Boca Tapas Bar

4.6
269 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 269 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time patron but definitely will be back to sample the regular menu. Mother’s Day brunch was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxed and very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and a great time, as usual!

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Rosey
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

This is a hard place to review, because we had a really fun time overall, but there are elements that are lacking when you really think about it. Generally, I would recommend it and I probably would go again. The atmosphere overall is probably the best part, the Spanish theme and music is colorful and lively, there was a live piano player later in the evening which was excellent, and it there were a lot of people there, all having a good time. The food is good and we really enjoyed it, but it is not necessarily anything to write home about. It is a tapas place and there is a lot of variability in quality - some of the dishes were great, while some were nothing special. There are a lot of fish and meat dishes, but not many vegetable ones, which I think is an area for improvement. The cocktails and sangria are really good, but the sangria is a little on the expensive side. a jog of sangria is $30 and it's not very big, my friend and I easily drank two of them, and still had a couple of cocktails besides, so that's really adds up, BUT that is not too different from most other restaurants, drinking alcohol at restaurants is just a fortune and there is not really any getting around that. The food is also a little pricey, the tapas are around $15 each and they are not very big, you will probably need around 3 per person. There were 3 in our party and our bill, with tax and tip was around $420. The service was just ok, we were often looking around for our server to ask for more drinks. Also I would recommend not ordering your dishes all at once, they come really fast and it would be nicer to enjoy a few at a time. Overall, I would describe it as overpriced but a good time, and I probably would go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for a few drinks and snacky bits, it was so good and insanely fast service! I will say it was very noisy, we could barely hear eachother, but that was due to the guests and not the restaurant itself! :)

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DebraF
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had the "Taste of Spain" and it was excellent. A real treat. Will definitely go back.

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PamP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great evening at Boca Tapa. Really enjoy the food and the service was excellent. Thanks so much.

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RoxanneM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Party of four celebrating son's 29th birthday. The table we were seated at initially had a speaker right over our table so difficult for my mother in law to hear. As soon as we asked, our server moved us immediately to a much quieter table. Food was outstanding as was the service. Fifth time at Boca. Always consistent. Bravo!

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Pizzaperson246
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The broken Diet Coke machine put a delay on drinks but otherwise food was delicious and amazing!! If you’re a person on a budget looking to leave very overly full I’d choose another place but this restaurant lives up to its name and style of eating. Delicious, yummy picky plates!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was awesome!

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JennieLou
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out for folks who have something to celebrate (like the end of the most recent lockdown). Great food, great service, fun atmosphere.

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Maria
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

As a Spanish person I was very unimpressed with the quality of the food. The website menu does not correlate with the actual menu in the restaurant. Even my Canadian friends thought the food tasted very poorly. I was expecting more from a “Spanish restaurant..”

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vipAmber
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Crowded, interesting decor. Nice idea for food but very few of all the things we tried as a group were worth repeating. Too bad.

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vipPizzaLover
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent unhurried meal and experience. Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, nice atmosphere

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Cassie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

Table was extremely wobbly and needed to be propped up with coasters (all tables on the dining floor were in the same condition)

Restaurant has limited its wine by the glass menu over the last few months, making it hard to choose a wine to enjoy with dinner.

This restaurant clearly isn’t following covid restrictions on capacity or distancing, every table and booth was in use as well as seats at the bar.

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Christinea
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place to enjoy some delicious food and drinks! The music is bomb too !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new menu items and some old favourites - especially the Moroccan lamb stew and the new seafood dish. All around great night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live music was great, food as always, was amazing! My favourite is Gregory’s famous chicken sandwich! Perfect place for date night

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Came for a New Year’s Eve dinner. Arrived early in the evening so it was nice and quiet at first but towards the end of our dinner more people were arriving. Had the 4 course special dinner which was delicious. I particularly enjoyed the pina colada tuna tartar and the chocolate lava cake desert but everything else was great too. A bit pricey for the portions you are given compared to other local restaurants, but I think it was reasonable and left with a full (but not full too full) belly!

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Christinea
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the drinks . Enjoyed it to the fullest.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! Loved the moose spring rolls.

JB
JanetB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was friendly and efficient. The food came out quickly, so ordering tapas in rounds was easy, and made for a nice long dinner. Lots of choice for all ranges of tastes.

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SteveP
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service. One of our favourite restaurants.

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CoryM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a very enjoyable experience. We go there all the time

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

21st Birthday

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CicilyE
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food and atmosphere were great. Service was great to start but slacked a little towards end. Great evening overall.

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None
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night with family enjoying a variety of appetizers! The tuna tartare and seared tuna both awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience and awesome food.

JP
JohnP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely Tapas spot in St. John. Food is fresh, tastes are sharp, service great. Definitely recommend.

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MaureenG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and great service. Very cozy. I will definitely go back again.

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LeslieE
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous place for those who love to share! The food is incredible. Cool atmosphere, great live music and fantastic service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as usual! Delish food!!

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TinaF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

While the live music was nice, it did make it difficult to have a conversation. Overall it was an enjoyable experience where sharing is encouraged! Food and service were really good.

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BonitaL
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and service one of my favourite spots in the city.
Atmosphere is perfect to relax after a long week.

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LukusO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

A wonderful atmosphere with very attentive staff. The live music was also a bonus, the girl that was singing Friday night was excellent! Only downside was that we were expecting a bit more to our food. Don't get me wrong, the food was to die for, but unfortunately it just wasn't enough and with the price point we expected more of a meal. Me and my two other friends ordered the chicken burger which was delicious, but was only a burger and nothing for a side (with the price point we expected something like fries atleast). Though, my other friend had a rice bowl which was to die for (and a great portion). The drinks were fairly priced & DELISH!!

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Luka
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A very interesting place for a small group to get together to experience a little touch of Spain and its special treats. Totally enjoyed our experience and especially the sangria!!! Cheers👍

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JonM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location for a nice meal and different from the usual fare.

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DennisK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well managed for cov19 restrictions. Clean. Good wine choices. Interesting non traditional choices in food. Excellent margaritas

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 269 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.