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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food, sangria and service were all fabulous!! Would definitely be back. Thanks for a great night out!! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I was pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere and the vibrant flavors present in each dish. I can't believe how filling tapas are. I highly suggest trying the Bocado Experience, as it is really the only way to fully enjoy all that Bocado has to offer. YUM!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "You can never go wrong with Bocado. Ot is my wife's favorite place to eat!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "been here 3 times good creative food good service always new additions to menu fun and friendly atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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
  • "Great food and great service. The Bocado experience is a great way to try a bunch of different items. Sangria is delicious, and you can buy it by the pitcher. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I took my mother out for an early "Happy Mother's Day" dinner and we had been there before but she had not. Our food, the service, ambiance was all in the wow factor. The tapas came out one by one with great timing as we shared everything and the sangrias and wine flights went well with our dinner. We had always had good experiences before there but this one was the best by far."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Our return visit to Bocado with a group of four did not disappoint - food and service were excellent. Our server (Jae, was attentive without being overbearing. The dining room was relatively quiet when we arrived but as it filled up the noise level increased. In all, a very good dining experience. The wine flight is a great option at $11 as opposed to purchasing a bottle."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My birthday dinner was successful because of the great staff and service at Bocado. The food was great and incredibly filling! The sangria was delicious as well. Thank you again!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I've been to Bocado 4 times and found it to be excellent. Many restaurants offer good food, ambiance and service (Bocado aces those 3 criteria), but Bocado, because of it's Tapas menu, offers you MANY totally different tastes, all of them delicious. Go for "The Bocado Experience" for 2 or 4. Enlist the knowledgeable waitsaff's help in choosing from the extensive menu. You'll have a wonderful dinner and - you'll be coming back!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "If you've never been, here's a great first time dinner for two: Start with the fried goat cheese with honey & almonds (SELECCIÓN DE CHARCUTERIE DEL CHEF QUESO QUESO DE CABRA CON MIEL), then a meat tapas such as pork meatballs with red wine, figs & bleu cheese (ALBÓNDIGAS DE CERDO). Finally, the seafood paella (PAELLA DE MARISCOS) with shrimp, calamari, scallops, white fish, mussels, clams, basil, tomatoes & peas. For dessert, the PUDÍN DE PAN CON BLANCO CHOCOLATE Y FRAMBUESA, a white chocolate & raspberry bread pudding with brandy caramel cream. Yum. Oh and the wine flight called #3 RIOJA 3 WAYS FLIGHT is awesome: it includes a white, rosé, & red! ENJOY!!!!! 🍷🍷🍷"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was terrific and our waitress was very helpful with recommendations and explanations. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We decided to try this place out after seeing it featured on the Phamtom Gourmet. It did not disappoint. The food was excellent--hot, fresh, flavorful and unique. The service was top notch too--the waiter was attentive, friendly, made excellent recommendations, and paced the arrival of new dishes perfectly. 5 stars!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We saw an ad for this restaurant and decided to check it out. We were immediately struck by the cool atmosphere -- it was comfortable and yet still fun and classy. Our server offered suggestions and helped us decide on our meal based on what we told her we liked. We ended up going for the Meal for 2 -- which was a FANTASTIC deal. Although everything was great I still dream about the fried goat cheese with honey drizzle ... YUM!!! The wine selections were marvelous and our server came up with unique flights for us based on what we enjoyed. The portions are perfect, the food was mouthwatering and the service was top notch. We will definitely be back soon!!!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This was my first time at this restaurant. I was meeting my sister at the Worcester Bus terminal who was coming to visit from the Berkshires. It was excellent!! We will make this a regular thing! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "A really fine place, where most dishes tried were exceptional. The only real negative: salt levels could be a little more carefully controlled."
    Dined on 4/13/2014