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671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, slow service

The food was excellent. Nice local beer selection. Prices are a little high, but the only real issue is slow service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
United States
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  • Spanish first
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English first
United States
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent. Nice local beer selection. Prices are a little high, but the only real issue is slow service.

Thank NHDad86
Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short wait, good service, excellent food, reasonable price. Good location at Longfellow Square. Start with the soup.

2 Thank Steve B
Bedford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were thinking about having Thai food for our dinner and were recommended this place by 2 guys we met at a brewery bar. We got there to queue for an hour for a table as we hadn't made a reservation....but worth the very long wait. There is a reason why people queue like crazy for this place. The Thai... More 

1 Thank andrea26shelley
Reading, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been lucky enough to experience Thai street food many times over the years and a visit to Boda was a delight. Generally not a fan of Asian food in USA as the quality seldom compares with that in Europe or Asia itself. However this place is a gem. Lots of skewers and "tapas" and the beef panaeng was just... More 

1 Thank ColinsueNieve
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is consistently great. One of my favorites in town. Big fan of their duck dish and love that they have a late night menu

Thank shaneyney66
Sacramento, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

After hearing so many great reviews, Bosa was a real disappointing experience. Service was awful and slow. The table seated next to us got three small plates before our lone cup of soup arrived. The soup was delicious. The one saving grace of the meal. Waiter forgot our beer order for 15 minutes. We had to ask someone else to... More 

Thank T&DSquared
Scarborough, Maine
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Boda. Recommend getting there early as reservations are not accepted and this is the only fault I found. Try the Collins drink..........its delicious!

Thank 6LAH
Hixson, Tennessee
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Was easily walkable from our B&B. Wait staff was very polite and friendly and made us feel so welcome and comfortable. The pot of oolong tea was large enough to share. The tasty panang beef and pad thai were both perfect portions since we wouldn't have been able to take back leftovers.

Thank Myquest55
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Had heard form others about this place, decided to check it out and we were very happy to have done so. Quick food, fresh, lots of selection and perfect food for quick bites without being too heavy.

Thank Ron B
Snowmass Village, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Boda is an great spot, I used to live in Portland and still think about it often. The late night happy hour is the best!

Thank Haley B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 12073477557

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Spanish, Asian


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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