One needn’t have a passport to enter
Boca Bistro at 384 Broadway in the heart
of Saratoga Springs, despite the authenticity
of its Spanish décor.
From the tapas to the churros, Boca Bistro
provides guests with an unforgettable dining
experience that is rich in Mediterranean flavor.
A hand-carved wooden door, 200-year old
red brick walls and copper ceiling panels
are all part of a mosaic that blends earthen
and distressed textures with stylistic accents.
Boca Bistro’s main menu, created by Executive Chef Rosalyn Zecchini, is divided into three sections: Tapas, Dinners and Desserts. Foods prepared in small bite form at prices ranging from $5 to $12 consist of three main categories: Costas De Picar (eaten with hands, such as olives), Pinchos (requiring the use of a utensil, such as rice) and Cazuelas (served in a sauce, such as meatballs).
The dinner menu draws attention to the “ancestry, tradition and humble origins” of Old World Spanish dishes that were typically the result of ingredients put together by peasants, farmers or shepherd families, with products from their own fields and orchards. Dinner items range from $6 to $22.
Traditional sweet Spanish desserts – some influenced by the Moors, others from recipes that can be traced back to centuries-old nunneries – are priced at $6 to $7.
Boca Bistro opens for dinner at 5 p.m. daily. A Happy Hour that includes a specially selected tapas menu takes place daily from 3 to 6 p.m. Tel. 682-2800; www.bocabistro.com