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Boca Bistro
Boca Bistro

Boca Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bocabistro.com
  • Phone: (518) 682-2800
  • Hours of Operation: Bar: Daily: 11:30pm - CLOSE;

    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am – 9:30pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am – 10:30pm,

    Sunday: 11:30am – 9:00pm

    Happy Hour: Daily 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Happy Hour: Sunday 11:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Roslyn Zecchini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Boca Bistro's warm, intimate atmosphere is the perfect setting for your private event. Aesthetically inspiring, its brick walls, hard wood floors and pressed tin ceilings invoke the authenticity of conventional Spanish architecture while still remaining slightly modern.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator (888) 338-4515
  • Entertainment: Downtown District

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Division Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: On street Parking and Parking Garage less than one block away
A word from Boca Bistro
Boca Bistro, a Spanish Bistro and Tapas Bar, blends vintage Spanish elements with a distinctive contemporary spirit unique to every DZ Restaurant. Combining earthen and distressed textures with stylistic accents and a touch of Mediterranean influence Boca Bistro embodies the charismatic old-world essence of an authentic Spanish restaurant. A diverse menu of authentic Spanish cuisine and tapas matched by superb interior design results in a dining experience to rival any to be found on the cobbled streets of Spain.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our second visit in less than a month. We had to come back for the paella. You could easily feed 4 with the one pan. Excellent tapas as well. We will always return here: race season or not."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great experience. Love the menu and atmosphere. Salads are flavorful and fresh"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Group of 4 had a nice meal here with tapas to begin followed by a paella to share. I liked how the server staged our tapas, first cold then hot, and there was plenty of food. All was very good. Once the last race at the track is over Boca fills up fast with a rowdy crowd so it's pretty noisy. The night we were there the manager had his hands full managing two tables of people who had spent their day either drowning their losses or celebrating their wins; he did a nice job keeping order."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our meal started good, with small plates but our large plates disappointed. The bone in chicken was over cooked, dry and chewy. The scallop dish served with book choy ( in a Tapas resturant) was well prepared but is not a good value."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great experience in Saratoga. We had an anniversary dinner here. We love Spanish food and my wife eats gluten free. Menu was great and they were very accommodating. They gave special attention you gave to our Anniversary from the reservation. The extra touches they provided really made our experience all that much the better. The tapas and service were excellent! We will definitely come again when we are back in Saratoga."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great food and service. Way too noisy for a party of four to enjoy any conversation at all!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "have eaten here twice and will return again. this restaurant group knows what it's doing. the only problem with the menu is too many choices! we had the bronzini special, it was to die for!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Very good Tapas, especially eggplant fries, with a nice choice of tastes. Large group had the Paella which looked divine. Rustic decor, family style tables, copper ceiling, but noise level is very high. Do not come here for an important discussion."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "excellent and timely service, well prepared dishes from fresh ingredients and reasonable price ( for Saratoga) all resulted in good dining experience. A little noisy for my tastes but could have conversations well enough."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We arrived on time but we're not seated for close to 45 minutes. However, it was there best table. A complimentary appetizer and two glasses arrived as an apology for the wait as this was an anniversary dinner. That type of service goes a long way. Our sever, Josh, was very knowledgeable. We would return if we could get the same outside seating. Inside was very noisy."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Service was slow. We were seated right next to a large party that was extremely loud even though there were plenty other tables we could have been seated at. I could barely hear the person next to me. Was almost impossible to have a conversation. Also our waiter seemed either more concerned with or overwhelmed by the large table and spent very little time with our table."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Delicious and diverse tapas menu made it easy and fun to satisfy (and delight) adult and teenage palates. Perfect for couples, families and groups. Red Sangria was terrific (flavorful, spicy, and not too sweet.) Service was great."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We were looking for a good place in Saratoga last Sunday night. Food was great and wait staff was courteous and knowledgeable. We ordered four tapas, which we shared, and a couple of salads, all delicious. My husband and I are light eaters, and this was more than enough for us. We would certainly go again."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "A fun place to dine. Go for the Seafood ad Chicken & Chorizio Paella for 2. It is delicious as well as a huge portion. The Cider braised beef empanadas are also delicious. We ordered a side of eggplant fries which everyone loved."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Everything was great. We went with our kids. They loved all about it. Great night. Thanks. We will be back !!!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Tastes Combinations Pancetta wrapped stuffed dates is a home run"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We've been here multiple times. The tapas are so filling, bread and olives are delicious! The bill always seems so inexpensive and the reward program is great!