Boca Tapas Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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Spanish

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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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DP
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!

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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

Everything was excellent. Will definitely be back again!

JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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

Fantastic food with perfect ambience for couples or groups

MG
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!

CI
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 .

RO
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.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience2

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

TJ
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.

DL
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.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal

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

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

OT
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
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.

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
4 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
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!

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
Atlantic Canada
11 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!