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About Boca Bistro

Boca Bistro, a Spanish Bistro and Tapas Bar, blends vintage Spanish elements with a distinctive contemporary spirit unique to every DZ Restaurant. Combining earthen and distressed textures with stylistic accents and a touch of Mediterranean influence Boca Bistro embodies the charismatic old-world essence of an authentic Spanish restaurant. A diverse menu of authentic Spanish cuisine and tapas matched by superb interior design results in a dining experience to rival any to be found on the cobbled streets of Spain.

384 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Bar: Daily: 11:30pm - CLOSE;

Monday - Thursday: 11:30am – 9:30pm,

Friday - Saturday: 11:30am – 10:30pm,

Sunday: 11:30am – 9:00pm

Happy Hour: Daily 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Happy Hour: Sunday 11:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Division Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 682-2800

Website:
http://www.bocabistro.com/

Entertainment:
Downtown District

Parking Details:
On street Parking and Parking Garage less than one block away

Executive Chef:
Roslyn Zecchini

Private Party Facilities:
Boca Bistro's warm, intimate atmosphere is the perfect setting for your private event. Aesthetically inspiring, its brick walls, hard wood floors and pressed tin ceilings invoke the authenticity of conventional Spanish architecture while still remaining slightly modern.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (888) 338-4515

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Boca Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (49)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Special Occasion (30)
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Fit for Foodies (28)
Good for a Date (28)
Casual (24)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Authentic (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Fun (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Happy Hour (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (13)
Romantic (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
People Watching (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Vegan (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food selection was very different with a great wine selection. Casual and fun for groups.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Happy Hour, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

On a busy night we were seated immediately and only had short wait for our very personable waitress. She was quite busy but never made us feel rushed. Food was excellent and the wine even better.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere. The waitress (Beth) was personable and very informative in regards to the menu. Being our first visit we appreciated her explanation of the combination of foods and the ordering process. We gave 4 thumbs up and we left with smiles.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The Seafood Paella was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and service! I has the shishito peppers and the seafood fideo. The picture does not do it justice! It was beautiful and delicious

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was good with plentiful portions. Other than that, not much to say. It was good, not mind blowing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Normally a very reliable spot for lunch or dinner. We have enjoyed several very good meals. This time they missed the mark on several dishes. Appetizers and meals were significantly overseasoned and over salted. The octopus special was tough and not well prepared. We will try again but were disappointed on this occasion.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I loved the ambiance and the food. Went to catch up with my mother and she recommended since she loved it so much the first couple times she’s been. Incredible

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had a good experience overall, but I wished they do more for birthdays. We told them that it was a birthday and our server didn’t seem to care, plus she was not good at her job. The bartender was more attentive when we sat at the bar. I even asked our server to take a picture and she said no, that she needed to go and do something else and come back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic food...excellent service...delicious cocktails! Thank you for a great night out!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was very crowded on a busy regatta weekend. So glad we made reservations.
We tried 6 tapas, plus dessert and left very full and satisfied.
There weren't as many tapas selections as we had hoped or as we have had in other tapas restaurants, but what we had were quite good...most especially the pork bellies, devilled eggs and stuffed dates. Desserts, white chocolate mousse and chocolate chacouterie were also excellent.
The seating was very tight and the noise excessive, due to the large crowd, but we would definitely try it again on a non-event weekend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Tapas, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good service good food something bc a little different.

