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Thu, 4/25
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch
American, Bar
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a few drinks. RoCA is eclectic and vibrant, offering a bit more upscale environment than some of the other Court Avenue establishments. It has a good energy, good drinks and from what I saw at other tables, appears to have good food!...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rdubbs08
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Holed up in a hotel in Des Moines I searched TR for a spot walking distance for some drinks and dinner. One review on this spot noted a good vibe so I checked it out. No TV's (lucky it was a slow sports night) but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tmarcone
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at RoCA tonight-the food was SO good! The menu had a variety of unique small plates and entrees. We started with cocktails and the cheese fondue, which was a generous amount and so full of flavor! Our group had the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank P379JIdonnas
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

This is now one of our favorite restaurants in Des Moines. There is a long bar and several high top tables. We were able to make reservations. The bartenders make great cocktails. The menu consists of small plates and entrees. Our foursome shared several appetizers....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nlskinner
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Hubby & I decided to go downtown for dinner and took a chance to get a table without a reservation. Shared plate menu with a good selection we decided to try the fondue as it’s not something we normally have. It was delicious especially the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 93wendis
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We started out having drinks and an appetizer during happy hour. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu (wines, etc.). We changed tables and ordered dinner. Again, the waiter made sure that we knew the portion size, etc. The Fall Market salad is excellent!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food! We had the Deconstructed Nachos, Fish Tacos, Roca Smothered Tots, and Seared Scallops. All 4 dishes were delicious. All the food was fresh. The gravy on the tots was mouth-watering. The scallops were literally the best we've had. Next time we are in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ileana14
Reviewed September 30, 2018

It took forever to get our wine before dinner. Of the food we had, the shrimp and black rice and ratatouille were very good. The lettuce wraps were too spicy for my taste. Casual, fun atmosphere

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KauaiLover
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Excellent dinner and reasonably priced. The staff was very friendly. Made a great old fashioned. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The bar is the centerpiece of this restaurant. We ate an early dinner, and at that time most of the customers were having after-work drinks. Almost all of the tables were high with bar stools. We had food but no alcoholic beverages. The food was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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