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Boqueria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boqueriadc.com
  • Phone: (202) 558-9545
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am to 10:30pm
    Friday: 11:30am to 11:30pm
    Saturday: 10:30am to 11:30pm
    Sunday: 10:30 am to 9:30pm
    HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday from 3pm - 7pm
    HAPPY HOUR: Saturday & Sunday from 4pm - 7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Marc Vidal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th Street
  • Public Transit: Red Line: Dupont Circle or Farragut North
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is metered street parking with limited hours 5 parking garages within a 1 block radius.
A word from Boqueria
Named for Barcelona's renowned food market, El Mercado de la Boqueria, Boqueria Washington, D.C.
features a seasonal ingredient-driven menu of expertly prepared tapas and regional Spanish cuisine under the direction of Barcelona native, chef Marc Vidal. Located on the corner of 19th and M, Boqueria offers residents and visitors of Washington D.C.'s bustling Dupont Circle neighborhood a taste of Barcelona. The restaurant is designed as a contemporary vision of
Barcelona's famed tapas bars and replicates the same look, feel, and flavor as its counterparts in New York City's Flatiron and Soho neighborhoods. In addition to the main dining room, Boqueria offers a private dining room as well as two semi-private dining areas and a seasonal outdoor patio.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
Diner Reviews
  • "I've been there for dinner and lunch last week and I will be back! The food is excellent. Try the Potatas Brava, the lamb meatballs, the garlic shrimp and the corn. Come to think of it...it's all good. Just eat there!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Came for brunch - the food was excellent and it didn't take long to get more. Sangria was flowing too. The patatas bravas were the best."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Unlimited tapas and drinks were fantastic. Completely worth the money if you come with a big appetite. Very nice service from the staff as they took the time to answer any questions and go through the menu with you. Will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "terrific service and lovely food -- little bits of yummy. The bread and the shrimp and garlic -- gasp! the roasted peppers -- salty and spicy -- I get them every time. I went to Boqueria for the first time two weeks ago, and I have been back twice since -- with another reservation in two weeks!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "And faaaaaaaarrrr too noisy. If you like small plates/tapas, the food is pretty good, but they're too busy being a trendy bar to really get it right."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My friend was visiting from Hoboken so I took her here for a bottomless brunch. She was blown away. She even asked about the New York locations and already has reservations for when she returns home. We had a great time catching up, and the food and atmosphere of Boqueria definitely contributed to the entire experience."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Boqeria has an awesome brunch. $39 all you can eat/drink with a wide variety of foods and beverages. The waiter just kept bringing us plates and plates and plates of delicious food while our large group enjoyed ourselves. I'd definately come back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The all you can eat/ drink brunch was wonderful. Our waitress was attentive and explained the courses to us- we left it all in her hands and she brought out all the items on the menu. We had one vegetarian, and she was nice enough to make some of the options specially without meat on one portion. We arrived at 11 and it wasn't too busy, though by the time we left the inside and outside were both packed. Careful if you sit in the shade in the morning, by the afternoon it will be full-on sun."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We went for brunch and eggs Benedict and tortilla were all cold. Service was a bit slow."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "good food, portion sizes were perfect for trying several and sharing with a friend. service was fantastic, the place was very busy but never felt neglected, server was young blonde woman who was perfectly pleasant and attentive. the white, bourbon peach sangria needed more alcohol - two of us had a pitcher plus another drink....lots of calories but no fuzzy feelings at all:) Only disappointment was the patatas bravas which is a favorite of mine, these were way over fried (pieces of potato were too small for the fryer) and not much sauce (should have been spicier)."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Boqueria has a great list of sandwiches for lunch options during the week. I've now been twice within a week and loved my lunch options."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The drinks were weak but that's what you expect when doing bottomless. No time-limit & didn't really feel rushed to leave. The server kept forgetting to place our tapas. They prefer you order all at once/at the beginning which is inconvenient. Recommendations: -Sit on patio -Make a reservation -Order: Red sangria, lamb meatballs, tomato toast and home fries/potatoes. -Don't order: Mimosas (too much OJ) or churros (bland)"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food and drinks were terrific; a bit pricy but well prepared and presented. Great service staff, knew menu well and attentive without being over bearing. We had a great time and will return. Good place to bring a group with diverse food preferences. Only downside - the place is VERY LOUD and conversation can be a challenge."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "There were six of us in our party and we were seated in the bar area, against the window. The air conditioning was on full-blast and was blowing directly on to our table. It was uncomfortably cold! Service was excellent and the food was good - but to spend a meal trying to stay warm it a bit ridiculous."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I came to catch up with a friend I hadn't seen for a while at 7:30 on a Wednesday, and it was so ridiculously loud that we couldn't talk at all beyond "pass the salt." The food was ok. Granted my friend is from Mallorca, so we had high expectations, but the croquettes and the patatas bravas tasted like fryer oil. Blech. The torta was good..."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Loved my dinner there. Our waitress was phenominal, the sangria was perfect, and the good to die for. Will go again!!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "So, we do ladies brunch quite often and maybe have high expectations. It was ok, but would definitely not make a point to go back. We constantly had to ask for refills on drinks, service was slow, it took about 35 minutes to even begin to see food come out of the kitchen. I wanted to love it, but will be headed back to Zengo or Masa 14 in the future. Food was ok, eggs Benedict was the best."