Boogaloo - St. Louis
Boogaloo - St. Louis

Boogaloo - St. Louis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boogaloostlouis.com/
  • Phone: 3146454803x
  • 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: Caribbean, Cuban, Creole
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Boogaloo - St. Louis reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (9)vibrant bar scene (8)good for groups (6)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (4)romantic (3)special occasion (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Makes me smile....
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I can't quite put my finger on it, but something about Boogaloo makes me smile. We've been there several times, initially on a whim, and subsequently because it's always awesome. The food is always spot-on, and the casual ambiance just makes it kind of like home...except we don't have a bar with swing seating. Any time we need a sure thing, my wife and I go to Boogaloo...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    STLMAN
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive Food oxidized wine.
    esprssobneans
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    MSM2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GNO
    Momof2girls
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Fun time for girls night out. Food was fabulous. Any restaurant with swings at the bar has got to be fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    GoodVides
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always enjoy the menu & crowd here
    outnabout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise Level Spoils Pleasant Spot
    BARSTLVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday evening respite
    Fishy
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All of the food is good!
    Redapple
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 239 reviews are from the Boogaloo - St. Louis reviews archive.
  • Awesome but for some reas0n...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special evening with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the second time that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This is the second time that I've celebrated my baby here. I love this place, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening with the Family
    BruceTexasVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maplewood classic
    Kito3987VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Diverse menu. You can do tapas style, or sandwiches, or big entrees. Drinks are yummy. Sitting on the swings at the bar is fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shareables
    H82cook
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We shared a number of appetizers and salad. It was a great lite dinner. Loved the swing bar stools and decor. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go for the ribs
    ssjagmanVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful Caribbean cuisine
    Isabel
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 18th birthday celebration
    Karen
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place! Fun funky food
    KT8648
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great place! Fun funky food items. Very unique place with super service. Love the veggie burger!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable evening. Went mid
    Smofokate
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swinging my worries away
    Buski
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, seating not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, energetic atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas
    crc1150
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Valentines dinner!
    EasilyAmused
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Drink menu was delicious. Rose on table was a nice touch. Food was EXQUISITE. I HIGHLY recommend the jerk chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went for Valentines. food was great. Steak was excellent. Service was OK. Love the bar swings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boogaloo
    ElizaG
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We visited on Valentine's
    yomomma111
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It gets points for trying
    Arcadian
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK for loud party scene
    ricci
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Ambience Good Food
    DonnaO
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Fun neighborhood eatery offering some interesting, tasty dishes. Great for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somthing New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas in Maplewood.
    Cubano57
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold night - warm food
    Susan
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swing at the bar
    LouieD14
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Great Neighborhood place. All service outstanding. Food very good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great New Year's Eve special The food was excellent, did not get the complimentary champagne. We will defiantly come back for the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Island Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.