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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
As featured in Best Food in Montreal
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310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
+1 514-507-8727
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17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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Montreal, Quebec
Level Contributor
62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small intimate restaurant in Old Montreal with eclectic decor in what must be a very old building with exposed walls. Started the evening with interesting cocktails and appetizers. Fresh oysters and mini peppers fried with chorizo sausage bits. Both recommended. The two main courses that stood out were the Sea Bass and the house specialty Lobster Tagliatelle, both were delish.... More 

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1 Thank golby24
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

We would like to begin with a big thank you for taking the time to review Bocata. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Our sommeliers are one of our proudest assets, making us very happy to hear that you enjoyed their service. We have to admit, we are definitely a big fan of... More 

Long Beach, New York
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny rustic dining room which feels like you are somewhere in France. Small but varied menu. We enjoyed oysters, and squid risotto with lobster. Nice wine and friendly, excellent service.

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Thank Linda M
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Hi Linda, we want to thank you for taking the time to review us. Thank you for your kind words about our establishment and for your appreciation for the service we offer. We hope that your experience with us is one that will have you come back and see us soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We (2 adults and 17 and 13 year old boys) loved our dinner here. The restaurant is small and cozy. Decor is lovely. The food was outstanding. The boys had croquettes of beef and we all had oysters for starters. Salad was perfect and our pastas were fantastic. My husband said the lemon meringue he had for dessert was the... More 

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Thank Patricia C
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Hello Patricia, we want to start off by thanking you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you were able to share a beautiful evening with your family, and that we could be a part of it. Your compliments to our food are greatly appreciated, and knowing that a dessert-connaisseur such as your husband enjoyed... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed in the food. Ambiance was great, but my fish rillettes toast with avocado and poached egg cake with an avocado purée that tasted like what you get in a fast food place, and the egg was a hard-boiled egg, not poached. Those are 2 very different ways of cooking eggs, and you would think a restaurant like... More 

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Thank Samantha J
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

First, thank you for taking the time to review your brunch experience with us. We always appreciate it when our guests share their constructive criticism and bring certain issues to our attention. As you mentioned, our standard is not to serve something that tastes like fast food; we apologize that on this occasion we weren't able to deliver the quality... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Interestingly enough Trip Advisor categorized this restaurant as a Tapas restaurant, but it is not! We wanted to have Tapas and that is why we chose this one, we were very disappointed, to say the least. Once there and realized the mistake, we stayed as it was Saturday night and it was pouring rain out there inFebruary. So between the... More 

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Thank Manon N
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

First off, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. The only way we will be able to better serve you is if situations like these are identified. It is unfortunate that you were misled about the nature of our restaurant and even more so that your experience was way below your expectations and our standards.... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The food was awesome, the service terrific! Beautiful and cozy. Great Old Montreal restaurant. Loved the books that they put your bill in. So many hand written notes about how good the food was. Will definitely return and tell family and friends about them.

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Thank Linda L
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Brunch is our newest addition at Bocata so we're pleased to receive your feedback and even more so knowing you enjoyed the food and service! Looking forward to seeing you along with friends and family. More 

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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoying our Spanish omelette and just as wonderful was the service we received. Both this restaurant and the its sister restaurant next door are wonderful establishments. Cannot wait to visit again. Merci

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Thank TheTravellerV
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Happy you enjoyed both Bocata and Barroco! We look forward to seeing you again for brunch or dinner. More 

Stavanger, Norway
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing. Romantic place. Everything was perfect about the place except for the aquaman painting hanging on the wall. It was a bit disturbing. Everything else was awesome.

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Thank jebp83
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Happy you enjoyed the food and ambiance. See you again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Excellent food in a quaint restaurant in Old Montreal. Lovely ambiance and excellent service. The squid risotto was amazing. The steak was cooked perfectly and the mushroom sauce was delicious. The clam pasta special was also delicious. The mussels in the white wine and tarragon was very tasty. This was our first visit and will definitely visit it again.

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Thank estochick346
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

We're hungry just reading this review! We appreciate you sharing your experience and thank you for your visit. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Hayward, CA
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great location at the edge of old Montreal, food is fairly hearty. Space is darkly lit and music a bit loud, sort of hipster romantic for me--which I liked, but may not be great for someone with sight or hearing problems. Food is a blend sort of tapas in style but with French technique, fair amount of pastas to choose... More 

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Thank Glowsndadark
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the food and ambiance! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your experience. We look forward to serving you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-507-8727
Description
Top Old Montreal fishing-village inspired restaurant & wine bar, where our attentive and friendly waitstaff will welcome you 7 days a week from 5pm, or for brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 2:30. You can treat yourself to rustic but refined dishes, such as Lobster Tagliatelle, Grilled Octopus, Pata Negra and Caccio e Pepe. With wine suggestions by our passionate sommeliers, including 20 wines by the glass daily and beautiful cocktails, expect an eclectic candlelit atmosphere, upbeat tunes and an all around good time.

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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