Boqueria - Dupont

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Vibrant, Barcelona-style tapas bar with high top seating and a design aesthetic inspired by European modernism. Enjoy Spanish classics and a rotating menu of Seasonal dishes.

We look forward to having you at Boqueria! A couple notes to make sure you have the best experience possible:

Please let us know if you have any seating requirements when making your booking.

Parties of 10 or more will enjoy:
Dinner: Chef's Tasting Menu ($49pp plus tax and 20% gratuity)
Brunch: 2-Hour, Bottomless Brunch Feast ($42pp plus tax and 20% gratuity)

Thank you again for choosing Boqueria Dupont. If your plans change please let us know. We look forward to having you!

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M
Washington DC
269 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Añways great but chairs are not comfortable

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Would go back for a business lunch anytime.

SP
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great ambience

NN
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time taking my folks to Boqueria. The usual staples were delicious - croquetas/gambas/espinacas. I tried the fennel salad for the first time and though I thought it was good, it lacked a little something to pump up the flavor. Nevertheless, we love this place.

ER
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. The service was great, our waitress had great suggestions and was helping us before we even had questions. Super thoughtful and nice!!

S
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The patatas braves are the best in town! Gambas al ajilllo are also good, but perhaps need a touch more garlic. Very good service. Be prepared for lots of noise, but the food is worth it!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I spent my birthday dinner there with my family. They had an incredible variety of plates, and plenty of vegetarian options for some of my family members. I got the Alpine Spritz and the Basque Mule, and while they were unique, they weren’t what i expected for the price. The sangria definitely delivered though. I highly recommend the Batatas Bravas and the Mushroom dish. Also the Calamares. They brought our churros for my birthday with an incredible rich chocolate sauce finished with sparklers. The costs of the plates do add up, since they are small and you keep ordering, but all in all I am pretty satisfied.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natasha was attentive and very pleasant, Excellent service

SA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Came for my birthday but my server didnt even know that. Food was just okay. Server forgot a few of our drinks about 2 - 3Xs. charged for two kids drinks. Dont think I will go back.

Boqueria - Dupont
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi ShakiA, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I’m sorry to hear about your experience but thankful you have given this feedback so we have a chance to make it right. We'd would love to show you a different side of Boqueria, and have the opportunity to have you back again. Please reach out to me anytime at dupontmanagers@boqueriadc.co so we can connect and learn more about your experience. Kevin de Young General Manager

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KM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really fun experience!

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Will never understand dining in highchairs. Too noisy to have any conversation

N
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I came here for an early weekday lunch and sat at the bar. The service from the bartender (can't remember his name) was fantastic! And you can't beat the lunch special to share some small plates/tapas. This is one of our favorite places to go in the Dupont area.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I was disappointed to learn the unlimited brunch ended at 2:00 pm not at 3:30 pm which OpenTable listed. If I had known the unlimited brunch ended at 2:00 I would not have made a reservation for 2:15.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boqueria made my partner and my anniversary celebration so special. From the service to food and drinks, it was the perfect evening.

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the bottlomless brunch!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and our 25 year old Spanish au pair loved it for her birthday dinner. She got the kids and us to try all sorts of great tapas plates and the ambiance was so munch fun.

WG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a business dinner, and we had a great experience. The mood was lively and definitely a local crowd. The food was great and the price was good. The small plates made for an adventure for the palate. Great value on the wine as well.

This is the second visit here for me, and I recommend it for something different.

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good Spanish style wine bar. Small plates are the best choice as the "Share" items were very expensive and took considerable time for a group of people. Drinks were well made and they were very good wine selections. Fried peppers and staying with the small plates - nothing was bad, some very good. Some items better than others but I can see in a place like this that with some dishes quality on certain nights could vary depending on who is cooking. But you will enjoy the food. Our servers were friendly and helpful. Given the nature of the order, I can see how reservations could quickly get backed up and frustrate people. It is easy to linger here. All in all, a good experience and we will return.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience the other night. Friendly and attentive staff. Joseph the manager stopped by the table to make sure we were having a good time. Food came out fast and drinks were wonderful. Will definitely return and bring more friends. Thank you for an unforgettable evening!

VS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent brunch choices. A la carte orders were plenty of food and absolutely delicious.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server. Delicious brunch items.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great date night spot. My boyfriend and I shared a pitcher of sangria and 3 tapas dishes. Was fun trying different foods and each dish was delicious. Highly recommend the lamb and the patatas bravas.

G
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
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 on January 14, 2020
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 on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MA
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
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
17 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
Tokyo
22 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
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Nice food, service was OK

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.

CA
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Boqueria. I felt like I was back in Granada, Spain. Exceptional tapas and service!!!! When our server learned we were celebrating our 1st month of marriage, she brought us champagne which was very sweet. We will be 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.