Boqueria - Dupont

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4.6
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1954 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Lively, Barcelona-style tapas bar serving a menu of Spanish classics and market-driven seasonal specials in a warm, modern space.
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Sun 10:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Wed 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 10:30PM
Thu - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Sat 10:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM

What 1954 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early and were seated outside. We ordered several tapas dishes and a beer and a sangria- ambiance was festive and upbeat, waitstaff was attentive, and food was terrific- we continued to order from the dinner menu as we saw delicious looking food delivered to neighboring tables! Octopus was great, and the croquette were melt-in-the-mouth!

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HL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great tapas and god drink list

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Colombian waiter was amazing. It’s a very authentic place.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive waiter and well made happy hour drinks.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good traditional style tapas. Some of the portions were a lot smaller than other places, but quality was great.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lively atmosphere in central location for getting together with friends or family. Our table shared tapas of gambas, pulpo, and clams, which were all very good. We followed it up with a large seafood paella, and washed it all down with jugs of sangria. Then, an exclamation point on an enjoyable evening with two orders of churros, one with nutella filling and the other with dulche de leche. Recommended for a fun evening with good food and friendly service.

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere with great service. Food and sangria was tasty. I’ll be back!

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TM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went to Boqueria for a business lunch with former colleagues. I work nearby and have been several times before. While it’s always good, the food and service were exceptional this time.

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NS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and food was even better!! cant wait to go back !!

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good and lots of options for bottomless brunch. You are not able to get normal coffee in the deal which was annoying. You could only get the alcoholic coffee drink. The french toast was amazing as well as the potatoes

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SS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing brunch tapas, unlimited delicious beverages. will be back for sure!

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Bottomless brunch was great. We left beyond stuffed. The drinks were all good and the service was great. The food was good. Not amazing but not bad. Some dishes were much better than others. I wish I had room for more French toast and steak and eggs. They were our favorites.

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SM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for the Saturday brunch. Food and service was great, champagne was flowing freely and it was a generous day weather wise. Will definitely be going back.

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k
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great selection for lunch and very nice waiter. Service a bit slow but we weren’t in a rush.

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SP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service by people who know the cuisine. Could be a bit noisy if full.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was adorable and attentive. It was also very quick service - we did bottomless brunch and they sent the food by courses and if we wanted more of something they would just bring another one.

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EM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the Chef's menu for the two of us. A lot of very good and different food choices than we would ordinarily have chosen on our own. We were growning at the end and praying for no more food. Desserts were excellent. The sangria was find with our plates.

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Our waiter was not attentive and was not the best. It took us forever to get our food and then when we asked him for the check, he walked right past us. The food was excellent but the service was terrible.

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KP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Boqueria was great Catalan style spanish food. The plates were elegantly presented and the flavor matched. I was visiting DC for a short period of time and decided to try it. I was pleasantly surprised!
I did the Classics from the Chef's menu. It was a great choice and the tapas ranged in all different directions from a cheese plate, to vegetarian, to duck and others meats, including the ribs.

The grilled octopus was delicious and I will try the restaurant in NYC soon!

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LD
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Of the tapas places we have in the DMV, this first experience w/ Boqueria was just OK. The "bottomless brunch" isn't exactly bottomless b/c there is a fixed menu of about 8-10 choices, which hopefully doesn't represent the best from the overall menu. They will give you as much as you want from the fixed menu, but be wary of the sangria's. They are a big dissapointment.

Boqueria - Dupont
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hi Leo, Thank you for leaving feedback, and we're always looking for ways to improve and make sure you have the sense of value that you're expecting. I'd like the opportunity to invite you back and see more of what we have to offer at Boqueria. Please contact us at dupontmanagers@boqueriadc. so we can connect and help set you up with a reservation. Kevin de Young General Manager

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JJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall, nice menu and cool ambience.

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SM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Expensive for what it was

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OA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

very good food. Might need more variety in their tapas. Waiters are nice but the check in system is not friendly. The restaurant was almost completely empty and they would not let us in until they fixed their slow system to make sure we had a reservation (which we did). I don't like hostile receptionists and this place is full of them

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

If you have to go to this place, get the French toast. That’s it. Never going back.

Boqueria - Dupont
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hi, I'd like the chance to learn more about your experience, and see what we can do to make sure you can experience something great at Boqueria. Please contact me at dupontmanagers@boqueriadc. so we can connect. Kevin de Young General Manager

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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was great and the food was amazing. One of the best brunches in DC.

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d
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We choose the chefs special at $50. Per person. The selection was outstanding and our waiter wonderful. We had seafood, an onion-potato omelet, chicken, eggplant and chorizo
Dessert was creme brulee Spanish style, churro and chocolate and flan. We paired it with sangria. Lovely

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service!!

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MA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. The food was absolutely outstanding. A friend and I had the tasting menu and it was wonderful. Left very full and satisfied. Would definitely go back!

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Miami
22 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True tapas at its best. I felt like I was anywhere but in Washington, DC. The dishes were imaginative and incredibly favorable. The roasted chicken was the most tender and delicious ever. We are still talking about the octopus, the shishito peppers, escalivada (Fire roasted eggplant, red pepper, onion, labneh yogurt, fresh herbs and olive oil, served with flatbread,) - just to name a few! The dishes kept coming and we kept on enjoying!

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a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time I have been here and will continue coming back!

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing but our server was so bad that it actually detracted from the meal. I work in the service industry and give servers who may be having a bad day a lot of leeway but when you’re spending ~$50pp you shouldn’t have to deal with a rude and inattentive server.

It is a shame too because the food was incredible but we all left feeling kinda disappointed because of our server. I’d probably give it another shot though because of the quality of the food.

Thanks to the kitchen staff for putting together such a great meal!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only negative was not enough air conditioning on a hot day

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AT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Boqueria is not pure to the Madrileña tapas experience but blends a few Latin American cuisines. The flavors are definitely there though just need to manage expectations if you are used to the Madrid tapa scene.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food!

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JS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was amazing as usual but our waiter acted as if we ordered too much food and was extremely rude about it. I threw in an order of the potatoes at the last second and he said “I’ll bring it to you if you’re still hungry.” I was SO embarrassed but told him to bring it as I ordered and that I could always take leftovers him (which I did). He didn’t even ask if we wanted desert - making assumptions all on his own. So incredibly rude.

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R
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great gambas tapa!

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not as good as I expected; some og the tapas were fine, but some others were very disappointing.

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j
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service again! I love the place and wish I could go more often.

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V
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is wonderful. I loved it all from the atmosphere to the food. Although I didn't mind it, my family did mention that the wait time for our food was a little long. Without us asking, the manager ended up bring us a free tapa because of the wait. I thought that was a very sweet gesture. Other than that, I am excited to go back and can't wait to try even more food!

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TR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The chairs are very small in the high top section. I felt as though I was going to slide off. When we arrived it would have been nice to be asked if we wanted high top chair seating by the hostess but we were never asked. The tiny seating area that wasn’t high top seating took a very long time to get a table. I just wish they asked your preference for seating.

Boqueria - Dupont
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hi Tamika, Thank you for taking the time to send feedback about your experience. We want to make sure all of our guests can be well-accommodated, and we're sorry we didn't address your preferences right away. I would love the chance to connect with you and invite you back, as we can take the opportunity to know you better and make sure you have a great experience at Boqueria. Please reach out to me at dupontmanagers@boqueria. so I can assist with a reservation. Kevin Boqueria Dupont

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