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Bocado Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bocadotapasbar.com
  • Phone: (508) 797-1011
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Steve Champagne
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Cava is the function room at Bocado which can accommodate sit down dinner for up to 40 guests and cocktail style party with plated and passed hors d'oeuvres for up to 75 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Deb Covino (508) 797-1011

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grafton
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in our private parking directly in front of our building. We also offer free valet parking Wed-Sat.
A word from Bocado
Bocado Tapas Wine Bar Modern. Chic, Bold, Sexy Bocado has brought the modern, big city atmosphere to the Worcester dining scene. A journey of tastes and flavor inspired by Mediterranean Cuisine served through a savory mix of tapas plates and extensive wine flights.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The choice of tapas is the best I have experienced. The variety, quality, tastiness is amazing! What a Unique dining experience. I cannot wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We found the area where we were sitting just inside beyond bar to be extremely noisy to the point could not hear what our waiter was saying. Asked for no onions in food, skirt steak/rice had onions as well as the paella. Also, for cost of experience for 2 paella could have been more flavorful, it had fish shells in it & rice dry/but under cooked. Was a shame as we were celebrating a birthday :-("
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great find. Have been wanting to go to this local tapas bar for a long time and we are glad that we did! Excellent food choices, although the menu is confusing at first. Food was excellent with a nice variety. I loved the lamp lollipops! Will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was terrific and very different from experiences in our area! I personally have never experienced a similar dinner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We get to Bocado fairly regularly - although it seems not nearly enough - but when we do we've never had less than an awesome tapas experience. Even though the Paella sounds amazing and keeps tempting us, we can't seem to find a visit where the tapas menu doesn't lure us back. Bocado sports a to-die-for list of regular favorites and an ever-changing specials menu that is diverse, inventive, and never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Bocado's tapas are wonderfully imaginative dishes unto themselves. My wife and I love the tapas concept: why have three dish flavors in a meal when you can have ten? We've never had a dish we were disappointed with. They are always hot and flavorful. The accent sauces, vinegars and other savory flavors are outstanding, and prices are reasonable for the high quality."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I went to Bocado with my family to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food in general was great. We ordered lots of different kinds of dishes, and I liked the shrimp burger, duck, and calamari the most. Except the service was a bit slow, which made our dinner last close to 3 hours, everything was good."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Not for the casual dinner, the menu is too much,to take in in one visit"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I'm obsessed with bocado. I would go here every weekend if I could afford it! :-)"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Perfect from beginning to end. Outstanding service and food."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great bar with a nice selection of beers and wine. The staff was very friendly, made great recommendations on food choices and the ambiance was solid. Exposed brick walls and very dimly lit, this was a perfect choice for a place to get away from everything. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The capturing of flavors cannot be outdone. I defy anyone to try and pick a favorite plate. 12 different tapas we had and each one was a favorite. I have always found the waitstaff very helpful in navigating through the menu. The atmosphere and the way the food is served adds to the dinner conversation."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had a taco special that was so good I decided to have 2 servings instead of something else. The margaritas were great and Matt poured some fine wines for my wife and friends. Good time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Bocado is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always well-seasoned and tasty. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Bocado never disappoints. Food was delicious, service was great - couldn't ask for a better night out."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food. Great wine. Great music. Great waiters. Love this place!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great meal - good environment servers were very aware of our group."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "New potato dumplings are absolutely delicious!! Also tried the speciality sweet tea sangria which was very tasty. I would highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Bocados always delivers a great experience. I love to try new dishes but I always save room for the shrimp burgers. See you again soon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Once again I was not let down by Bocado, and neither were the 2 people in my group (of four of us), who had never been there. I will go back again and again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First the food is amazing. The tapas are fun. As a person whose had weight loss surgery the plates are perfect and I don't feel bad for taking 90% of my meal home because I am only served the 10% I actually eat. The service is great. The atmosphere is fun to go out with friends and also a date night. Not all places can pull this off but somehow Bocado does. Our server Alex was great. He was also adorable. I would go there every week if I could."