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Highly recommended for brunch. Great combination of tapas and breakfast fare. Still savoring the datiles con beicon! Will come back"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great tapas restaurant, with good wine select and nice atmosphere outdoor. Good tapas menu, not unlike Jaleo's."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything about boqueria's unlimited brunch was great. It was nice that afternoon so we sat outside. They allowed us to move the table into some shade when we needed. The food was absolutely amazing, and our waitress was great. Our table had sangria, and they weren't nearly as quick about filling up your glass as some other places. Not necessarily a complaint but worth knowing. My only real criticism is that the food took a long time to come out, and as such, we wanted to try more than the timing would allow! I'll book an earlier reservation next time."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Gret spot - fun to share tapas with a group. All seating is in barstool height chairs...which somehow adds to the casual feel. Fun place with great, shareable place. Peach sangria was meh...but overall good experience."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I only had lunch, which was good, but pricy. The space is very attractive, but the high tables are uncomfortable. It is not a place to which I would return regularly."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "One can construct a very good meal at Boqueria, but it was not clear after our visit exactly how. The food was highly inconsistent; a potato dish was quite good but spinach was lackluster. Similarly, an octopus special shined, but shrimp -- usually much simpler to prepare -- did not taste fresh. Opening salami was quite good; the closing churro a bit tough. Boqueria does an excellent happy hour business, but most of the din from the bar was audible in the dining room and conversation was quite difficult. The service staff treated our party extremely well."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Boqueria is amazing and it is the best place for Brunch! The price fixe menu is a crazy deal (just make sure you are hungy)!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here on a date, and was definitely not disappointed. We both love tapas, so we ordered a variety of things and they all came out in a timely manner, and our waitress was extremely nice. Everything we had was delicious. I'd definitely recommend sitting outside if you're there n a summer afternoon. I'll definitely be coming back here more often."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Delicious tapas, everything we ordered was wonderful. Best service I've had in years."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Love the lamb meatball sandwich for lunch. Well balanced flavors with the patatas bravas & salad."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Tapas prepared with ingenuity. At least 2 plates per person to create a meal. Few "entrees" except paella. Ours arrived in the small pan in which it was cooked with rice stuck to the bottom. Not what we were expecting for $18. Bread must be purchased. Cool water arrives in a milk jug for the table, though a glass of ice water will be made available upon request. My general feeling with this and other tapas restaurants -- expensive uniquely prepared plates with small tasting quantities. Bring back the entree!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Their tomato bread is amazing!!! And make sure to try the seasonal sangria it's always delish!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Luv Tapas tried Bombas de la Barceloneta, Patatas Bravas, Buñuelos de Bacalao, Pintxos Morunos and Nutella Churros. All were good."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Having been to three different tapas style restaurants in the past two weeks, Boqueria beats them all hands down. The outdoor seating with street music provided a great ambiance and reminded me a lot like Europe. There are so many good dishes, but the octopus was hands down the best, followed by the ricotto cheese desert. The wild mushrooms and lamb skewers were also delicious. The shrimp dish was ok, but was a little too oily for me."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We are so excited to have found this restaurant, there was something for everyone on the menu. The food was fresh and delicious. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "After living in Spain for a year, I'm a pretty tough tapas critic and Boqueria lived up to the challenge. A little pricey, but very delicious."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful girl's night out. We sat outside, shared many small plates and had good glasses of wine!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The service was amazing. Our server was attentive and kept our glasses full. The food was fabulous, I only wish we could have been able to eat more of the all you can eat tapas. Great value!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Everything we had was delicious, it's tapas style so small portions. We had to order enough for our party of 5 and it was very expensive. Sangria was okay."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "They allow the food here to stand on its own - no gimmicks or tricks. They serve high-quality items that are well-prepared. We enjoyed our meal here, as well as the guidance our knowledgeable waiter offered us. We dined outside, which was quite pleasant, but I can't report on the ambiance inside. Probably best to come in a group of at least 4 to be able to sample a good array of the offerings."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Every tapas dish we ordered was better than the last, and the Nutella-stuffed churros for dessert were a remarkable way to finish!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I felt like I was in Barcelona again eating all of my favorite, authentic tapas. The service was great, food was delicious, drinks were amazing, and I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I normally love this place. The food & ambience is great but the service this time around left a lot to be desired. We all opted for the prix fixe for brunch and were alternately ignored and rushed by the waitress. She made the experience unpleasant. Moreover, because our party included 6 people, there was an automatic 20% tip. Not cool. I now hesitate to recommend this place. I did mention it to the manager afterwards and while he was apologetic he told me I should have complained while we were in the midst of our meal. I did provide my email address as he requested for follow up but haven’t heard back. I'm really not one to complain but this time around the service was poor. I hope that next time things improve."
    Dined on 6/22/2014