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About Boca

Seasonal fresh ingredients from local growers served in a cozy and comfortable neighborhood ambiance. Please call (813)254-7070 for more reservations times.

901 W. Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm -11:00pm, Bar 4:00pm-11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -12:00am, Bar 4:00pm -12:00am

Cross Street:
Boulevard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 254-7070

Website:
http://www.bocatampa.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking during lunch hours
$5 Valet parking during dinner hours
Self park available on street and nearby lots

Executive Chef:
Chef Matthew Mangone

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Boca Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (24)
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Casual (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Organic (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Cozy (11)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Authentic (7)
Fun (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Business Meals (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 17 hours ago

Consistently great service & food

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Quick hits (sort of):

Pulled up to the entrance of the drive off of platt about 5-10 minutes before our reservation. Literally sat on platt st for about 12-15 minutes waiting for the valet to get cars out of the way so we could get into the parking lot. Due to the time it was taking, we were going to go from being a few minutes early to a few minutes late for our 715 reservation. I figured id call and let the front know we were here... just couldnt get into the parking lot. Rings and goes to automated voicemail, no option to talk to anyone.

Was finally able to park and valet was rude.

By the time we got to host stand, we walked up and checked in at around 7:21 for a 7:15 reservation. The hostess says “oh, i cancelled your reservation as a no show”.... ummm... “i politely said, are you serious? Ive been sitting in your valet line for 15 minutes and tried to call but nobody answers the phone?”.... she gives me a stare and ignores me, says nothing. They did end up “finding us a table” though. At this point my wife and I were both pretty irritated at the valet/hostess attitudes and actually pulled up opentable and looked for openings nearby, however, we were on a tight schedule so we decided to sit down anyway.

Now, from here, everything was great. Service was good, drinks were good, and food was delicious.... hence the overall positive review. But, a nice meal out is about more than just the meal... its the way you treat your guests and the overall service you provide.

Despite the great food, i doubt we’ll be back anytime soon as there are far more friendly/welcoming establishments in town with food that is also on par.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were perfect! We were already planning our next visit before we even received our bill. Great spot!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is always fantastic. The heirloom swine pizza is my absolute favorite. All the food is fresh, good service, nice ambiance. Slightly on the noisy side, but overall I would definitely recommend. We also had a chocolate toffee dessert to split that was amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Boca is consistently good for service and food. The menu (and the food) is fresh and cooked very well. It's a go to place for me when someone asks "where should we go for dinner"?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

One of my favorite places to bring out of town visitors. Menu fresh, varied and delicious, and service always stellar.

Tags: Tapas, Organic, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The mussels were incredible as were the scallops with the spaghetti squash. The meatloaf was also enjoyed as well as th desserts. Great service and even turned down the music a little as we requested!! Awesome dining!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Organic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our waitress wasn’t very attentive and my friend had to send her burger back twice for the wrong temperature. Both times, it was nearly raw.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Love the OMG burger!!! It’s amazing with parmesan fries!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always delicious & fantastic service. We have had Zack as a waiter multiple times, always extremely helpful and attentive. One of our favorite spots in Tampa!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great Brunch w/ friends where the restaurant was able to accommodate for a larger party (16). Service was quick for a large party and brunch options are Fantastic and so good.. one of my favorite for brunch!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was great! Our server was amazing the atmosphere is great! I’ll be going back, often!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

