Boca BBQ Express (Boca Raton)
***** Boca BBQ Express, 9704 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33496 (561) 482-3227.
Wanna know about a terrific bbq joint before anyone else?…say hello to Boca BBQ Express which has been open for something like 10 days.
For sure, this eat-in/take-out joint is still working-out the kinks…but no question in my mind, the food is right on the money. Unlike many joints, “smoke” ain’t the game here and that’s just fine with me. The grilled 1/2 bbq chicken and rack of babyback ribs I sampled were excellent. I also thought that the sweet potato mash, french fries and corn muffins were A-OK.
Boca BBQ’s menu isn’t enormous…but, I assure you that you will find enough appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken-meat-seafood entrees to keep you plenty busy. As for price…that full rack of babybacks with 2-sides will set you back 20 bucks and that 1/2 bird with 2-sides goes for $13.
Like I said before, “no smoke” here…the stuff is grilled and then basted with 1-of-3 sauces…the joint has a “house bbq”…a spicy/sweet bbq…and a tropical pineapple bbq. Just so you know, I tried the house and spicy/sweet sauces (to my delicate palate they tasted the same) and I loved the flavor…think Bobby Rubino’s, Shorty’s or Tony Roma’s and you’ll know where I am coming from.
BBQ is a tough call…that’s why there isn’t a national bbq chain. Every region likes “their” ribs prepared a different way. My preference, gas grilled ribs slathered in a sweet bbq sauce.
If you are on the same-page as I am, you will want to give this joint a try.
Boca BBQ Express is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm.