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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us this Valentine's Day for a menu of shared tapas and sweets served with celebratory sparkling, white and red wines! $85 per person plus tax and gratuity.

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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

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (22)
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Great for Brunch (21)
Authentic (18)
Casual (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Cozy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
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People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Celebrating with my college aged daughter and friends - send off before second semester! It was so much fun for them-and the service was stellar! Had a blast!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was wonderful, the service was terrible, which sort of ruined the meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is great. Seating is cramped and chairs very uncomfortable-otherwise love it

Tags: Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is very good! Paella is tasty but also very very salty. Service was great!!!!! The restaurant is loud. Ask to sit farthest away from bar if you want to be able to talk to your company.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Audrey was awesome! Such a great server!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Loved the food. We ordered Tapaz.
Service was slow though.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent find for Tapas - more laid back vibe great food and sangria

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Outstanding choice on all counts. We had a team & investor reception for 30 people in a bar area, followed by a sit-down dinner for ten. It went extraordinarily well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve Tapas Adventure! Many of our multi-generational five person party had never eaten in this style, so it was an adventure. It was a prix fixe menu with ten items including veggie, seafood, and meat -- every dish was delicious. Our server even brought a special substitution dish for one of our party's food allergy. Bottomless sangria (we enjoyed both the red and and white sangria) glasses were never empty. Such fun!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been to Boqueria many times in the past but last Friday's tapas were the best we've had. I requested a "less noisy" table and, indeed, we got it. We'll be back more often!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good, basic tapas selection. The staff were helpful and pleasant.

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

My coworker & I both ordered a quinoa salad & we shared an appetizer. It was taking a long time for our food to arrive & finally a hostess came over, apologized for the wait, & told us there was a “collision “ in the kitchen & that our salads had to be re-made. About 5 minutes later, a server brought us a complimentary appetizer (which we really didn’t want or need) due to the wait. Our salads arrived 10-15 minutes after that. When the check arrived, we noticed that we were charged for the “complimentary” appetizer. We told a server & the check was corrected. No accommodation was made for the long wait. Since I was treating my coworker for lunch, I didn’t make an issue of it. But I was not happy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing service and great food

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great wine - Ribera Duero Gran Reserva

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Like the lunch for business crowd ; very vibrant at noon. Good idea for reservation too. The lunch specials are really good, good price point, food value. At the bar there is a tapas trio special too. Calamari is really good too

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Tapas, Fun, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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 December 2, 2017

The chef's menu wasn't great because the options that were brought out did not fit well together. I wish they sent out a wider variety of tapas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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