Bocado Tapas Wine Bar – Wellesley
Food was fabulous .. atmosphere great! Will be going back with family
Great menu selection....lots of tapas plates, both hot and cold to choose from. Wonderful charcuterie selections enjoyed with great Spanish wines!
Great restaurant with reasonable prices for what it is. I highly suggest getting the deal they have for 2 or 4 people to make the most of the tapas they have to offer.
We've been coming to Bocado since it opened in Wellesley a few years ago and I feel like the food quality has gone down. We always order the seafood paella and this time the seafood was overcooked and dry, almost burned on the top. The rice flavoring was too heavy on tomatoes, the rice was mushy, and just didn't taste as good. Another thing that bothered us (note to all restaurants that show recommended tip on the receipt) was that the tip was calculated on the total amount including the tax and the tip choices start at 18% and doesn't allow you to customize and amount. But the worst was that the waitstaff waited, looking over your shoulders, while you select the tip!
This place is great. The food & wine was outstanding and the wait staff was great as well.
Disappointing food, cold room, diner ambiance and furnishings, and slow service.
Shannon was by far the best waitress I’ve ever had in my life. Attentive, helpful, well versed in the menu. Can’t speak highly enough. Food was amazing.
Was seated in front of the kitchen door. The door swang every few minutes with the sight of the trash and dirty dishes being washed. Sick and tired of restaurants that thinks this is okay unless you complain. Yes, I came out on a Friday to have a $95 meal to be seated here. There were other seats available but you decided to seat me here. Did not complain because you do not deserve a chance to correct it. I eat out a lot but Not going back here.
Excellent food and service.
We frequent Bocado as the food is always very good. Not sure what the staff issue was the night we went however, there were both mistakes with our food order and there were several servers who delivered duplicate and incorrect food orders to us on mulitple occassions. The servers appeared to be super confused and not sure why as the restaurant wasnt full.
My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Bocado. The mushroom and mussel tapas dishes were excellent.
A date night out
Consistently on point, Bocado does not disappoint! Our server provided great suggestions on new dishes to try - leading us to some amazing new finds. The food, as always, was delicious. This is our go-to spot for a date night right now. Highly recommended.
We sat at the bar and Christine was very helpful and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed the Foie Gras and the Duck Breast! Both were outstanding!
The menu is outstanding - so much to choose from! The paella, along with the charcuterie & cheese place, was cooked and served to perfection. The tapas passing by our table looked wonderful. We'll definitely go back again. The restaurant had a nice ambience and there are many choices for seating - booths, tables, outside seating, bright and dark locations. Though it was disappointing to be seated in a dark corner right next to the kitchen, even though there were plenty of other better tables available. I guess next time I will speak up and ask for a better table.
Food was excellent, our server was super sweet but service in general was incredibly slow and several mistakes were made on items we ordered.
We really enjoy this restaurant and the food. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive and they often add new menu choices. we go there often and try and eat outside when the weather is nice.
It was a beautiful day to sit outside for lunch.
The service was impeccable. We visited for our anniversary and were greeted with 2 glasses of champagne. The waitress was super personable and very knowledgeable about the variety of wines. Some dishes were amazing and some were just ok. I have no complaints, however, I’m not sure I would return.
Food was outstanding, service was attentive without smothering. Place is a bit dark and loud, but the lights are interesting (be sure to look up). Can't wait to go back!
In fairness my love of tapas includes living in Spain for 7 years however my experience here was not particularly satisfying. The Jamon sampler was quite good however the jamon was machine not hand sliced. The Tortilla Espanola was poor, I think a day or two old and dry around the edges. The Calamari was not promptly served and luke warm, mediocre at best. The Pulpo was ok with good texture and flavor. The ambiance is ok here though a bit too modern and bright.
The fire department came just after our first item was served. After 45 minutes they were still there trying to find the problem. We were told we could leave and everything was on them or we could wait until the problem was found. Needless to say we were hungry at that time and choose to leave.
All the fishes we had were outstanding. The sparkling limoncello sangria was a nice change from the traditional red. The service was fast. Our server Ryan was great. He knew we were in a hurry to catch a train. My wife left her phone at the table and he chased us down on the way to the train station. Overall, a wonderful way to get ready to enjoy The Who at Fenway Park.
All the dishes the 6 of us ordered were not very good. The timing of dishes coming out was poor. None of us were happy with any part of the very expensive experience.
Great place to go with friends, great variety in tapas choices. Recommend a reservation.
Our favorite place! The food and staff are amazing!!
So fun! Great food & drinks (sangria is wonderful). Excellent service. Just a fun overall dining experience!!!
Tasty food but onerous noise level.
Good food, friendly service a very pleasant dining experience.
Great food and our waiter was amazing! Will definitely be coming back!
It was our lucky night. There was outdoor seating when we arrived. After about 5 minutes we were seated outside on a gem of a summer evening. There were lots of specials. We ordered the long-stemmed artichokes, the street corn special (which came with the kernels separated from the cob), and the jumbo shrimp. Each was a delicious small bite and we loved the shrimp so much, we ordered another plate of them. Mmm. A glass of sangria and I was very, very good to go. Our waiter was knowledgeable and recommended these specials when we inquired, and they did not disappoint. It was a nice way to bid summer adios.
My friend and I dined on the patio on a lovely late summer evening. We shared two cold tapas -- roasted beets with goat cheese and avocado, and marinated artichokes with red pepper whipped goat cheese -- and two hot ones: sautéed gourmet mushrooms, and a special of grilled shrimp with roasted cauliflower and coconut curry cream. Being tapas, portions were not large, but this turned out to be just enough for us. All of the dishes were delicious. I had a glass of sangria (drier than many, but still a bit sweet for my taste), and my friend a glass of red wine (there is a good selection of wines y the glass, as well as by the bottle). Although we were outside, service was attentive.
Last minute decision. For dinner and decided to try Bocado. It was local and different. Greeting was excellent and service was superior. The food was excellent diverse menu and was brought out in a timely manner not rushed. A relaxing dining experience with excellent food and service.
Excellent and original food (Tapas and other Spanish dishes) and a long list of exquisite and reasonably priced wines.
Great dinner, the only complaint I have was that it got a little loud. The waitress was amazing and I would definitely return.
As always, excellent food, particularly the stewed cod and the baked goat cheese. The gazpacho was refreshing and well balanced. The wines that our table selected were excellent matches to the cuisine. Special commendations to the wait-person! She explained options well, made practical suggestions and served us promptly and considerately.
Casual meal with family. Great food. Very helpful service. Will be back again.
Always a great dining experience here. We always do the “experience “ and have leftovers for the next day. Every tapas is wonderful and we try to always try something new. Very clean. Love the cava flight too!
Third time coming here and loved it per usual. Great food and great service, what more can you ask for?