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2350 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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$30 and under
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Hours of Operation:
Brunch Saturday - Sunday 12noon-3pm
Dinner Daily 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Late Night Daily 10:00pm-11:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm
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Latin American, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Please contact Cristina Cravedi at (202) 393 -3223 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an inquiries.
24th & M St NW
A word from Boveda
Properly chaotic, casual, and affordable, this speakeasy-style restaurant and bar is the clandestine venue for eclectic music, unique cocktails, and inspired modern South American and Latin-American dishes.
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service was polite; food was
mediocre. There are much better restaurants in the immediate area."
Dined on 5/6/2014
Great food, good service (though
the waiter may have been slightly new/enthusiastic/nervous), we received a complementary taste of Stella's new beer. The atmosphere is really cool. Great bar, gorgeous bathrooms. "
Dined on 4/26/2014
Was quiet but not out of choice.
In westin hotel. Went because of convenience as we were staying at westin. Needed more veggie choices. "
Dined on 4/19/2014
Love the food here, but the
service could be a bit quicker, since it's bottomless and endless. The restaurant was empty, but I still was having to look around for our server for additional items and drinks. The dishes are worth the wait tho! Love the food, and will be back!"
Dined on 3/29/2014
I went to brunch with 4 people
when there were only 3 other tables in the restaurant. The service was not very attentive. Also, when we were contemplating the all you can eat option along with the all you drink the server failed to mention that the entrees al la carte were all tapas. Definitely worth doing the all you can eat since the tapas may leave you unsatisfied. However, they run an all or nothing deal. Everyone has to order all you can eat. Everyone has to order all you can drink. Food was tasty though."
Dined on 3/22/2014
The food was disappointing. Steak
tacos came cold with hardly any toppings on them. My husband and a friend ordered medium steaks - both came rare. Overall the quality of food was not very good, especially considering the prices. The ceviche tuna appetizers was quite good. Recommend pisco sour."
Dined on 3/17/2014
The food was delicious, and the
drinks were spectacular (though the sangria blanca is very very sweet). It's nothing too fancy, and a bit overpriced, but tasty nonetheless. It's a good place to enjoy a meal before a movie at West End Cinema"
Dined on 3/15/2014
Met friends here...quiet enough so
we could talk, good food and attentive service."
Dined on 3/15/2014
We choose Boveda because it was
close to our hotel and while it was not very crowded, our meal was excellent. I had the pork carnitas and they were delicious and I would order them again. Also had the tomatoe salad which was awesome. The restaurant is beautiful with stone and wood decor. Looking forward to another visit."
Dined on 2/16/2014
My wife and I went here on a
Saturday night the day after valentines day. We arrived around 7:45 to find out they were out of there white sangria, so I ordered the red after my first glass my wife and I ordered a half pitcher. The waiter then told us that was the last if the red sangria as well (not sure why a restaurant rumba out if one of there staple drink on a Saturday at 8:00pm). We then ordered 2 entres off the menu thinking we were going to share them but when they were brought out they were smaller than expected and WAY OVERPRICED, although the food was delicious you would have to spend a fortune to get a complete meal."
Dined on 2/15/2014
The pollo en mole was excellent.
The meat melts in your mouth and the plantain were very tasty. The seafood also was very good. Friendly staff and prompt service. I recommend the pisco sours too."
Dined on 2/15/2014
My girlfriend and I went to Boveda
for Valentine's Day. There wasn't too much of a crowd and got our table right away. Our server was very nice, but given the occasion, I'm not sure he is usually waiting tables. There was some confusion and my girlfriend and I both got the same entree, despite ordering different items. We didn't mention anything since we were starving and not too picky. The food was excellent, especially the tuna ceviche and the arroz con leche. The sangria was very good and the best drink I've had in a while was a complimentary creamy, white concoction. Overall, I'd recommend Boveda for a weekly dinner night out or for drinks and some lite food. I was hoping for something a little more for a special occasion."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Location was great however the
food was laughable (even the waitress giggled in embarrassment when she set out order on the table). Our bill came to over $80 and I we had to go to another restaurant for an actual meal. Portions were extremely small and not even good. Mixed drinks were also very weak. Overall, a huge waste of money and I'm surprised it's attached to the Westin."
Dined on 2/9/2014
The food and service was
phenomena. Definitely recommend the brunch special -"
Dined on 2/1/2014
We tried several menu items and
liked them all. The carnitas were particularly good."
