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Telok Ayer · European, Portuguese · $$$$
17 Reviews

About Boca

One bite of the food at Boca is enough to convince you that you’re having a meal in Portugal itself. Set in a row of shophouses along Bukit Pasoh Road on the borderlands between Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar, Boca definitely stands out for its authentic Portuguese dishes. Divided into three specific levels each with a different Portuguese-themed design, customers are seated according to their consumption choices - snacks, mains, or wine and tapas. While a modern restaurant, Boca provides the ambience and traditional flavours native to Portugal.

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8 Ann Siang Hill
Singapore 069788

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Chef's Choice



Pastéis de bacalhau / Cod fritters

Cured codfish "Bacalao", potato, onions, parsley fritters, tartar sauce

Ovos com farinheira / Eggs with "farinheira"

Scrambled eggs, smoked paprika sausage, mint

Camarão com Alecrim / Rosemary shrimp

Sautéed shrimp, garlic, olive oil, white wine, lemon, rosemary

Ameijoas à Bolhão Pato / Clams "Bolhão Pato"

Clams, garlic, coriander, white wine, extra virgin olive oil

Salada de Polvo / Octopus salad

Octopus, onions, capsicum, cilantro, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar

Chouriço em chamas / Flamed chorizo

Chorizo flamed and grilled in liquor

Braz de legumes / Vegetable "Braz"

Egg, potato chips, carrots, courgette, broccoli, hint of vinegar


Carne de porco ao Alentejo / Pork with clams

Iberian pork in a red capsicum and garlic sauce, clams, potato cubes, pickled purple onion

Bochecha de Porco / Pork cheek

12 hours slow cooked pork cheek, broccoli puree, grapes, honey

Bife à Portuguesa / Portuguese steak

7 oz striploin, Portuguese sauce (white wine, garlic, bay leaf), jamon iberico, caramelized onion, Kalamata olives

Bife à café / Coffee steak

7 oz tenderloin steak, coffee, cognac, cream sauce, almond rice

Cataplana de vitela / Beef "cataplana" (2 persons)

Sautéed beef, wild mushrooms, sweet potatoes cubes, rosemary


Açorda de Camarão/Bacalhau / Shrimp/cod "porridge"

Bread "porridge" with shrimp or "bacalao", extra virgin olive oil, fish stock, coriander

Bacalhau à Braz / "Braz" codfish

"Bacalao", onions, egg, parsley, potato chips, green olives

Polvo à Lagareiro / "Lagareiro" octopus

Grilled octopus leg, paprika, garlic chips, spinach, baked potato, Kalamata olives, extra virgin olive oil

Bacalhau à Luca / Luca's codfish

Semi-cured cod "Bacalao" loin, smoked paprika sausage crust, smashed potatoes, broccoli, tomato, cilantro, extra virgin olive oil

Bacalhau à Xico / Xico's codfish

Semi-cured cod "Bacalao" loin, extra virgin oil, chickpea puree, spinach, caramelized onion, almonds


Pastéis de nata

Authentic Portuguese egg tart

Mousse de chocolate com frutos do bosque

Chocolate mousse, cognac red berries, lemon cream, crumble

Leite creme com farófias caramelo e maracujá

Vanilla custard, egg white "clouds", caramel, passion fruit, basil

Pudim Abade de Priscos

Egg pudding, port wine agar, caramel, mandarin ice-cream, mint gel

Further Information

As an international food hub, Singapore fusing global and local delicacies for foodies on the daily hunt for the best in cuisine. Located on Bukit Pasoh Road in Chinatown, Boca focuses on authentic Portuguese hospitality. Boca is adorned with Portugal’s national icon - the andorinha, birds symbolic of love, loyalty and family and devotes each of the restaurant’s three floors to a different dining experience. Following the flow of your usual meal structure, the first level caters to those looking for simply finger food, seated in a modern environment. The second level provides a cosier environment where diners can sit in booths.

Finally, the third level is set aside for wine tasting. Leading the kitchen are two young and talented Portuguese chefs, Helio Goncalves and Francisco Vaz. Whet your appetite with delicious cod fritters or rosemary shrimps, and continue on with a Portuguese-style steak. Authentic Portuguese flavour extends beyond main courses to include desserts and beverages. Finish your dining experience with a Portuguese egg tart and a dessert wine or cocktails. It is Singapore’s pleasure to have Boca bring a different and less common cuisine into play, and what better place to be than in the historical ethnic enclave of Chinatown? Make an online reservation today to avoid waiting for a table.

17 Boca Reviews

Sylvia S.3 months ago · 11 reviews

Cosy place that sits about 20 ple yet is not noisy so you have good conversations with your friends. Went for dinner and ordered sauteed pork cheeks (highly recommended), cured codfish (suggest for sharing rather than to have this dish for 1 person) and Portuguese egg tarts! The egg tarts were more custard-y than egg-y, so it is up to one's preference. I like it but my friend didn't. Need to be a bit patient in waiting for the food, so if you are hungry suggest that you order starters or bread. Price wise, about $40-50/pax. Very friendly staff, would definitely come again!

imgJolyn F.4 months ago · 1 review

Great service, awesome authentic Portuguese food! Would love to come back again:) Portuguese egg tart it's a must to order, it melts in your mouth!

Erica C.6 months ago · 1 review

Nice food, quiet 2nd floor for nice and cosy gathering with friends. Would like to try out other dishes, drinks and desserts for future visits.

Irwan M.a year ago · 3 reviews

Overall super-attentive staff (Danesh is his name) and of the owner (Daniel Alvies) came by our table a few times to chat up with us. Food was awesome !!! (Clients and bosses were thrilled) - my 1st time here however I have Portuguese clients with me hence it was smooth. A definite RETURN to BOCA on my own leisure dinner/lunch.

imgNurul S.2 years ago · 3 reviews

I was being told by my partner that the food they serves are authentic and made him feel like home. The food is too salty for my taste but that's Portuguese food the dish is packed with tastes and a bit heavy... make sure you come hungry. If you are planning to go out after dinner I suggest that you order a few starters rather than going all the way for 3 course meal. The fish fritters is amazing, I love the octopus rice and you need to complete the experience with a glass of vino verde a mild sparkling white wine. Refreshing ~ Enjoy

Teong Ho T.a year ago · 6 reviews

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at Boca. The serving staff was attentive, helpful and knowledgeable of the food. Her recommendation was spot on. Highly recommended!

Lucy T.a year ago · 1 review

Great food and wine. Lovely decor. Really attentive waitress/bar staff who made my little boy a fresh lemonade when he said he was a bit worried Sprite was unhealthy - we told him not to be fussy but she listened to him. Impressive. The Portuguese tarts were to die for.....perfect.

Victoria T.9 months ago · 18 reviews

The food is very tasty and authentic. The service is quite attentive except for that stinky cloth with a stench, which they used to wipe our table. The seafood is fresh and tender in those casseroles with fantastic soup stock and rice.

Julie P.3 months ago · 2 reviews

Very good food and pricing is correct. The wine was not so great and the waiting time a bit Long (I think they messed up our order) but overall the owner was nice, we will come back!

imgottavio g.9 months ago · 2 reviews

really a pearl in Singapore's F&B world! Great food, great ambience and the staff is excellent!! Also teh suggested wine was very good... and the egg tart.... amazing!!! Well done guys!!

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