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Boogaloo - St. Louis
Boogaloo - St. Louis

Boogaloo - St. Louis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boogaloostlouis.com
  • Phone: (314) 645-4803
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday & Friday: 4:00pm - 10:50pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:50pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole, Cuban, Caribbean
  • Executive Chef: Dan Powers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering for both large and small parties. Menus can be designed from our menu or customized to your tastes.

    Please contact Justin Reed at 314-645-4803 to make arrangements.
  • Entertainment: We have live music on select Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, a live Reggae Band on the last Friday of each month from 10 pm till close and DJs every Friday and Saturday from 10 pm till close.

    Please check the events page at boogalooswings.com to see current listings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sutton
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is street parking in front and a large public lot on Marietta Street behind the restaurant
A word from Boogaloo - St. Louis
Located in downtown Maplewood we are a fun, casual restaurant and bar featuring Cuban/Creole/Caribbean cuisine served both as Tapas and Large Plates. We have a fun, eclectic aesthetic with alligator skin wall paper, murals, beautiful mirrors and chandeliers and our signature swings at the bar. We serve a full selection of drinks with our specialty Mojitos and Caipirinhas as well as wine, bottled beer and 10 beers on tap.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I got lucky on this one. The noise level was good, the food was great, the service was excellent, the drink options are awesome, and the menu offered great options. There was something for everyone. I would highly recommend this to out of town guest."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I thought the food was expensive for two dishes I make better in my own home - ribs and ropa viejo. The empanadas were not great or the filled potato patties which I thought were uniquely Cuban. I took a friend from France and was disappointed - over $80. Also the wine was oxidized. I wanted to show my friend something great for St. Louis and it it was really mediocre. Las Palmas next door is very good and I should have taken her there."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We had an attentive waitress who was very good -- did not rush us, offered great suggestions, answered questions and was prompt and courteous. The food was quite tasty and in good quantity."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Fun time for girls night out. Food was fabulous. Any restaurant with swings at the bar has got to be fun."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Saturday night I Googled Jamaican restaurants and Boogaloo came up and I was not let down. Just driving to the location was great. But walking into Boogaloo's was great!!! I thought the bar was really classy and the service was great. The food was good, but the vibe of the restaurant was Outstanding. I will be going back soon"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The restaurant appeared to be geared to a younger crowd that enjoyed a hang out for friends. I was looking for a family setting where we could celebrate a birthday in a special way. They were able to offer us our own private spot but I had a young child and the atmosphere of was a little too bar originated and t not clean. The child kept getting into things that were filled with dust."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Thanks to Kelly (our server) for a great night! She took good care of us. Drink options from the bar were awesome and food was exactly what we enjoyed & expected from earlier visits. Hope to visit again soon!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I really liked the food at Boogooloo. It is Cuban/Caribbean inspired and very well done. I especially liked the Cuban shredded pork dish and a couple different preparations of plantain. The service is fast and friendly, and I was delighted to find a place open after the Opera. (It's convenient to Opera Theatre, the Rep, etc. But the noise level almost ruins it all. Therevis little to damped the boozy voices, and when things quieted down a tiny bit, that was taken as a cue to start blasting annoying music through a PA system. If the noise were toned down, this place would be a gem"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "After a long week, Boogaloo was a treat for Friday evening dinner. Lighting was low and the place was lively and eclectic (check out the ceiling-hung 'swing' seats at the bar!). We were given a choice of seats, seated promptly and water glasses came shortly thereafter. The waitress was friendly, attentive and helpful with the menu. My friend chose the Cubaniche and I went for the Chicken-Andouille Gumbo with a Caesar Cubano salad to keep it light. Both were delicious. Cocktails were yummy (Cucumber Mule?) and refreshing. I can also recommend the Jamaican Johnny Cakes from a previous visit...scrumptious!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "If you enjoy bold taste in your food, Boogaloo is the place to go. There specialty drinks are yummy as well. I give them 5 stars on food, drinks, & service. Great place for date night!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is the 3rd time we've ordered the crab empenadas as a starter and the 3rd time they've been forgotten. I'm starting to think they don't actually exist... Other than that we always have a wonderful experience and the food is incredible."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We met at Boogaloo and had a wonderful evening. It worked for everyone pallet. The appetizers (wings, BBQ shrimp) were delicious and the entrées wonderful. I have the special prime rib - my husband the blackened tilapia - my friend is vegan and she had the amazing Johnny Cakes!! We had 2 of the desserts- Bread pudding and Creme B. All the food was wonderful. The Sangria was delicious too!!! We were able to visit at length and catch up. The bar stools are swings and I wanted to try them- next time. We went early - 5:30 so it was not crowded but it was packed when we were leaving so make a reservation. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is the second time that I've celebrated my baby here. I love this place, I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Nine of us gathered at the Boogaloo in Maplewood. We spanded the ages of 23 to 82. The menu is very flexible so everyone had an opportunity to find something they would like. Tapas and the Entrees were equally well done, I will be back with 2 or more in the future. New room for dessert as the portion size was large."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Diverse menu. You can do tapas style, or sandwiches, or big entrees. Drinks are yummy. Sitting on the swings at the bar is fun."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We shared a number of appetizers and salad. It was a great lite dinner. Loved the swing bar stools and decor. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "went back as my wife loved the ribs. she loved them again. Don't forget the plaintains, they are the absolute best in the city. Nice waittress staff"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I went with a friend from Miami who eats spicy Caribbean quite a bit and she loved it. The roast plantain appetizer was awesome"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We took our daughter there for her 18th birthday. They were extremely accomodating and made us feel right at home. I love the variety of food they offer!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great place! Fun funky food items. Very unique place with super service. Love the veggie burger!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Enjoyable evening. Went mid week and it wasn't too crowded. Had 5 small plates between the two of us and left full. Will definitely be back to try the entrées."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Besides the great food and drinks, sitting at swings at the bar was really cool. It felt more cozy and relaxing as well as nostalgic since how many of us actually go on swings any more. It is a great idea to replace the regular bar stools or chairs with swings. The bar itself really gave me a New Orleans vibe with the Mardi Gras decoration left over. It was a great spot to get out of the typical Saint Louis bar and experience something a little different."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Food was great, we were seated right away as we had a reservation. The waitress was very good, knew the menu and the stock menu well. Good experience, but the seats were not. We sat in the right hand side of the restaurant in the seat made from an old Cadillac. I was constantly bumped into by staff and guests throughout the night. There isn't enough room to pass between tables. If you're seated here ask to be moved and your night will be much better."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Boogaloo is a favorite bar spot in Maplewood with a great drink selection, but the food is the hidden gem here. Great service, great selection and a series of enticing tapas dishes and entrees make this a spot to frequent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Reviewed the menu in advance and was sure we'd be ordering entrees. Opted for tapas instead once we were seated and had no regrets! Interesting selections and all were very well prepared. Service was very good. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Drink menu was delicious. Rose on table was a nice touch. Food was EXQUISITE. I HIGHLY recommend the jerk chicken."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for Valentines. food was great. Steak was excellent. Service was OK. Love the bar swings."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place was perfect for Valentines day and other occasions. They had a 4 course menu to choose from for the occasion or you could choose anything off the menu. They gave us a rose upon sitting at the table. I loved the bar seats, they were swings. Very unique atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We visited on Valentine's Day. We had reservations that we made two weeks in advance. They lost our reservations, but fit us in. Not unsurprisingly, we waited a good while for everything - it was Valentine's Day. My wife ordered the special and I ordered jerk chicken dish. My wife's portions were really small even though her item was a 4 course meal and came with a hefty price. My entrée was a lot bigger and good, but we felt a little cheated. Our dinner total was over 90.00 and we were somewhat disappointed. It is a fun spot nonetheless with a very lively atmosphere. The food is not worth the cost though"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "boogaloo strives to create ambiance and carve out a niche. it is basically a large bar, with a fringe of dining tables and some ho-made artwork on the walls. Dark and cold and understaffed. If that's your thing, go for it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good but service only so so. Server seemed frustrated with runner help, no one seemed to know what tables the food needed to go to. Service seemed very overwhelmed."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Fun neighborhood eatery offering some interesting, tasty dishes. Great for lunch!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Liked the food and the ambience, but it is not a place you want to go to with Kids. I may have given it a 4 star if I did not go with my kids. Each of the four of us ordered a different thing, and all of us liked what we got. you will not be disappointed if you are a couple."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I have been to Boogalos several times. The tapas and entrees were perfect. Very flavorful. The service is fast and friendly. the drinks are great. The plantains with tomato sauce and goats cheese always intrigues me since I grew up just eating plain fried plantains. It gives this great food an amazing experience! The Paella is authentic and the Cuban sandwich is always delicious."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We have a group of friends that grew up together in the 50's and we go to dinner once a month at various restaurants around town. It's sometimes difficult to find a restaurant that will accommodate our requests, reservations on a Saturday and separate checks but Boogaloo fit the bill. They sat us promptly. The service was slower than we would have liked but not enough to be distracting. Everyone said the food was great. We had crabcakes and wings for appetizers. Several of us had the grouper sandwich it was tasty but I had to search for the grouper. My wife had the pulled pork and she loved it. The Jumbalaya was very good as well as the PoBoy(some of the shrimp still had the tails on). Overall it was a good experience for all of us."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Went to Boogaloo for the first time. It was very cold outside, and chilly winds were blasting in the front door every time it opened, but the food soon warmed us up. Jamabalaya, Flank Steak and Paella were all very tasty and perfect for a winter meal. We enjoyed a couple of tapas to start; the ceviche (off menu special for the evening) and some little meat pies (Papa's Rellenos?). The "create your own" Manhattan was a big hit with my husband. Will definitely return. Loved the vibe, the service was awesome and the menu is really creative. Suggest a full curtain from the door to the hostess station to keep the cold blasts at bay."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great Neighborhood place. All service outstanding. Food very good!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great New Year's Eve special The food was excellent, did not get the complimentary champagne. We will defiantly come back for the food."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We relocated from south Florida a couple years ago and have been desperate to find some island cuisine that took us home. Ican't wait to go back and finish the rest of their menu.t"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The cajun flank steak was perfection, as was the bbq shrimp and the bar service. The spinach and artichoke empanadas were doughy. Every other tapas was amazing. We requested garlic added to the mussels and the kitchen really delivered. Our waiter was the bomb, will look to be seated in his section every time we go to Boogaloo. Did I mention the beef tenderloin? Over-the-top good, reason alone for us to go back as soon as we can. This is a restaurant worthy of showing off to out-of-town guests."
    Dined on 12/28/2013