My wife and I went there last Friday, using a Groupon as our teaser; we really thought that the place was great, and we were very happy with both the food and drink. We both ordered the week's special, the Steak Casado (Married), and there was plenty of food. The steak was just right, the sweet platanos were just right, and we really liked the fried pig skin... all very authentic. Two of the owners came over and greeted us, and it was clear that they were genuinely interested in making new customers feel comfortable.
Atmosphere-wise, it is a bar foremost; about 7 or 8 tables, which filled up by 7:30 on a Friday night. I called ahead and they were happy to save a table for us. Service was prompt, helpful, and happy. I would say that this place would be great for families with grown children; college and post college crowd no problem. It might be a challenge for teens and younger -- because of the bar being a key part of the scene. Bamboo walls gave the place a McCale's Navy look...
We liked it a lot and will go back often!
Boca Bar & Restaurant
11 Pine St, Waltham, MA 02453