RoCA

4.8
901 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Shared Plates, Wine Bar, Craft Cocktails
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mostly, a great night out. The food, drinks, and Jen, our server, were incredible. There was a delay with our reservation, which is the reason for a less than stellar rating.

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EdE5
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service was very attentive and friendly, the shrimp with chili oil was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best places for small plates in the des moines metro and the service is spectacular every time

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great! i can’t remember her name, but she was blonde and very accommodating to the picky eaters at our table. This was their first time eating at a higher end place and I think it was a great first experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The overall feel of the place was very cool, kind of rustic, with a Wild West painting slideshow on the TVs, but then they had very loud 2000s pop music playing. I get down to that as much as the next guy, but the juxtaposition seemed a little strange. The wrong food also kept getting delivered to us (it all looked and smelled amazing, towards the end we almost accepted it), but at the end our server made sure our bill was all good and it was no skin off our noses. The food was fantastic, as were the cocktails. Overall a very enjoyable night.

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vipbry49
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deconstructed Nachos were excellent
Each item was presented separately on the platter Beautiful & Delicious
Homemade Bread Pudding the Very BEST!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely service, fine food, & great company. Well done. 😉

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CarinM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The arugula and goat cheese flat bread is great with the chardonnay wine listed on the chalk board. Also recommend the pork medallions and/or the scallops -- both served with a poblano corn.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roca is always a great choice! Delicious food, great service, and wonderful atmosphere!

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StephanieK
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy shared plates and the drinks are amazing!! Definitely going back soon!

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Nt12
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved RoCa. It had great ambiance, and was the perfect place to go to for a date night!

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BrendaR
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant all the personnel were great. Waitress was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant. John was a great bartender! The other server was also great, calling me by name when sitting me as well as helping clear my plate even though I wasn’t in her section.

Enjoyed the Brussel sprouts and flatbread.

We definitely return on future business trips.

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JonH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been here pre-Covid before and they have kept the service friendly and attentive and the food good. Didn’t feel crowded but I also came here before the dinner rush. Would come here again.

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Gunnar
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t recommend this place enough for a date. Great service, great cocktails and drink menu, great food. Kudos to the staff for for a great evening!

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LeonardoE
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. The portions are the right size which means small compared to most restaurants!

I like the emphasis on lots of small plates to share and sample.

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BradS
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RandallM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & wonderful service! Our server was knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. Will be back next week :-)

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EmilyL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first time experience! Food was amazing and came out quickly. Our server Jenn C was great!! Drinks were great as well. Would definitely go back to try more food.

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HaileyH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and loved all the wine options. Our waitress was outstanding and always there to check in on us! The atmosphere is very romantic and charming. I would recommend this to anyone!

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JosephS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very happy with the restaurant, nice place with a good menu and good mixed drinks.

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Jenna
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food and drinks were good, but service was lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and drinks. Love the atmosphere.

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SophieS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Never any complaints. I do wish the romaine salad had more dressing though.

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KristenG
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hardest part about RoCA is deciding what to order!

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SteveG
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great evening at RoCA. We always enjoy the ambiance, rustic and eclectic. The service was excellent. The food selections are diverse, serve quickly and were delicious. They offer a wide variety of beverages including smoke infused whiskey. Deserts are also delicious!

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CalvinH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice, casual place for drinks, good food in downtown Des Moines

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KassiS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all of the shared plates, everything is so fresh and full of flavor. Also one of the best drink menus in Des Moines!

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KelliB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They have really good drinks. I would come back for drinks but their food I was not all that impressed with.

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JessicaK
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service were great. Definitely seems like a fun place to grab a few drinks with friends however, the food was definitely not worth the price in my opinion.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server, Jen! She provided excellent recommendations on dishes and cocktails - making our meals extraordinary!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really enjoyed the shared plates and wonderful craft cocktails, made for a great anniversary date night

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MatthewDSM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great drinks. Great service. The half portions tasted great but were small.

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Jill
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service paired with awesome food made for a great date night!

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Timothy
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was outstanding

DJ
vipDonnJ
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable ... recommended!!
Especially for select small plates. Bar is excellent.

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BrianN
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from our waitress!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as usual! We did have the best server we’ve ever had there (her name was Jen). She went above and beyond to make recommendations on food and drinks! We will make sure to request her in the future!! She definitely added to our dining experience.

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was phenomenal! Drinks were delicious! A great place for a date!

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MikeS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bar drinks are great. Salmon main course was too dry. Tenderloin was very good.

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RoCA is rated 4.8 stars by 901 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.

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