Dined on 1/24/2014
Food was pretty good, but
absolutely unremarkable. Presentations were nice, but the implementation didn't quite match the ambition. Sauce on one of the dishes was oversalted, fingerling potatoes on another - on the cusp of being underdone, tomatoes in tomato salad were hard and without flavor. One dessert was a very strange arroz con leche. Tables too small - bar size. Service pretty good, but a little intrusively over-eager. Very noisy: they seem to be trying to be a latin night club with good food aiming at the younger World Bank and embassy crowd. Had a pleasant enough meal but somewhat disappointed. For restaurant week, we expect to eat really, really well. If this is Boveda's best shot, it needs to try harder."
Dined on 1/17/2014
While I do think their menu items
are rather over priced, we did enjoy everything we ordered. The service was very good with the staff being very attentive. It was very nice to order a variety of times for our table to share."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Went for brunch, we were
relatively early and there were only 2 other diners there but they had already run out of some entrees. The bartender wasn't able to make some of the drinks on the menu either. Overall disappointing but not horrible. We tried nearly everything available on the menu and there were only 2 or 3 dishes that were quite good, otherwise the food was fair."
Dined on 10/27/2013
I've spent the last year in Miami
and back and forth from various Latin American countries. I was so happy with this place. First the knew how to make a Pisco Sour which I could not even find in Miami. Second they had a new twist on Chicharon that I had never had that my wife and I loved and man I love all this pork and bacon like. It really is a great blend of foods from various countries in Latin America. As an added perk the salsa is old school, my wife and I dislike more modern salsa. They also have a great mix of other latin music. We will come back to this place fairly often."
Dined on 10/18/2013
The restaurant space is
comfortable and trendy. The bar predominates but the chef is first rate. The smoked salmon ceviche is outstanding but could have benefitted by offering bread or pitas with it. The two specialty "tacos"we tried were also perfect tastes and unique..we especially liked the pork belly one. Disappointed that there was no red sangria that night. Very odd. They brought us the white variety instead but not really a good substitute for us. There was a large wedding party nearby so there were some over taxed wait staff who still manged to handle our meal service well."
Dined on 6/28/2013
I went for dinner, the menu did
not have very many items. The place was a little empty on a saturday night. I loved the decoration. We ordered halibut ceviche which was pretty good. Arroz con mariscos which was my favorite, calamari that was good too and the pescado which I really didnt care much for it. The service was very good. Not sure if I would go back."
Dined on 6/22/2013
We went there for dinner on
Saturday before mother day with friends (party of 9). I have to say that we loved the ambiance as well as the décor. Have to say that the service was excellent. We had almost every plate on the menu – from the different ceviches to the many taco options… food was good. Our only comment on food was that being a tapas place, the options were quite limited. We had a great time and never felt rushed. Price was a bit on the high side. All in all, it is a nice restaurant to share tapas with friends."
Dined on 5/11/2013
Great happy hour menu, though I
wouldn't consider it great value (plates are moderately priced, yes, but you need to order ~3 to get a good meal)."
Dined on 4/26/2013
Came here with a large group for a
pre-bachlorette dinner. Food menu was very limited, small plates/small tacos. The food was pretty good however, although a bit overpriced. Sangria was nothing special. Might come back again if in the area..."
Dined on 4/6/2013
This place was empty on a friday
night. The menu is very limited. Two of the 4 drinks we ordered we returned (bad bar tender). Would not go back."
Dined on 4/5/2013
The food was quite good,
especially the carnitas tacos. There was some music blasting when we got there and I asked if the hostess could turn it down, but she said she didn't think so. My companion didn't like the food (scallop tacos, hard shell tuna tacos) nearly as much as I did. The margaritas were good but verged on being too sweet. Parking is always a challenge in that part of town."
Dined on 3/30/2013
Decent food, when we went it
wasn't very crowded at all yet the services was INCREDIBLY SLOW. Waited 10-15 minutes for a server to even bother stopping by, then much longer before someone even brought us a glass of water, and then finally our drinks showed up."
