Boqueria - Dupont

4.6
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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 2:15PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about this place! Tasty food, great service, awesome atmosphere. Very good with gluten knowledge. I was able to enjoy far more dishes than I expected, and the charcuterie plate is worth making the trip for alone.

DA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server. Delicious brunch items.

G
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really like this place. Unusual
Cocktails and the food is a bit different and delicious. Service is always exceptional. Happy hour is fun too. Went for a business lunch this time so we went early because it can be a bit loud.

KH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Boqueria but won’t be our last! We were seated right on time. Our server was great - we asked for recommendations and our first round of tapas were so good, that we basically let him steer our orders for the rest of the night. Everything was great. Do not miss the bacon wrapped dates and even if you’re full, the answer to “would you like an order of churros for dessert?” is YES.

JC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer was amazing! She was an outstanding server and seems to genuinely enjoy her work! A pleasure!

MA
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Gambas al ajillo, cheeses and charcuterie board, patatas bravas, tortilla española are my favorite on the menu!

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HB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great, bottomless drinks and food! Service was excellent, fun ambiance, great for groups.

JS
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Years ago, I used to love coming here for the bottomless brunch. The menu was extensive and the service excellent, particularly with large groups. I thought it a great value for ~$45 per person. Not anymore.

The current menu is very limited and omits bacon, which was one of my favorite former options. On our visit this weekend, we were seated promptly but it took nearly 30 minutes for the first food (a boring romaine salad) to hit our table. Food then came out at a decent clip, but would have preferred to order exactly what we wanted and pass on certain items instead of their system where they send out one of everything and then you get to order more of anything you'd like. Our server was very busy and, though I could tell he was trying to be attentive, was clearly overwhelmed and forgot about some of our requests for additional food and drink over the course of the service.

As for the food, the highlights were the chicken tenders, patatas bravas, and steak and eggs. The pan con tomate was very dry. The sangria tinta was tasty and not too sweet. Overall, I'd recommend going to Agora on 17th Street for a better atmosphere (note: Boqueria is an extremely loud restaurant during brunch) and more diverse menu.

Finally, the bathroom situation is unfortunate in that there are simply not enough single-use bathrooms, so there is almost always a substantial line at peak brunch time.

I'll try the Penn Quarter location eventually, but I won't be back to Dupont anytime soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boqueria is the place to meet friends over a pitcher of Sangria.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Inattentive waiter and very average tapas - nothing that would provoke us to return

LK
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friend & I each ordered a salad. Although the salads were delicious, for $18 each, the portions were a little small for the hefty price.

DC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for the price. Very good, fresh food, nice preparation and presentation. We especially liked the steak and eggs, the meatballs and the French toast. Top notch service. Great brunch choice— we’ll definitely return,

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing and I cannot praise it enough!!!! We had such a great time!!!! I can’t wait to go back.

EC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service is great. The tables are very close together, and it's noisy - which can make it hard to converse.

B
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love their fixed prize menu. The peppers, roasted potatoes with aioli, calamari, spinach with raisins and pine nuts, and gambas were delicious. And the perfect ending—churros with hot chocolate is to die for.

I love this combination that I ordered the same dishes at Boqueria Penn Quarter.

OT
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We visited Boqueria for NYE, which included bottomless tapas and drinks for a fixed price. It was lively inside, and they even gave us hats and tiaras! The tapas were good-not mind blowing-but given the fixed menu and occasion, our expectations were met. Service was generally great, albeit a little slow at times but still understandable. I would totally go back to Boqueria for a regular dinner and try out more dishes!

BK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience for NYE! We paid $95 each for about 11 tapas and unlimited beer, wine, sangria and cava. We spent about an hour and a half there and felt as though we got a perfect amount for the price we paid. Not to mention we were full for hours after. Great food, great service, great NYE vibe.

GS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Far too expensive, even for New Years Eve. We were NOT told it was a set menu and the price was ridiculous.
Gratuity was also set at 20%, therefore no option.
Very poor.

