Review: Boca Rica Bar & Lounge
Enjoying all day tapas and cocktails in a modern way at boca Rica
There are plenty of choices for an authentic tapas and Spanish bar & lounge around town, but there is a new place in Jakarta that pampers your appetite from lunchtime. Boca Rica Tapas Bar and Lounge, located at Lobby Crowne Plaza, Karet Semangggi Jakarta, combines their open kitchen and bar.
Opened at the end of 2018, Boca Rica has been the talk of the town ever since. While entering the lounge, you will meet a welcoming large BOCA RICA sign and the friendly staffs. Designed with modern concept and a touch of Barcelona wall mural street, you may feel the warm and cozy ambiance.
At first sight, an open kitchen with its bar is set to be a good choice for the patrons. The live show by the certified chef is a great view while enjoying the fresh tapas. On the other side, the circular bar offers a long list of refreshing alcoholic beverages to choose from, including the signature cocktails, mocktails, wine, and beers. It’s a good spot to enjoy drinks and meet new people. While the intimate theme is prepared at the dining tables around the bar.
Yet, Boca Rica has a vibrant pulse pumping from its main attraction: 3D mapping with a mini stage. Any entertainments such as live DJ and live music are presented there. This amusing atmosphere will be perfect to enjoy at the VIP lounge (the 2nd floor).
Fabulous place, awesome food!
Using the original recipes and method from Spain, Boca Rica serves a set of authentic Tapas and Spanish cuisine. Served in a small portion with elegant presentation, there are more than 10 Tapas menus to choose.
We started from Aged Beef. The 30 days aged stockyard striploin is served with blue cheese cream, sundried tomatoes, and nuts. The combination between the juicy meats and creamy cheese cream is enhanced by the sour sundried tomatoes.
Another highlight on their menu is Bisteca Y Juevos. Tajima striploin is paired with coconut cream, bold soy sauce, onion, and half-boiled egg. This dish gives a mix of savory and sweet flavor for the fluffy striploin cuts. While for the main course, try the Spaghetti Roast Beef. Made from fresh ingredients of a nut brown, butter, parmesan, calamata olive, basil, semi-dried tomatoes, and roasted beef. This menu is tasteful with its rich flavor.
For the drinks, you have to try their signature cocktails. Take the “Mi Chica” as the example. Being a star, Mi Chica is offering fruity flavor from the butterfly tea (rose tea puree) as its main ingredients. For the bold taste, you can pick Cafe Express Choco Latte. A mix of coffee latte and cinnamon, this cocktail is served with baked marshmallow. For the favorite cocktail, #8 will be a great choice. Made from lemon juice, grapefruit soda, and cherry bitters, Numero Ocho brings you the summer vibe.
With an authentic great Spanish dish and warm atmosphere, Boca Rica is a perfect lounge to enjoy your mid-week lunch with colleagues. This sophisticated lounge has also refreshing cocktails to enjoy live music with friends on the weekend. Enjoy Boca Rica!