Dined on 3/29/2013
Got together on a Sunday with a
few friends to try something new. I had only been once before for a quick happy hour drink. (Ps. Great happy hour) This time I thought we would try dinner. The four of us had a cozy booth with room to spare. Our server was friendly and filled with great suggestions. It was a perfect night for sharing and that is what we did. We started with a pitcher of margaritas, ceviche, and smoked salmon. YUM! After that we moved on to tacos. Everyone loved the Carnitas, but my favorite was the pork belly. They look simple, but the flavor is far from it. From there we did the chicken mole, short rib, and braised lamb. I cant remember everything because they just kept coming. Long story short, two thumbs up. Try it!"
Dined on 3/10/2013
Our experience at Boveda was
incredible! I went with three girlfriends for a night out. We started with margaritas and they were perfect. Clearly not made from a mix, they had the perfect semi-sweet tartness we were looking for...2 pitchers later, we were all much more relaxed! We shared several courses including the oysters, one of each of the tacos, and then the ceviche, snapper, and smoked salmon. The scallop oysters were so perfectly done that we had to get another order, and our friend from the west coast said the smoked salmon was the best she's had since leaving Seattle. Dessert was also on a whole other level. We loved the chocolate filled macaroon that literally melted in your mouth and jalapeño ice cream with homemade pop rocks!"
Dined on 2/22/2013
We expected to have good Peruvian
food. It was really mediocre and forgettable, not at all like you would find in Peru. Very expensive, tiny plates. But the worst of the worst was the Pisco Sour: I guess they made it the day before, or maybe they just used very low quality (old/artificial lime juice) and stale ingredients. It was tiny, and they charged $12 for that horrible concoction. The tacos were OK, though."
Dined on 2/22/2013
Cocktails (caipirinhas) were
outstanding, as was the service, but the food, although tasty, amounts to bar snacks rather than a full meal. The abundance of hard surfaces (stone and glass) makes the noise of even one loud group hard to escape."
Dined on 2/15/2013
Noise rating doesn't count...the
place was empty. Definitely not for Restaurant week. It wasn't a dinner, and cost more than a la carte which wasn't an option. We wouldn't have ordered dessert if we had been able to order a la carte. We did ask. The food was okay....there was a definite odor of fishiness with the seviche though it didn't taste old. The scallops were not juicy though not overdone. It looks like a great place for a drink and a snack, but it isn't dinner."
Dined on 2/10/2013
The food was at best adequate. The
prices were too high for the quality of food and the caipirinha was a little less than adequate. It was a disappointing night"
Dined on 2/10/2013
We went to Boveda for restaurant
week (review is a bit late) and had a great time. Pork tacos and margaritas were our favorite items."
Dined on 2/10/2013
I selected this restaurant for a
birthday dinner. It happened to be restaurant week which was unfortunate. The establishment was empty, and we were given a strict selected menu. Out of less than 20 dishes, only one was chicken. There was no table toppings to munch on as you wait, we had to request bread for the table. The tacos were tapas style and were quite tasty. The shor rib was delicious and tender. The dessert select was interesting, very ecletic jalepeno pepper ice cream, which definitely should be eating with all the plate toppings and not by itself. As a service I felt a bit rushed, because its adjacent to the Caucus room and it seemed as though Boveda was a after thought becuase of utilizing one kitchen. Very akward."
Dined on 2/9/2013
Great, refined Latino/Mexican
small plates. Very cool space, delicious food and excellent cocktails. Not too crowded yet either."
Dined on 2/9/2013
We were there for Restaurant Week,
and the menu was good. Don't know if it was a smaller menu than usual, but the selection was a bit limited. Food was very good. Server was nice, well-intentioned, but not knowledgeable about the menu. Also, he messed the tab up, and the credit card form I was given to sign had $20 more than the itemized receipt I'd seen."
Dined on 2/9/2013
The flounder used in the cevice
was old and smelt fishy, and the flan was overcooked and had rough texture. Probably it was because during the restaurant week and the restaurant did not pay too much attention to the quality of food. I was impressed by their attentive service, though."
Dined on 2/7/2013
I was very impressed by the
food...I had the beef tacos and they were fabulous! Then the pressed chicken which was also excelelnt. We were early and there were few diners...so the noise level was quie low. I would definately return."
Dined on 2/5/2013
Inventive tapas-style food
beautifully presented. The food is not fussy, over-seasoned or challenging. The cerviche is amazing. The carnitas are subtle and delicious. The room is well-designed and relaxed. It's a comfortable place for conversation and hassle-free casual dining, especially in the booths along the back wall. It's a dark space, but an interesting one."
Dined on 2/3/2013
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