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“Perfect paella!”
Review of Boca Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Division Ave
Description: Its a new restaurant which opened on June 12, 2012
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Perfect paella!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

What a great night. Bottle if wine, amazing tapas app and a HUGE skillet of paella. $22 for the paella. Said it served 2, could have served 4-6. Awesome! Great happy hour specials too!

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Thank KB92012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Saratoga Springs, New York
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Different - Very Good”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We visited last night. We ordered a salad to split along with several tapas. My husband ordered one of the special entrees.

The food is Spanish food. If you like plain food, this is not the restaurant for you. We enjoy trying different foods. All of food was well presented and served hot. We started out enjoying a bowl of tasty olives in oil that we dipped our bread in.

ENSALADA QUESO DE CABRA: Boston Bibb, toasted pine nuts, roasted shallot, fig, bruleed goat cheese, quince vinaigrette. This salad was excellent, it was probably one of the best salads that I have ever had.

HUEVOS FRITOS CON CHORIZO Y PATATAS: Contimpalitos chorizo confit, fried potato, fried egg, aioli. This was good.

GAMBAS AL AJILLO: Shrimp, garlic, lemon, extra virgin olive oil. This was good, but nothing special.

Special Tapa: Grilled bread with a pulled pork. WONDERFUL!

Special Entree: Seared scallops - good.

ATMOSPHERE: I have to agree with other reviewers about the noise level. It is loud. I had to laugh about the reference by another reviewer to a cross between "the Housewives of Saratoga and the Jersey Shore - with their husbands in tow."

SERVICE: Our server provided excellent service. He assisted us with choices from the menu. He helped me with the choices in consideration of my allergy to tree nuts.

We enjoyed our visit to Boca Bistro and would return again. However, our favorite DZ restaurant is still Chianti.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Kimberly M
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Rexford, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I will use the word "awesome" for our recent evening dining experience. I had the "eggplant fries" and their Salmon special. Wonderful choices. Most delicious Salmon I have ever had. My hubby was equally satisfied with his 3 choices from the Tapas Menu. We were sitting in the window 2 person seating and it was a bit cold but that didn't dampen the taste and plating of the food.
We will definetly be retuning here

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank MoTroy
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Greenwich NY
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Spainish food in SARATOGA?”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great happy hour, Tapas and tasty apps were all we needed to make a nice inexpensive diner. Try the shrimp and Mussels. And I cant wait to go back and try the Pia

Visited December 2012
Thank Mike_Yahwak
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Nobleboro, Maine
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place but bring ear plugs or megaphone?”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We visited Boca on a recommendation of a Saratoga Springs resident. We were intrigued by the menu and were not disappointed. All of our dishes were top notch. In terms of food, this place is clearly a step above, for example, Forno Bistro. We look forward to returning on a future visit to Skidmore. Great location, great food, great atmosphere (with one exception).

A couple words of caution. Our waiter, while pleasant, was a bit inattentive. Though, that was nothing horrible.

The one concern about recommending the place is the noise level. After a party was seated at the long table in the middle of the room (think: Housewives of (some combination of) Saratoga Springs and the Jersey shore with their husbands in tow), the decibel level reached an uncomfortable level. It was very difficult to hear individuals in our party talk.

Don't get me wrong. We enjoy restaurants with a certain "buzz." Boca, however, that evening was simply too loud.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank dr m
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