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“Great platter concept” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boca's

Boca's
Westerstraat 30, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+3120 820 37 27
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Ranked #86 of 2,591 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Beverwijk, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great platter concept”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is a small restaurant at a great location, close to Noordermarkt.
They serve a la carte, but are best known for their platters.
You can choose from meat, fish, vegetables, cheese and dessert platters in different sizes.
The waitress recommended us how to choose the platters. This worked really well.
The food is really nice, it's not Spanish tapas as you know them, but this could be ordered separately. We chose cheese and meat and were surprised by the number of choices as well as the amounts. Two medium sized platters are more than enough for three people. Additionally we ordered the different kind of fries. we ordered the dessert platter was good, but not special.
Except for the empty bottles which are thrown in the bin a bit too loud and too often. It was a great night out!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“great little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stumbled upon this place while walking around Amsterdam and ended up eating here twice in our stay. The staff are friendly and helpful, they also have an english menu and free wifi. The first time we had the Boca's sample plate (small) which had some blue cheese, smoked salmon, steak, and fish with bread, as well as steak tartare and a mini lamb burger. Everything was excellent and came to only 32 euros including drinks. The food is generally 'small bites' so you can order lots of different things. This is why we returned and had the duck confit, bruchetta with steak and foie gras, and bitterballen and different kinds of chips and mayo.
We ate early both times, and when we arrived we could see that many of the tables are reserved, so if you prefer to eat later, it may be helpful to make a reservation.
Also they only take cash or debit, no credit cards.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We had a very good dinner at Boca's. The staff is friendly and competent. Food is tasteful. Especially the vegetable quiche. I recommend this place!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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137 reviews 137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“A great place to have dinner and drinks with friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

With a friend I had dinner at Boca's near the Sarphatipark. We made reservations, which wasn't a bad idea since it got crowded soon after we arrived. We ordered the mixed plate and enjoyed a couple of beers. The price/quality ratio was very good and we liked the Tapas-like concept, which make Boca's a great place for a drink and dinner at the same time.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great tasting platters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We were walking past and went in for casual dinner. Tasting platters were recommended by our waitress. We were not disappointed - perfect to share over a glass of wine/beer. Clientele quite young, so we felt a bit out of place, but enjoyed ourselves nonetheless! Friendly staff.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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