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“CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS IN VICKSBURG!”

Roca Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #8 of 129 Restaurants in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$24
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: "Euro Influenced, Southern Made"Named after his Great Great Grandmother Roca Solier, who was born in the 1800's. Parmegiani wanted to represent both his European heritage and his Southern roots. He blends old world cooking techniques he learned from his father, Jacques Parmegiani, with ingredients indigenous to the South.ROCA Restaurant & Bar reflects both ends of Jay's culinary experience, from his grandmother's amazing Southern soul food to his father's classically French-Italian fair.ROCA has become a local favorite recognized in several local and national publications, as well as being voted Vicksburg's Best Restaurant, Best Locally Owned Business, Friendliest Service, Best Business Lunch, and Best Fine Dining by the Vicksburg Readers' Choice Awards.
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“CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS IN VICKSBURG!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were absolutely floored by the hospitality and level of food we recieved at Roca. A little nervous about country club location, but we found the club is completly seperate space. The owner Jay not recognizing us even took the time to stop by the table to ask where we were from. Wonderful young man and excellent restarateur! MAKE SURE YOU EAT HERE WHEN IN VICKSBURG!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Magnificent Evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Wow.....

What a treat......This restaurant is in Vicksburg and could be in my hometown of New Orleans!!!
I recommend it highly.

  • Visited May 2014
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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“Hand's down best restaurant in Vicksburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I have never had a bad meal at ROCA - and that is really saying something considering how often we eat there. Chef Jay Parmegiani is not just amazing, he's a borderline genius! He always comes up with unique and incredibly delicious meals and appetizers. Plus, my husband and I are both gluten free, and he is always extremely accommodating to our allergy. I can't say enough great things about this place! You definitely don't want to miss it!

  • Visited May 2014
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic steak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Came here after reading other trip advisor reviews. Very accommodating helpful staff and good atmosphere. We both ordered the steak as so many other reviewers had enjoyed them. Have to say it was the best steak I have eaten, just melted in my mouth....perfect. Side dishes very good too and just the right amount.
Highly recommend this place!

  • Visited April 2014
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“Just not a place to go to to eat.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We tried 2 of the highest rated restaurants in Vicksburg (which it seems is a food desert). One (Rusty's Riverfront Grill) was a nice casual restaurant. The 2nd, not so much.

The exterior presentation of Roca is half nice (the golf course) and half rather dingy & sterile. The interior continues this theme. It is dark and plain, in a 60s sort of way. There is no effort to decorate it, and the overall effect is depressing, like eating in a past due low budget cafeteria. Fortunately it was a nice spring day, and there were 2 tables outside on a rather spartan balcony. The chairs on this balcony were disintegrating, I rejected the 1st as ILDH (immediately dangerous to life and health). The 2nd swayed dangerously front to back. The 3rd (wife's) was missing (smashed) the bars that connect front legs to back. A comment to staff gathered the response ("Yeah, they're really old.).

The on-line photos suggest several pieces of (fried chili spiced) chicken, the true offering was a plain breast (the most often overcooked and chewy piece) for quite a high price. I finally abandoned that hope and opted for a Cobb Salad. It was unimpressive and under dressed, the addition of another dressing made it just acceptable. The wife had a spinach salad with tuna that was "OK," for a not very OK price. Service was friendly and did the best it could, but this is not a place to go to eat. It's just not.

  • Visited May 2014
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