Boca Bistro
Boca Bistro

Boca Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bocabistro.com/
  • Phone: 5186822800x
  • 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 8883384515
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Boca Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (76)good for groups (39)great for outdoor dining (38)special occasion (36)neighborhood gem (36)hot spot (32)vibrant bar scene (32)romantic (30)notable wine list (30)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great paella
    Mish714
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The two of us had paella - all we really needed were 2 more people to eat it. Huge portion, some of the best mussels I've ever eaten. We've now tried all 3 DZ restaurants in Saratoga, and they are all wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu!
    ChrissieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Deliscious food!! Lots of great Gluten Free options. Our waitress was new (we think) - and service was incredibly slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perhaps perfect?
    daleydaleVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    we were in saratoga for the weekend and booked this restaurant on open tables. which is my source for finding wonderful places. the four of us agreed. best meal out ever. the food was perfect. as they say... a party in my mouth. unexpected combinations of food that were absolutely amazing. we sat outside and the people around us were noisy but it looked quiet and charming inside. again.... one of the best meals we have had..... and we are foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Location and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I ordered two Tapas items, Fried Calamari and Stuffed Peppers, my wife had a salad. I also ordered a local draft beer. The food was fine, the Calamari portion was larger than I would have expected for a Tapas offering and the were a bit chewier than I like. The Stuffed Peppers were a delight. My wife's Kale salad was excellent. Again the portion size was very large and even with my help we brought home a take home with enough for her to enjoy a second meal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall review
    RustyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is outstanding. The ambulance is wonderful and the wine list is very thiughtfully chosen. However, the service is 2nd rate. The staff not been trained in how to take care of customers and they have not been trained in how to serve food at a table. Once we are able to eat after utensils had been supplied, the dinner was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boca-more thn just tapas
    Larry
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have found Boca to be a delightful tapaa restuarant, but also to offer something beyond that. They have unique full course offerings that are imaginative and of excellent quality. This is a high energy establishment, that we find very appealing on a busy Saratoga Springs evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quinnsnwhitesnkellys
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our experience on Travers night was outstanding. We ordered Paella and that too was outstanding. We dined outside and the staff could not have been more professional. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Taste of Spain in Saratoga
    ArlingtonDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A companion and I had a wonderful dinner at Boca Bistro last weekend. We tried a variety of tapas, and all were excellent. Top marks go to the rice croquettes and the stuffed piquillo peppers. The wine list was varied and well-priced. Service was very friendly and professional. Our only complaint was that we were seated under a very cold air vent, but the servers tried to get it adjusted for us. Even though it was Travers Weekend, with its large crowds, we never felt rushed. I would definitely return and try some more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Fun Place for lunch or dinner
    LouisVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great time at Boca Bistro. Our waiter was very helpful and personable. Great food and nice menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cosistently excellent
    BigFan
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Service and food always outstanding and consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great experience. Love the menu and atmosphere. Salads are flavorful and fresh
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Meal
    genacm
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Think twice, stay with small plates
    JoeB
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Anniversary
    BuenProvecho
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food and service. Way too noisy for a party of four to enjoy any conversation at all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this place!
    eekayzee
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boca Bistro
    carkey
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • strong performance
    pbchi
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely night
    Tbev
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service, loud restaraunt
    Megsbo11
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious & interesting food
    TheBigVee
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Read about it on TripAdvisor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sidewalk Gem
    sholshkyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in saratoga
    Matthew
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everything was great. We went with our kids. They loved all about it. Great night. Thanks. We will be back !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy good
    Magnifique
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Tastes Combinations Pancetta wrapped stuffed dates is a home run
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    melissa
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • showbiz
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    great experience will be back many more selections that would like to try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Foodman
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty tapas in lively Saratoga!
    Mimi
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We enjoyed a nice selection of small and large plates. Atmosphere was great, very pretty decor and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spanish Experience
    len4dinner
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent food & service
    Stevebel
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Tapas!
    Leilani
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy busy place
    nycres
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyable evening
    suechick
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Tapas Menu!!
    Noel3Denise
    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 !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    5 NYC diners all agreed it was one of the best meals we ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe Burdi
    JoeB
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent food!!!! Superb service!!!! Our favorite Saratoga restaraunt!!!! See you next year for the track opening weekend...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bash
    loves2eat
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had a great happy hour and our food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate