Boqueria - Chicago

4.6
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120 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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DJS123
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Fantastic food and great service. Recommend the boozy brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

We were really looking forward to trying this place, as we always drive by and it looks like a cool experience. Unfortunately the food was pretty bad, all of it tasted and looked like food that was reheated after being delivered in frozen bags. The croquetas even still had ice inside them, they looked like McDonald’s chicken nuggets.

We ordered the hanger steak medium, it came out rare. They recooked the same steak on one side so one side was over done and the other was still mooing. I’ve worked in restaurants before and NEVER seen a steak that was sent back get recooked; it’s always a new one. The shrimp definitely came out of a frozen bag from the grocery store.

Really awful experience. This restaurant needs to think about the city and location they are in, are the quality food Chicago has to offer, and make some drastic changes or they’ll be run out of here very quickly.

Boqueria - Chicago
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hello - I feel terrible you did not enjoy our food. I have gone over your review with our culinary team and we will get better with execution. I hope you will give us one more try, I am certain we can provide you with a great experience. Please reach out to me directly on your next reservation. Best regards, Omar Garcia General Manager Boqueria Fulton Market (312)257-3177

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BenR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we were in the mood for paella, we figured we give Boqueria a try. It was more than what we expected. We celebrated my wife’s birthday and the place was perfect. The different tapas were delish. Desert... you can’t go wrong with their Nutella Churos!

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Sarah
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but not overly amazing. It took almost an hour to get our last plate from the time we ordered with long breaks in between each dish.

Boqueria - Chicago
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hola Sarah - I am happy that you gave us high marks in ambience. Seems we need to improve in our overall service and food. I have shared your feedback with our team and I know we can do better. Please reach out to me directly on your next reservation, I would like an opportunity to get it right. Best regards Omar Garcia Boqueria Fulton Market (312)257-3177

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vipKiser
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I am from Spain. Grew up in Spain. Except for one of the dishes, everything was overcooked and not authentic in flavor. I was excited to dine at Boqueria after reading some of the reviews so, I was really disappointed. The tortilla was raw, the octopus was covered in paprika and lacking in flavor, the potatoes were burnt, the churros were served with cold chocolate for dipping, and the bacon covered dates had a pungent off putting taste to them. We expected variations of flavors that would elevate the typical taps but, there was not one dish we could rate as “good”. So sorry Boqueria.

Boqueria - Chicago
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Kiser - I appreciate you trying us out. It seems we did not meet the mark. I have gone over your feedback with our culinary team. Hopefully we get an opportunity to see if we can make some items better next time. Please reach out to me directly when you make your next reservation. I will make sure we pay special attention. Best regards, Omar Garcia General Manager Boqueria Fulton Market (312)257-3177

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Gundy
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Happy with my meal. Good recommendations from staff.

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vipAAAR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sweet potatoes are the best!!!

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vipstefanb
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

This place has good food but the service is bad .
I was there 5 times and it’s the same issue over and over.
Waiter comes takes the order and you don’t see him again.
Table is not getting cleaned or plates getting changed.
You need to waive to manger our busboy to add drinks or food.
At the end waiter comes and said last call 10pm for drinks and didn’t even ask if we want to see desert menu.

Boqueria - Chicago
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hola I am glad you have given us high marks on food and ambiance! It seems we are just not getting the service right. I have gone over your feedback with our service team. Having quick efficient and friendly service is really important! Please reach out to me directly on your next reservation and I will ensure service is perfect. Best regards Omar Garcia General Manager Boqueria Fulton Market (312)257-3177

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vipYaelS
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. The seafood paella was excellent and cool atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Boqueria! Such a great vibe and such good food. We were so full by the end and loved every dish! Highly recommend, definitely pricy, but worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the ambiance was amazing and the staff was amazing! We enjoyed several brunch items, bottomless mimosas and great desserts! I highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Overall, it was not a great experience. We went there for a nice date night after hearing how great the food was. We came in expecting a great dining experience but left very disappointed. Service was not great in the sense that all of our food came out at once and was at our table within 10 minutes of ordering. There was no pacing out the appetizers or paella. It felted very rushed and we were crowded at the table. The croquettes and meatballs were good but nothing to come back to, everything else tasted bad. The paella was bland except for the very fishy taste and the seafood in it were extremely small for the price that they charge. We were in and out within 45 minutes because all they care about is turning tables and not your experience dining with them. Very overpriced for what the food tastes like and especially how quickly they want you out.

Boqueria - Chicago
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hola - I am glad you decided to stop in for date night. It seems the pacing of our food was not ideal and flavors were not up to our Boqueria standards. I am sorry we did not execute well. I have checked in with our culinary team and we will get better from your feedback. When you make a future reservation, please reach out to me directly, I will make sure everything is on point! Best regards, Omar Garcia General Manager Boqueria Fulton Market (312)257-3177

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vipMari
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was awesome! The service was excellent. Great place to eat.

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vipChicagoonthego
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Get the Brussels Sprouts

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JuliaC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MaryMary
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
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!

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DanielleM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMohitS
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
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 on February 27, 2020

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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Kamila
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
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. ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

2nd time here.. Loved it
Will come back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, the ambiance is amazing, food was on point and the service was friendly, fast and efficient!

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vipJiaqiO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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 on February 22, 2020

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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VanessaF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AlexandraJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing, we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fuego fuego fuego

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Food came too fast one after the other.

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vipMarcoA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We will be back!

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vipVioletM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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BlooFox
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.

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vipMariana
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Bizzy
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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vipNeenaO
Chicago
13 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.

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vipChitown
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Rommers
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.

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vipAuntie
Chicago
33 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.

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vipRich
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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