About Boca - Winter Park

The Boca Difference, local simple honest
seasonal, fresh ingredients from local growers.
Cozy and comfortable neighborhood ambiance.

358 N Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-12:00am
Saturday: 9:30am-12:00am
Sunday: 9:30am - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 636-7022

Website:
http://www.bocawinterpark.net/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Boca - Winter Park Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (23)
Local Ingredients (23)
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Bar Seating (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Casual (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Authentic (12)
People Watching (10)
Seasonal (10)
Organic (10)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Romantic (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food mostly good. Always had excellent food on previous visits. Won’t try the grilled cheese again. Brie and apple flat bread very tasty. It was warm inside because all the doors were open. Prices for brunch are higher than the Park Ave average.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food and drinks! Will come back!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a good place to go...great food...great service!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great location food was good our server was excellent. Good value for the price. Again server and service was excellent

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We’ve been going to Boca since it opened but, frankly quit going about 8 months ago because we felt the food had really fallen off.

Not the case anymore! The food was fantastic! We’ll be back. The chef even stopped by to check on us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Only negative comment was that they were “out of” three of the wine types we ordered - two Sauvignon Blancs and Zinfandel. Bar service was slow. What we did receive, however, was excellent and the staff was very friendly. We would return.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious and such excellent value for the quality. I picked this place for lunch with my father because they had lots of gluten free options for me and more typical lunch items like sandwiches for him. The server was super sweet. She saw me eating one of my dads fries and warned me that it may not be gluten free because the fried is shared. So props to her for looking out! Lol. Would def recommend for lunch and I’d love to go for dinner for a date or special occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The mushroom soup was out of this world! I got the chicken dish, the flavor was wonderful, though a tad too dry. The chimmichurri sauce helped. My business date wiped his whole plate of the bibb salad with chicken clean!

Our waitress was quite knowledgeable about the menu & when she didn't know an answer, she went and got it.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Overall nice experience except that they need to do a better job cleaning floors/walls around tables. Bloody Marys need some horseradish to make them pop! :-)

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The fish dip is amazing and definitely worth a try. My fave❤️

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We were seated outside pretty promptly, but weren't greeted by a server or offered a beverage for at least 10 minutes. Placing the order went quickly after that, but that took about 40 minutes to come out - the person who delivered it to the table (not our server) apologized even before she put the plates down, and it was noted that it wasn't just our table that was delayed.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our server was awesome, an asset to your restaurant

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great lunch place

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Boca is a bit pricey for what it is but it's a nice spot for a date night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was really fantastic. The wife and I enjoyed the flatbread as well as the entrees. The drinks were good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I reserved a table 2 months in advance for a celebration, sister's 23rd anniversary and my father's birthday and son's birthday. I scheduled in advance as well as left a message stating it was a "special" occasion...not only was it NOT special it was an awful experience. The restaurant was crowded and they sat us in the front in a tight 6 top and it was hot sitting there...but I knew it was busy and hoping service/food would make up for it...I was WRONG!
They did not greet our table for 15 minutes and there weren't enough glasses at the table for water so they went to get them did not come back for another 10. minutes, and didn't bring enough...gave water to everyone but me (btw this was the hostess serving us we still hadn't met the server). So then I sat there hot with no water until another 10 minutes...then hostess comes back (still no water) and says she will take our orders as they are busy!!!!! I then said NO I want to see the manager this is absolutely insane...the manager was nice and tried to be accommodating but it doesn't matter....I don't care about free drinks or money off the bill....it ruined the day and the celebration...which btw they did not even acknowledge and what was the point. We ordered through the manager and it took an entire hour to get our subpar food...so sorely disappointed, I can't believe how horrible this was and how it actually effected my day and hurt that I tried to do something special for my family and they ruined it!!!!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have eaten at Boca many times and have always enjoyed the experience. Today was much different. To begin I requested a standard table but was told only a high top was available. I was ok with that, but what I was not told that it was next to the brick oven and that it was extremely hot. I tried to order a Bloody Mary, but they had run out. How do you run out of Bloody Mary's at 11:30 am during Sunday brunch? My frittata was overcooked and totally tasteless, but at that point I was overcooked as well from sitting next to the brick oven and feared if I complained I too would have been tasteless . I was so hot that I just needed to leave and get somewhere that was air conditioned. Really ruined my plans of having a nice relaxing Sunday.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Love this restaurant! Delicious and unique menu. Great staff who are friendly and attentive.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We love Boca!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Enjoyed our lunch. The wait staff very friendly and attentive. Great offerings for lunch. Loved the lunch combinations available. The group enjoyed their selections.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We love going to Boxa. Great farm to table restaurant with best salads anywhere. It is our favorite Winter Park spot!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Really good. The flatbreads are amazing. I would definitely go back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The black grouper special was delicious! I highly recommend the zucchini fries as well - so yummy! They have a nice wine list and local ingredients that make this one of my favorite Winter Park restaurants. The service was good - a bit of a wait for the main course, but it was worth it.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Table was tiny. I felt cramped and nowhere to put purse but my lap. So, this may have affected my feelings about the restaurant. Cheese tray was enjoyable as was wine.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great Sunday brunch. We received our value with the unlimited bloody Mary's. Fritata and egg dishes were our selections. The Chocolate muffin shared was perfect. Brunch, drinks good friends and we're still at it 2 hrs. Later. Make reservations for Sunday brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Visited the one in Tampa years back. Decided to hit the one in winter park, not a lot of options on the menu. Food was very basic, the presentation of it was very basic as well.
Enjoyed the seating outside though, would give it another shot.

