Bocado Tapas Wine Bar – Wellesley

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Tapas represent a style of eating and a way of life that is very Spanish, and yet very adaptable to American culture. Ranging from very simple fare to more sophisticated dishes, tapas are generally served in small portions on small plates and shared by everyone in the party. Of the over 40 different tapas Bocado offers Fried Goat Cheese, Shrimp Burgers, Scallops Wrapped in Bacon, and Mozzarella Rice Balls are among fan favorites. Further more, the menu offers a broad selection of imported meats and cheeses, signature paella dishes as well as an exclusively Spanish wine list. The warm atmosphere and skilled service allows guests to immerse themselves in this style of eating for a truly unforgettable dining experience.
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LM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was fabulous .. atmosphere great! Will be going back with family

R
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection....lots of tapas plates, both hot and cold to choose from. Wonderful charcuterie selections enjoyed with great Spanish wines!

PF
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

f
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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!

BD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. The food & wine was outstanding and the wait staff was great as well.

LB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Disappointing food, cold room, diner ambiance and furnishings, and slow service.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience1

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.

D
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

J
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

AL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Bocado. The mushroom and mussel tapas dishes were excellent.

OT
New England
44 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A date night out

MB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

R
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

With daughter

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, our server was super sweet but service in general was incredibly slow and several mistakes were made on items we ordered.

GS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

MS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day to sit outside for lunch.

MM
New England
55 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

LS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

L
New England
62 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

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.

c
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to go with friends, great variety in tapas choices. Recommend a reservation.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place! The food and staff are amazing!!

DS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun! Great food & drinks (sangria is wonderful). Excellent service. Just a fun overall dining experience!!!

a
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Tasty food but onerous noise level.

PT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, friendly service a very pleasant dining experience.

BA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and our waiter was amazing! Will definitely be coming back!

EM
New England
188 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

F
New England
119 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

A
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent and original food (Tapas and other Spanish dishes) and a long list of exquisite and reasonably priced wines.

AR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner, the only complaint I have was that it got a little loud. The waitress was amazing and I would definitely return.

LK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

JH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual meal with family. Great food. Very helpful service. Will be back again.

JM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time coming here and loved it per usual. Great food and great service, what more can you ask for?

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