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Boca Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bocaketchum.com/
  • Phone: (208) 928-7773
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jim Roberts
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Boca offers a unique setting for your private dining experience. There are three options and possibly more.
    #1 - The entire restaurant can be booked for a completely private event
    #2 - The summer months offer the opportunity to reserve the upper deck for your private event, can seat up to 60 and has it"s own bar.
    #3 - We also have a private lounge that can be booked for up to 15 people with a casual lounge style dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Shawn Tierney (208) 928-7773
  • Entertainment: Boca is proud to have world class musicians Jimmy Mitchell on guitar and Russell Caldwell on congas with their version of Latin Fusion. Music is a special part of the energy and vibrancy here at Boca and can be heard and seen 4 nights a week, Wednesday - Saturday and nightly during the holidays. They are occasionally accompanied by various other musicians

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st and 2nd
  • Public Transit: KART bus stops 1 block from restaurant on 1st and Main
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Street Parking
    Free Parking lot across from restaurant on the corner of 2nd and Washington.
A word from Boca
Latin Cuisine served in the Tapas Format.

Shawn Tierney, founder describes Boca as “Latin Freestyle” - a concept that pulls from the distinct flavors, colors and sensations of the Latin world, including Spain and Portugal, South and Central America, Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico - without restrictions. The name Boca goes further than the simple meaning (mouth in Spanish) to encompass the tingling sensation of heat and bold, complex flavor profiles that one experiences while eating Latin food.

A dramatic interior re-design by Charles Stuhlberg Gallery combined with art on display from Gallery de Novo and Gail Severn Gallery has created an atmosphere that is fun, vibrant and energetic.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The noise level was so ridiculous we could barely enjoy the really great food"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Would not call most of what was served tapas, too big portions, kitchen seemed have problems getting food out."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first visit to Boca, trying many of the tapas and dishes by sharing them around the table. The food came at a nice pace, not too hurried and there was plenty on each plate to sample. Highlights were the ribs, trout, asparagus, and meatballs. The flatbread -- island something -- was delicious as well. Our service was a bit spotty, especially as the place became crowded, but they were always nice and friendly. The venue was great -- music an added bonus and certainly energized the already hopping place. Only downside was it was somewhat smoky. When we inquired, we learned there are wood burning ovens and this was the reason. It was noticeable, but not enough to make us leave. And we were happy we didn't! We'd definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We've been coming to Ketchum for years and have so many standby restaurants it was hard to try a new one. But this place now goes tot the top of the list. Many of the dishes can be shared, which is a plus for me as I get to try more. The flavors of the dishes were divine, with some exotic tangy spices, peppers and citrus....and not as heavy as American food. We particularly loved the arugula and avocado salad, the smoked trout and the smoked ribs. There was a light sugar crust (as in a creme brulee( on the broiled bananas ( of the broiled banana split)... don't miss it! The serano ham wrapped asparagus with truffle oil infused balsamic was so deliciious."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Boca is one of our favorite restaurants in Sun Valley. The food is different and terrific, the service is great and the ambience is fun, colorful and inviting. We love the Tapas menu because we can try more things in smaller servings and everything we've had there is delicious, and often not what you would find on a typical dinner menu."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Boca has a wide array of tapas on the menu, notable were, fresh anchovies, pork short ribs, crispy fried calamari , grilled prawns and flat breads. The ribs were meaty and succulent, prawns spicy."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Boca is one of our favorite restaurants in Sun Valley. The ambience, service and food make this restaurant a real gem. Some nights they have a fabulous trio with guitar music that is a real treat while dining. The tapas are outstanding. We especially love the arugula avocado salad, special flatbreads, jumbo prawns and ribs. Top it off with the banana split to share. The wine list is excellent. We dine there several times when we are in sun valley."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had dinner at Boca mid week (Thursday evening) great food, service, atmosphere, & music!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We dined at Boca two times during our two week time in Ketchum, ID,and chose to go back for Valentines Day after our first experience. The food was creative and delicious and our service by Milagros was outstanding. The live music added a nice touch and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We will definitely dine with them again on our next visit. It is rare to have such interesting fare for such reasonable prices. The wines were also great for the price points. It really does make you feel welcome when the staff remembers your name. A fine dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Both the food and service were outstanding on our last visit. We enjoyed it so much we will go back on Valentine's Day."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Our server was very attentive and personable. Food was great. Looking forward to next time."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Good spot to get small plates to share. Very creative dishes. The baby back pork ribs are great. And don't miss the Serrano Ham wrapped Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Truffle Infusion!!! Interesting wines, many of which are priced affordably. We always enjoy the music (guitar and bongos) very much. A class operation."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great selection of cocktails, tasty food, ample options for seating, good bar (could be a little deeper on selections but solid!), great attentive service. Outdoor seating is awesome in the non-winter months as well, but no Baldy view."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "All tapas we tried were fabulous! The atmosphere, Latin duo playing live music, personable server with honest suggestions...we can't wait to go back. We're only in Ketchum once a year, bummer, wish it was more often just so we could patronize this awesome restaurant with such great flavors. Thanks, Boca!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We celebrated New Years Eve here with two other couples and shared many of the small plates. Liked it so much we went back a few days later, sat in the bar and tried some more dishes. Among our favorites were the Island flatbread, shrimp, and asparagus. For large plates, the salmon was terrific. The live music made the experience even more festive."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Boca offers a wide selection of somewhat unique tapas. It enables the diner to make some different choices without forcing the meal to become ordinary. Past experience has taught us to order a few items at a time as their kitchen is very speedy. We have learned to control the pace of the meal. The wine list offers a variety of choices at a wide price range."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This restaurant was very good. Food was delicious. If you don't mind sharing and want a little taste of everything - this is the place for you. The live band was a little loud at one point and we couldn't hear each other talking but besides that it was a very enjoyable meal. Would definitely go back again. Yummy drinks too!!!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "This is our 3 x a month place to visit. Great food, drinks, and service. Our favorites: margarita, cocas especial, asparagus, ribs, french fries, and tortilla soup! Also the band is a great touch!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013