Boqueria - Dupont
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We always want you to receive the same sense of value that you can get any time of day with us, and I'm sorry your expectations didn't meet our plan for the evening. I would love to know more about your reservation and invite you back for another experience! Please reach out to me anytime at dupontmanagers@boqueriadc.co m, so we can connect and invite you back. Kevin de Young General Manager

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BN
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had a late lunch there and each had something different from the menu. We all thought the food was very good and agreed that the service was excellent--prompt, polite and unobtrusive.

AD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was such a doll. Food is always good. ALWAYS. I love that it's very consistent between all restaurants in DC & NYC. We even bought their cookbook which was only $35 .. GET IT!

S
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic and the service was great. Highly recommend. Unfortunately a very loud and crude patron was sitting close by which somewhat tarnished the experience. However, this would not prevent me from going back as this was an anomaly. Great restaurant!!!!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a family celebration and we were 9 people so we picked the chef menue and it was really really good ! Some plate we wish were bigger but in general it was nice

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and place.

K
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little spot, we went for happy hour and there were great specials. Not sure if I would go outside of happy hour though, as the price is not worth the value, at least in the bar area seating. At full price this spot could become prohibitive for what you get from it. But overall a good spot, just depends on what you are looking for.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

B
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love tapas. The food was wonderful especially the scallops. There was enough food for two people and the flan was to die for!

T
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a fun place for Christmas eve. Lots of choices. Our server was terrific....pleasant but not hovering

G
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is exceptional at Boqueria. We love the small plates for sharing. Cocktails are a little bit upscale and delicious. Not your average concoctions. The restaurant and bar are busy so make a reservation or expect to wait. Our waitress was very nice and the service was great. We’ve been for a special event and happy hour. Both were excellent.

K
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband went there recently for our wedding anniversary and had just a fantastic time. The managers and the wait staff were so incredibly helpful and the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely we going back! The tasting menu was magnificent!

LM
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I came to Boqueria for brunch with my very good girlfriends and loved it. The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful.

CL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We had cheese, jamon and very good wine.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food knowledgeable and friendly staff

B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a spectacular trip to Spain every time. Boqueria is consistently fantastic.

AG
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The menu changed, so the new options were so basic and expensive.
There was too much noise and the music was too loud

Boqueria - Dupont
Responded on December 14, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. This gives us another opportunity to connect and ensure we can provide you with an experience you'd like to always return to. We frequently introduce seasonal options, while always offering our classic tapas. We would love the chance to invite you back, making sure you can receive the value and ambience you are looking for. Please reach out to us at dupontmanagers@boqueriadc.co to connect and set you up for another visit. Kevin de Young General Manager

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S
Washington DC
149 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Boqueria Dupont was a mixed bag. The servers were all very nice and service was efficient. But many of the dishes were way too salty and the prices are fairly high for the size of the portions. The restaurant is very noisy and I had to struggle to understand the conversation with my son. If you live or work in the area it is worth going to, especially for the happy hour, but I would not make a special trip.

GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with polite and efficient service. A most enjoyable experience. We will definitely soon go back to Boqueria for Sunday brunch.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! I received an email for a free birthday bottle of cava, which is why we came in. Overall it was a great experience! The service was good, and the food was pretty good as well. Though one of our dishes (the Tortilla Vaga de Chorizo) was just not what I was expecting—the potatoes were in a crispy stick form and the eggs were just laid sunny side up underneath. It wasn’t horrible, but as someone who loves the typical Spanish tortilla, this wasn’t what I was expecting.

MD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

An upbeat spot with genuine character. Every dish was delightful and did not disappoint. Strong variety as well. Would definitely recommend!

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and very much an authentic rendition of Spanish food that they were still able to make their own. I've been multiple times and will definitely go back.

t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us met here before going to the Holiday Boat Light Parade. It was overall wonderful. The food, oh my the food. And the sangria!! We all agreed that we will be coming back. Thank you for a perfect evening.