Boqueria - Dupont

4.6
1923 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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Memorial Day Brunch

Join us on Memorial Day (and all Memorial Day Weekend) for our menu of Unlimited Brunch Tapas, Drinks and Sweets!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 21, 2019

Ends: May 29, 2019

Availability: Sun-Mon 11:30AM-2:00PM
Sat 11:30AM-2:00PM

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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

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only negative was not enough air conditioning on a hot day

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food!

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JS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great gambas tapa!

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 6 days ago

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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FL
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we sat down we were treated like VIPs. Ingrid, our server was extremely helpful in explaining the menu since we had never been to the restaurant before. She made additional suggestions to help us place our order and the result was that everything was perfect. She came back several times to make sure that everything was good. Kevin, the manager, stopped to talk with us while personally delivering one of the dishes. He was very charming and took time to tell us about the history of the restaurant and the other locations. We could not have been more pleased.

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PC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and beverages are always top notch. But this most recent visit featured long waits for waitstaff to come to the table, long pauses between ordering drinks and getting them, and quite a delay in taking our food orders. Not characteristic of previous visits, but I brought a client for the evening and it was somewhat awkward when she asked for water the third time (with no strong response).

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dishes are done well and are tasty and generous small plates. Very good selection of classic Spanish tapas. Service was a little off at lunch service - glass of wine ordered was never brought to the table. A dish we did not order was put on the table. Overall a good place that I would return for some of the same dishes and to try others.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great lively environment. Appropriate for a first date with lots of great options to share. Loved the Tinta Sangria and lamb skewers.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch spot. Make a reservation. Very Noisy at lunch. Good service, good food.

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a
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was wonderful! When our food was taking a bit long to come out (which we hadn't even noticed) the staff brought us a complimentary ham and cheese plate to tide us over.

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

We had a great time thanks to our fantastic server Gustavo! He helped us by having us just course out the entire menu (we did bottomless brunch) instead of us having to figure it out. He described everything as it came out, the portions were the perfect tasting size (you can order more of anything you liked of course) and always kept our drinks topped off. Gustavo made everything incredible! The food was delicious and we left both full and overly satisfied. Try the coffee/milk vodka drink, it was incredible!!

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DP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious tapas and great Spanish wines. We had an amazing octopus dish and the potato’s were the best. The decor is very subtly, lighting is low and all the searing in the section we were located is high chairs. The tables were very close but the noise level was buzzing, not disruptive. In an area where not much is open on the weekend, this restaurant is my top choice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was really good. Would definitely return.

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AG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very busy and extremely noisy place. Chairs are crammed in and hard to sit on! Sangria was good but way too much ice. Apps were excellent, paella was disappointing- so very mixed on the food. Atmosphere is enough to keep me away.

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V
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Loud music which doesn’t allow you to talk, rude wait staff and cold food make for a poor experience and an expensive disappointment.

Boqueria - Dupont
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hi, I'd like to hear more about your experience, and would love the opportunity to connect so I can invite you back and turn your experience around. We strive to meet your expectations! Please reach out to me at dupontmanagers@boqueriadc. and hopefully we can meet soon. Kevin de Young General Manager Boqueria Dupont

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BV
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Heard great things about the place but was disappointed. It was very noisy, and the food was good but not great (esp. not in comparison to other tapas spots in town like Jaleo and Estadio)

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We had a wonderful family dinner with kids 10,12 and 16.

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A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was not great. Ambient was really nice

Boqueria - Dupont
Responded on April 21, 2019

Hello, I'd like the opportunity to learn more about your experience with us. It's always our goal to meet your expectations and enjoy your time with us. Reach out to us at dupontmanagers@boqueriadc. so we can have the chance to connect and invite you back.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good; grilled calamari was ok, grilled octopus was very good, and the seafood paella was fantastic!

The waiter was very nice but made a couple mistakes like bringing us a $90 bottle of wine instead of the one we actually asked for, and bringing two orders of bread saying one of them was ON HIM (since we were really surprised when we found out there’s no table-center bread... at a tapas restaurant) and then still charging for both.

I also find the prices at this restaurant expensive for what you get, which is... regular Spanish tapas. But again this isn’t unusual in DC.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. It was my first experience with tapas. Highly recommended!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Needs better chairs!

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

19th anniversary

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AL
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Noisy with slow wait staff during our experience, and pricey. That said, ambiance and food were great.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience as always, excellent food, good drinks. Our server was great but it took a little bit for our food to start coming out. Once it started though everything was excellent!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

It was good. The server didn't bring out water and we had to ask for it. The server was too busy that it took awhile to get his attention and he didn't get the order right in the first time but it was overall okay

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L
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Thursday at 7:30, restaurant is VERY loud. The elevated room behind the bar, a bit less so. Only one waiter to handle 50 diners. Nice kid, but we needed more attention. Food was good, but pork ribs with lots of cinnamon seasoning and fatty too was disappointing. Anchovies, nice, but would have preferred more than six. Lamb skewers very good and a salad (one of the few on the menu) very good. Least expensive wine ($11) were delicious. Beautiful decor.

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MB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has always been very consistent. Food and service are all great. It gets really packed on Friday after work so make sure to reserve your table ahead of time.

Service is amazing and the food superb!

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JH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is quite good, with numerous options. The wine list was disappointing on this visit as they were out of a number of the reds by the glass. My friend’s first glass was “corked” and while they did open a new bottle and get her a fresh glass, we were a bit surprised they didn’t comp the one glass of wine. It is a very lively ambience, and very loud, so can be challenging if you’re looking for a place to have a conversation.

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f
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

flavorful food, a variety of choices, friendly and efficient service.

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E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was disappointing. I had a visitor from Bogota and was embarrassed that I selected Boquria based on the food. I've been here numerous times and generally am pleased but this time our food was cold and not good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

6pm on a Sunday evening, nice prices for happy hour menu.
Staff was excellent.

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always out of this world. Great small plates to share with family and friends, and also great drinks!
This was my first time for brunch and the bottomless brunch really brings all the hits!

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TM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All of the food here is delicious. The meat skewers, the meatballs, the cheeses! The waiter was pushy with recommendations that we didn’t ask for with both drinks and food and the high top stools at our table were uncomfortable but the FOOD makes it all worth it.

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