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About Boqueria - DC

Inspired by the tapas bars and Cervezerias that surround Barcelonas renowned food market ElMercado de la Boqueria, Boqueria serves market driven authentic Spanish cuisine under the direction of Chef Marc Vidal, a Barcelona native.

1837 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish

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: Daily - Friday from 3pm - 7pm

Cross Street:
19th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 558-9545

Website:
http://www.boqueriadc.com/

Parking Details:
There is metered street parking with limited hours 5 parking garages within a 1 block radius.

Public Transit:
Red Line: Dupont Circle or Farragut North

Executive Chef:
Marc Vidal

Private Party Facilities:
Boqueria's unique dining spaces provide the ideal setting for a wide range of events, from seated dinners to cocktail style receptions.

Private Party Contact:
Brittany Sullivan: (202) 558-9545

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Boqueria - DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (55)
Fit for Foodies (30)
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Fun (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Casual (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Authentic (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Cozy (8)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

The food was excellent, but the service was out of this world. Possibly the most attentive service I have had in any restaurant in DC!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Met a friend for lunch, and the place was packed. It’s surprisingly noisy given the acoustic ceiling, furniture and other sound-absorbing materials. Service and food were good, and the atmosphere is fun. I’d call it upscale tapas.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious tapas, and I’m not a huge tapas fan. I highly recommend the eggplant tapas and the blistered peppers ( which are pretty mild). The spinach with chickpeas was a bit disappointing though.
Service was friendly and attentive.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Good for downtown tapas, but the hostess seated me in one part of the restaurant and then seated the person waiting for me in another room, even though she told him she was here to meet me and the hostess had already seated me. Took a while for her to figure out the mix-up and then the hostess didn't even apologize.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great farewell lunch for our interns. Good food, great service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Octopus was good the rest not so...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Paella was good!!! Really good!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Tables are so close that you can barely squeeze between them. Went there midweek, busy but not overcrowded. Easy to talk, not rushed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Be careful, waitress may try to promote expensive items on the menu. the service was standoff'ish and not personal. we were disappointed with the service. The food is good, but would not visit again.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food is so awesome here! Love the lamb skewers, patatas bravas and Nutella Churros.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The best service and tapas in Dupont circle. The waitress was very accommodating to our food allergies and asked for feedback. I would love to come again.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was a great place for Bottomless Brunch. I brought my friend from out of town and we loved the environment, staff, and food! It was 5 minutes away from the metro and had a great view by the window. All of the food was fantastic and would love to come back again for another event soon!

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great first visit. Tapas were good and service was very good. Easy walk from Mayflower Hotel.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome food and great service, made for a successful date. Thank you!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good, but expensive and the food took a while to come out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Boqueria is a great place and the food is authentic Spanish Tapas. I loved everything we had but it was very hard to have a conversation there. I wouldn't recommend for a work dinner but with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We have been wanting to go to Boqueria for quite some time as we have heard a lot about it. However we were very disappointed at what we found. In short, the tables were too close together to pass between them(6-8"), the place was extremely loud, the food was, for no better word, lackluster and not at all up to the standards of other tapas restaurants that we frequent in DC. Other than the drinks and the service this was an extremely unsatisfying dining experience. We will not return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Some dishes great: cheese and meat board, and squid, while others were just ok (croquettes)

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I went here on a date and had the Chef’s menu with the Seafood Paello. It was a bit pricey at $45 a person but worth every penny. Every course they brought out was scrumptious and we both had way more food than we good possibly eat. Waitress was attentive and we really enjoyed our evening! Highly recommend.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I went into Boqueria with the intent of comparing it to the one in London and knowing I would be disappointed. I was extremely surprised! Food was amazing and the service was good so I walked out giving the one in London the edge only because the ambiance was more formal and cozy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very loud / energetic place - good food and fun

