Monday, September 29, 2008

Boca Grande

I love this place - it is as simple as that.

Boca Grande is situated almost diagonally opposite to Koramangala police station (bangalore), so near but away from the crowd. The place is kind of hidden from the view by the trees, and if you really don’t look for it, you may lose it easily.

Parking is not great, but passable, and there are by lanes if you find that there is no free space in front of BG.
The place is spacious and have lot of seating options - the simple task of deciding where to sit - do u want to sit outside, under the tree, or do you want to lounge on those sofas or do you want the wooden benches or do u want some nicely lit corners – it is as tough as choosing something to eat.

The service is nice - they don’t hover near your table or keep asking for orders - they serve you the food and let you continue in your world - the pin up "Don’t look at time, it comes free with the food" says all. (they have got lot of nice and interesting quotes on pin ups)

The selection of food is equally good and tasty - and for a change, vegetarians are not left behind for choices. The Chicken ceasar salad I ordered was nice and the garden salad my friend ordered didn’t disappoint at all. The chicken and mushroom soup was good, but not really impressive, but the potato wedges where quiet good and crispy, without being too much oily. They make some good pizzas, and the Chicken Cordon Blue and grilled chicken with saltimbocca were impressive. The Chocolate milk shake was thick ad creamy, but the litchi milkshake was a tad too sweet for our liking.

They have some awesome desserts and thick and creamy milk shakes and for chai lovers, they do have good verity.

The place is ideal for an unwind session with friends and they do have board games if you are in a mood for a group game. All in all, a place worth dropping in - if you are in and around Koramangala and need a place to while away some time, away from the rush, this can be your ticket.

Oh, and before I forgot, they have a designer dress boutique inside-Irah – some nice designs on display, and they do extensive customization.

thnx winnipoohie, for introducing me to this place.


Veens said...

ok you will take me there the nxt time...for yur budday party :P

Pavi!!!! said...

shoot...u should have told me in june!

sounds like a fun place..will suggest it to my frends in Blr. I really like restaurants that have couches in which one can get comfy in...n also the idea of having board games is awesome!

Vinay said...

wow... i should have read this post b4 dinner... makes me hungry...!! sounds really fun...

Winnie the poohi said...


My two counts! Its fun place to be with your friends.. esp big crowds.. and yet the privacy for couples is also there :) Dont miss the over blown fotos in the ground floor. If its evening.. do sit on the outside :)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

That's interesting!No any pics? :)

ceedy said...

If I am there I will remember it :)

thanks for sharing

Sangfroid said...

I simple love Boca Grande! The ambience, the food ... everything.

btw, they accepted only cash for a few months after they opened but now Cards are honored too.

rantravereflect/ jane said...

wowwwww :) that sounds like a nice n neat private place in open-air..
next time, i'm in blore, you could treat me there! :p

geeee, n i'm non-vegetarian :D


¢яŷştąŁ said...

I second Veens =P

I would like to visit this "delicious" sounding plc soon! :D

Monika said...

sounds good... will try it out this weekend :)

--xh-- said...

@Veenz: deal :)
@Pavi: yeah, do suggest - it is an awsome place to lounge.
@vinay: check out this one day :)
@winnipoohie: :) true
@sameera: didnt take pics yet, but wil take and post one day.
@ceedy: come over, we will go there :)
@sangfroid: hope we will bump into each other one day there... :)
@jane: it is exactly that - yeah, ping me whn u come down and will take you there for sure.
@crsytal: :) u r most welcome.
@monika: do tell me how do u fine the place aft your visit.

Gazal said...

have seen the place...and now will try it too.

this post should have been there on tummy tunes actually.

Tys on Ice said...

we need pics along with ur place of choice...

man, tht place sounded divine...wudnt mind sitting in someplace , have endless cups of tea and play chess...

Curious said...

The few times I've been to Bang'lore was a total sucker...but the next time i come down.. I'm gonna bug for the list of really kewl places to be and then lets see if change my view abt the city! :)

Nice review though! :D

Meenu said...

The post speaks so beautifully that i really wish i could visit !:)
the pin up also sounds interesting and so does the ambience :)
thank u for the lovely description:)

Manasa said...

Nice review..

There is this place-Theunwindisland on sarjapur rd.. Me being veggie felt tht the veg food lacked salt and chilli powder in all its dishes.
I guess, potato wedges are good everywhere :))

Cess said...

where are the pics? I m hungry now!
Give me the address I ll go there sometimes in march :)


Pretty Me!! said...

no one can say it in words what that place offers you !!!!! i am in love again !!! this time with Boca ;)