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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

££ - £££Spanish, Mediterranean,
310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
+1 514-507-8727
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

The restaurant is relatively small seating only about 30 to 40 people hence reservations a very good idea . Since a cozy room the atmosphere was very relaxing and easy to hold a conversation . The service was excellent and the variety of food was...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although far from terrible, the meal we ordered, both of us had the sea food pasta dish, it certainly wasn't a homerun. The octopus entree was good and the desserts were decent but overall I just felt that this was a meal I probably could...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Montreal for a short getaway/confer and loved this place so much I visited 2x! The atmosphere is cool- yet cozy! Music rocks (for anyone that appreciates good ol’fashioned rock) Service was attentive without being hovering (thx again Raphaela) and food was phenomenal! (Ah...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Montreal is full of restaurants and a handful of them are out of this world amazing.... this is one of them. You can’t get better.... We love to try new things but we HAD to come back here.... everything was on point... service, ambiance (come...More

Thank cberrie
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for this awesome review! It's comment like yours that tell us we are doing it right. We do have a lot of regular clients (or people that just have to come back every time they're in town) and we are glad you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered this gem through reviews and a local at our hotel. Ambience was great. Small and hip on a beautiful side street near the church and the river. Food was amazing. Beef, seafood, fish, fries, bread - every bite delectable. And our server was phenomenal....More

Thank SJgirlNj
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Thanks for so many kind words. We are delighted you liked everything about our restaurant. We work hard to give our customer meals made with fresh ingredients and created with love by our chef. We also consider employee as family and make sure they...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambience and decor is wonderful, great service, good music, delicious food. The only negative is that the portions were disappointingly small. The menu is limited.

Thank barbarapiano
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Came here with friends. Total surprise with an excellent atmosphere and pretty good food and excellent service. I was worried it was a tourist trap, but it was not! Fish was good and so was the wine.More

Thank petertherock1971
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Peter! Thank you for sharing this with us! The restaurant is indeed part of a highly touristic area in Montreal, and we think the neighborhood adds to the atmosphere we want to offer our guests! We always use products of high quality and freshness...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Visited with another couple. Amazing place. Quite small, you must reserve, in an old building, has a great ambiance. We arrived a little earlier than our reservation, so we waited at the bar for our table to be ready, the barman Mitch prepared us amazing...More

Thank Melanie L
Roberto B, Propriétaire at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hello Melanie, We are delighted to read that you had a great time at Bocata, thank you for taking the time to share it with us. The history of the building in which Bocata is located, inspired us to create a unique atmosphere to receive...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018

This was a very nice evening. Very relaxed with great service and wonderful food and wine. We started with octopus (some of the best I've ever had) and a delicious salad. Our main dishes of salmon confit and lobster carbonnara were cooked perfectly. The food...More

Thank Erik J
Roberto B, Propriétaire at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi Eric, Thanks for sharing the experience you had with us at Bocata! We are happy to read that you appreciated the freshness and the variety of the ingredients we serve, our team works really hard to offer our guests the best quality of food...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

Excellent little restaurant in Old Montreal. I was hesitant to go with my 4 yr old daughter but so glad we did. The service was fabulous, the waiters were very helpful. The octopus and oysters were fabulous. I had lobster pasta as my main, it...More

Thank Fiat5cento
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment you had with your daughter at Bocata. We try to offer an environment that is welcoming to all our customers, little ones to grown-ups! We are convinced that gastronomy can be accessible to all kinds of palates and...More

Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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Anne H
3 July 2015|
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Response from jhmvis | Reviewed this property |
Agreed - nice casual but 'no 'code' ...indeed, it appeared that this 'side' of the two sister restaurants was a litte more casual than the other .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-507-8727
  • E-mail
Top Old Montreal fishing-village inspired restaurant & wine bar, where our attentive and friendly waitstaff will welcome you 7 days a week from 5pm, or for brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 2:30. You can treat yourself to rustic but refined dishes, such as Lobster Tagliatelle, Grilled Octopus, Pata Negra and Caccio e Pepe. With wine suggestions by our passionate sommeliers, including 20 wines by the glass daily and beautiful cocktails, expect an eclectic candlelit atmosphere, upbeat tunes and an all around good time.
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