great food, very impressed with the quality of the food, my parents loved it s well. Everything we got was delicious. The staff: very friendly. great restaurant would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We love Bocca. It is excellent every time. The staff is wonderful and so is the food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Seasonal, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Took a group of 7 people. Service was great! Server was friendly along with the manager who came over to check up on our table. Would go there again. The deep fried honey lavender cheesecake was delish too. We also loved their indoor herb garden wall. Thanks for a great evening!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Meal delivery to our took over 40 minutes. Ordered bottomless mimosas but it took forever to get a second glass. Ran out of glasses!?! When food came most were missing a part of the meal. One ordered fish Benedict special - which had no sauce and only one poorly picked egg instead of two eggs and no potatoes only extra side that was ordered. Another meal (pancakes) came with no fruit or cream. Side of bacon came halfway thru meal. Third order was over cooked - burnt toast and hard dry scrambled eggs. It was replaced but our guest got her meal well after everyone else at the table. Overall it was not our best experience at Boca.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great experience at Boca!! The food was amazing and our server Ken was very attentive.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Boca is my favorite restaurant in tampa! The food is always amazing and atmosphere is perfect. The service is always on point as well. We have been for both brunch and dinner ant the options are always fun and new.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was great and so was the food!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Solid Visit. Cool atmosphere. They use a lettuce wall but it wasn't very well maintained/clean. Cocktails were solid but not great. Good old fashioned but not the best(the goes to Craft Street Kitchen). Barrel aged Manhattan with HW double rye was not good. Didn't even taste like the Double Rye which I drink often. Very weak in flavor for being a barrel aged cocktail. Wife's tequila cocktail with blood orange liquor and champagne was very good. Mussels were solid. The tuna entree with black rice was well presented and great flavors. The short rib with spinach pasta was ok. Not bursting with flavor but cooked nice. Fried Cheesecake was really good. Their bread pudding was served cold which was unusual, I even asked the server if that is typical and she said yes. Never had cold bread pudding before. Food was good but $30 entrees left a bit to be desired. We would return for some apps and bar flare but not dinner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Authentic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Was in town to tour U Tampa - wanted something unique. I live in the New York metropolitan area so I didn't want the same type of selection I have at home - which is everything!
Didn't want a steakhouse for sure.
Chose it because menu looked interesting, and atypical. Boca did not disappoint.
Enjoyed each dish we ordered, and really enjoyed the unique cocktail I tried. It was called "Hello Beautiful" :)
Our server was well versed with the menu, was able to steer us. Service was very good/attentive.
The atmosphere was very casual, and definitely rustic, which was cool.
This place is worth trying. I think you will be pleased.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very good. Excellent value at happy hour

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great place to hang with girl friends!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We have been to Boca - Tampa location many times in the past. Food is always tasty and interesting. Drinks are normally good as well. At this visit the service was sub par. The server was robotic in their description of specials and extended periods of time were experienced when ordering drinks, etc.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great place for a meal. Friendly staff & great good

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our second brunch at Boca and we were impressed again. The food was flavorful and plenty. The unlimited Bloody Mary's and Mimosas were a great way to start a Sunday afternoon.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great Restaurant. Great management. Unfortunately a mean waitress damaged the dine experience.

Tags: Organic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service is always friendly here and the staff is attentive. The food is rather hit or miss for me. Most of the time the food is good, but sometimes they add their own flair which just does not seem to hit the mark. The best example is the Boca Cubano. It is a Cuban sandwich. The sandwich would be fine except they add an IPA beer mustard which simply adds the wrong flavor and overpowers the other ingredients. But overall, excepting those small changes, the salads are great, the flatbread and soups are also very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

I love Boca. I visit for lunch frequently and I just love the food and the team. Everyone is always so professional and nice. I always recommend Boca to my friends. And I go to the one in Riverview as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It is a farm to table restaurant, but I thought the food was not as fresh and interesting as it should have been. The flatbread had a heavy tomato paste taste, the meats were not flavorful and overall it was ok, but not fresh, clean tasting. My husband had a burger and loved it. I think next time my expectations will be adjusted and I will get a beer and a burger. Loved the ambience and the service was great.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Ordered the 34 dollar wahoo. Very overdone. Dry. No thanks. 18 dollar burger??? Five dollar valet so they can park the car 20 feet down the road??

This restaurant thinks it's leaps and bounds better than it is.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Beautiful and tasty food...fried cheesecake is delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Have always had great food and excellent service at Boca.
Was in last Thurs and Fiday evening. Triple tail snapper and pork chop in Friday evening.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was great

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food came out too quickly and was not as good as it had been in the past. Felt rushed the whole time there. If you want a relaxing and or romantic dinner, I would not recommend.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waiter was very rude from the get go. We waited about 30 minutes just to get our drinks. I had to go up to her and ask her if she can bring the drinks to us. When i asked her about the alcoholic drinks she was very rude, dry, and short with me. While we waited I noticed she was hugging other employees and having side conversations with her other coworkers. She didnt even check on us. The only person that was nice and more attentive to us was the manager. Ive been to Boca before and never had such a bad experience. It was so bad i barely tipped. It was very disappointing.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Love this we potato gnocchi always a good time we go there

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have eaten here several times and we always enjoy it. They do always try to sit us at the worst 2 top table by the door next to the patio. As we were the only ones in the restaurant due to our early seating, I don't understand the policy. Also, our 2 Manhattans for $28.00 were only half full. Even the waiter tried to take them back before serving them. I can understand cost pours, but for that much money, you shouldn't appear cheap.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great meal, always consistent. Attentive staff.

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