About Us

Tucked away in the heart of Dubai’s financial district is BOCA, a Modern European restaurant with Spanish influences and 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

Gault&Millau, Sustainable Kitchen of the Year, 2022

Gault&Millau, Sustainability Champion of the Year, 2022

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 2022

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