Tags: Tapas, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great service. Excellent selection of tapas and wines. Food was phenomenal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very nice evening. I'd reserved the wrong night and was in a quiet panic but the hostess managed to slip us into an available table, and a good one. Our friend ordered one terrific tapas dish after another. Lovely wines. A long and jolly and convivial night. Our best meal at Boca yet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a pleasant dinner at Boca Bistro. The service was excellent, and two of the dishes (bacon wrapped dates and ham croquettes) were outstanding. The other two dishes (brussel sprouts and shrimp in garlic) were not up to our standards. The atmosphere was great, and overall we would recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Tapas
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was simply spectacular as were our servers. Please extend our thanks to them as well as the folks in the kitchen. We were there for a light meal before a concert and had no idea what a treat we were in for. We had the Lamb chops and Garlic Shrimp.
Besides being very knowledgeable about the food and beverages (I enjoyed a local IPA from the Other Half Brewery) our servers shared some great ideas about things to do during our all too brief visit to Saratoga Springs. We will definitely return to Saratoga for another visit and look forward to sampling more of the delights that Boca surely has to offer!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal! Great plates to share and awesome cocktails!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of our favorite spots for a nice glass of wine and not to heavy meal!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great...on all counts. Would recommend it to friends and return again.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Lovely evening. Nice variety of tapas - small plates and large plates to share. Server was very patient and helpful!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Seafood Paella was excellent. The oil used for the calamari is different from the usual calamari we enjoy. The steaks were excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great atmosphere and great food. Noise level a bit too intense. Very nice waiter but seemed overstretched.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was excellent as usual. The menu has changes somewhat since the last time we were there for dinner, and I think the selections for someone looking for more than tapas has expanded. The chef's selection of meats and cheeses was a great appetizer, and the bread is some of the best around.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Spicy, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Outstanding experience of excellent service, food, wine, and beer. Although considered a tapas restaurant the portion sizes are large for “small plates” so the diner must be aware. In all fairness my server did advise me of such. All in all a top restaurant in the Saratoga dining scene and I would certainly return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This restaurant was awesome! Came here for our one year anniversary and my wife said it was the best food she’s ever eaten. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable providing explanations on the menu and recommendations based on what we were looking to eat. The seating arrangements were a tad tight as it’s a smaller venue but once the menus were taken from the table it felt more spacious. My wife had the Fideo and I had the marrow spread along with the pork belly. Definitely would eat here again!

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We visit Boca often and it is always a treat. The tapas are spectacular and the service is spot on. They are attentive without hovering. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine and was more than happy to help. This is not the cheapest place to dine in Saratoga but in my opinion it is the best!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Tapas, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

My wife and i celebrated our wedding anniversary here and were treated with excellent service. We split the paella which was easily big enough for a group of four with plenty of seafood. We ended our meal with a pistachio mousse topped using a sort of raspberry jam.

Although i decided i didn't really care for paella as much as i thought i would it was still enjoyable and the dessert was fantastic! I would definitely come here again.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Very nice setting and interior. The tapas were good but not exceptional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Another perfect night. I recommend the stuffed dates and the meat and cheese platters and reservations! Saratoga is always busy so if you want a table be sure and reserve t be seated.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great service, location, ambiance and menu.
Disappointed with tapas, garlic shrimp, potato omelette,
croquets and churros were poorly prepared.
Tasted nothing like tapas should.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Had guests from NYC. Great place for an authentic tapas lunch, good wine and good conversation with friends. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Visited Saratoga Springs several times in the last few years and Boca Bistro never disappoints. Inspired dishes & great service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I enjoy Boca Bistro. T hey have a great wine list and I usually order from the tapas menu for the entire table.
In the past I have been impressed with the training of wait staff--always refilling water, placing napkins on seatback when you get up from the table, monitoring wine and bread for the table, even making suggestions if asked about wine or food. This time we had a waitress that seemed inconvenienced by any request and did not do a good job either providing bread and oil, refilling wine glasses or other beverages. The most notable thing which I had not experienced in the past was that the tapas came out in an order that did not make for a great meal and sometimes one at a time, which wasn't much food for a table of 5.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always a winner! The dates appetizer is my favorite. Scallops with chorizo was scrumptious. Friendly, attentive service. We scored a quiet table, but it's usually riotous in there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

After a losing day at Saratoga. Nova was the winner. Sean is a great waiter

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Calamari appetizer was very good. I've had fantastic dinner at Boca but lunch was disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Way to loud, did not enjoy dinner, sat us next to a door that people went in/out of and it slammed everytime. If you like LOUD this is the place for you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tapas
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The vegetable paella was so delicious 😋
The street corn was yummy, too...we all really enjoyed our meals.... the food, service, and ambience were all wonderful!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Had a group that shared croquettes, octopus, calama ri, shrimp, cauliflower small plates. Shared paella. Everything was well cooked and served well. Good job Boca Bistro!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

My husband and I ate at this low-key but pleasantly crowded bistro during a 2-day vacation stay in the Saratoga area. We wanted a non-meat meal and chose several tapas dishes that filled the bill perfectly, including white anchovies, roasted cauliflower with zaatar, roasted red peppers and pine nuts, and roasted shishito peppers. There are many restaurants to choose from in downtown Saratoga and we were more than satisfied with our choice.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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