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Boqueria - DC

4.6
1593 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish
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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
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Phone number
(202) 558-9545
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marc Vidal
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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.
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Private party contact
Brittany Sullivan: (202) 558-9545
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th Street
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Parking details
There is metered street parking with limited hours 5 parking garages within a 1 block radius.
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Public transit
Red Line: Dupont Circle or Farragut North
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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
What 1593 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

After couldn't get a reservation at Rasika or Old Ebbitt Grill on short notice on a Friday, met with long-time-no-see friend here. We were there primarily to visit, but the server was very no-pressure, and we moseyed through the menu, had a few drinks and shared a dessert. Place was hopping, but never got the stink-eye to recycle the table. Food was good-great (fabulous pulpo a
la plancha, great lamb skewers. Server got a nice tip for not rushing us. Recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food was excellent, especially the paella. We ordered a cheese plate, bacon wrapped dates and the paella. Every dish was great, we left stuffed and happy!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I’ve been here four times in less than 3 weeks. Quality of food and service are always consistent. Like reviewers before me said the churros are to die for. I think this is the best tapas place in DC area.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Very uncomfortable tables and chairs

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The place was amazing. The food is off the charts, the service was fabulous. What a great evening!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Excellent tapas, the right amount of spices, interesting taste combinations but not overdone, very good pacing of the servings (not too fast), not overpriced.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Boqueria never disappoinst, food is always hyper mega delicious and our waitresses Manuela made my wife bday extra especial. One thing that i would love to see again in the menu is the Butifarras with white beams (just a personal suggestion).

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Boqueria is great for Saturday or Sunday Brunch with a group a friends.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My friends and I really enjoyed Boqueria. The food was delicious, and our waiter was attentive and helpful when it came to ordering. The only bad thing I can think of is that everything on the menu sounded so amazing that we ended up ordering more than we could eat

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was great, but the service was slow. We had reservation at 1:45 and were given 2 hours for brunch, and the last call for food was at 3pm. Sadly, there weren't much food in the first 60mins, we spend half of the time waiting, and had to order all the dessert and the heavy meat items at the last call. Making it impossible to re-order anything if we liked it.

On another note, I personally loved Jamon, and the restaurant is able to just serve the Jamon without all the bread and cheese/olive oil that I didn't like. This shows they are really flexible and are there to serve you only the food you like.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Boqueria is a decent tapas place, but not the best one in DC. The food at Boqueria is excellent, with a wide selection and decent portions. But after that, the service is hit or miss. I went twice in one week, one waiter was top notch while the other was slow and didn’t seem to care. Also, this is a popular place for the late night crowd so expect a bit of a loud scene. Finally, due to location prices are on the high end for a tapas place imo. There are other places in DC that provide a better value

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was okay, same with service. Nothing special. A little pricey.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent drunk spot for happy hour. Not to loud that it is hard to hold a conversation but loud enough to be energetic. Lighting was nice and the food smelled good (didn't order anything this time)

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I was very underwhelmed by the food. The croquettes were cold, the pan con tomato was absolutely disgusting that I had to return back and the churros that people were raving about were nothing more than reheated frozen dessert. I was very unsatisfied with my experience.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

I had an amazing experience. Keep it up guys!!!!
Beautiful ambiance and excellent food presentation and taste.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The service was friendly. Great food and wines. Lots of choices on both. Suggestions from the wait staff when you asked for them. Cozy, fun ambiance.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We came for the bottomless (food and drink) brunch, this is a very popular brunch spot so there was a little bit of a wait for the food. This was my first time, I did not realize that the food comes out like "family" style, so you basically order for the table. I did like that they had other bottomless drink options (not everyone is a fan of mimosas). My favorite entree was the FRENCH TOAST! Everything else was just okay.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a great meal with the staff at Boqueria in DC, the food was FANTASTIC, the drinks were yummy, and the service was amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was pretty slow for a Saturday brunch. There were a lot of food options but only 4 out of the many actually tasted good

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food. Good drinks!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was fantastic! The waitress suggested 2-3 plates per person...we ordered 2 total and them dessert and were stuffed! No way we could have done 2-3 per person. Overall the food was delicious, cooked well and came out quickly. We will definitely be back for more.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Consistently good! The food is delicious - lots of good options. And there are several bottomless drinks to choose from.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A very fun place for brunch with lots of young people. The only complaint I have would be hat the noise levels were outrageous. I was yelling for most of the conversation. Otherwise, the food was decently portioned and good. The skewers were fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The tapas at Boqueria are always delicious. Must try the tortilla!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice ambiance and great food!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and good brunch service. Very loud though as it is a small space

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Uncomfortable setting

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was Great!!. A little loud so if you are there and talking is important...

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We enjoyed the variety of choices on the menu. Our server was very helpful and friendly. Food was delicious and it was nice to have the tapas served family style so it was easy to share. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Three of us met for dinner on Monday night. Restaurant was busy but not packed, which isn't surprising given that it was Monday. Often, the individual tapas comes out all at once. I don't know if our experience was by design or happenstance, but our 6 items came out gradually over time, so our table was never too crowded and we didn't feel rushed. We had a great dinner. Wish I could survive on the datiles con beicon....

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food wasn’t good, ambiance didn’t match the normal vibe in New York & our waiter was extremely slow. He forgot parts of our order and didn’t write it down. We had to ask for our iced coffee three times

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was pretty good, but I have had much better tapas at other restaurants. Also, the price per dish was pretty high, about $10 to $12 was the average when I'm used to $6 being the average at other places (and tasting better). Really cool and creative food, but way overpriced for what we got. Pretty neutral on the place overall. Wouldn't have gone if we didn't have a gift card. Plus seats were mashed together, so we were really close to others. Kind of annoying.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My boyfriend and I went for the bottomless brunch. I definitely feel that we got our money's worth. It's best if you order ALL the food you want at one time, they did a great job of spacing out when they brought out the plates so we had a steady stream of dishes coming. The drinks were good, but I do hate that they didn't have bloody marys (other than the shot that comes with one of the dishes).

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I was disappointed with the wait time even though I made a reservations we waited for 20 minutes. The table was disappointing and uncomfortable- the food is good but a bit cold- also sides showed up before the mains- no coordination with the tapas as the kitchen was busy. The waitress was friendly but slow service.
Overall it’s disappointing. I’ve been there before but this time was aweful

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious tapas designed for sharing. The shrimp were among the best I've ever tasted. Also great cocktails, both new hand-crafted offerings and solid delivery on traditional concoctions.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Fun vibe, great cocktails, amazing tapas and tasty paella. Leave room for dessert, or you’ll regret it! Service was icing on the cake. Two thumbs up!

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We were there for the bottomless brunch and it was delicious. We especially liked the steak and eggs, the meatballs, and the french toast. The service was excellent, too! Our waiter kept the mimosas flowing! We would love to come back sometime.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Boqueria has an amazing all-inclusive brunch for only 39 dollars. 39 dollars gets you unlimited food and drinks for 2.5 hours. Great deal for the Dupont Circle area.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Experience was not as good as in the past. Food was below average this time. Not rushing back.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The cheese and jamón plate was delicious. Not impressed with the batatas tapa and less impressed with the paella for two which was really cooked rice which was greasy and black in color with a couple of mussels and clams placed on top The table next to us had 4 indivials sharing the same size paella but again with slightly more shell fish placed on top of the rice rather than cooked with the rice.

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