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4.6
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4.6
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DennisS
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our evening at ROCA. Food was great and the service was outstanding

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Drinks are very strong. Food pretty good but not worth the price.

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TeresaS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food is always delicious. We ordered an appetizer and each ordered a large plate menu item. I felt like the meals were on the small side. My husband was still hungry when we left, and ordered sliders at the bar we went to afterward.
Our waiter was not very personable. I am very friendly and tried to make convo with him, but he was not very receptive. He didn’t seem to be enjoying his job, which was noticeable. Overall, a delicious meal though. And the jalapeno margarita did jot disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service!!

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NettieL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks RoCa for making our dinner special, food was delicious, Robert our waiter fantastic.

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DERIKH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Atmosphere was great.

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vipUncorked
Des Moines
33 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited they have reopened... Great food, cocktails, and wine plus all served in safely...

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Kacie
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was a little bummed when my dish came out with nuts on it, even though they weren't listed on the menu. I really dislike the texture of nuts, so to find them on my dish was a surprise, that required my needing to perform surgery on my appetizer before being able to eat it. Had it been an allergy, I would have had to send it back. That being said, the portions were great, the food tasted great and we really enjoyed our overall experience. There wasn't a single complaint, besides the one above, from the five people I had dinner with.

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ChristopherK
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent with even better service! Would recommend to a friend.

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TamraJ
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Love the Deconstructed Nachos & Yellowfin Tuna. Our service was impeccable (thanks Sarah). Please bring back the tots!

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RebeccaS
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first visit to RoCA - the food was outstanding. Specifically, the pork tacos had a fantastic Thai spice flavor that I haven't had at a non-Thai restaurant before. Our whole party of 6 was impressed by their meals. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and incredible food. Loved the bacon whiskey drink. Fun place. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to visit RoCA! Always amazing food and even better service :)

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NickD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service here. Enjoyed it immensely.

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KarinaH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOKCfoodies
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

In The time of COVID, the staff was very focused on gloves, except when they weren’t, and not a mask in site. That and luke warm food. Avoid this place until they get a clue.

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NathanS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tracy was our waitress and she was great! She was very helpful and on top of everything the whole night! Always a great place to visit!

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vipRandF
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was cold and staff was slow for the place being pretty quiet... The server we had waited on us on other visits and was good. Maybe just a bad night. We really like this place and will give it one more chance...

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Emily
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Will defiantly be back! Thanks for the wonderful date night!

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KatieP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great food and service! Highly recommend to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the dishes we chose we so flavorful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service and the food never disappoints.

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MelissaN
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quaint, fantastic food and service. Any time we are in town we eat here. Highly recommend.

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KarrieM
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The appetizer was outstanding. My flatbread was over cooked and hard as a rock. I could only eat half of it. I appreciated the flatbread taken off the bill but should have never been served. We hadn’t been at RoCA in awhile and tonight I was disappointed with the food. I understand the virus has spooked a lot of people but we were there for our weekend date night and disappointed. My husband’s pasta was good and I ate some as well.

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ClanMac
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on Saturday night. It was planned as a pre-symphony dinner however w/ the concert canceled, ROCA was the main event and it didn’t disappoint. Sara was a great server too!

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JasonD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place from the minute you enter. Try the lettuce wraps and fondue. You won’t be disappointed.

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BV13
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was fantastic! A bit expensive for my taste though and the drinks were a little disappointing as I had an old fashion and a smoking gun. The smoking gun was cool as it came in a bottle full of smoke that I poured into my glass. I wasn't a huge fan of how it was overpowered by the smokey flavor and that's really all I could taste. The old fashion was a little better but both still pretty bland for signature cocktails. My fiance got a daiquiri which was really strong either in alcohol or flavoring. I'd consider going back for the food, but not sure I'd shell out the cash for the drinks.

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DanielM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to hold a meeting

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Karyn
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Loved the ambiance EXCEPT, the tastiness of the food was overwhelmed in a terrible way by the smell of the incense. Didn't need that when trying to enjoy a filet. Drinks were excellent. Waitress seemed not to care that we were there.

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vipRandyS
Des Moines
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always....food choices excellent and each was superb!

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salgal
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. We had two of the specials and they were so good. Great service!

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DougF
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, we had been trying to get in for several weeks but finally got our schedules to work by coming earlier. Thanks for a great date night!

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Bigguy311
Des Moines
35 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent option before the theater. Menu has many options and the service was quick and efficient.

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JaimeO
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Second time at RoCA. Monday night and not very busy. Service was mediocre and food wasn’t great. A little disappointed, since the reason I went back was that my first experience was much better. Wanted to take my family from out of town, but was embarrassed after talking it up.

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SumnerJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always outstanding! I had a scheduling conflict and needed to switch my reservation and the staff didn’t even hesitate and switched it right away.

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M112
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went Valentine’s weekend, service was very fast and food was outstanding

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JonathonP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The atmosphere was not what I expected. I was hoping for a more quiet and personal experience. The sea of crowded high top tables doesn’t scream intimate if you know what I mean. I can attribute the noise to a single table, literally everyone in the restaurant could hear this table because they were so obnoxiously drunk and loud. But the food was fantastic and the service was even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines night. Such a great experience. Wonderful food and wine!

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DanG
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the fondue, it’s amazing! Gotham Sour is the drink to get, great atmosphere and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice as usual

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