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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on our first day in Amsterdam. The kitchen closes at 9 pm so at our 8:30 pm arrival, someone items on the menu were not available. We ordered a bread basket which was delicious with hot crusty bread rolls. Fries were...ok, sweet potato and curly were good, but regular ones were not crispy. All 3 dipping sauces that came with the fries tasted the same. Beef tartare was okay but lacked flavor. Shrimp croquettes were very good. The service was excellent. Wine by the glass had really small pours. If you are going for the wine, I recommend ordering a bottle.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

After a charming visit to the Mouse Museum we needed a place to eat before a canal boat tour near the Anne Frank House. We happened upon this little gem of a restaurant and we are so glad we had lunch here. We had done...a quick web search beforehand, and many a good word had been said about their sharing platters. With our two young ones, aged 7 and 9, in tow, we thought it the perfect choice to try. The owner, ever so thoughtful, inquired about our appetites and recommended the small platter along with some calamari and a trio of fries. And let me tell you, it was just the right amount of food for our little party, and the children were absolutely thrilled with the selection. Ah, the platter! A delightful assortment of sausages, fish, and beef, with a touch of carne asada style, if memory serves me right. But the true stars of the show were those marvelous, fresh bread rolls. Can you believe it? Bread rolls stealing the spotlight! They were divine, I must say. Of course, the young ones couldn't resist the temptation of those golden fries; it's like a siren's call to children, isn't it? And for myself, I indulged in the Leffe beer, which paired perfectly with the meal, adding to the enjoyment of the occasion. The ambiance of Boca's is simply delightful, with its artistic decor, adorned with charming artworks, and a variety of seating options to suit every taste. Back in my younger days, I dare say it would have been an ideal place to relax and spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with friends, laughing and savoring life's little pleasures. All in all, Boca's truly exceeded our expectations. It managed to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, complete with scrumptious food and friendly service. Whether you're exploring Amsterdam with family or looking for a spot to unwind, I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Boca's. It will leave you with a content heart, cherished memories, and a longing to return to those unforgettable bread rolls. Cheers, darlings!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

Excellent staff, delicious food, great for groups, reasonable prices....loved it.. It's been incredible experience....

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

Exactly what we have been looking for. Typical place where the locals hang out. Excellent food, kind service, good prices. We've tried it in the evening, came back for breakfast and didn't want to leave Amsterdam without having lunch as well, 3rd time's the charm....No regrets. Only recommend itMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2022 via mobile

Great service with fantastic food served quickly and in a well presented manor. Plenty of drinks to choice from in this lovely cozy restaurant which we would have walked passed but glad we didn’t.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022

After queuing for a typical touristy cafe down the road, we found a little gem. BOCA lovely place, good food and friendly people.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

We ended up here by mistake, but it ended up being one of our most memorable meals in Amsterdam. The concept of the place is a tapas like meal and meant to share. The food is TASTY and memorable! The staff is nice and welcoming....We ordered the prawn croquettes, bao bun, and the burger.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2019

We went into Boca’s after a long morning of sightseeing and chose a variety of sandwiches and the traditional pea soup. We were pleasantly surprised by the high quality food and relaxed atmosphere. We would recommend the fig and cheese and the pastrami sandwiches as...well as the soup. We enjoyed it so much we returned a few days later when we were in the area. Service was perfect each time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

So i am travelling alone and looking for a small restaurant to have supper. The staff were amazing and had me signed into the free wifi very quickly. It is tapas style dining, so little plates made for sharing but i ordered two for myself...along with a local craft beer that had hints of lemon and pepper. Steak tartare served with a raw quails egg presented beautifully with enough crostini’s to actually finish the tartare!!! I also ordered the bruschetta with Camembert and asparagus. Both were realky good. After a day of touring i treated myself to a dessert of roasted peaches with Amaretto and candied almonds. The ambiance is warm and welcoming with jazzy blues music being played.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

Non caring cook staff. Two waiters, two cooks and 4 tables of two or three persons. Shouldn't be a problem. .. Unfortunately, total service fail. One of the waitresses tried her hardest to make things work. Her colleague was obviously new, and worse, oblivious to...what service should be. We were the first table to order, yet two other tables were served before us. Our waitress, the new one, apologized and said something went wrong - five more minutes for order to arrive. Ok, no problem. Guess mistakes happen, especially if in-experienced. So our order arrives, sans the four cheese sandwich for our young daughter. By this time it is more than 30 minutes since we first ordered. We remind the waitress. There is some discussion between the waitresses and the cooks. 10 or 15 minutes later the cooks walk out with smiles - I guess they needed a smoke break to deal with the stress of messing up orders. The waitresses both went to see if there were any more items to deliver. None. We of course had enough. Check please. The in-experienced waitress brings the bill and still wants to charge us for the cheese sandwich. Saying it has been ordered. Oh boy. Lost my cool a bit. The other waitress fixed the situation for us. Simple enough to remove the non delivered sandwich. After we had paid and were leaving, the two cooks reappeared, all smiles. They knew they had left our order, the waitresses were not happy. And neither were we. Unbelievable.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

I don’t get it? The server completely ignored us for 10 mins. Her opening line is “what do you want to drink?” Oh, and by the way “Hello” I said. The whole time staff were hanging out in the corner table eating and socializing on...their own. A miserable experience to endure for subpar food and warm overpriced beer and cocktails.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

Tasty food, be sure to order more then one sandwich, they are small but tasty. Not busy, but we were there at 4pm.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

No more Bocas for me. I used to be a fan and have recommended Bocas to several friends for a casual bite. I came in with a work party of 6 this evening. Clearly there were tables and space available but the two ladies working...there tried to seat us at a table of 4. They were absolutely rude and refused to accommodate us despite there being plenty of space. Needless to say we left. Very disappointing. I will never go back and would not recommend Bocas to anyone who values being treated with kindness and respect when they are out to eat. Who wants to spend their hard earned money being treated like crap ? Not us. Plenty of other nice casual restaurants in westerstraat who treat their clients better.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

I had an enjoyable meal here. Small serves - tapas like. The vegetarian curry was nice. Friendly waitress , relaxing atmosphere. The local beer was excellent.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

Tried to eat here and the waitress ignored us. We’re told it was impossible to get a table no matter what time (we arrived at 7 and would have come back any time) wouldn’t reserve a table for us. Almost seemed like they only gave...tables to people they knew.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Boca's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5