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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (26)
Local Ingredients (26)
Good for a Date (25)
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Healthy (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Cozy (19)
Great for Brunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Casual (15)
Seasonal (15)
Organic (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fun (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vegan (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great Beer (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

This was my first time coming here. I really enjoyed my meal. I started with the mega muffin and had the corned beef potato hash For the entree. I also had the bottomless mimosas. Yummy

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Birthday celebration was great!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was perfect !!! Great staff!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great service and the food was awesome. Had a cauliflower crisp was outstanding as was their fish of the day. Wonderful! Need a Boca in Clearwater!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I went to celebrate our birthdays which are just a few days apart. His meal had scallops and clams and tasted very good but he bit down on more than one broken piece of shell...not from his clams which were all whole. Nearly broke a tooth ...I was impressed that an employee saw what happened and came over before we had a chance to get someone. They promptly took the meal away and said they would replace it immediately. But when they came back they said it was the same scallops and clams over a new bed of spaghetti squash...5 minutes later he bit into another piece of broken shell buried in the food. After the second time we were offered a free dessert which we didn't eat because it was not good at all. We were very surprised. Not likely we'd go back. It's a shame too because so many of the beverages and other menu items are so very creative and delicious. I had shrimp and grits which was very good and the strawberry pie cocktail also very good and very creative.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

If you like flavorful, clean food, this place is for you.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

I highly recommend this restaurant. The service is great, the food is great and I like the
ambiance of the restaurant as well. They have valet parking or you can park on the street
if you can find a spot

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

All of the food was delicious. I loved the eggplant steamed buns! Could have used a slightly larger portion because I was hungry again shortly thereafter. Maybe order a soup or appetizer if ordering.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I loved my Kale salad, and everyone was happy with their food, but due to the trendy decor and materials used, it was VERY loud and not easy to talk with the people with us.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Boca is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent. Nice and cozy ambience and great service. We have tried different meals every time we go and never disappointed. Highly recommend Boca for lunch or dinner!! Love this place!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

I have eaten at Boca many times and have ordered the same plate often. Very disappointed this time as the portions seem 1/4 of what i had become accustomed to. Literally appeared like they scraped together just enough to make it look somewhat presentable. A bit embarrassing as i had raved about my dish to my fri prior to ordering.... she must have thought there was something wrong with my perception for sure!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Our waitress Chloe was amazing!!! She was incredibly accommodating and so very pleasant!! She even took the picture!!?

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

There was an abundance of fruit flies that was off putting

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Comfortable, great service, awesome food and exceptional cocktails.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious food and good service

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Being out-of-towners is alway kind-of hard to choose local restraints. We chose Boca because it was walkable from our hotel at Riverwalk and the menu looked interesting.
We were excited to taste their watermelon gazpacho, smoked meatloaf, and a tomato flatbread that has almond ricotta. Wow, were we blown away by the combination of flavors.
This is now our all-time favorite restaurant, so glad we discovered it, and will dine here every time we visit Tampa.

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place to eat.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We really enjoyed the vegetarian options. Great food!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Fun, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a free dinner coupon for my wife's birthday and went last night (Friday)-we live about a mile away but too cold for us Floridians to walk so we drove-its a tough area for parking so be prepared to pay $5 for valet. We had reservations for 6:45 pm and were promptly seated. This place is always busy, especially on weekends. Our server was Sara who was very helpful and upbeat and did a great job explaining every dish. My wife had a glass of red wine, and I tried the basil lemonade, which was excellent (freshly made). We shared the caprese salad for an appetizer (excellent with pears and tomatoes, and they served it to each of us with nice presentation). I had the meatloaf with braised brussels sprouts and corn succotash, and my wife had the Chefs Surprise (which Sara told us what it was anyways-no surprises here!), which was smothered chicken over potatoes, peppers etc. We never have dessert, but made an exception tonight and had the fruit cobbler which came warm with vanilla ice cream. I am getting full just writing about all of this now! Everything was great, and the only comment would be that our entrees came out while we were finishing up our salads, but otherwise we were not rushed.

This is a great local spot in Hyde Park district and we highly recommend it, especially to first time visitors.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food and service were excellent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Unfortunately not a great experience for the four of us. Our waitress Jordan was awesome however. She was responsive on issues raised. Unfortunately, the kitchen didn't live up to expectations. The flatbread was great although entrees not. I had to send my first steak back as it was way over-cooked to me medium rare order. Our friends were not impressed with their entrees either. Jordan tried to save the day and did everything to accomodate but I would always rather pay for a meal I expect versus a comp on a meal that was off.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was Christmas Eve that we ate at Boca. We went to an evening church service and instead of cooking at home, the cook (me) decided it would be nice just to go out and be pampered. We selected Boca because we had been there before and always enjoyed the atmosphere and food. We had our 20 something vegan son with us so I needed to find a place that could accommodate his needs. We were all very pleased with the service and food. So much so, I think we'll do it again next Christmas Eve.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Overall fantastic experience for a late lunch.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Starting out with the fact that I love Boca and its very good, I was a little perplexed with the seating arrangement at lunch on this visit. We arrived at 11:15 and were seated in the very back, by the bathrooms, as were most of the other people who were seated after us. This, despite the fact that all of the window seats in the cool front area were wide open. They were cleaning the windows during service hours, so maybe they got behind, but I would have appreciated being seated up front.

Service was great. Food was good - I wasn't thrilled with the zucchini fries. Little to no seasoning in the batter and the breading was a bit thick for my taste. They were pretty bland even with the dipping sauce. Loved the gazpacho and the flatbread of the day that had chicken sausage on it.

I'll be back for sure, but I hope they seat me in the front!

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Consistently great service & food

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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 on December 15, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great location and country farm type setting. Food is always delicious. So many excellent choices you can't go wrong. Cocktails and wine selection are great as well.

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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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overall the food was good. The special that night was the meatloaf. The flavor was good but the center of it was barely warm...wasn't so bad I didn't eat it but informed the waitress.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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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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