Our Team

An authentic mix of Latin American cuisine served in a Spanish Tapas style. A warm, welcoming addition to the community of Gaithersburg, MD and surrounding areas.

Michael Alexander Owner

Michael Alexander is Boca Botanas’ founder & culinary mastermind. A self-taught chef and long time foodie, Michael decided to turn his culinary passion into his day job. He opened Boca Botanas in 2016 and has been bringing delicious food to the community ever since. Michael has developed the menu to showcase authentic Latin American flavors using the highest quality ingredients. With the help of Chef Oscar, he is constantly inventing creative new dishes and cocktails to share. Apart from the food, Michael is committed to providing an incredible dining experience for his customers. He is the first smiling face you’ll see when you walk in the door and it is guaranteed that he won’t let your margarita run dry.


Contact Information

Our Address

239 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg MD 20878

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Opening Hours

Tues – Fri : 4pm, -10pm

Contact Information

Main : contact@bocabotanas.com

Phone : 240.702.0869


What People are Saying

Never disappoints
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"This place never disappoints. Every time I go there is something new on the menu to try. Love the tapas style as it allows to order different dishes to share. Also it is small and quaint. This is a regular spot when I have guest coming to town"
MUST for Happy Hour
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This place is a MUST for happy hour. My friends and I come here a lot to share some sangrias and small plates. The arepa con chicharron is amazing and I love the flight of sauces, salsas, and aiolis they serve. I could put that Chimichurri on everything! Don’t skip on the cocktails! They’re super delicious and picturesque!
Off the charts good!
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If you haven't been here yet and you live within 100 miles... you need to get in your car now and make your way. The food is off the charts good! The staff is fun and friendly. Places like this are hard to find so take advantage asap.
Highly Recommend
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The food here is excellent, especially with those sauces they bring out. The staff is very nice and they also make some good drinks. Had the old fashioned and the margarita before and I highly recommend it.