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#367 of 8,131 Restaurants in Dubai
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I contacted BOCA after reading wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor about their wine cellar experience. I enquired about the possibility of a private wine/food pairing experience before proposing to my girlfriend at the end of the meal. Following my email query, I received a response almost...immediately, followed by a phone conversation the very next day. The sommelier, Marishka, was absolutely incredible throughout the entire process. She planned a five course menu, with appropriate wine pairings, and took into account the fact that my partner is celiac and therefore couldn't eat any wheat, barley or derivatives. She created an entirely bespoke menu with the chef to cater for her needs. She chose wines that matched the food perfectly but also dropped very subtle hints about our relationship - e.g. a bottle from 2012 (the year we met), a bottle from Spain (where we have many fond memories) etc. Marishka also sourced stunning flowers for the table, wine bottle covers to hide the bottles from view and stickers that portrayed the all important message - 'will you marry me?' The wine cellar was dimly lit and romantic and the food was absolutely stunning and presented beautifully. The portions were large and more than filling, and Marishka kept our glasses topped up throughout the meal. She gave us really interesting information about each wine and even gave us a tutorial on how to taste wine appropriately (not a strength of mine!) At the end of our incredible experience, Marishka revealed each of the bottles from their wine covers one-by-one, revealing the labels and the words 'Will you marry me?' Thankfully, my girlfriend was blown away and had not expected the proposal at all! Marishka played such a huge role in making this the best night of our lives. I can honestly say that I have never experienced such a high level of customer service and care. BOCA will remain in our hearts forever as a very special place, and we now consider Marishka a friend! Thank you BOCA, you guys smashed it!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

Visited for a tapas style dinner to catch up with an old friend...and enjoy a few tequila based drinks. Honestly, couldn't have chosen a better location for the occasion! The Latin background music was just the right volume...so you could appreciate the music, but also...maintain a civilised conversation. The service was great, thanks to our fantastically friendly and helpful waiter, Jonathan. Always available when we needed him, ready with some good tips, and up for a good chat when the time was right. Based on the few dishes we had, the food was excellent. Highly recommend the Pimientos Del Padrón and Boca Potato Chips with bravas sauce. On top of all that, the bill at the end of the night was reasonable...and this will definitely be a place I visit again!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Katarina Urbanova, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Dear Kyle, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here and for the detailed feedback about your recent visit! We are delighted that we provided the perfect experience for you, from drinks, food to music, and special care by Jonathan. Please come...More

Reviewed 13 May 2021 via mobile

A fantastic collaboration between Boca and FryingPan Asventures for their flavourful and creative Iftar meal! The attention to detail in every bite was clear and the flavours simply sublime. The variety on the menu was absolutely incredible and each dish had a story to tell...and reflect. Starting the meal with beautiful bread,dates olives and nuts only wet the appetite for the salad, hummus and homemade pickles to come. A grazing board of falafel, fatayer and potato’s warmed our hearts and a break was needed before the mains. Huge selection and decent portion sizes! The mains were delightful and both meat and vegetarian options,the depth of flavour in the Bomba rice was perfection. The desserts didn’t blow me away but I’m more savoury than sweet. The atmosphere in BOCA was full of energy and warmth, our waiter was kind and looked after us well. BOCA and FryingPan really brought a gem to the Iftar Scene, something different but comforting at the same time!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Katarina Urbanova, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much for this fantastic review and the appreciation!  This Ramadan, we were absolutely proud to introduce a collaboration between two teams that represent different sides of Dubai with a parallel passion for flavors, cultures, and stories. We are very glad...More

Reviewed 12 May 2021 via mobile

Been here for Business Lunch and dinner during Dubai Restaurant Week. I was satisfied with the choices and quality of the food, as well as service of the staff. No fault found but was blown-away as well. Overall a good place to dine.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Katarina Urbanova, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2021

Dear ComensaIY, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We were extremely thrilled that you picked BOCA for Business Lunch and the Dubai Restaurant Week experience. We are so glad we could delight you with our quality of food and service...More

Reviewed 3 May 2021 via mobile

The restaurant is a beautiful elegant spot, the staff kind and prompt, the food.... just try it. Amazing. Octopus, ceviche, chocolate deserts with poached figs. A beautiful menu, will surely be back for business and pleasure.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Katarina Urbanova, Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are so glad we could delight you and cannot wait to have you back for more. See you soon!

Reviewed 16 April 2021

BOCA has a great vibe and you'll find your friends, colleagues all having a good time because of the amazing atmosphere - food and drinks. They seem to regularly change their menu and that just suits the regular - because it shows they are trying...new ways of doing things! Their simple yet tasty menus are a must try.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Katarina Urbanova, Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2021

¡Hola! Thank you so much for this great review; you are so special to us! It was our pleasure serving you, and we are so happy that you enjoyed the BOCA vibes and our menu. We have a strong commitment to sustainability and local sourcing,...More

Reviewed 28 March 2021

We visited for dinner during Dubai restaurant week for an incredible value offer: 150 aed per person for 3 courses. This was one of our best meals in Dubai so far. The service was excellent, and the head chef himself (Matthijs) brought over our food...and passionately explained it. We had the seafood ceviche and the lamb both of which were absolutely delicious. For dessert we got the rice pudding and the cheesecake which not only tasted great but also looked very cool. Matthijs even took the time to chat to us at the end of our meal, which was a lovely touch. Highly recommend this restaurant - you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Katarina Urbanova, Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2021

Hello there, Thank you so much for your detailed review of your recent experience! There is nothing better than reading positive comments about BOCA from our happy guests. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our Dubai Food Festival offer, where we could showcase some of...More

Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

As dubai food Festival just start this year and Boca Restaurant was one of the restaurants participating and offering good deal . We went to have lunch there yesterday. And it was a great experience the venue is nice and they have a nice cozy...terrace where you can enjoy . the cuisine is Mediterranean with wide variety they have Spanish, Italian and French The food was so yummy and with dubai food Festival offers is worth the money !! You can have 1 starter and 1 main course for 90 dhs for 2 starters & 2 main courses is only 150 dhs The staff was very attentive and helpful Special thanks to Paulo he’s was nice and he knows all the details of the dishes and how they cook it I was impressed!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Katarina Urbanova, Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2021

Dear Noussa, Thanks a lot for your detailed review of your recent experience! There is nothing better than reading positive comments about BOCA from our happy guests. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our Dubai Food Festival offer, where we could showcase some of the...More

Reviewed 12 February 2021 via mobile

First visit in more than 4 years...and wish I’d not waited so long. Excellent service from the trusty Oscar who helped us sneak in a couple of extra happy hour bevies even though the time had passed. Really good menu and we went with tapas...with a view to then having mains. Only mistake of the night...the portions were so big that we didn’t have the room for anything more. Nice setting on the terrace etc etc.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Katarina Urbanova, Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2021

Wow, thank you so much for your fabulous review! Happy to read that you enjoyed the experience fully with us, and we are so glad to have you back after so many years. Oscar and the entire team here at BOCA can not wait to...More

Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

This is a regular place for my hubby n I and what amazes me is that everytime we go the menu is different. We love it. Also the personalised service you get here is amazing. Tonight we went as a family. And my son is...a vegan. Unlike other restaurants that made him feel like an Allen, At Boca, they made him feel special. We really had a fantastic night out. Special thanks to Oscar. Who made it extra special. BOCA is definitely one of my favourite places to dine in Dubai.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Katarina Urbanova, Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2021

Hello Disnip, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We were extremely thrilled that you picked BOCA to have your first dinner in 2021. We are so glad we could delight you and your son with our vegan menu and cannot...More

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BOCA is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5