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About Bocado Tapas Wine Bar – Worcester

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.

82 Winter Street
Worcester, MA 01604
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm to 1:00am

Cross Street:
Grafton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 797-1011

Website:
http://www.bocadotapasbar.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available in our private parking directly in front of our building. We also offer free valet parking Wed-Sat.

Executive Chef:
Steve Champagne

Private Party Facilities:
Cava is the function room at Bocado which can accommodate sit down dinner for up to 40 guests and cocktail style party with plated and passed hors d'oeuvres for up to 75 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Deb Covino: (508) 797-1011

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bocado Tapas Wine Bar – Worcester Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.4

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (2695)
Good for Groups (2334)
Special Occasion (1973)
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Romantic (1668)
Hot Spot (1564)
Notable Wine List (1477)
Neighborhood Gem (1473)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1072)
Late-night Find (786)
Great for Lunch (117)
Tapas (103)
Kid-friendly (84)
Good for a Date (69)
Creative Cuisine (64)
Great for Brunch (50)
Fun (48)
Worth the Drive (41)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Authentic (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Tasting Menu (34)
Cozy (28)
Bar Seating (25)
Casual (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Business Meals (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Healthy (12)
People Watching (12)
Outstanding Value (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Scenic View (9)
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Spicy (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Great wine selection, had a bartender recommended tempranillo after asking for a good cabernet while waiting for a second couple. Not too tangy, good choice but $11 a glass. We ordered a bottle with dinner, which was just $40, a bargain by the bottle.

This is a tapas restaurant, small delicious plates is their feature.

We ordered the Bocado Experience for four, giving us four cheese/meat plate appetizers, eight tapas, a large paella and two deserts for $150. Plenty of diverse tapas choices to pick from...from pork belly wrapped in bacon, rabbit, roasted truffled brussel sprouts, lamb chops...there must have been 25 to select from. All were outstanding, except for the shrimp which was bland.

For dessert we all split a chocolate churros and a flan.

After getting home I added what our bill would have cost if we bought ala carte, instead of the experience. It would have cost $151, so the experience isn't quite a bargain. We took the paella to go, since we were stuffed. The experience is just too much tasty food.

We'll all go back in the future, but will probably stick to three cheese/meat appetizers, six tapas, a paella and pass on the dessert for four and still be content. The next time our ala carte experience will probably cost closer to $100 for four.

Atmosphere is really comfortable...sort of cozy industrial feel in the dining area. Seating booths were great for parties of four or five. High top tables near the bar were at the center of a buzz, really good crowded vibe.

Was a great find on OpenTable and look forward to the next trip.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2016

This was my 4th visit to Bocado, so obviously it is good, and worth a return trip. We went before a play on this night, and our server was good to make sure our food delivery was timely (to our deadline). We tried some Tapas from the Specials, and some from the menu. My favorite on the cold plates is the fried avocado with shrimp salad. The lamb lollipops are great from the hot menu. The place is pretty noisy, that is my only complaint.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Never disappointed here! Yummiest food in Worcester!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Our waiter was awesome and took the time to explain the menu. There were 6 of us so we ordered the special for 6 people at $35 each that included apps, main courses and desserts. The food kept coming and there was more than enough for all of us!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Abslolutly outstanding, from the service to the food. Different choices to fulfill everyone's palate. Server was awesome and was always right on top of everything. Great place to eat. I recommend the two person combination....plenty of food, yes you will take some home.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

I've never dined in Worcester before. The restaurant seemed to be in an unassuming part of town but clean and well lite. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. I love the idea of tapas! We ordered one at a time as we went. It was fun and filling but not stuffing. Lovely meal. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

We enjoyed our meal at Bocado - food was delicious and service was almost perfect.
We would definitely go back.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

I’ve been to this restaurant before and have always enjoyed it but was disappointed in the food this time. I ordered the Pulpo a Feira, the grilled Spanish octopus and was very disappointed, it was small and not as tender has I have had before in the pass. I also ordered the Paella Clásica for the first time and was very disappointed. The amount of seafood was limiting, the squid was tiny and the flavor was none. My homemade paella is so much better; I was so surprised since it looks amazing on their website. Maybe it was an off night for them and I may give this restaurant another try.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Tapas, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Bocados was excellent! The service and food were, as always, well executed and presented.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2016

This was a special birthday meal for my husband and my children were all able to join us for a special meal. As a family we enjoy tasting different types of food and sharing. Bocado is the perfect place for this as the tapas lend themselves to sharing. Lots of fun!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Our server was fantastic and made great recommendations which just added to the overall experience. Food and sangria were delicious. Great night!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Tapas, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Awesome place to hang out with friends. Service was so so, food was fantastic and well timed. Atmosphere was a little louder then we liked.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Everything was perfect. Waitress helped pick out an amazing assortment of dishes and we had a great time. Host and valet were very friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2016

I always have the best dinners here. Came for father's birthday recently and got the Bocado Experience for Four. So much food, we took home half the paella! Our server was excellent and recommended a fantastic wine, and even knew where we could buy it. Everyone loved all the food, even the picky eaters!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Very tasty. Friendly and attentive service. A favorite in Worcester.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Great restaurant, tried a lot of different dishes, all was awesome, would recommend it to friends and family

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Very good good as always. Great for big party.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Amazing food! Every dish was note worthy!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Never a disappointment, will always want to come back for more! Huge fan of their sangria!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Great food, AMAZING server and fun atmosphere!! Wished I lived closer as I would be here every week!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

One of our favorites! It can add up quickly on a regular night, but a great value during restaurant week. The only caveat is the noise level - it can get fairly difficult to hear your date on a busy night.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Shannon was our fabulous waitress. She provided drink recommendations as well as delicious tapas. Great night with friends.