Tags: Organic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food. Restaurant was a bit noisy and I did not like where I was seated - next to back door. Nevertheless, at another table better situated, I would definitely eat here again!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food is always good but the restaurant is just too hot to enjoy eating there. We will try again in December!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was delicious, great ambiance, and great service. Unfortunately, after a very positive experience, I was violently ill a few hours after dinner. Spent the next 48 hours dealing with some kind of food borne illness from a restaurant I would never expect to get sick from.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Cute place, the food is just okay. We had a new server or maybe he was just awkward. So that may have affected the rating.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We have eaten here several times and this occasion was a friend in from out of town as always the food was excellent. The staff mean is one you can never go wrong on. The meatloaf entrée is my usual favorite and Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Attentive wait staff and delicious food.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Came for a birthday dinner. Staff attentive and friendly. Interesting selection of foods and beverages. Will definitely come back!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Very good food!

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Always good food and great service
Never a problem with reservations

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Eight of us had a 12:30 reservation on a non-holiday Sunday. We did not get seated until 1:00ish. This was not all Boca's fault; the table reserved for us was being taken by people that had long paid their bill. That being said, we were pretty hungry by the time we were sat. It took 55 minutes to get our food. The restaurant did send out complimentary chips, but offered no explanation as to why it was taking so long to get our dishes out. Finally, our waiter started bringing out food. He gave 4 people their food; two in our party ordered pancakes, but he did not bring syrup. He then went to another table occupied by 3 people and took their order. The four people with food did not want to start eating without us, particularly the two without syrup. Eventually, we were served.

The food was okay. No options for milk other than whole. This is surprising for a farm-to-table restaurant. One teen in our party is lactose intolerant. I expect more from a Park Ave. restaurant in Winter Park.

Tags: Organic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My wife and I had been to Boca twice before; the overall experience was OK but we were not in a hurry to come back with so many other great restaurants in the Winter Park area. The $25 off birthday coupon enticed us to give it a try again. We were given a table by the window facing Park Avenue which resulted in the setting sun blinding me; they really do need to add some shades to that side. Plus the noise in that area was deafening. If we return I will asked to seated in a different area. My wife had a difficult time choosing a wine from the very limited wine list; Boca needs to include a least a few popular California selections. We both had the Kale Caesar salad but the dressing was overly bland. Fortunately our entrees of Amber Jack for my wife and Meat Loaf for me (although my mashed potatoes were cold) were excellent and made the overall experience three stars. We saw enough to return some time in the future, but Boca needs to improve its overall dining experience to better compete with the number of excellent restaurants in the WP area or risk the fate of the numerous failed restaurants that have previously occupied their location.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. All three dishes (tuna, fish of the day and steak) nicely prepared and served. Don't remember the name of the starter we had- kind of bread made in their brick oven but it was marvelous! On overall great experience for soul and body. Thank you!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Both entrees were delicious and fresh! Service was great! Will come back!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Arrived on time for our Sunday 1pm reservation and our party of 4 was seated promptly. That was the only thing that went right and it all went downhill from there. Short staffed on kitchen help as well as servers. We were finally served our entrees which were not complicated almost 75 minutes from the time we sat down which we found unacceptable as far as the time elapsed. Mgmt comped our appetizer and apologized for the long delay but service was not so good.

Been to Boca before and service was acceptable. As there are other Park Ave restaurant options, I will now dine elsewhere until I learn things have improved at Boca. They are located as locals know in the cursed restaurant corner of Park Avenue -like 7 in the last 15 years that have come and gone. I was hoping Boca would make it but if they don't improve their service they may also disappear.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Organic, Bar Seating
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