Boca

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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Hickory's first restaurant & wine bar specializing in Spanish, Mediterranean and Moroccan style tapas. Share a collection of traditional, unique and eclectic smalls plates with your family and friends while enjoying the Spanish carefree manner of eating. Pair your tapas with a wonderfully crafted cocktail from our mixology team or a delightful glass of wine. Whether you choose to dine inside our stunning, industrial-chic restaurant or outside on our beautifully decorated patio, you're sure to enjoy every minute at BOCA. Cheers!

Specials

Monday Special Dinner Menu

BOCA's Monday Special Menu includes $5 Wines, $6 Cocktails and 2 for $15 Tapas! Come treat yourself and enjoy a great deal!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 30, 2019

Ends: May 31, 2118

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-8:30PM

What 103 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

JS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every chance I get to visit boca is worth it. Absolutely amazing each time

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Wonderful to order a bunch of tapas with a group and share. Food is excellent as is the service!

M
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a wonderful experience

K
Memphis
31 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My spouse and I tried 3 offerings in the tapas area. The blistered beans in a hot-sour-sweet sauce was the best and we would try that again. The cod fritters were quite plain and begged for some energy. The Spanish style anchovies on baguette points with herbed tomato was above average. The wine list is somewhat limited for glass pours, but quite good in diversity with emphasis on Spain vineyards. My spouse had a very nice gin gimlet highlighted by cucumber. Great outdoor seating was available in late September.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling for business with my coworkers. Our server which unfortunately I can’t remember her name, was amazing. Food was delicious. Only thing was Crème brûlée was cold on the inside 

JA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience here was perfect from beginning to end. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and prompt, and the atmosphere/ restaurant was comfortable and enjoyable. Will definitely be back!

PT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places to go with in Hickory for a romantic dinner. Celebrated our 30th here !

JB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time here, dinner the first time and lunch the second time. Food was great and service was great. Only recommendation would be that wait staff keep drinks filled more frequently but that’s because I’m a big drink person when eating. Awesome place!

BT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience was absolutely wonderful!!

J
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing

WJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boca never disappoints. It’s a beautiful place with beautiful food.

c
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Boca is really trying but came up short. Tapas style plates and you need to order a lot to feel satisfied. Service was slow. Big city prices in a small town.

LL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BOCA is a great spot for a working lunch. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable!

SA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere and wait staff were all excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The service was outstanding. The tapas were just the right size and the ambience makes for a great date night.

DC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Queens Feast menu. Great selection, wonderful service. A fun night out!

M
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the waiter Jim worked with chef to customize my dish to healthy carbs. It was wonderful evening.

CL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Queens Feast

EP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Everything we had was good, good service. For the price of the tapas, I would expect to fall in love with my plate.
Which, unfortunately, did not happen.
But will give it another try next time I am in the area. Didn't try the paella, whish I had.

OT
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We love Boca when we are in town. The food was not at the standard we have experienced in the past. It may have been an off night. We will be back to do it again.

JD
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boca is one of my favorites - as usual the food and service were excellent! Tried the Falafel for the first time and it was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. Our server made sure we were always well taken care of. Would definitely come back.

RD
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service - perfect place to meed up with friends

OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Super disappointing visit. My husband and I were in his hometown for a family wedding as well as his birthday- we decided to celebrate at Boca. Our waiter was an absolute delight and did everything to make the experience nice, but the food was beyond sub-par, especially for the price.

We started with the grilled Cesar wedge which was ok- run of the mill though. Truly, only a grilled piece of romaine with some cheese, dressing and a side of a toasted piece of bread. The dinner entrees were just downright bad. We both got the filet mignon- Med Rare- which described it came with “crispy potatoes & asparagus, served with a caramelized onion & mushroom demi glaze”. The filets came out as we were finishing our appetizers and they were absolutely smothered in gravy- there was no glaze, it was a plate of gravy. They were flat and lifeless looking Cheap looking char marks all over them. The potatoes were tiny diced potatoes that looked and tasted as if they came from the frozen food section, and the asparagus was a mere 3 stalks of over charred asparagus. The worst, was the medium-well cooked filets that sat in front of us. No matter where you cut it, you couldn’t find an ounce of pink.

Overall- I would suggest this place for maybe tapas and small plates- as our dinner was extremely disappointing and we won’t be coming back.

J
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food and an awesome wine list

SM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great————————-/!!!

L
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a date night. Never disappoints

DH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We often bring our visiting guests to Boca. Never disappointed!

BS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a moderately sized city, Hickory has an impressive array of excellent upscale restaurants. Nice is certainly high on that list. While their menu is not expansive, it is of reasonable size, and the quality of the entrees, both small and large, is outstanding. The service - certainly on the night we were there - is impeccable. The evening was most enjoyable, from the standpoint of the food, the service, and the ambiance. I want to go again.

J
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun small plates, great atmosphere, excellent service.

JS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance. A trace pricey - but not stingy on portions. Staff is great.

BE
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was lunch. Great little find. One to remember.

JA
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice menu. The stuffed pepper with goat cheese were wonderful. The other two small plates and the dessert were very bland. Not much flavor nor spice. Could be a great place if the food was seasoned better.

HM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants to go to for date night. Love the small plates. We get to experience a variety of foods for a reasonable price.

DL
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice selection sure to find something to please everyone

SB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Only 1/6 of the menu had entrees and none below $16. My friends got $8 salads which were "grilled" but the lettuce just looked like a burnt mushy mess. As far as I'm concerned this place can suck Boca deez nuts.

W
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to someone looking for a really nice dinner in Hickory. Very comfortable and the waitstaff was wonderful. The food was amazing and as a vegetarian it was good to have options to choose from. Two thumbs up and 5 stars

GW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boca was s fabulous experience food excellent as well as our service. Staff was warm and friendly
Will go back when next in Hickory and recommend to my colleagues.

VC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and the Moroccan Chicken Tagine is a must have dish!

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