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

This is a fun place to go with friends. The food is delicious - both at this location and the one in Wellesley. The seats are a little weird. They tilt forward and are a little high at some tables, you have to eat with your feet on the bar under the table, or you will be falling out of your seat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

I love going to Bocado's such a wonderful environment and amazing food. Must try their sangria! It is amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Tapas, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2016

The food was delectable...not inexpensive, by any means, but yummy! Our main server, Gloria, was a gem. And the portions were very reasonable, esp. for a tapas place, and the preparation of each dish -- oooh, with the definitely negative exception of the bacon-wrapped scallops, which were almost medicinal tasting...sorry! -- was very satisfying: creative without being over-the-top "frou-frou"! We would have liked to NOT have a television on while we ate, and the waiting between some of the dishes was, occasionally, rather too long, but, as I said, overall, we really liked the food and would like to go back...when we'ved saved up enough $$$! (Maybe we'll just order less the next time!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Everything was top notch!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2016

I love Bocado! Every time we eat here the food is always fantastic. The wait staff is funny, entertaining and very knowledgeable about the menu. I highly recommend asking for your waiter's favorite item on the menu. Every time I have been pleased with their choice.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Happy Hour, Romantic, Comfort Food, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Being unfamiliar with eating at a tapas restaurant, it was wonderful to have an explanation given of various small plates, eating customs and a great Spanish wine suggested when we said we liked Malbec. We were seated promptly and comfortably and the service was attentive. While the restaurant isn't cheap, it was a lovely experience with high quality food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Healthy, Spicy, Tapas, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Our server was fantastic and provided wonderful recommendations and never once seemed annoyed with any of our questions.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Our email reservation said 6:15, the restaurant had 7pm... but they found a table or us -- which worked out well because we had a nice big table for our anniversary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The only DOWNSIDE to our experience was the NOISE level. We were not able to enjoy our meal as there was a table of 6 that was beside us that was so loud and rude it took away from our entire meal. We could not even participate in a normal conversation as you couldn't even hear yourself think let alone talk to one another. We were a party of 6 adults and one child. The food and service was excellent but it will be a while before I would consider going back again. I did speak to the manager/owner as we were leaving and discussed with him my displeasure with our experience. We are a group of 3 couples that dine out together nearly every Saturday night and there are plenty of other venues in the area that we will be able to chose to dine at.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2016

This is the third time we've dined at Bocado and each time seems to get better. The font on the menu however, is very difficult to see in the dim lighting. Knowing this to be the case we downloaded the menu at home to review beforehand and chose our dishes with more thought than on the other occasions. The table for two was too small to comfortably accommodate all the dishes we ordered and the large menu was left on the table taking up lots of space making it feel even more tight. I do not like eating over the menu. The draft beer choice was very limited. We liked the choice of a 2 oz. pour with the wine as well as the 4 oz. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2016

We tried there 2 for$75 options. Our favorite dish was the tuna poke, but all the other ones we ordered are great also. Tapas are good portion. We were glad we picked this restaurant for our Friday night date.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Service and food were outstanding, we had our server Michele choose our dinner choices, she was great.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 5, 2016

We had the experience for two. Amazing food! I thought I was back in Barcelona!!!! Everything was delish!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2016

The food was great, and the service was good until we got the distinct feeling that we had been forgotten mid meal. When they did begin bringing the dishes again, they brought duplicates, twice! It seemed like there was very poor communication between the servers and maybe the kitchen.

Tags: Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2016

This was our third visit and, while still good, some of the dishes were not as well made as the first visit. Also, the menu is a bit limited and could use a refresh.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Such a great restaurant. Service (we sat at the bar) was awesome. Bartender made a point of getting to know all of his customers names and really made you feel welcome. Food was delicious. Palella was enough for a family. Great place for tapas and drinks and great atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Great place! We had recently traveled to Barcelona and loved the Tapas Bars there, so decided to try Bocado. The fried goat cheese with honey is fabulous and the grilled octopus was phenominal. My husband had "El Chapo" mixed drink and I had the house sangria, both AMAZING! A little pricey, but well worth it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Food, waitstaff and ambience was amazing! I will refer this restaurant to anyone looking for fine, cultural food with fantastic cocktails. Our server went over the menu with us. Don't be intimated if you don't speak Spanish.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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