Grilled Beef Tenderloin* **
Brandy Cream Sauce | Asparagus | Mashed Potato | Crispy Onion
Deconstructed Nachos* **
Grilled Ribeye | Queso | Salsa | Guacamole | Jalapeno | Chimichurri | Pickled Onion
Iowa Pork Medallions
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin | Poblano Corn | Apple Gastrique
Great food. Loved the scallops, but wish there were more for the price. Deconstructed nachos and fondue were amazing. The Brussels sprouts served with the fondue were my personal favorite. There were 5 of us so we ordered all 5 desserts. All were delicious but the bread pudding won the number one vote.
Our waiter was working his tail off and checked in on us as possible.
We had an excellent experience. We ordered the grilled romaine salad, pork belly tacos, macaroni and cheese and creme brûlée. The later 3 were delicious. The lettuce was okay but not excellent like the others. The price was also not worthy, like the others. The house came around with a sample of bourbon which was a nice surprise. It was a lovely evening.
Everything was absolutely wonderful. I’ll be back.
Well although the website said upscale it truly was not that. The menu consisted of basically bar snacks with 4 main entrees. Not much of a selection. The clientele were obviously aware it was not upscale as folks came in with a bar demeanor. The food was ok, nothing amazing and our server never replenished my husbands soft drink. If I lived here I would go for lunch after a run.
With reservations got right in, but people were flowing in nicely. Our server was wonderful helpful with wine choices. We had to shared plates out of this world good. To top of beef tenderloin cook perfectly and for dessert creme brulee.. in emoji😁🥰🤤
First time dinning here at a suggest of a friend. Wonderful atmosphere, great service the sharable plates were delicious. I will return next time in Des Moines
Food was excellent. Service start off great and then went to the pits. We had to grab her to order, we had to grab her for drinks and refills, we had to grab her for our bill. That part sucks. Food, however, was great.
RoCA is our favorite neighborhood date night place to go. The food and service are always consistent and outstanding. The cocktails and wine list are creative and fabulous. The nightly specials are always a hit. I highly recommend RoCA to all my family and friends who are looking for a great restaurant to go in downtown Des Moines!
Everything was good, service was slow starting but overall a great experience!
El chapo drink was awesome. Flatbread was awesome! Highly recommend!!
Cocktails are amazing. High quality food. Love the shareable plate dynamic.
We were sat right away, but it took a while for our server to get to our table. The food was delicious. We shared plates and the items were brought out one at a time so that they would stay fresh.
One of the go-to places we take out of town guests and never disappoints.
First time at Roca and it won’t be the last. Good food. Good staff. Good experience.
One of the best in Des Moines! Great atmosphere! The drinks, food and service were all outstanding!
Amazing place. Great food
Loved their small plates, cocktails and dessert !!
We had a wonderful waitress named Jen.. She let us put our order in before her table of 20 which we were so thankful! The food was beyond delicious! We sat in the basement and unfortunately the table of 20 next to us was obnoxiously loud, but that was not the restaurants fault.. We will definitely be back!
Delicious food and great service! Wonderful place for a date night!
Compared to prior visits, we were disappointed with the food. Cheese and meat tray - $27 and it had 4 pieces of cheese on it? Granted, it’s not grocery store cheese, but really…
Also had the tuna - shocked at how little tuna was on the plate. Flavor was good, but not worth the price.
Service was great, but we probably won’t be back soon.
Food was extremely flavorful and portions were generous. We will be back!
Good experience for a bit of luxury and craft cocktails. Good was decent. They definitely try hard, so I’d go back. Love a place that’s less pretense and friendly. This they were
The food at ROCA is fabulous - unique and delicious offerings! I just want to keep coming back until I have tried everything on the menu!
$25.00 dish came out burnt to the point it was black and hard. Crème Brule top was rock hard/ burnt and filling had no flavor. Salad was good and Chicken Marsala was whatever. Definitely not worth the $$$
First time at this restaurant and we really enjoyed it.
Great food and even better service. My favorite place to eat in Des Moines by far.
John at the bar is a great bartender! Very good service and food.
Such a great meal and wonderful service. Excellent restaurant! Thank you for a great evening.
Restaurant very cold last night glad we had coats with us. Food came out cold and by the time we finished salads food was ridiculously cold. Won't be back last couple times we have been to Roca it hasn't been a good experience. We like the atmosphere but food has not been good.
ROCA is always solid!
Brothers trip and went here for apps and cocktails.
RoCA never disappoints. The food is solid and our server, Jen, was excellent!
Both shared plate and individual serving options. There’s not a lot of seating so it’s a good idea to make reservations. We had very good service. The food was very good! My favorite was the fondue.
Everything we ordered was delicious and the cocktails were impeccable. My favorites were the chicken Parmesan sliders, cheese fondue and the BBQ chicken flatbread.
Amazing food, exceptional service!
I had a great time at RoCA overall! The food was delicious, our server was able to help with the menu and knew what she was doing, and I liked the vibe inside the place. It was nice without being too fancy and I really liked it. I will definitely return to RoCA the next time I’m in Des Moines.
Great service. Awesome drink menu. Limited regular menu, but lots of shared or small plates
Great service, delicious food.
Food and service was amazing!! Drinks made it all the better!
Our server (I believe it was Tracy? I’m horrible with names) was amazing, she made the experience memorable and so fun! We missed going out!