Boca Tapas Bar

4.6
150 reviews
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An authentic Spanish experience in the heart of St. John’s. Boca, the Spanish word for mouth, encourages you to use our namesake to taste, drink, and smile.
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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed ourselves, the ambiance was fun, but we paid fine dining prices for casual fare. We found it to be very overpriced

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food and perfect table

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything about this place is great. World-class authentic menu and perfect atmosphere. This place is a winner!

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TD
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed we will definitely be back. Wonderful food, drinks and atmosphere . Sara was fabulous and the guitar player was the icing on the cake.

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SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent staff and colourful venue. Highly recommended.

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BC
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pleasantly surprised. When I think of tapas I automatically think cured meats and seafood. Love seafood but not a fan of charcuterie. I thought they had a great selection. Had three tapas to start followed by an additional three. Food was good and reasonably priced, except for the pork belly (which was delicious)....$16 for two I thought was a bit steep.
Overall the food was good, the service was great (very quick and very pleasant). Would definitely return. Two recommendations if I may: put in a few fans to get the air circulating a bit...found is kind of stuffy; get some cloth napkins. Those paper ones should only be found in Mc D’s

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was noisier than expected but there was a crowd there. Service was good but could use improvement. Food was great! I will go back again. Can’t wait to try other things on the menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing kitchen takeover!The food was extremely unique and a great representation of Brazilian food. Everyone is also very friendly and courteous.The Chef came around the restaurant and met with each table. It was a really nice touch! What a fantastic experience! Would definitely like to see this again!

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D
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The table, venue and food were amazing. I will definitely eat here again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good wine, horrible sangria, food was pretty good , atmosphere awesome, service good!

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

What a beautiful time!
Live music, delicious and quick coming food, salsa dancing after the meal and margaritas!
Will be back :)

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

What a different experience! This restaurant is like a hidden gem. Live Spanish music made the environment rich with culture. The food was tasty but we weren’t prepared for the small plates... many things weren’t truely meant for sharing as we thought they might be. However they were packed with flavour and we’re truely delicious. Our menu choices were brought out continuously (1-2 items at a time) which kept us munching away and enjoying food with great company. Service was quick and the waiter answered all of our questions. Would recommend checking out this place!

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t
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food and drinks. A very good experience overall.

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BL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are truly amazing there and the atmosphere is just fantastic.

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e
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Boca is always a pleasure! The serving staff is lovely and amicable and the ambiance is fun and energetic. The Patatas Bravas were the highlight – almost like a brunch treat for dinner! I always enjoy the entertainment and will for sure be back soon.

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CM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Boca! I took my Mom on a lunch date this afternoon, to introduce her to this amazing place. She also loved it!

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JB
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, good food! Some dishes were just good, but some were fantastic!! Our waitress was friendly and very patient with us as we figured out what we wanted :) It was a very slow evening, due to the holiday weekend, so the noise level was pretty good - they actually turned down the music a bit, which was nice. I imagine it’s quite lively there on a busy night. One thing I will say is that with the small plates, the time it took to bring things out was variable, with some of the cold tapas coming out last, which I thought was a bit odd - but I think there was only one chef on due to the holiday. It didn’t matter to us, as we weren’t in a rush at all, and had a lovely meal and wonderful evening. I recommend going without being in a rush, so you can just enjoy yourself. I think it’s quite likely we’ll be back for another meal.

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

From the food to the service to the atmosphere, Boca was a wonderful experience.

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DB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, great live music, food and drinks. Lovely staff. It has everything! Me gustó muchísimo.

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CM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Boca!

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S
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tapas and beautiful atmosphere! Can't wait to go back next time I am in St. John's!

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P
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience! Food was good. Didn't order anything that was mind-blowingly amazing, but everything was good.

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JC
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server, I believe Stephanie? Yummy food and the music was beautiful

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

Love coming here with my kids (baby & preschooler) and my parents. The food is ready SO FAST, plates are small so you can order as required, huge variety so everyone can find something they like, and everything is delicious. Our servers have been incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating every single visit. Sometimes there is live music and you can see the kitchen so keeps kids entertained (and wraparound booths keep them trapped!) Noise level varies depending on how early you go/how busy they are, but we’ve never struggled to have a conversation or felt like we were being too disruptive. Definitely recommend trying it.

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OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doug our server was great - knowledgeable and friendly; amazing recommendations. Fast service and very tasty. Would come again and would recommend

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambience, live spanish guitar music, excellent and attentive service, and a menu with lots of variety.

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t
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Some of the best service I have had dining out in a long time. The staff made us feel welcomed and special. Hats off 😀

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V
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick and friendly service. Lovely atmosphere. Delicious food. We were there for a kitchen takeover and loved it! What a great concept!

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

This was my first time to Boca since they had revised their menu and believe me it was a real treat to eat there. Their normal menu was great but this new menu is even better. I haven't had a chance to experience the night life there yet but from what everyone is telling me about it I will be making a visit there sometime soon.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had, and very reasonable prices. Beautifully comfortable atmosphere.

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d
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was very tasty and large quantity per serving. waitress was very friendly and modified our order for gluten free child. Very large selection of food

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GO
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved my experience at The Boca Tapas Bar!! It was perfect! Everything about our experience there was awesome! AND it was so cozy and warm which made the setting so much more comfortable! :) 100% impressed.

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SQ
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and atmosphere but the food comes out too quickly/all at one time and it was a bit overwhelming. Next time we will order in stages to have time to enjoy each tapa.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with friends. Unfortunately illness caused several of my friends to cancel.
Boca is one our favourite places to go in St. John’s.
Great atmosphere,food drinks and excellent service.
It’s our Spanish home away from our place in Spain!
Always love every minute at Boca!

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Z
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal we had on Wednesday past was pure enjoyment. We had the Dining Around Town special and really enjoyed it. Our server (Doug, I think) was so friendly and proficient. We've always enjoyed Boca but this past visit was the best. Thanks.

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D
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Our service was great! Found it a bit too noisy hard to have a conversation at the table.

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TI
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Was really looking forward to my first visit. The food was barely ok. The bill was outrageous for the food quality. The hummus was really good, but it only came with 4 small slices of baguette. We asked for more because there was so much hummus left and we were charged for the extra. Love the idea, but unfortunately, we won’t be back.

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SP
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service and ambiance is great. I wouldn't recommend it for lunch -- it's expensive (so many of the plates are TINY) -- but a good place for dinner, esp on a night when there's music and you're with a few people to share a jug of sangria and some big plates. Still, many of the TINY plates are well overpriced.

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N
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Without doubt one of the worst dining experiences ever. And that’s a long time! Took an hour before anyone took drinks order. Then my martini came in a wine glass. Hmmm. After finally ordering the waiter kept coming back and asking if things were okay and we would say, well we have no food! So no... back up in the kitchen he said. Then our appetizers came after our main plates and over all it was 2½ hours of frustration and poor service. Just a terrible experience. And the food was mediocre at best

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