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Hit the spot! Was visiting from NY and was looking for a good dinner. This place gave us exactly what we were looking for, delicious!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and great service in a very nice setting.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Authentic Barcelonan cuisine. Worth a visit and a return visit for good food, nice setting, and good service at reasonable lunch prices.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Noisy and happy, Boqueria has a lot of energy. The experience of dining at a Tapas restaurant was new to me, but something I will do again. Catalana sampler, the potatoes brava, and the bacon wrapped dates were very, very good. Service is great, prices appropriate for the experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Boqueria is always consistent. No surprises and the quality of the food is always high. Love to grab a business lunch with colleagues and order a selection of 5 or 6 different tapas. Lamb meatballs, octopus, and spinach are among our favorites. Fantastic white sangria too! There is something for everyone here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Healthy, Tapas
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food is great, drinks are fantastic (and strong - I hate bars that make weak drinks!). The place can be busy and a little loud if you come at happy hour. Make sure to make a reservation. Ask for the shishito peppers even if they aren't listed on the menu! The staff were happy to accommodate special requests which is great for those of us on restricted diets.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We were there about 7 on a Friday night and the place was crowded and a bit noisy, but the food was great, our server was attentive and overall we had a good experience. Wine was a bit pricey, but the selection was good. We'll go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always great food - I took my foodie friend from Nashville and she was super impressed. So glad this place exists!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This was my first visit. The food was amazing. I will absolutely return. In fact, I have a lunch date there for next week. I cannot wait to try something else.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The service was great and the wait staff were very accommodating and courteous. My only quibble were that the seats were a bit uncomfortable and the tables were too close together.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Fun food particularly the gambas. Great service from Ulysses in choosing both the wine and tapas. Note: the address is not correct. The entrance is further down on the corner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We were in DC for the Marine Corps Marathon and came here the night after the race for dinner. We've been to a number of Spanish Tapas themed restaurants in L.A. where we live, so we had a pretty good idea of what to expect with regards to the food selection. The restaurant is very spacious with plenty of seating in several areas, and at the bar, and outside in the patio. We sat inside, and it was a bit warm for me, but I didn't mention it to the staff. They have wide variety of cocktails including sherry and vermouth cocktails, which I was curious about but didn't try. I did try the red sangria which was excellent, made with gin instead of schnapps so not too sweet, as well as a bourbon based cocktail with rhubarb infused amaro and soda, which was also excellent. We didn't try any wine but they had a large selection of Spanish wines on their list.

They offer tapas in a wide variety of styles, they also offer several tasting menu options, a standard and a premium which included Iberico ham. We decided to do the premium tasting menu.

On the positive side, it was a generous amount of food, more that we had expected, and most of the dishes were very tasty. On the flip side, it seemed like they were including the most basic dishes in the tasting menu, not the most creative or interesting ones. There was a lot of bread, the first three dishes were Iberico ham with baguette, cheese with fruit & nut bread, and grilled bread with tomato. Every subsequent dish included bread or potatoes. The Iberico ham was very good, as were the potatoes bravas, and the streak with garlic and gorgonzola. But looking at the tables around us, we saw a number of dishes come out that looked really good, and we wondered why they hadn't included them in the tasting menu, as opposed to all the bread. Dessert was churros (more bread!) and chocolate sauce. We left feeling full and satisfied. If we came back again, we would definitely order from the menu not do the tasting menu again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was good - loved the shared plates. Lots of lamb on the menu - would have liked a few more meat options

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best tapas, heck best food I've had in DC

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fabulous tapas. Good wine list. Great for a family get together.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We tried several different tapas - liked them all. The eggplant, the croquettes, the potatoes were all good. And be sure to order the churros for dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great time at the Boqueria. We loved the bottomless drinks and tapas. We could get as many as we wanted. One of our friends was celebrating her birthday. They brought us an extra dessert with a candle. That was very sweet !!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We always dine at Boqueria when in town. Love the chef's tasting menu - a great variety of menu small plates. Always excellent service and vibrant energy. A great place to take a starving GW student!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We went for dinner last Wednesday night when we were in DC. We spent twice as much the next night for a dinner that wasn't half as flavorful. The tapas are excellent and the meal was served at a pace that was just right. We didn't feel hurried and we never felt ignored. We went back for Saturday brunch (the deli we had planned to go to was closed) and again were not disappointed. There was not a single dish that disappointed. Everyone will love the croquetas, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. One thing we didn't order was the paella, since we wanted to opt for more dishes and the paella is kind of big. The signature cocktails we tried were also excellent (their version of a Manhattan, the "A Las Cinco" actually goes great with food!)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fun
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