Boqueria - Chicago

4.6
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106 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Vibrant, Barcelona-style tapas bar with high top seating and a design aesthetic inspired by European modernism. Enjoy Spanish classics and a rotating menu of Seasonal dishes.

We look forward to having you at Boqueria! A couple notes to make sure you have the best experience possible:

Please let us know if you have any seating requirements when making your booking.

Parties of 6 or more will enjoy:
Dinner: Chef's Tasting Menu ($49pp plus tax and 20% gratuity)
Brunch: 2-Hour, Bottomless Brunch Feast ($42pp plus tax and 20% gratuity)

Thank you again for choosing Boqueria Fulton Market District. If your plans change please let us know. We look forward to having you!

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What 106 People Are Saying
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C
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Get the Brussels Sprouts

JC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Can’t wait to go back.

MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my birthday & it was great! Each dish and the timing of serving them, was wonderful! Loved sangria! Will definitely be back again soon!

DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe and food! Would be back for brunch anytime!

MS
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We went for brunch. The ambiance was hip and trendy but the decor was more like a bar than a restaurant. Maybe that was the intent, but, it was not what we were expecting. The quality of the ingredients was very good but the handling - not so much. There are better Spanish tapas in the city without the price tag. The service was not up to the standards of the hospitality that this city is known for. It should not take forever for a server to acknowledge your arrival (even an "I'll be with you in just a minute" was absent). What makes this more of a tavern is the way the busboy slid a water bottle onto our table. Perfectly acceptable in a bar, not at a sit-down eatery where at least the first pour is done by the server. The tables are not large. When it is a tapas-style restaurant, real estate management is where a good establishment differentiates itself from an average one. Our plates arrived overly rushed resulting in overcrowding of the table. Pace and flow management was very poor. We might give this place another chance for dinner if it is still around when the novelty factor has worn off as the basic ingredients were really good. Meanwhile, it has a lot of ground to make up.

Boqueria - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

Hola - I am glad you made it in for brunch and you thought the ambiance was hip and trendy! I am disappointed we did not deliver a great experience with service. Being acknowledged and having quick service is very important and we missed the mark. Please reach out to me directly on your next reservation. I will ensure service and food are perfect and would like the opportunity to say hello. Best regards, Omar Garcia General Manager Boqueria Fulton Market (312)257-3177

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K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was great for the family style brunch. One thing to keep in mind that kind of was a bummer was that If you have any dietary restrictions - you can not modify anything or get your own dish for the all you can drink brunch. Which kind of sucked so I just ordered a separate scrambled egg side.

Otherwise the food was delicious. Time flew by. Drinks were never empty. ❤️

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great services! Definitely place which I could recommend!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

2nd time here.. Loved it
Will come back

JO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food is too salty. Every dish we ordered was mediocre except for the Jamon.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious, but the sweet potatoes and squid ink paella were especially amazing! Service and drinks were excellent as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Probably the worst service we had ever received at a restaurant. First guest arrived at the table and was never approached by the server. No water or drink. The rest of us arrived and after 15 minutes a server showed up. Waiting forever for our cocktails. One guest ordered a dirty martini....when she ask for her olives (which is a given with that drink) the server brought her a plate of Spanish olives. That was the mood for the rest of the evening. Our server knew we were celebrating a birthday but after dropping off the dessert menus never returned to take an order. Food was good but service was beyond disappointing.

Boqueria - Chicago
Responded 7 days ago

Hello - I am really happy you gave us high marks on food and value! It seems our service was not at the level you deserved, I am really sorry about what happened. I have reviewed your experience with our team and we will get better. Please reach out to me directly on your next visit and I will ensure service and food are perfect! Omar Garcia General Manager Boqueria Fulton Market (312)257-3177

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VF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best Galentine's Day lunch here! I'm definitely coming back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing, we will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fuego fuego fuego

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Food came too fast one after the other.

MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We will be back!

