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Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, 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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed June 28, 2022

I have been there recently, friendly staff comfy place with authentic Spanish food and sustainable !

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

first time in BOCA with bunch of friends and the experience was great. Thanks to Lucy, very welcoming and accommodating, she recommended the tapas with drinks and it was so good, me and my friends love the place and we will definitely come back again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ASamath, thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to read we hit the mark for you. I can not wait to share this with Luchie who made the whole experience even more memorable. The entire...More

Reviewed May 17, 2022

The 2 stars were awarded for the staff who looked after us, other than that the 'Cellar Experience' is one to miss in my opinion! Three of the five courses were well below average, and as for the management's excuse of "We are recently facing...some issues from our supplier regarding wines", it would appear it's far easier to pass the blame than admit fault and say sorry.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022

Amazing restaurant with great food! Wonderful atmosphere with wonderful staff! Brian and Bryan were amazing and helped us with everything! Overall a really great experience! Thank you!

Date of visit: May 2022
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rania, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us — and we agree, that Brian and Bryan are truly gems to have on our team! See you soon at BOCA.

Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

They have a great atmosphere. They staff is very quick, friendly and attentive. Abdul was our server and he made sure we were enjoying our food and drinks, checking on us often. Great food, great cocktails, great service.

Date of visit: April 2022
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2022

Hello Joe, muchas gracias for this fantastic review! Special thanks from Abdul and the rest of the team here at BOCA. Please come back soon!

Reviewed April 22, 2022

Just WOW. Was so surprised by this place nestled in the center or DIFC, this was our first visit and the staff made us feel so welcome. Big thanks to our waiter Abdul for explaining the menu and dishes to us and for the great...suggestions, top notch service from him. Amazing cocktails from the wonderful blonde Lady giedre at the bar! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone and will be back for sure!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2022

Hi there, this is amazing! Thanks a lot for reviewing us here on Tripadvisor. Many thanks from Abdul, Giedre, and the rest of us here. We can not wait to welcome you back.

Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

The food was just brilliant, everything from starters to deserts! Definitely a place to visit! And don’t get me started on drinks! Such a good and well thought out cocktails! The service was so attentive and professional. Abdul was a sweetheart and made our evening...one of the best we had in Dubai!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2022

Wow, thank you! We are so pleased to read your fantastic review about your recent visit to BOCA and we could not feel happier that Abdul made this experience even more memorable! Stay tuned, we are launching an exciting new cocktail menu very soon. Million...More

Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

I went to boca in Difc last weekend it is very amazing i like it everything there and thanks for our waiter Abdul for everythingMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2022

Hey there, thanks for visiting us! We are pleased to read your great feedback and we hope to see you back soon. Please also try our Business Lunch served from Monday to Thursday 12 pm - 3:30 pm starting from AED 95, it's delicious and...More

Reviewed April 1, 2022

Great place! The food was very good and the service was top notch thanks to Abdul for his service and kindness. We shall!

Date of visit: April 2022
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2022

Hola Nana, thank you for the 5* review! Abdul and the rest of the team can not wait to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed March 10, 2022 via mobile

I would like to recommend boca restaurant as they have an amazing, good good and friendly staff. Amazing guys

Date of visit: March 2022
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2022

Hey Carol, thank you for your warm words and we are so glad that we could impress you! See you soon at BOCA.

Reviewed March 6, 2022 via mobile

I'll keep it short. Went for the first time Friday March 05 at around 5.30 pm. You order snacks and they never come. You ask on paying the bill 'where is the food?' waiter says he forgot to punch it in and walks off. Very...hard to give money. Staff either don't care or not trained or both. Won't go back as service is non existent and seems staff don't want to be there. For a susposedly high end restaurant for a fickle Difc crowd the serving of drinks was inconsistent in presentation. Bit boring actually.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2022

Dear 731jodyp, thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that your experience was not satisfactory. On behalf of the entire team, I apologize if the service was not completely to your liking, because usually what our customers most positively comment on is the...More

Reviewed January 15, 2022

This is not an authentic Spanish restaurant and I was utterly amazed to see the waiter state that the "Spanish Tortilla" had almost no potatoes! It was therefore just an omelette missing this essential ingredient. My mum is from Spain and I have lived there...as a a student and to be honest Boca is merely pretentious overpriced rubbish with zero authenticity. All the dishes were practically bad with very few exceptions. Everthing tasted pretty much wrong. There are much better options like Salero in the Kempinski Hotel or Seville's of the Wafi Mall where real Spanish chefs actually work. The guy running things at Boca is from Holland actually and to be honest it isn't real tapas or even proper authentic Spanish food at all. Making a tortilla like that he'd get laughed at in Madrid! Shame on them for their high prices and unauthentic bad food. I won't eat there again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2022

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience with us. We wish you had flagged down your concerns with our manager on duty to allow us to rectify the situation on the spot. We would like to address them...More

Reviewed December 27, 2021

We went for a few drinks in the advertised happy hour. We asked what beers were included, and were told Heineken and Estrella. The 3 of us had 3 Estrella’s each, and we then asked for the bill. The amount was a lot more than...expected, so I queried it. The same waiter that had told us what was included then stated that only bottles of Amstel were included in happy hour. No real option other than to pay, as it was his word against ours. So, won’t be going there again. To the management… what not include the types of drinks on the menu, rather than just stating “Selected beers”?More

Date of visit: December 2021
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2022

Hello Richard, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We understand your frustration and apologize for this experience that you had with our Happy Hour offer. All our staff is well trained on the regular offerings we do and it's even more...More

Reviewed December 26, 2021 via mobile

I dined at Boca for lunch with my two boys 7 and 5. The chef was able to make a special chicken paela for us which was very flavourful, we scraped the pot clean. Our server Daniel was above exceptional, very attentive and prompt. I...would come back here for sure!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2022

Hey 652saharaa, Wow, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent lunch experience. We are very glad that you loved our paella and that Daniel made your experience even more memorable. Wish you all the best and please come back...More

Reviewed December 19, 2021

We have been to Boca recently for an occasion and ordered multiple dishes to share. While some things were nice (e.g. padron peppers, truffle pizzetta, dessert), the vegan paella was a disaster. We informed the waiter, and the chef was fast to approach and clarify...(listened respectfully and hopefully there will be some changes). Fortunately, we were not charged for it - which is not a common practice for Dubai restaurants (usually they don't care and make you pay with no remorse). If you want to have authentic Spanish food - I wouldn't recommend Boca, but for a friendly gathering over some bites and drinks - it's nice.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2022

Hello gaya-pierre, we appreciate your detailed review of your recent visit to BOCA. So sorry to read that the paella was not up to your expectations, but we are glad that it was discussed on the spot with our Chef! :) We are looking forward...More

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Yes, BOCA offers takeout services.

Yes, BOCA offers delivery services.

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BOCA is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5