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Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Valet Parking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve always been a fan of homegrown restaurant Boca. It’s so warm and welcoming, cozy and completely unpatronizing, with a keen focus on sustainability, and excellent wine. Everything I’ve eaten here is delicious, whether it’s tender octopus, sustainable local Dibba Bay oysters, simple olives served...on ice and filled with a citrus gelee, slow-cooked lamb, or a classic paella. They also have regular special menus celebrating the best of Spanish gastronomy and wine, for example sherry, rioja, Galicia or paella. It’s a definite must-visit!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

After a long day my husband and I decided to dine in at boca,believe me I didn't have any idea how to begin but oscar,james and joshua helped to to go through the menu both drinks and food and I ended up having the best...weekend ever in difc.I will certainly come back, great service guys.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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oshihab, Guest Relations Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2020

Oh Meghan! Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for giving us a five star review on TripAdvisor. Oscar, James and Joshua will be so happy to hear of your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed our Mediterranean and Spanish tapas and drinks...More

Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

It's really a nice chilled place with a slow music and amazing cocktails. The ambiance matches the humble staff especially Joshua and James, they guys they made my night due to their confidence and drinks Knowledge...we will definitely revisit again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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oshihab, Guest Relations Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2020

Dear Rashid, thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Joshua and James will be thrilled to hear of your feedback. Actually the entire team is delighted that we could serve you and we are so glad that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed September 24, 2020

I work in DIFC and it's always good to grab a drink after a busy 9 to 10 hours work and my to go has always been Boca. Simple place yet the ambience is cool but mostly, it is how the staff welcomes and treats...you. Donna one of their hostess is really very attentive.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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oshihab, Guest Relations Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to be your go to place after work. Please stick around and try some of our Mediterranean inspired tapas as well. We also currently have promotions on our paellas. In all cases we cannot wait to have...More

Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

Very attentive and lively staff. Place had a lively vibe. The smoking area and non smoking area are very smartly segregated. They also have a private dining room at the lower level (kinda their private basement) that looks like a small wine cellar. We walked...in for some happy hour Sangria and ended up having dinner. Sangrias are definitely worth it. Paella was quite unlike the traditional taste. Unfortunately didn’t make it to my happy list, but the peppers as appetizers were good. Dinner for 2 with alcohol costs approx. AED 600. Overall I loved the vibe, the experience and all but one ordered item.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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oshihab, Guest Relations Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2020

Hi Nicky, Thanks for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. Thanks for the detailed feedback. Yes, our paellas may not follow exactly the traditional style, but we love to experiment and always want to hear back from guests. We are currently running...More

Reviewed August 21, 2020

Enjoyed a casual evening out as we farewell with treasured friends. Great menu, covers all different needs including vegan. lots of sharing options. The service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and personable.

Date of visit: August 2020
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oshihab, Guest Relations Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2020

Dear Catherine, thank you for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our Mediterranean food, beverage and service especially our vegan options. We cannot wait to see you back again at BOCA very soon.

Reviewed August 18, 2020

A huge thank you for an absolutely brilliant night. Marishka the sommelier, served us like Kings and Queens and the entire group was overwhelmed with her attention and professionalism; She anticipated our every need and we were left wishing for nothing. We had booked the...wine cellar and from the moment we had demonstrated interest in doing so, Ricardo, one of the managers had made the entire process extremely smooth; The attention to detail and desire to please their Guests is something that is hard to find in Dubai despite the wealth of restaurants available. The food was unbelievably delicious and we definitely over-ordered but that's OK because Marishka kindly arranged to package the excess up and we took it home with us. Thank you and your team once again, stay safe and take care.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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oshihab, Guest Relations Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2020

Thank you Greer, we are so glad to hear that your party went well. Consider this your second home! Our team is always eager to please. We have enjoyed serving you and cannot wait to have you over again at BOCA very soon.

Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Great place tucked into niche gate village spot, decadent food, excellent service staff, impeccable ambience, the best gin & tonic options, breathtaking music, simply can not be missed. Those who have missed the opportunity to experience should get there very soon Cheers Boca teamMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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oshihab, General Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2020

Hola David! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us; five stars, wow! We are so delighted to hear that. We are also glad that you enjoyed our Spanish tapas and Mediterranean botanical drinks. We are also glad to have our DJ...More

Reviewed August 5, 2020

I went to BOCA with a friend of mine who suggested the place. We ordered drinks,food and It was all ok until we asked to stamp my parking ticket.The waiter got a bit puzzled and said he will call someone to talk to me which...already seamed a bit off. I always parked at DIFC and always got my ticket stamped. So the manager came and said unfortunately they do not do that ANYMORE?!? On which I asked why this information wasn't provided either by them or by the guy who took my car,asked me where I am going and said just stamp your ticket there? She said they do tell their customers on the phone but not to those who walk in. So I asked if those who walk pay less which obviously she said no and got my point right away. So they take 5 minutes of your time when you walk in to ask numerous questions about your reservation,about where you would like to sit and if you come to have a drink or dine but they forget to give you that very same information about a parking that they give to everybody else on the phone,especially if things are different post covid19. So I politely asked what are my options and what I can do which she sarcastically answered 'Pay for your parking'!!! And that's the manager of the place! That is NOT customer service and definitely NOT how you talk to people! Never going back!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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oshihab, General Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2020

Dear Roxana, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to BOCA. It is quite disappointing to hear of this experience, especially that it may have taken away from you enjoying our Mediterranean and Spanish tapas and drinks. The new norm...More

Reviewed July 30, 2020

A friend and I stumbled across BOCA as we were looking for a place to have drinks at DIFC. Safe to say we loved our experience: lovely atmosphere, polite staff, great tapas choices and a somewhat sustainable image. Will definitely return for their Business Lunch...offer which is just superb!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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oshihab, Guest Relations Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2020

Hey Mariam, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are so glad we could delight you and cannot wait to have you back for more. See you soon!

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