Awarded as 2016’s Best European Restaurant in Dubai by timeoutdubai.com, Boca is a restaurant that serves palatable Mediterranean cuisine. It is located at the heart of Dubai’s financial center so it’s hard to miss.
Boca has a very simple philosophy: “Take whatever’s good and fresh and delicious, do as little to it as possible, and share it with people who think like us.”
There are days that you just want to have food that is not so complex. Sometimes the best things come in the simplest form. Boca is a Spanish word for “mouth.” So it is safe to say that anything that goes through the mouth that Boca serves you will be enjoyed.
For starters, try their unbelievably fresh Cauliflower and hazelnut salad (black truffle dressing, heart of lettuce). For your main dishes, order the very flavorful black rice and seared scallops (aromatic clams, Bottarga) and grilled squid (dried Piquillos pepper, mixed sautéed greens, salsa verde). Then cap off your meal with their raspberry-flavored Mascarpone crème brulee.
Overall, Boca will give you a pleasant dining experience without draining your wallet.
What to order: Lobster roll, Black rice and seared scallops, Socca de nice, Grilled Octopus And Air Dried Beef, Boca potato chips
Average price/pax: 100 AED ($27.23)
When: 12:00 – 24:00 daily
Where: Gate Village 6, Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai
How to get there: Take a cab going to Dubai International Financial Center. It is at Gate Village 6 near the DIFC parking.