About Us

Tucked away in the heart of Dubai’s financial district is BOCA, a Modern European restaurant influenced by Spanish cuisine and with a strong commitment to sustainability and local sourcing.

BOCA is a home-grown concept, born in the desert, and we have consistently showcased the UAE as being far from a barren land. The Hajar mountains of the North are biologically rich habitats, while the Central Region’s oases are home to modern hydroponic, organic, and traditional farms, and the bounty from the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean is plentiful. We live in abundance; we just have to look a bit closer and work slightly harder.

SUSTAINABILITY AT HEART
In addition to sourcing ingredients locally and supporting local farmers and fishermen, we have stepped up our efforts to reduce waste with the help of our own Waste Officer. We continuously audit our kitchen and bar operations, refuse single use plastic from suppliers and to customers, operate a demand-driven inventory, and prefer working with like-minded partners across the value chain. BOCA is currently undergoing a Carbon Footprint audit by Dubai-based sustainability and carbon management consultancy elementsix.


AWARDS

Gulf Sustainability Awards, Sustainable Business Model, Gold Winner, 2021
The World of Fine Wine, Best Short Wine List of the Middle East & Africa, 2021
Caterer Middle East, Highly Commended Chef of the Year, 2021
Caterer Middle East, Restaurant Team of the Year, 2021
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 2021
Time Out Dubai Best European Restaurant Finalist, 2021
Caterer Middle East, Head Chef of the Year, 2020
BBC Good Food Best Home-Grown Restaurant, Finalist, 2020
FACT Dubai Dining Out Favorite Modern European Restaurant, Winner, 2020
Time Out Dubai Best European Restaurant Finalist, 2020
Catering News Middle East Leading Sustainable Restaurant, 2019
BBC Good Food Best Mediterranean Restaurant, Nominated, 2019
BBC Good Food Best Home-Grown Restaurant, Finalist, 2019
FACT Dubai Dining Out Favorite Modern European Restaurant, Finalist, 2019
What’s On Favorite Modern European Restaurant, Finalist, 2019
Time Out Dubai Best Restaurant Bar Finalist, 2019
Time Out Dubai Highly Commended European Restaurant, 2019
Member of the Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery Global Guides, 2018
What’s On Favorite Modern European Restaurant, Finalist, 2018
FACT Dubai Dining Out Favorite Modern European Restaurant, Finalist, 2018
Time Out Dubai Best European Restaurant Finalist, 2018
What’s On Favorite Modern European Restaurant, Winner, 2017
FACT Dubai Dining Out Favorite Modern European Restaurant, Winner, 2017
BBC Good Food Best Mediterranean Restaurant, Finalist, 2017
Time Out Dubai Best European Restaurant Finalist, 2017
Time Out Dubai Best Grape Bar Finalist, 2017
Time Out Dubai Best European Restaurant Winner, 2016
Time Out Dubai Best Grape Bar Finalist, 2016
Diageo World Class – BOCA Bar Manager – Winner Middle East – First Female Winner, 2016
What’s On Dubai Favourite European Restaurant Finalist, 2015
Ahlan Hot 100 Restaurants, 2015
Diageo World Class – BOCA Beverage Manager – Winner Middle East, 2014