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "great experience will be back many more selections that would like to try"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Boca bistro was recommended to me by a few people, Saturday night was the first time I ever went and loved it! Food was great, great drinks and real nice place. We would definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed a nice selection of small and large plates. Atmosphere was great, very pretty decor and wonderful service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Excellent selection of wines and food to match. Wait staff is very knowledgeable and will lead you through good choices. Please make a reservation to ensure your seating in a timely manner. The Stuffed Dates are a special treat, the Chef's selections of mixed meats and cheeses make your Tapas experience a real pleasure."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Dined twice. Dinner and lunch the following day. Dinner food was very good, the service was excellent. Lunch was okay, service was poor."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our party of four enjoyed 8 small plates, many of which were great. We were given marinated olives and bread to start, and both are so good! Sometimes it's the little things... The rice balls were flavorful and crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, served with yummy hummus spread. The dates wrapped in bacon, were, sadly a disappointment. The gorgonzola is too rich and odd a flavor paired with the dates and bacon ( try goat cheese!). The dates were tiny! The bacon, too chewy. The mussels were fresh and tasty, and while the red sauce is an unusual addition, it added a bit too much richness to the dish. Corn on the cob slathered with grated parmesan, paprika and breadcrumbs was a decadent treat. Delicious red sangria and Bloody Mary."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Vibrant, happy crowd. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was good, not great. We anticipated better based on word of mouth. Will try again to see if this was just an off night"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Booked this by Tripadvisor recommendation. It did not disappoint. We enjoyed three appetizers and then shared the paella for 4. All very tasty and plenty to eat. The ambiance was energetic and eclectic and perfect for a bite before a show. The only disappointment was a bottle of wine we ordered was bad/spoiled and we had already consumed some before we convinced ourselves that it was not right and returned it. They did take the bottle off the bill but did charge us for 3 replacement glasses (house wine) . But with that being said, we all enjoyed the meal and the waiter Mark was very attentive and personable. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Saratoga."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Boca Bistro. The small plates were interesting and full of flavor. The wine list had a decent amount of variety and good descriptions of the wine which made pairing very easy. It was very busy when we were there and we dined outside. This made our service a little slow, but we were not in a hurry so this was not a problem. Our waitress was really nice. Next time we want to try the paella - it looked delicious !!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We came for lunch on a very busy Saturday. Glad we booked a table in advance. We enjoyed a nice wine, Rioja rosado, two tapas plates and a fabulous goat cheese salad. Along with bread and olives, it was a perfect lunch."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "5 NYC diners all agreed it was one of the best meals we ever had!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent food!!!! Superb service!!!! Our favorite Saratoga restaraunt!!!! See you next year for the track opening weekend..."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a great happy hour and our food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Enough food to feed a small village, the paella was beyond awesome. Full of seafood and not just a pile of rice. The staff was delightful and knowledgeable without being solicitous. Can't wait to return"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "From the moment we stepped in everything was five Star. Service, food and wine list were perfect. Server helped us have a memorable evening .Highly recommended"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have been here many times. Food has always been amazing. Kids menu could be a bit better. The service was ok."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I enjoyed the appetizers and tapas (corn cobb, cheese plate--esp the mahon) more than the entree but overall everything was good. Relaxing decor."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great small plates to choose from. Plus the paella for 4 probably wound have served 5 or 6 Everything was delicious"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had a great time on July 4th. Loved the Tapas selections and our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful regarding the menu. We would certainly return."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The combination of ingredients in each of our plates was divine. Plus the bread was great and we all know that's the most important part!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Being a bit of a city snob, we were overwhelmed by this great restaurant. What we got that you don't get in the city was a very accommodating hostess who granted our wish to sit outside. She couldn't have been nicer, the amazing food and the bartenders who whipped up great drinks! Hope our travels bring us their again!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went for lunch with 6 friends while visiting Saratoga for the first time. They had me at "pulled duck sandwich" which was their special that day. Everyone enjoyed their meal which was mostly sandwiches and salads. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, our waitress was very nice and they were accomodating when I had to call to tell them we would be late. A nice intro to the Saratoga dining scene."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food, beer, and service. Unique menu items that deliver"
    Dined on 6/25/2014