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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "My wife and I had one of the best meals ever at Boca Bistro. At first we were a little skeptical by the overwhelmingly positive reviews, but decided to give it a shot. The food was so amazing that my wife, who is a vegetarian practically licked her plate clean. In the 30+ years we have been together, I'd never seen anything like it. She even called over the maître d' to express her gratitude. Don't miss this place if you are going to Saratoga. It may not look all that impressive from the street, but go inside and have the meal of your life...like we did."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wow. A real turn around from last time. Everything was terrific."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I had a terrific dinner at Boca...enjoying the tapas very much. Our waiter was extremely helpful and described the food with perfect clarity.He offered some perfect choices and guided us when we would have ordered too much. We had a small table outside and enjoyed the street activity so we could people watch. No doubt when we return to Saratoga Springs we would revisit Boca for sure!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We've brought our 1-year old a few times in the last year. Usually for a Saturday lunch ($10 for a good cheeseburger and a Stella!) and here and there for an early dinner. Last time we went we got right in at 6:30 on a Saturday evening. Fried calamari was awesome. Martini could have been colder. My wife had a salad that she loved, I had the halibut special, which was outstanding. I do think I would have had a harder time with the menu if that special wasn't offered. Our service was great, as always. Host/manager seems to genuinely remember us and is very professional - always offers a handshake and a smile. Our waiter was great - made sure to hustle our order in when the baby started to get a little squirrely."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Every course was executed perfectly. (The goat cheese salad ranks as one of the best salads I've ever had). The service was excellent. Pricing was fair. My only criticism might have been that the portions were pretty sizeable (tapas), so we were limited as to how many we could try. We would have liked to have tried more."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We've always loved the food at Boca but have had issues with the service which had been very well intentioned but inefficient. Well they've worked on their staffing and our service was prompt and effective which made the food even better. It started when the hostess graciously offered to open the front windows for us so we could enjoy the lovely spring breezes and continued with our waiter bringing samples of beers so we could decide what to order and then refilling our bread and olive dishes throughout the meal. Always loved the food and that hasn't changed - creative salads, interesting tapas and beautifully prepared and composed entreees make this a real winner!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Wonderful, convenient spot downtown to eat. Great food. Nice atmosphere. Great wait staff."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Food was excellent , we had the meatball , asparagus, pear salad, and steamed muscles. We dined outdoors which was amazing for people watching and enjoying the weather. The bar tenders at the bar were good and very friendly. Our waitress outside seemed spread thin and we hardly saw her so we ended up not ordering a second round of drinks at the table. Overall a great experience. Expect much better service inside though. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have never before written a review where there was nothing I would change, nothing that could be improved, where every dish was prepared perfectly, presented beautifully and tasted so delicious as the six dishes we ate here. From octopus to stuffed dates, to eggplant 'fries' to stuffed calamari, to a polenta dish, it was all fantastic. Also, they had great red & white Sangria and a delicious custard dessert with a hint of citrus. This place would be hit in any major metro area. The fact that its in Saratoga Springs makes it even more amazing. Its worth a long drive. So with such good food, what about the service? Friendly, & attentive throughout the meal. You could not ask for more. Be prepared to want to leave a big tip!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I came in about 15 minutes early for a reservation for a table of 4. I noticed 3 open tables of 4, but was asked to wait 10 minutes, so we sat down at the bar, ordered a coffee and waited. Our reservation time came and went, and we remained at the bar. About 30 minutes later I went over to ask the hostess why we hadn't been seated yet, she told me to close the bar tab and she could sit us right away. The bartender was not giving us the light of day, and finally after about 10 minutes more, we were able to close the tab and be seated. Why cant a bar tab be carried over to a table? Why couldn't we sit at an open table for 4 when we got there?"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Seafood and vegetables were very fresh and prepared properly. It is a rare find when Calamari is fresh and not overdone. Sauces were outstanding and a nice compliment to the dishes. The complimentary whole olives were a nice touch and they were delicious - not vinegary and salty like I am used to. The menu selection is a bit sparse but if the other dishes are as good as ours (our main courses were shrimp and duck) this shouldn't be a problem."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The Tapas were great! Many to chose from. We can't wait to go back again and try the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed our evening, had a variety of great tapas. We had the peach sangria, very good. Enjoyed the special dessert of chocolate bread pudding and caramel. Overall, a very nice evening."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We took our two adult sons to Boca Bistro while they were visiting over Easter. We had such a wonderful dinner! We had been there 2 times before and the 3rd time didn't disappoint. The food is bursting with flavor and the waitstaff is very helpful and professional. The tapas style of eating really keeps things fun and perfect for celebrating a birthday. It was a bit noisy but it was a very busy night. Luckily we had a corner table. All in all we'd go there again and would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "If you don't have to have a burger & fries and you want a selection of interesting varied choices Boca Bistro is a great choice. Great selection of tapas and it is fun to do dinner this way - lots of smaller portions to share. Entrees are also very good. Nice selection of wine by the glass. The decor is rustic and it has a good atmosphere. The service is always great."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Special occasion dinner. Reservation seating right on time. Seated near front window in main area, quite noisy but ok. Food was great, service good and attentive. Next time will ask to be seated in other room for more desirable ambience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014