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We will definitely be returning, such a great night out"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I went with some friends to Bocado and as usual the food, drinks and staff was outstanding! They greatly accommodated my seating request. Thank you. We'll be going back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We don't drink and it seemed to us this place was designed for a crowd that does. Service was good but food was mediocre. This was my first (and last) trip."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Another wonderful experience at Bocado! In addition to our usual favorite small plates, we had the pork loin special and my husband couldn't stop raving. Incredible service as well."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Coming from Sarasota Florida, I used to eat at a perfect tapas place called Ceviche. Lots of options and my favorites were pollo al ajillo, patatas bravas, chorizo and pimientos and for desert Crema Catalana. Good food, perfect flavor. Bocado needs more options for tapas and add more flavor to the food cause it didn't really have any flavor. I might give it another try, hopefully food taste a little better. Excellent servers. Loved the salsa music they were playing (Hector Lavoe) :-) Thanks "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "loved our waiter, got food on my shirt and he was there with a napkin and soda water to clean it up, I have never seen that ever before and I grew up with a dad who owned and operated restaurants"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The restaurant could have been opened in a more scenic neighborhood, but this restaurant I think can be a good part of re-building Worcester. The young kids at the host(ess) station could have been more interested in the incoming guests than they were in their own conversation, but our waitress Jess was appropriately attentive and gave pretty good service."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food, sangria and service were all fabulous!! Would definitely be back. Thanks for a great night out!! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our time at Bocado, my only complaint is that the table size for two people was very small. I wanted to keep a menu to order more later on, but had to place it on the floor because there wasn't enough room for it to stay on the table."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Service was excellent, but the food just don't cut it. While it's nice to have a place like this in Worcester, the ingredients were not fresh. The flavors were bland. It's a tapas style restaurant - as in small plate, but the food wasn't authentic Spanish tapas. I've been to Spain 3 times and am spoiled with the real deal. This place might have some authentic menu items, but the execution was not there. However, I did enjoy their sangria and the service. The place also turns into Salsa Night in the evening. I'd recommend this place for drinks and the bar scene rather than the food. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Been going here for over 4 years now and everytime it's incredible. Do yourself a favor and try this place. You won't regret it!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We go to Bocado about twice a year, which is about how often we're in the area. They never disappoint. The food and service are both top-notch."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our hope was that the second visit to Bocado would be as good as the first, especially as we were introducing friends to the restaurant. Well, it was and our friends were suitably impressed, not only with the food, but with us as well, for being so astute in our choice of eateries. So, our thanks, Bocado. You made us feel very welcome. A very nice bonus. Thanks again. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is our 7th time eating at Bocado and we once again enjoyed ourselves immensely! Great food, great service Always something new and different to try!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our server that night was great! Very personable, knowledgeable, and great at suggesting specials and getting us out of our typical go to menu choices. This just goes to show that experience is what brings us back time and time again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food and plenty of it. We enjoyed a wonderful meal on Mother's Day. I never enjoyed a tapas meal before, but now I am a fan of Bocado's. Everything was delicious and I will be sure to make it back there again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a great time! Food was amazing and service was friendly and helpful. Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was my first time coming here for a good 5 or so years. We had gone at around 3 PM, so it was pretty dead, but there were some other large parties (it was Mother's Day). The food was amazing and simple and the dining package for 4 easily fed all 5 (and a kid) of us. The tapas had been coming out pretty steadily, but the way the seating worked, we did feel unattended to at times - it took much longer than necessary to have our waters refilled and the main course took a lot longer than it should have to come out, especially with the appetizer tapas coming out so steadily. All in all, it was good, although I wouldn't want to experience it during a busy night. As a side note, not kid friendly."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "this was our third visit to Bocado and have enjoyed it each time. Altho we have enjoyed it on previous visits, this time we skipped the combination 'platos' and made our own individual selection for both charcuterie and tapas dishes. in both cases the food and presentation have been a total treat. Even something as familiar as fried calamari are notable here as there are no tentacles, mini lamb chops are thin but still have a pink center and bacon-wrapped scallops are crispy outside, tender inside. Also a lively bar scene and an wide mix of clientele. Great place!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014