Boca

4.7
82 reviews
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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!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 30, 2019

Ends: May 31, 2118

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

What 82 People Are Saying
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JD
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Great service, delicious food and an awesome wine list

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

Great————————-/!!!

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

Just a date night. Never disappoints

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

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

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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.

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

Fun small plates, great atmosphere, excellent service.

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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.

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

Was lunch. Great little find. One to remember.

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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.

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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.

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

Nice selection sure to find something to please everyone

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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M
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! We eat here often and the service, food and atmosphere are always perfect. Cannot say enough great things about dining here ..... by far the best in hickory. Thank you Youssef for always providing such a great experience!!

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D
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Will definitely return.

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W
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time, and I enjoyed every minute, my new best restaurant

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food that we bragged on to our friends. Great service for the entire evening! We will be back!!

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RT
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with some friends from work and sat outside. Food was great. Service was excellent. And the outdoor seating is very cozy. Great place for lunch and/or dinner.

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JG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had enjoyable meal with our friends. The service was very attentive and the courses was served at the correct pace. Truly enjoy the various tapas and the entree's were outstanding.

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

Ambience was great. Food was just average and it was way overpriced. Waiter was rude and slow.

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OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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P
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Hickory. I have never been disappointed and love the menu changes periodically. The bar tender makes awesome cocktails! This is a great place for a special occasion or to bring out of town guests. We got the cheese plate, grilled cesear salad, scallops and poke. It was all delicious and ended our dinner with their tasty coffee. Our friends got paella, steak and multiple fall plates for the other couple. Great spot!!!!!

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M
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great selection of wine by the glass, nice decor and a staff that enjoy their job.
Fried lobster tail, morrocan sliders, lamb shanks, can’t tell which is the best.

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ST
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were greeted promptly, and directed to our table and felt welcomed immediately. We like the menu that changes with the seasons, and the service is always impeccable. Even though the olives with orange zests weren't what we were used to, everything else met or surpassed expectations. Boca's going to be one of our regular haunts when rolling through the area.

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MB
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exciting and different! Excellent flavors!!

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T
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!!

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TC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Boca is a great restaurant, but my pizza was not very good the other night.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding! Wonderful food, service, experience was perfect. We could not have imagined a better evening for our anniversary- it was very special and we are excited to go back!

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K
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jim, server, was exceptionally helpful with recommendations and wine pairings. All staff friendly and made a big deal out of our anniversary. Will definitely return.

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JM
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come to Hickory on business and Boca is always on this list for a visit! Great food, ambience and service!

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w
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. What a great addition to Hickory.

FYI,a couple of people weren't please with the tomato/basil soup.

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L
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for dinner drinks and great ambience.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for the first time, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were 45 min early for our reservation, but they were happy to take us early. Tried several new flavors, and enjoyed the great dinner very much. Great service and atmosphere.

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AD
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food and drink not bad but the main problem is very inconsistent!

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