Bocaito
Bocaito

Bocaito

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bocaitomiami.com/
  • Phone: (305) 856-8818
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Call us or inquire at restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Call us or inquire at restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Diego Castilla 3053314612

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW 18th Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bocaito
Winner of Best Tapas by Miami New Times for 2011, Bocaito is an Authentic Spanish Tapas Bar, serving imported Spainish Wines, Seafood and Jamon Iberico. Our Family has been in the Restaurant business for 2 generations and we pride ourselves on excellent food and a great dining experience.
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Bocaito reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)romantic (4)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (4)late-night find (3)great for lunch (3)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Marvelous food, attentive service
    roger313131VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time at this delightful restaurant. Can't wait to return! Every dish was better than the next. The service was impeccable, warm, and friendly. The proprietor took care of us personally, recommending all the right dishes and a smart bottle of wine. A delight in every respect. Highest recommendation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Service
    k8skate
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Unfamiliar with the wines on the list our waitress, Adele, assisted us in finding something light & versatile to compliment the meat & seafood dishes we ordered. The octopus was more succulent than I have ever experienced. She was incredibly kind & helped us to order a platter with a better selection of ham, cheese and sausages, I was particularly impressed with how she helped me avoid an ingredient I'm allergic to. Adele also suggested a brilliant artichoke dish that I'm happy we tried. Even the salad we opted for was fresh and fantastic. Then we shared pictures of our dogs! Oh, and we don't speak much Spanish & she didn't speak much English. Our waitress bridged the gap with incredible kindness and tact. I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mariagonzaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was very good i recomend the calamares in sauce i love it and they have wine list with different price
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 31 reviews are from the Bocaito reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was outstanding. A little pricey though. Nice quiet place to have a comfortable conversation and catch up with friends
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Please don't go here....It's great
    LoverboyVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Please don't go to this place because if you go there you will keep coming back and that won't be good for me. I have gone to this place many times and the food and service is always the same....great! Wine list I'd good and very reasonable. This is a a gem of a place....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CarmenVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great experience,,,,the food is really good and authentic, IT IS HOME AWAY FROM HOME :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Touch of Spain in Miami.
    SandiVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great tapas at this neighborhood gem. Staff is super attentive and the food is delicious. I keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    It was our first visit to the restaurant. They sat us down right away and the service was ver personable BUT the food was outstanding! We shared a Caldo Gallego soup, una tabla de chorizo, jamon serrano, and manchego - delicious. The best dishes were the pimientos al piquillo and the bacalao dish. We couldn't stop eating!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BOCAITO offers authentic tapas
    DouganandaVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    It's like a trip to Madrid. The stylish but simple decor is accented by a good selection of Spanish wines on display. The tapas are authentically simple Spanish: no fusion nor nouvelle treatment here. If one is a fan of tapas, this spot is a perfect spot for you. The jamon Ibérico, sopas, and other tapas tidbits are high quality in their preparation. For dessert, leave ESPAÑA behind and order the dessert crème brûlée, which was as wonderful as any one might find in an haute cuisine French restaurant -- delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want a casual evening of fun
    SandiVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Want a casual evening of fun with a flair of Spain, great tapas and excellent service, this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas Find
    drhdhomeVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Very nice little tapas and tintos restaurant away from it all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like dining in Madrid, Spain
    SandiVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Service is excellent and so is the food is great. Excellent chef in this neighborhood gem. The codfish croquettes are a "must have". Loved the garlic shrimp and fried garbanzo tapas too. Wanted to have a pork dish, but we couldn't decide on one from the menu so Leticia the waitress asked the chef to create a pork dish for us What a delight! The chef prepared with beautifully seasoned slices of pork with a port wine sauce that was simply delicious. Many good selections of tapas, entrees and of Spanish wines. Had a wonderful red Ribera del Duero called Matin Berdugo. What a pleasant evening. Going back next week!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ole!
    Ivy78VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Bocaito from the first day made me feel like home. The owner usually comes to the greet us. We have gotten to know the staff and service is impeccable. Amazing food and wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    LoverboyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Great place to go in the evening.....food always good and service very attentive. A gem of a place, hopefully not to many people know about. Well, now they do? Food is always consistence.......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • big mistake on my part!
    majorettefoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    I thought that i was making reservations at Bocado in Worcester, MA. Not Bocaito in Miami...When I realized my mistake it was too late to cancel the reservation. I hope I haven 't hurt my opentable account. I apologize profusely for the error. Sincerely, Jo-Ann Meagher
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real tapas !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    This restaurant reminded me of some of the great tapas places I have enjoyed in Madrid and Sevilla. I real find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing and Adela's
    Sierra
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    The food was amazing and Adela's service was outstanding. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Very good waiter.Letici
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Great food. Very good waiter.Leticia was awasome!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even they don't have a kids
    Excellent
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Even they don't have a kids menu they went out of their way to find something my child would like and she Love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will always go here when in Miama
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And appreciated the warmth and care given to both my party and our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place comes alive after
    FoodiesMom1
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    This place comes alive after 7:30. It is definately a neighborhood treasure. Everything was freshly made and came to our table piping hot. The waiter advised us what to order since this was our first visit and he steered us in the right direction. There is no wine list, rather all the wine is displayed on the walls and you pick out the bottle you want. All wines are from Spain so you may want to read up before you visit. Most wines were very fairly priced. Dinner for two, with a bottle of wine was only $90.00. We really enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice find in miami
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Food was very good the server was great. The price was excellent or what we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Spanish restaurant
    Jobar
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Excellent Spanish restaurant with amazing traditional spanish plates. Service was also fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the food was great.. and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    the food was great.. and the service superb! keep it up!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    The food was excellent. They just need to work a some on the service. They get pack on Friday's and service may not be to what you desire.All my friends ove it and the food was divine!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food & friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Excellent food & friendly service. We will certainly return. Another plus: they have their own parking lot out back so you don't have to feed the meters on Coral Way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    Bocaito was fantastic! We live in the Philadelphia area and eat at Jose Garces restaurants in Philadelphia.....the quality of the food is on the same level at Bociato. It might not have the presentation of Armada but it doesn't' have the prices either. The owner is awesome, the food is terrific and highly recommend this restaurant. We stayed at the Viceroy and took a cab out and could not have been happier. It's a rustic place with great food and the staff is terrific. The prices are reasonable and i would go back again in heartbeat. Thanks for a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Muy buena atencion. excelente
    Caro
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Muy buena atencion. excelente comida y muy buena carta de vinos. esta ubicado en un sector muy tranquilo y con estacionamiento propio, lo que lo hace aun mejor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elightful tapas and an outstandindi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2012
    Elightful tapas and an outstandinding Paella the waiter was friendly and eager to please I highly recommend Bocaito
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place is great, very friendly
    Peter
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    The place is great, very friendly atmosphere, verytypical Spanish Ambiance, My only comment is that they did not had my Reservation, but the ownere was quick in accomosdating My Wife and I.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My experience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    It was ok. Food was good but service was TERRIBLE!! They refused to provide seperate tabs/checks after waiter agreed too. When situation was addressed to manager/owner he said "I cant deal with this problem, you guys pay whatever you want or not pay I do not care" and walked out. I have never seen that in my life! Hopefully, service improves.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I tried Bocaito on a recommendation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2011
    I tried Bocaito on a recommendation from a friend, and the food, service and wine certainly lived up to what my friend had told me. A must try, if available, is the salmorejo (spanish tomato puree with extra virgin olive oil and jamon serrano crumbles). This was outstanding!! Also had a delicious 3 year old reserve manchego cheese, navajas a la plancha, seared pork with roasted piquillo peppers and balsamic reduction, bacalao brandade garnished with quail egg.... all incredibly delicious. The wine list is also priced very well and it has a great selection. I highly recommend this place to anyone who likes authentic Spanish food that is reasonably priced. Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Tapas in the Gables!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2011
    Best Tapas in the Gables!! a MUST go for foodies!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Fantastic! I have been a huge fan of Bocaito since it opened. We make sure to visit every time we are in Miami. This is definitely the gold standard for authentic Spanish tapas in Miami. The food is always scrumptious, perfectly cooked and seasoned.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet