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#730 of 7,827 Restaurants in Dubai
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The bright, sunny look of the room is reflected in the extensive menu which careers joyfully around the Mediterranean, offering something for everyone ...
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Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

What a fantastic evening at BOCA last night, we enjoyed the Food + Wine pairing menu which takes you through around 10 dishes paired with (in our case) 7 wines. The team led by Shiv the sommelier were outstanding - fantastic wine knowledge as we...navigated various regions, there was a nice sustainable continuity theme through many of the wines selected. It's no surprise this is a Michelin acclaimed restaurant as the food is equally delicious. I will continue to recommend this DIFC gem to my friends and family.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Douae Anouch, Other at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2024

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your experience at BOCA! We're thrilled you had a wonderful evening and enjoyed our food and wine pairing menu. We're especially happy to hear that Shiv and the...More

Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

DON’T GO!! Worst service I have ever experienced in dubai - DIFC should be a place where they make you feel welcome and this place is far away from it: the management is the worst we have experienced ever.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Douae Anouch, Other at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2023

Dear Jordi, Thank you for reaching out to us and sharing your feedback about your recent experience at BOCA. Would you kindly write us on douae@boca.ae to help us clarify what went wrong? We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

Went for lunch to this fab restaurant. You can tell from reading the menu that the staff care deeply about sustainability and this shines through not only from the very attentive staff but also in the very well presented dishes. The sommelier was exceptionally knowledgeable...and helpful and each mouthful was a delight. .I would highly recommend this excellent restaurant if you are looking for somewhere with good vibes, good food and an overall great gastronomic experience.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Douae Anouch, Other at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2023

Hi there! Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding your dining experience at our restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the attention to sustainability reflected in our menu and the care put into presenting each dish. Our staff takes great pride in...More

Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

Very nice place, good food, the tapas are great and there is a good selection of alcoholic beverages. A place to come back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Douae Anouch, Other at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Hi Lara, Thank you for sharing your positive experience at our restaurant. We appreciate your kind words about the ambiance, food, and beverage selection. We strive to provide a memorable dining experience for our guests, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed it....More

Reviewed 21 August 2023 via mobile

What a beautiful experience to find a restaurant that cares so much about sustainability, environmental concern, quality of food and service. We went for a romantic lunch and well did we have a first class dining experience Take care and attention to creating the menu...is refreshing in Dubai’s food landscape. Menu ideas, the unique ingredients and the quality execution on the plate was flawless The wine sommelier has also put a lot of research care and attention into the wine list, creating a very new bespoke offering not like typical to buy wine lists We had such a perfect time we cannot recommend Boca enoughMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Douae Anouch, Other at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Hi There, Thank you for your detailed review and for choosing our restaurant for your romantic lunch. We are delighted to hear that you had a first-class dining experience and enjoyed our focus on sustainability, environmental concern, quality of food, and service. Our team takes...More

Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Blown away by the skills of the Ian and his buddy at the bar. The atmosphere was enchanting, with a stunning decor that set the perfect ambiance for a memorable evening. The Ian's expertise in mixology was evident as they crafted exquisite drinks with precision...and flair. Each sip was a delight to the senses, and their friendly and attentive service added an extra touch of perfection. This bar is a must-visit for anyone looking for an exceptional drinking experience.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Douae Anouch, Other at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2023

Hi there! Thank you for sharing your delightful experience at the bar. We are thrilled to hear that Ian and Anjana showcased their skills and created a memorable evening for you. It's wonderful to know that the atmosphere, with its stunning décor, contributed to the...More

Reviewed 8 July 2023

Anjana and Ian were absolute legends and treated us with the utmost respect and were very attentive. Worth coming here again just for their serviceMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Douae Anouch, Other at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2023

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We truly appreciate your kind words about Anjana and Ian, and we will make sure to pass along your compliments to them. Providing excellent service and treating our guests with...More

Reviewed 7 July 2023

Cocktails are amazing, Anjana and Ian are phenomenal bartenders. Ask for them for your cocktails!!!! Music is amazing too will definitely be my go to place!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Douae Anouch, Other at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2023

Hi there! Thank you for sharing your positive experience at the venue. We appreciate your kind words about Anjana and Ian's bartending skills, as well as the great music. We strive to provide exceptional service and create a memorable atmosphere for our guests. We genuinely...More

Reviewed 21 June 2023 via mobile

We went to Boca on a Sat night and were extremely disappointed. We ordered a cocktail and it was so terrible that we actually cancelled the food we ordered. The bartender didn’t really care which was evident in the ugliest looking cocktail that he served....Thankfully there is no dearth of bars in Dubai. Please don’t waste your money at boca.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Douae Anouch, Other at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2023

Hi there, Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We sincerely apologize for the negative experience you had at Boca. We always strive to provide a positive experience for our customers, and we regret that we fell short on this occasion. Your feedback...More

Reviewed 10 March 2023 via mobile

Wonderful staff, going above and beyond, truly professional and genuinely friendly. Abdul especially! Thank you !More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Douae Anouch, Other at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2023

Hi Matilde, Thank you for your kind words and appreciation. We take great pride in providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that our staff goes above and beyond to meet the needs of our valued customers. It's delightful to hear that Abdul, in particular, has...More

Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

AY bartender.He is amazing.Making very nice cocktails. Friendly.he make us laughing gor whole night. I recommend to this bar

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022

the restaurant was mostly empty when we arrived at 1 pm. took 15 mins to get a waiter, 45 mins to get our food . average food. took 85 mins for a business luch. we are not going back. there are far better places in...DIFCMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022

This place is best to visit with your friends. Food is great, I loves the Pimentos patrons. Its a simple dish but done very well. Very friendly and welcoming service.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022

I have been there recently, friendly staff comfy place with authentic Spanish food and sustainable !

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2022 via mobile

first time in BOCA with bunch of friends and the experience was great. Thanks to Lucy, very welcoming and accommodating, she recommended the tapas with drinks and it was so good, me and my friends love the place and we will definitely come back again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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chic_cle, Restaurant Manager at BOCA, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2022

Dear ASamath, thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to read we hit the mark for you. I can not wait to share this with Luchie who made the whole experience even more memorable. The entire...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