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Bocado

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Spanish, Tapas
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82 Winter Street, Worcester, MA 01604 (Grafton)
(508) 797-1011
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My favorite tapas bar

The Niche Group has a set of amazing restaurants in Worcester, but my favorite has to be Bocado. The tapas is a real treat. The rosemary tomato bread and lamp lollipops are particular favorites, although every month brings new specials to try. They also have an excellent wine list of affordable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Heather A
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Acton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Acton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Niche Group has a set of amazing restaurants in Worcester, but my favorite has to be Bocado. The tapas is a real treat. The rosemary tomato bread and lamp lollipops are particular favorites, although every month brings new specials to try. They also have an excellent wine list of affordable wines that will bring a smile to your face.... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

our server Shannon gave us great recommendations for food and wine. The pork meatballs were a tiny bit salty but very tasty. The cheese tapas recommended by Shannon was also top notch. The location is easy to find off of 290. Ultimately this was a very relaxing experience thanks to the great service provided by Shannon. I will definitely return... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always a favorite of ours; we have been to Bocado many times. The kids are addicted to the goal cheese fritters, with good reason. Great lively crowd and wonderful tapas. The service is always great as well. I've yet to try anything I didn't love. Not cheap, but the food is great!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We have visited the place a few times, and we like the tapas style selections. The place is very small, but you can usually find a little corner in the bar while your table is getting ready. It's a fin place to visit with friends and share the good selection of dishes they have.

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Whitinsville, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Worcester. Service is always terrific. Food is delicious and pitchers of Sangria are always yummy. We have eaten here about 20 times and always enjoy it. Niche restaurants are all good, but this one is at the top of the list.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Tapas make for such a fun time eating, sharing, drinking and no one does them better than Bocado. Wait staff is amazing. The "Experience" gives you a little taste of everything tapas, paella, and churros for dessert. A great place for a great time with friends. Bocado has wine dinners once a month that are phenomenal pairing tapas with wines.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This place is always packed no matter when you go by .. it is just down the road from my house and we always wanted to try it .. we were invited to join some friends there they had been before and enjoyed it .It was our first time ordering Tapas so our friends educated us as well as the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I was amazed at the variety, and most if all the deliciousness, of so many different dishes! Bocato requires a follow up visit just to try more items! Can't wait!

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Salem MA
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

On a recommendation, we tried this restaurant. It was an early Sunday evening. Perhaps Sundays are not the best evening for restaurants. It was quite a disappointing experience for us, since we have had much better experiences at tapas restaurants, as well as had similar individual dishes better prepared. It was recommended by our waiter that we'd be best off... More 

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Bocado is fantastic. I highly recommend you come with a big group and do the Experience. A few things I want to note: -Get the fried goat cheese. Seriously. It's really good. But don't skimp out at all and miss the charcuterie plate, there are a lot of solid options. -The rice balls are also really nice and regardless of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 Winter Street, Worcester, MA 01604
    (Grafton)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: (508) 797-1011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?