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Reviewed May 11, 2022

We ate dinner at Cafe Roka and it was just the best. The dinner special of steak, shrimp and sea bass was excellent in every way. The cafe is very busy and you need a reservation but the service excellent and it is definitely worth...a visit.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 6, 2022

My sister came to visit me here in Bisbee, an early birthday present! She asked me where I'd like to go for dinner....no question in my mind, Café Roka is the place to celebrate....and when you're about to be 81, why not!! :-) Rod treated...us to appetizers (breads and spreads, wonderful) and dessert (crème Brule and flourless chocolate cake), thank you for the gift, Rod, of this unexpected treat. Service was superb, food was totally awesome. We each had the risotto cakes with some wonderful sauce with pistachios in it, alongside grilled asparagus. I had white wine....sister had the cosmo. It was one of the most memorable birthdays I've had since before COVID. Thank you Rod and staff for a beautiful evening!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 16, 2022 via mobile

We traveled to Bisbee for three nights and eagerly anticipated our meal at Cafe Roka. The reservation was made well over a month in advance by a phone call to the restaurant (no other option like Resy). When we arrived at the restaurant, we discovered...that it has three levels with no ADA elevator access. My mobility-challenged husband struggled up the stairs to the third level, because we were told that no other tables were available. On the third floor, we were ushered to a tiny card table that was set with small chairs (the kid’s table!) which was the only one like it in the room! At that point, my husband asked again to be seated at another table. We were finally moved to the second level at another temporary table but it was “adult” sized table way at the back. Zero atmosphere! We were told that the staff member who answers the phone and takes reservations is supposed to ask if there are seating requirements and advise that there are stairs. I can assure you that we were not told and no one asked! The drinks and food were very good, but it is hard to forget the way we were treated. It significantly changed our dining experience! I’m sure this will be an unusual review for Cafe Roka, but I think diners need to be aware of our experience! Food: Excellent Overall experience: POOR!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 12, 2022

By far a gourmet gem in the rough. Food, service and ambiance is outstanding. Get a reservation in advance. They are only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for dinner. When we finished dinner about 7:00, I overheard the hostess tell a couple that the next...available table is at 8:30.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 8, 2022

Outstanding food and service, one of us always gets the Short Ribs, the other sample something else. We always leave with some of left overs, packaged perfectly, and some desert to eat later. So we end up enjoying a little of each. The bread appetizer...is a must, actually everything is simply superb. Our server, Michael, was excellentMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 29, 2022

Used to be wonderful but now terribly overpriced and snotty wait staff. Very few vegetarian options. Waitress actually rolled her eyes when asked for olives in my martini (again).

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 11, 2022

Great atmosphere and service--we had dinner at the bar (reservations highly recommended for this wonderful spot!) and it was a great experience. Will definitely return here next time we are in Beautiful Bisbee, AZ!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 8, 2022 via mobile

Excellent service and staff. The food was even better! From being greeted, having a drink at the bar ( the bartender was very knowledgeable ) and being escorted to our table, the service and food were top notch. Definitely a “diamond in the rough!”

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 26, 2022

We had a fantastic (and romantic) dinner at Cafe Roka - delicious food, great service, and wonderful ambience. We will absolutely return.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 22, 2022 via mobile

Delicious with excellent service by Julia. The restaurant has a lovely setting on Main Street. The food from start to finish was delicious. Our server, Julie, attentive and knowledgeable. My husband and I shared the sampler platter, delicious. The ravioli short rib perfectly presented. The...mussels with bread delectable. A definite must when visiting Bisbee.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 21, 2022 via mobile

If your are foodie come here. Make a reservation. You will not be dissapointed. Specials were to die for. Decent wine selection.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 11, 2022

This place is outstanding! Everything was delicious and the service was good. Originally we were seated downstairs right next to a service station but once I asked the hostess we were promptly moved to the 3rd floor right next to a window to see Main...Street. We had made the reservations way in advance since it's only opened Friday and Saturday nights. The drinks were good and the food was phenomenal. I had the sea bass and it was some of the most amazing I've had. I couldn't eat it all after also sharing an appetizer and having the the crispiest yummiest salad that comes with the meal. I took half my entree back and thoroughly enjoyed again the next day for lunch. It was so good. My Boo got the ravioli, with chimichurri and shrimp in a cream sauce, needless to say he ate it all. We took our desserts back to hotel to enjoy with an espresso. I ordered the Nutella cheese cake and he got the flourless chocolate cake. Divine!! We will definitely be back again. This place is a MUST!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

We had not been here since pre-COVID days. Everything was excellent from the food to the staff. Make a reservation and enjoy.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 24, 2021

This was our second visit to Bisbee and our second visit to Cafe Roka! Highly recommend this restaurant. The food is amazing, great service, amazing desserts!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 17, 2021 via mobile

If you are visiting Bisbee AZ or anywhere near Bisbee, I highly recommending coming here for dinner. Yes it’s on the pricey side, but it is worth every dollar. I think people come to Bisbee for its amazing location and festivals, small European village feel...and friendly people. But they stay because of the food. And this restaurant is why I’ll always dream about coming back too.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Fred, General Manager at Cafe Roka, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2021

Thank you for your review. A small bone to pick however...Our menu prices range from $22.50 to $34. 50 with occasional specials around $45.50. We serve a salad before the entree. For the quality of food, ambiance, professional friendly service, we do not consider ourselves...More

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January 9, 2021|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, they are only doing take-out and only evening hours. They have an excellent online ordering and payment system. Orders are ready promptly as promised. Go to their website to learn more.
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March 21, 2018|
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Response from deason99 | Property representative |
Unfortunately Arizona law prohibits bringing wine or liquor into a restaurant.
January 26, 2017|
Response from deason99 | Property representative |
On vacation. will reopen tomorrow fri/27, sat/28, sun/29 ...Then resume regular Thur-Sat 5-9 and Sun 3-8. We will be open special Tuesday/Valentine's day 5-9.
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Cafe Roka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5