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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

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Boqueria - DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (22)
Authentic (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Casual (15)
Fun (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Cozy (5)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Spicy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Uncomfortable setting

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 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....

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 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).

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic, Spicy, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Casual, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lovely restaurant
Food is very good
Service was excellent
Very noisy inside
On-street parking is almost non-existent. But there’s a parking garage across the street.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food, wonderful ambiance, and great service. Went for a birthday dinner with family and our 3 kids and it was great. Loud enough that no one was bothered by our little ones but we could easily hear each other. Especially loved the mezze plate, cheeses, and Spanish tortilla

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

2 and 2 college granddaughters had a great time. Loved the menu and the choices we made. Our only complaint would be that we couldn't try all the things we'd have liked!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My work companion and I had a wonderful lunch. Rosie (Rozie?) our server was delightful, as were the other servers who brought food out. Thanks.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is not our first time at Boqueria. As always, it is very good. Food is perfect timing and service is on point. From the hostesses, to the bussers, to the food runners and our server - A+!!!

Thank you so much for doing a great job and making my partner’s quarter century birthday memorable!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was a special occasion, significant birthday celebration for my wife! This was the first time coming here and took a chance based on the reviews online. Food was excellent and the service was perfect, they timed the pace of the tapas so that we weren't rushed. Would definitely come back again for a repeat experience.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Bit loud, but always delicious.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

Spanish food, supposedly, but poor ingredients and cooking.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Brunch here is always amazing. Our server was a little slow to come around. The bottomless drinks and tapas are great although some of the better tapas have been removed from the bottomless menu. I’m annoyed that coffee was not included. Coffee should always be included at brunch! Still, I love this place. The crowd was odd this time around. There was a table that was exceedingly loud and I didn’t appreciate the woman twerking on her chair multiple times during the morning. The staff should have done something.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Delicious food and great service! Pleasant atmosphere, bustling yet intimate.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

Audrey was awesome! Such a great server!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Meeting a friend in from abroad

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Nice bistro style place. Enjoyed lunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (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 29, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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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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