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“Mixed Experience”
Review of Boca Chica Bar

Boca Chica Bar
Ranked #5 of 44 Restaurants in Modbury
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We've had enjoyable meals at the 1877 Restaurant before but this wasn't one of the restaurant's best nights. We were seated at a well placed and quiet table in the full restaurant but then we waited for over an hour for our entrée and then before we had time to relax out came our main course. To make it worse three of the 4 meals were over cooked - I asked for medium rare as did my friend who ordered steak. Our waitress was apologetic about the long wait and filled our glasses and gave us extra bread rolls. She certainly fulfilled her role but the kitchen was obviously having some problems. Pity because the restaurant has such a lovely ambiance. Probably give it another shot but not in the near future. Get your act together guys!!

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1  Thank SpecialBirthday
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We went in April and had heard that the food had gone downhill a little but thought we would give it a try anyway as we were keen to find a fine dining restaurant in the area. Our waitress was absolutely lovely and so we ordered our starters and mains. After waiting for just under an hour our starters finally arrived and were average at best which is not really what you expect at their prices. We then waited another hour for our lamb (ordered rare) and steak (ordered medium) dishes. By this point we were both totally starving but the waitress was so lovely and appologetic we tried not to let it bother us; that is until the food arrived. The beef was totally cremated - no other word for it. It was just a big black lump on a plate and the lamb was very very well done and I really cant eat lamb like that and certainly did not feel I should have to at those prices. We were asked if we wanted 2 more mains but at an hours wait per dish, we thought we would just get the bill and go home. By this point the maitre d' informed us that the chef had actually made the waitress cry by claiming that the fact he had overdone the meat was all her fault (how when he is the chef just totally bemuses me, particularly as a good chef should not be sending beef out like that to anyone) but that they would be happy to discount the bill.

To be fair they clearly realised they had totally cocked up and we only ended up paying for one bottle of wine (which when you have had beers on top and 2 starters and a port is good comp) and we actually had a good laugh about the whole thing. As usual in SA, brilliant service but the food was terrible. We were asked if we wanted a return 20% off voucher, but just felt it would be a waste of paper.

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

The food here was wonderful a litle bit on the high side but not that bad, very nice for Couples as had a very nice Small intimate dining experience and then you get head back to you spa room at Sfera’s Park Suites.

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2  Thank Benjamin P
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

The food here was wonderful, did find it a bit pricey though. Small intimate dining experience.

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Thank Donna F
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

Been here several times for dinner. Always great. Just discovered it for lunch, too! Even greater as there seems to be lower prices and much better value.

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Thank Varietal
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