Boqueria - Penn Quarter
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Dinner: Chef's Tasting Menu ($52pp plus tax and gratuity)
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Crispy potatoes, salsa brava, pimentón, garlic allioli
Bomba rice, roasted chicken, Piquillo peppers, chorizo, kale, topped with three farm eggs
Creamy croquettes; three each of mushroom and Serrano ham
Went for brunch. Tapas and the brunch paella were delicious! Definitely coming back to try dinner and for the great service!
We enjoyed an excellent bottle of Cava Rose along with Tabla de Quesos, Escalivada, Patatas Bravas then followed with Gambas al Ajillo, Croquettes Cremosas, Pato Confitado and Albondigas. The three of us loved every bite and the dishes reminded us of our trip to Spain two years ago before the pandemic. The service was terrific and the plates were well-timed…everything was delicious. Would definitely return to this restaurant and recommend it to others!
The food was amazing! I’ve been wanting to try and I’m so glad I did!
Food and ambiance were pretty good. Prices are a bit high in comparison to other tapas places I’ve been to. The waiter was fine but didn’t want to split our checks when we asked her to do so, which would’ve been convenient and nice. Overall, four stars.
$$$$ It will cost you and your date $150 but it was incredible food .
Our waiter was very good and make recommendations on what we should try. The food was good and well prepared.
Immediately upon walking in, you are greeted by a visual of the bar display, which I particularly liked. The decor is intimate enough for a date night but also not too intimate where you can enjoy with friends. The partition between the main eating area and the bar was particularly enchanting. I also really enjoyed being able to see the chefs cooking to the far end of the restaurant.
The food was reasonably priced in my opinion. The menu itself isn’t super extensive but sometimes I prefer a shorter menu to choose from. We ordered almost every tapa available. The shrimp in garlic was delicious. The shrimp itself was standard but I think the highlight really was the garlic butter/oil sauce. It was extremely delicious with the bread provided. The patatas bravas were delicious, although I do wish the potatoes were cut in slightly smaller cubes. The broccoli was decent; the sauce was really good but all of the broccoli wasn’t covered in it so it took a few pieces to really be able to appreciate the it.
Drinks were good. White sangria was okay; I think the ice watered it down quite a bit. Alcoholic beverages were pretty standard.
The service was great. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made some really nice recommendations for substitutes. It wasn’t particularly busy as we arrived shortly after they opened but it was nice to have an attentive server who always updated us on our order. I know this should be bare minimum but it was still very much appreciated.
Overall - food was delicious, well priced, and service was great. Would definitely recommend.
Came here around 530 on NYE. Found out they were not doing full menu because of their NYE special which started at 6. Food was good, drinks were good and the energy was lively in anticipation of the night. I would definitely come back if I lived close by.
Christmas dinner with friend
Most of our dishes were very good, but the octopus we ordered was bland and rubbery.
Went to Boqueria On a whim because my partner and I were starving. I have been there before for happy hour but it was my first time for dinner and it was literally so delicious! Everything from the drinks to the desert was well made, flavourful, and unique. For drinks we got one white sangria, a shitio pepper margarita (this had a savory, sublime but slightly sweet taste -I loved it.) our appetizer was a slightly charred broccoli dish with some sumac and currants. Then we had pinxos morenos, the bleu cheese steak and the octopus tapa. Finally for dessert we got the basque cheesecake With a side of the dulce de lèche. There was a little olive oil on the rim of the dish which paired perfectly with the cheese cake. Unfortunately I do not remember the name of the server we had but he was great and looking around I could tell all the servers and bussers were all very Attentive. It was a Phenomenal dinner. Usually I can only eat a few bites my food and I have to save the rest for a few hours but I ate everything!
Great food, great experience, but the champagne was very cheap.
Had a lovely experience at Boqueria. Got a few plates that we did not ask for and did not get a few that we did ask for, but the flexibility of the tapas style meal made it not matter too much. I will be back!
Fun place great food
A fun birthday treat! Drinks were 4 stars but food was 5! Service wasn't bad considering it was a weekend brunch. I would go back again!
First time to this location, great food, bar service, table service and good variety of wine.
The Mushroom croquettes were so good. Definitely made up for the salt cod fritters which were not good. Those shishito peppers though....
Great service, my friend spilled his champagne and they quickly brought a new glass without our even mentioning it! The meatballs, croquettes and the bacon wrapped dates were all delicious. Will definitely be back
Great service and very good atmosphere. The tapas sizes are pretty generous.
Great quality food. Service was good as we were the only people at a table and a few people at the bar.
Special outing to celebrate with friends. Was given a nice spot that was relatively quiet in what would be a generally noisy restaurant. Though all of their tapas are excellent and spot on to the tapas we had in Barcelona, I can only describe their seafood paella as good - not great.
Food portions are huge. Wish it was smaller and more focused, like true tapas.
Each person needs 1-2 not 3-4 plates.
Also, the jamon Serrano is sub-par.
Good vibe but would not recommend, especially with Jaleo so close by.
Everything was great, except the server seemed very bothered that we didn’t want everything on the al-you can
First time here for my Birthday Dinner with friends!!! Great and delicious food!!!
Spanish restaurant serves tapas that serves 2 people. As good as any we’ve had anywhere, including throughout Spain.
Attentive friendly service. Shishito margarita is a must try if you are into margaritas.
The tapas lunch was excellent. The wine recommendation was very nice as well.
Great addition to the neighborhood. Calamari was excellent. We had several vegetarian dishes, which were very good, esp. the brussels sprouts. Crema catalan was delicious. It was comfortable to converse, though I wish restaurants would choose music that doesn't have a throbbing bass.
Went for my wife’s birthday and it was great, exactly what we were wanting. Service was top notch and food was amazing! We got about five tapas and paella for four people was great. Sangria was very good. Would recommend and we plan to go back.
We sat at the back of the restaurant which was nice. We were able to see the kitchen in action. The food tasted really good. Almost as good as some of the restaurants in Seville, Spain.
We had the weekend “Bottomless Brunch”. None of the tapas were bad, but we really enjoyed about half of them. That’s the whole purpose since you reorder any of the tapas you want. It also includes bottomless sangrias and mimosas. Service was very efficient and we’re definitely going back.
Great food, fun drinks and attentive staff. I love the atmosphere, especially the round tables up front.
It was great
Excellent! Loved the croquetas and churros!
Overall good. We had the hanger steak with piquillo peppers which was delicious. We had the patatas which were just ok. We also the gambas which were super oily and lacked flavor. We finished it off with some churros, our server made the suggestion of getting a mix of dulce de leche and Nutella churros. They were amazing. Our server was efficient and attentive without being intrusive. We would probably come back and try other items on the menu.
Great for a group of friends or for a date night. Wonderful food and atmosphere.
Excellent food. A bit expensive but expected given the location. Def one of my favorite DC restaurants.
The bottomless brunch was ok. Nothing impressive. Worse was to get charged extra for a Latte, and after the server presented the bill not included but added to the total credit card charge... and the latte was $16 😳.
Boqueria - Penn Quarter is rated 4.5 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.
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