Boca

4.9
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117 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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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!
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4.8
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4.9
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DavidB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of friend. Great Experience. Food was great as was the service.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding first-time experience for myself. Group (business)) dinner and all participants enjoyed the meal and atmosphere. Thank you!

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TerriW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ariel was awesome. The food was delicious! We had the lamb shank and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an incredible restaurant! My whole family loves it and always chooses it over other local restaurants

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vipnolantho
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Without a doubt the best restaurant in Hickory, at least so far.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No other way to spend a birthday celebration than at Boca!!!!

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RobinH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment, nice wine, delicious food & wonderful waiter.

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vipMontreal1
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect ... this is the best restaurant anywhere!

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RosemaryW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Decor nice , friendly staff , we enjoyed the small plate tapas with our visiting Friends.

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viprivergirl
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere but food was less than fabulous. My husband ordered the wedge salad, which was little more than a hunk of iceberg lettuce with some watery bleu cheese over it. His sliders were burnt to a crisp. My paella was pretty good, but not great. Probably would not go here again if back in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMontreal1
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a wonderful experience

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Kukulcan
Tallahassee
35 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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PaulT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
JonathanB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipBrandonT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJennluvsfood
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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WendyJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipclellyn
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipMontreal1
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best wine and food anywhere .... food excellence!

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
vipMontreal1
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

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SallyA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and wait staff were all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
DanaC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMichelle
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CL
CathieL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Queens Feast

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EvanP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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
OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipMontreal1
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

JD
JoyceD
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

RD
vipRobynD
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

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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James
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and an awesome wine list

SM
SamM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great————————-/!!!

FAQs

Boca does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Boca also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 855-9944.

Boca is rated 4.9 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.