I went to Queens to check out the Barrio Brunch at Bocaito. Lucky for me, every time I go to Queens for a meal, it’s worth the trip.
The day started off slow for the cafe, a treat I was thankful for. I was able to enjoy the company of good friends before the crowd came strolling in. However, the crowd did start to pour in, and I honestly couldn’t blame them.
DJ 1st Class was spinning, old and new school hits, in such a way that had the entire place in a good mood.
It certainly helped that they were serving pitchers of beverages named after a few greats we all know.
Sadly, the brunch and dining menu only seemed to be offered during a special event like this one. However, don’t fret, Bocaito hosts it often enough to put on your schedule.
As my friend, Kim, indulged in her Dominican Breakfast, I decided on the Paella.
The portion size of the Paella was perfect for my appetite at the time (I was already pretty full from the punch). There was enough shrimp and chorizo in the Paella, despite my concern that there wouldn’t.
The highlight of the brunch wasn’t the food at all. It was the vibe of the atomosphere.
I occasionally fear restaurants that jump on the brunch party band wagon. Fear of them serving up a great time and mediocre food. This was definitely not the case for Bocaito. They clearly knew what they are doing in the brunch department. So I was able to check them off my internal brunch restaurant fear list.
I am looking forward to the summer events that Bocaito will be hosting. I think the backyard that looks perfect for larger group outings has something to do with that.
Please be sure to keep Bocaito on your radar!