Bocas Grill Orlando

4.2
95 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
It all started as an idea of two friends discussing over lunch, which then became reality.

With the intention of serving the Miami area with a very good fusion of Latin contemporary food, full of flavor to make you feel as if you were home, Bocas Grill came alive in November of 2014. We are looking to surprise you with generous portions, visually amazing and with great flavors.

With team work and lots of efforts, we showed an honest and emotional message to the world because In Arepa We Trust.

We are a fusion and want to be your first option to share and enjoy delicious food and great service.​..

Welcome to your home!
What 95 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.0
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4.0
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3.9
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LauraC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, I would recommend it to anyone. Amazing food and great service.

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Josem
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location was great… Server did an awesome job.. was attentive and on point.. Food was on point. Warm and great seasoning. Host was terrible… w reservation and kept saying if everyone is not here cannt validate reservation then kept on wanting to have us leave without finishing eating. Kept on pushing server to have us pay and be out. I would recommend but please remove that Host.

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vipPaulG
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Food was good, but service was TERRIBLE. This was not my first visit, but may be my last. We were seated for 27 minutes, before flagging down a server and asking if someone was going to wait on us. She said nothing, and walked away. Spoke to someone else, and still a few minutes later, he came over to wait on us, and acted like there was no issue. No apology, and he was very stale for the duration of our visit. Very unsatisfactory.

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ptischer
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

There are better options in the same plaza. The outside dining area is tired and the bench seating uncomfortable. The service was prompt and menu selections varied. The food came very quick, unfortunately it was mediocre.

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Christina
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Server was super rude, not helpful and food was not worth $3 I was embarrassed I choose that place for my guests

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RaymondC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ON THE MONEY NO DISAPPOINTMENTS. YOU WILL APPRECIATE THE FOOD I WAS VISITING FROM NYC MY FIRST TIME

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place !!!! I had the fried rice with steak shrimp and chicken it was excellent. I also ordered the sampler omg so delicious it comes with this green garlic sauce that you literally want to put on everything, the drinks were so delicious and so well done. I can’t wait to come back again it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. The fried fish is consistently great!

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CleyydysA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Loved the food! Service was horrible. Forgotten food, order not taken correctly, had to constantly remind server of things we ordered, everyone we asked for things seemed lost. Staff seemed unexperienced and new. Food was great but also took a long time to get to table . Quicker to pick up table than to serve it .

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is FANTASTIC, and they easily accommodated our party of 10 outside. Recommended!

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vipMargaritaH
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Very spotty service. Waiter was nice but had to be reminded often of pending items. Took a lot of effort to have the table cleared for next course. Food took reasonable time but some items we ordered never came. Food quality however, is very good.

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vipHubbyman55
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was great!! Very tasteful and just like home cooking. The service was fair. The service was fair because it is the responsibility of the server to review the food and cutlery before presenting it to their guest. In this case lip stick was on my glass so I advised the server. He apologized. I skip a chilled glass and drank the beer from the bottle. Next he brought cutlery. The cutlery has dried food on them. SMH.

Next, the rest rooms were embarrassing and I see where many guest have voice this yet nothing has been done to correct it. Lastly, the outside dining areas needs new paint, pressure washing and please fix the error message popping up on the big screen every 5 minutes.

So I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt due to the hard time restaurants have had with COVID, but if you have a passion for what you do and you honestly care about people you would take the time to fix the dishwasher and do a 4-eye check, clean the restrooms hourly and institute’s a checklist and lastly, do some maintenance... just some regular pressure washing outside and some fresh paint and you are back in business again!

Again, the food was excellent... just need to focus on the everything wise and the prices will be more palpable as I see their are multiple complaints on value.

I hope this helps, because typically id the rest rooms are not being maintained then the kitchen is simply a reflection of that, so next time I am in Orlando ... I just May return just to see if things are corrected. Good Luck.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The place was okay I guess, the outside sitting is way better to me. I made a reservation but didn’t ask if I had when I got there. Idk how that works. It did take the waiter time to take care of me when I first got there. I actually had to approach them so we can start ordering after like 10-15 minutes. But other than that the food was great.

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LuciaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good but too way over price. The service needs to pay attention a little more to the guest’s orders. The cocktails are too strong for the taste even if you like alcohol.