VM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I judge a restaurant by how they cook their seafood. I am impressed. They know how to cook their shrimps, not overcooked. Special treat were the juicy shrimp heads.
The chicken dish was amazing. Very generous portion, tender and excellent way they added mushrooms, potatoes and red bell peppers. The texture tells us that it was freshly caught chicken.
The lamb skewers tasted so tender, and not gamey. I am not a big fan of lamb meat, but I enjoyed it.
Superb dining experience for us (3).
Highly recommended.
And most of all, the servers are friendly and took care of us exceptionally well.
Thank you Boqueria.

BF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour is the best time to go. Order three to four dishes and I guarantee a relaxing experience. Share some food and tell some stories.

M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and the food was impeccable! I will definitely go back.

B
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very disappointed. Had to ask for a server who then argued about taking us next to us. No apologies made for late greet. Forgot birthday notes on reservation. Would have ordered twice as much if treated better. Was excited to try and hoping to rotate into regular brunch schedule as we live in the neighborhood but do not plan to revisit now

Boqueria - Chicago
Responded on February 16, 2020

Hello - I am so sorry our team was not attentive. The celebration of birthdays is something special and I am grateful you chose us. I will check in with our service team about your experience. Please reach out to me directly on your next reservation. I would like to ensure you receive great food and service. Best regards Omar Garcia General Manager Boqueria 807 W Fulton Market (312)257-3177

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NO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. From the food to the service to the unlimited mimosas and sangria. Great place to go whether it be friends, family or even a date.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! An experience very similar to dining in Barcelona. Great food!

R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 2nd time at Boqueria and this time with two friends and it was fantastic. We chose the brunch menu and we were stuffed (not to mention well hydrated with the bottomless mimosas). It's far from where I live but I'd gladly drive over again and again. Great spot.

A
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was excellent. It is a fun place to go with a group and share a number of small plates.

R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. A little bit pricey for what you get but good meal.

MN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food transported me back to Barcelona❤️❤️❤️ I had the chefs plates and the Pinot noir Spanish red The service was impeccable and got me out in time for the opera. The food just kept coming. I highly recommend the bacon wrapped figs

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience inside; great food, good flavors,
Enjoyed our lunch thoroughly. Will definitely be back.

F
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant! Excellent Spanish tapas, high on variety and flavor. Deliciosas tapas! Service was great, pretty genuine. Location is ideal and the decor was beautiful. Only suggestion, have Valet service closer to the building, especially during the Winter season.

CC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alex was AMAZING!! She delivered a great service. Food was really good, great experience. My new Favorite Spanish food restaurant in town.

SS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the lively bar and had drinks and tapas. The drinks and food were good. The place is lively but not so loud that you can't hear people speaking at a normal level.

D
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Spanish flavors. Will definitely visit again.

RH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a big Tapas fan and recently checked out Boqueria... It was delicious. Our server was outstanding. He was able to tell us about the menu and figure out what we had a fancy for. Def would check out this place!

Great drinks too! Try the Sangria!

K
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME experience. Our waiter, Chad, was super cool and accommodating. Great atmosphere as well.

MG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hard to give anyplace a total of 5 stars, but this tapas restaurant chain does really well. Food was fresh tasting and good. Service was "European" style, which we like. No need to be rushed. Wines were excellent.

A
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've been to Spain five times and I can verify this is legitimate, authentic Spanish food. So, so good! This will definitely be in rotation as a place I frequent often. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Tables were so close together our server couldn’t even talk to us without moving the table next to us

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great food, terrible service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for Tapas, Dinner or Happy Hour before a Bulls game. Service was great and food was delicious!

M
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Very disappointing. the restaurant week menu looked great, but the food was average. Over seasoned. I had to send back the patatas braves as they were dry and overcooked. Ambiance and service was nice (although I never got the stuffed dates I ordered) Vera, a now extinct Spanish restaurant down the street was way better. There are simply too many great places in that neighborhood to choose from.