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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us on Christmas Eve for two festive menus: our a la carte menu of your favorite classic and seasonal tapas, and our special family-style Christmas Feast ($70 pp) featuring cheese and charcuterie, classic and seasonal tapas, Chef Marc’s Fideuá paella, and dessert.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Gather your friends, old & new for one great last adventure of 2019. We’ll be ringing in 2020 with a tapas feast, unlimited drinks & Spanish traditions to bring you good luck in the new year! $95 per person (plus tax & gratuity).

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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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

What 2107 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 a day ago

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
147 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
4 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Double date brunch with friends

PK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at this Boqueria location several times and always have a very good experience. Our last visit was noteworthy because Taylor at the front desk was extremely helpful in arranging a table for us when we arrived a bit early.

EW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We were in DC for a family wedding and got together with a small group of cousins for dinner at Boqueria. We did have a great time there, mostly because we hadn’t seen one another for a long time. Service was prompt and friendly. Some of the dishes were excellent (1/2 chicken, grilled octopus), but others were mediocre at best (albondigas). We all love the idea of tapas and have had some excellent experiences elsewhere. However, we find that prices are way out of line for such small plates. So, by the time you order enough for everyone in your party and add it all up, the cost is higher than for a traditional meal. But this place seems to be popular. It was jammed on Friday night. Because of this, noise level was way too high.

f
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The 6 of us walked into Boqueria and brought the median age up by 30 years. The noise level was deafening. It’s definitely the place to go for the Friday night meet and greet if your in your late 20’ to mid 30’s. We were seated at a booth in one of the window bays and that seemed to help with the noise level. The bar slowly thinned out so that helped as well.

Now for the Important part....the food. It was superb. We ordered about 15 different dishes and each one was excellent. The group has been to many of the top restaurants in DC and this ranks up there as one of our best meals. Kudos to the chef. We’ll definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience! Professional waiters and good food

JT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible bottomless food & drink at Brunch!

AT
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my go-tos. The food and drinks are fantastic, and the restaurant has a very fun vibe. I'm a fan of the octopus and the shishito margarita. Keep in mind that it can get noisy and the restaurant is a little crowded.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and selection of Spanish beverages. Had three superb fish plates. Only drawback was that it was deafening! To the point of being unpleasant so the street was a welcome relief. Lunchtime might be better.

TC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great, authentic tapas (my wife is a Spaniard and we got to Spain often). And great Americanized tapas, too. Drink service was abysmal. Waited forever to get drinks and our bottle of wine after we ordered. But food came out quick. Oddly, we waited 15 minutes for check after we asked for it. And it was crowded, sure, but it was also a Tuesday so not totally crazy. Great for groups, after work nibble and swig. That being said, we came with our 5 year old and we were fine with him as well.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff; amazing service, would recomend Boqueria in a heart beat.

C
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated with ease. We did the bottomless brunch that included unlimited tapas style brunch and drinks (sangria, mimosa, etc). It was a stellar value for $42 considering being in DC. The service was fast, efficient, and the food was always fresh! When in DC, this will always be a place I make sure to visit.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The hostess was amazing and was able to accommodate our last minute addition, which she didn’t have to do and we greatly appreciated... But after that, everything was sort of ho-hum and disappointing. Definitely not the amazing experience that we’ve come to know and love at Boqueria. We sat for awhile before the whole table got their drinks (they came late), food items never came, and for bottomless for two hours, we only had two refills on our drinks.

CA
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Saturday early afternoon, and Boqueria was crowded with people lining up for bottomless mimosas and sangrias. We managed to get a table a bit "sheltered" from the incredible noise from the mimosa drinkers. The gambas al ajillo was superb; the calamari, though fried, was better than in most places; our Cava was delicious; and our waitress was super nice! Will definitely be back!

KR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless food + drink brunch is ALWAYS worth it!

W
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

service could be better.

R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! As usual!

CG
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, the service by Bruno was top notch. My only complaint would be with the sangria, it was ok, but quite watered-down.

LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Boqueria. It is one of my favorite brunch places in DC. It has great food, drink, and ambiance. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a great brunch place in DC. It also offers bottomless mimosas and the price is right. It is a must-go place.

MW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Must try the patatas bravas. The fennel salad was light and fresh and a great counterpoint to the heavier potatoes. The tables are pretty close together, but still comfortable.

p
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Most every choice we shared was delicious. Loved that our waiter was honest on how much to order. Paella was delicious!

AL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Nothing special happened for a birthday occasion except charging me $18 for cutting the cake. A compulsory 20% tip was charged, which I don't think the waiters deserve.

Boqueria - Dupont
Responded on November 13, 2019

Hi Anran, Thank you for sharing your feedback here, which is crucial for us to share with our team. Your occasion should be marked and treated as special as possible, and I'm sorry these details contributed to a less positive experience. I'd like the chance to connect with you and invite you back for another experience to welcome you the way you'd expect. Please reach out anytime at duppontmanagers@boqueriadc.co so we can connect. Kevin de Young General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Birthday brunch! Always a good value for the amount of food and bottomless drinks.

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place for lunch and also a date with friends or closer. A bit too loud for me for a special date but everything else about the place is great. It is a step up from your everyday lunch spot ambience-wise and food wise. Go to place for that wee something a bit more special.
If they could have a more quiet room I would rave.

k
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!

d
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great place for tapas. We loved the lamb meatballs.

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Food used to be better. Bottomless menu is too limited.

Boqueria - Dupont
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi Caro, We care deeply that you would feel the sense of value and quality from our products and your experiences here. Thank you for returning, and if you've experienced Boqueria's brunch in the past, we'd love the opportunity to share more about what you would like to expect from us, as well as an opportunity to invite you back. Please reach out to me at dupontmanagers@boqueriadc.co anytime so we can connect. Kevin de Young General Manager

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PE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Too noisy on weekends due to brunch menu that encorages young people to attend the restaurant and drink as much as they can....

a
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was back in a Barcelona! The food was simply superb... we sat on the outside patio and enjoyed every single dish we ordered: the roast chicken was divine, the veggie dishes each distinct in flavoring of ingredients, as were the churros stuffed with Nutella...

DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both amazing! We appreciated the friendliness of the staff and the deliciousness of the food.

W
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super excellent tapas! Great service, too.

DG
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boqueria was the perfect destination outside of the office. A co-worker and I were celebrating the births of our girls born one year ago. The food was great - the small plates duo for $29/each was just right. We each ordered to our liking. Our server was great and he even got me to try the Shishito peppers that I just knew were HOT. Well, they were not hot, but lightly salted and sauteed and enjoyable! I save this place for special occasions and will surely be back. Thank you Boqueria for a lovely afternoon and lunch.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood dining experience.