpriced

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food and perfect table

MB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything about this place is great. World-class authentic menu and perfect atmosphere. This place is a winner!

TD
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed we will definitely be back. Wonderful food, drinks and atmosphere . Sara was fabulous and the guitar player was the icing on the cake.

SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent staff and colourful venue. Highly recommended.

BC
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Pleasantly surprised. When I think of tapas I automatically think cured meats and seafood. Love seafood but not a fan of charcuterie. I thought they had a great selection. Had three tapas to start followed by an additional three. Food was good and reasonably priced, except for the pork belly (which was delicious)....$16 for two I thought was a bit steep.
Overall the food was good, the service was great (very quick and very pleasant). Would definitely return. Two recommendations if I may: put in a few fans to get the air circulating a bit...found is kind of stuffy; get some cloth napkins. Those paper ones should only be found in Mc D’s