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Bocado Tapas Bar

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Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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Tapas represent a style of eating and a way of life that is very Spanish, and yet very adaptable to American culture. Ranging from very simple fare to more sophisticated dishes, tapas are generally served in small portions and shared by everyone in the party. Bocado features over 40 different tapas, a selection of imported meats and cheeses, signature paella dishes as well as an exclusively Spanish wine list. The warm atmosphere and skilled service allows guests to immerse themselves in this style of eating for a truly unforgettable dining experience. Come and enjoy tapas, paella, sangria, pinxtos and an all Spanish wine list, winner of Wine Spectator’s 2016 Award of Excellence.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Spanish
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

We were looking for a wine bar. Sadly two of the four wines we ordered turned out to be cheap, low end wines hardly worth drinking. The best bet is to skip the wine altogether. Instead their Mai Tias are not to be missed. As...for the food, we were encouraged to get the $84 special for 2 people. It turned out to be way too much food and we ended up taking home half of it. Ordering one or two tapas each is more than enough. By the way, we had no idea what a tapa was! It turns out to be a small portion of some food. There have many! choose from venison to seafood to braised beef. Each is gourmet caliber delicious. We liked the beef on mashed potatoes the best. Compared to the tapas, the dessert of chocolate sauce on big baked cheese twists but without the cheese, was one bite and done, not worth eating. Also our server was missing in action most of the night. Nex time we go back, we're getting two mai tais each, and an order of braised beef each. that's the perfect amount unless you're really hungry..More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

The wife and I stopped in here for Tapas for our date night. Loved that they had a free valet there! Our server Lindsey was outstanding even though as our meal went on we could tell she got slammed. This didn’t stop her from being...attentive to us. A+. I thought the food was really good overall. The wife doesn’t like goat cheese and I’m not a fan of feta. That being said, if you’re not a fan of either then be sure to ask about what you’re ordering before you pull the trigger. We did the $80 tour thing they had and it included a meat and a cheese, 6 Tapas and a desert. Well worth the price. I enjoyed almost everything. The Brisket was amazing as was the fried goat cheese! I want to be clear that the potatoes I didn’t like and the other things my wife didn’t like were due to us not liking that particular cheese that was in the dish. The execution of the plates were perfect. Overall I would say that it got 3 1/2 out of 4 but our waitress kicked the rating up to 4 out of 5. We would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Great Valentine’s dinner. Everything was great, from the ambiance to the service to food. The only disappointment was that I did request a candle on dessert as it was my husband birthday and I never got it. A must.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

If you haven’t experienced a tapas restaurant or are overwhelmed by the choices on this menu go for one of the tastings. It breaks the menu down into sections to chose from. We had 5 people and went with the 4 person tasting that included...a paella. This was plenty of food. We had 3 guys and 2 girls eating. You choose your items to share and each dish comes out one at time. It’s fun to try dishes this way as a group. I love tapas style restaurants so I knew the concept but others in our group didn’t. But all thoroughly enjoyed the food and experience. By the time the paella came we were all stuffed and boxed it too go. I had ordered the paella as I was worried about portions but we didn’t need it even with big eaters in the group. It was a great item to take home and enjoy the next day. Great service and wonderful food. I will go back again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Went with my wife for dinner and had the multi course option. It was certainly more than filling. We are fairly picky eaters and we found many options we thoroughly enjoyed. The service was great and even considering it was New year's Eve, we had...quick service with a smile.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

My friends and I eat out a lot, our go to is Bocado. The food is amazing. The fried goat cheese is a MUST HAVE when visiting. The staff is always friendly and attentive. Great selection of wine and even better sangria. We always sit...at the bar and enjoy the company of Veronica. She is the best bartender in Worcester! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

Came for a light meal and some drinks prior to a show across the street. We started in the bar area at a tiny table, then moved to a table up in the back part of the dining room. Food was good, drinks were better....Coconut flan for dessert was tasty, and ultra smooth. Prices are bit high, but you're in a nice spot - come early on busy nights!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

I visited Bocado with some friends on a Thursday nite,. The food was delicious however, the service was rather slow and we actually never received one of the dishes we ordered. It was very busy that evening though.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Quality tapas and drinks. Outstanding service and a fun atmosphere. Try the baked goat cheese and of course the red sangria.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

We went to Bocados after my daughters soccer game to celebrate the win. I made a reservation at 730 pm. We were seated right away. The waiter never came to the table in the first 10 minutes. We then ordered drinks. The drinks came and...my wine glass was barely filled to a quarter. Couldn’t complain because the waiter never came back for another 10 minutes. We then ordered our food and appetizers. The classic paella was good but they never brought out my husbands dinner. He ended up eating ours and then they brought the wrong dish 20 minutes later when we were all done. Don’t they realize you bring everyone’s food together. The appetizers and chaquetterie were so so. The next glass of wine was filled properly so I know the first glass was a mistake. Waiter made no compensations for all the mistakes. Won’t be back. If they can’t handle a busy Saturday night they shouldn’t be open.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Murph07
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Niche_Hospitality1 | Property representative |
There is a small lot across from the restaurant as well as complimentary valet.
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