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MiguelA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The meat was hard to chew ,and the fish had no taste

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MerylouM
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious as always! We had the dulce de leche milkshake 😋

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ClaudiaO
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service

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vipCdaggett0117
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and excellent food. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For what we ordered i felt it was over priced we had a very small meal with 1 drink and dessert and an appetizer and it was 100 + dollars I’m not cheap by any mean but I feel that for the small plate I had it was not worth the money . We were celebrating our anniversary and we had not been back since our 1st date . How we will not be back again not worth the money or the service .

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KathyN
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and affordable food, great service, wish to be closer to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food I had was amazing? Great flavor overall. I think the menu is a little overpriced. I also noticed the men’s bathroom was DIRTY! No paper towels either. Being that we are in a pandemic, this should not happen! It was Valentines Day and it was busy, but there’s no excuse for this. Raymond was our server and he was great! Overall, I liked it but the cleanliness needs to be better.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Our server was fine but Some Employees inside the kitchen and preparing the drinks on the bar had no masks , one server removed mask wiped his nose with hands and then rearranged the glasses while I was looking at him
not sure they care if clients come back or not
I hope owner sees this and fix it for his own sake
I personally won’t go back

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Restaurant. They don’t really use the reservations like that.

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vipCasaLatitude
Orlando
58 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Be sure they check you in... they didn’t record my visit on open table until customer service at open table assisted

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WonderWoman
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to try out food. Was very good. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Sonia
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio. Meseros muy atentos y la comida es deliciosa.

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JaneR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our server, Alejandra, was very attentive, kind, and helpful. We had a wonderful experience at Bocas!

We started with the Sampler Reloaded which included mini arepas, beef or cheese empanadas, and guayanes cheese sticks. It was all very delicious!

Some of the dishes that we ordered were:
- Pesco Frito
- Wok Smoked Lomo
- Pabellon Criollo Venezolano
- Picanha
- Grilled Skirt steak
- Rice from the Ocean
Everything was cooked perfectly and everyone loved their meal. The food was plentiful!

We also had the pineapple sangria and Cabernet sangria ...both were amazing!

We finished off with the Dulce de Leche Milkshake and the Tres Leches. Yum!!

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LiannysC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Nice atmosphere and good food quality

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KristiS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food, good portions, reasonably priced lunch specials. Convenient location. Our server forgot about us, but the food made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food!!!

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Pedro
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time being here and everything was perfect food,service and all in general.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

La comida y servicio muy buenos pero el volumen de la música muy elevado, por lo cual algunas personas en otras mesas en lugar de conversar, gritaban. Ambiente muy escandaloso.

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JESSICAC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very pretty outside on the patio. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We booked reservations for outdoor seating but still ended up waiting 25 minutes for table. The food was good and the shrimper service was good as well

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Lizad
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing !!! Service was spectacular as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a great time here! The food was amazing, the music was so good I sang almost every song! Our server Angelo was beyond attentive and very nice. Definitely wish I lived in Orlando so I can eat here all the time!

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Shades8
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience and taste of the meals were beyond our expectations and they were not low. Everything had a nice twist to it. From the Arepas and shrimp to the steak and even the desert! The food cooked in the Wok added an awesome grilled flavoring for the shrimp and veggies. The simple traditional cherros were also great with nutella and ice cream. Our server was always available, helpful and polite. (Angelo R) We will be back with our family soon.

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CPolanco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

El arroz estaba duro, los empleados estaban en una mesa comiendo vacilando, hasta uno de los gerentes. El sampler muy bueno. Los meseros jo sabian explicar las cosas. Y muy caro para la comida. Y el concepto del agua no de mi agrado.

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DeeDee
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was great, the entire staff was wearing masks and sanitizing the tables after use. Food was delicious and full of flavor. Only two negative points, I wished the tables inside had more space between them, I was literally sitting chair to chair with the other costumer at the table behind me. The lady that walked us to our table inside, when the host told her where to seat us, she rolled her eyes and had an attitude like we might’ve disturbed her. That kinda got us started on a rough note but other than that, it was a great experience.

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Denisse
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This my second time in this place but I went Sunday For my brother in law birthday and it was horrible experience with the food,not good at all and the table was dirty. Is sad because The first time was amazing!

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Bocas Grill Orlando is rated 4.2 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.