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Boqueria UES, New York, NY

Boqueria UES

4.6
4.6
849 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
An energetic yet intimate Barcelona-style tapas bar serving Spanish favorites, seasonal specials, and curated cocktails in a contemporary space in the heart of the Upper East Side.

Perfect for a relaxed and delicious get-together over happy hour and shared plates, a memorable date night, or weekend brunch!

Let us know if you have any seating requirements when making your booking. Parties of 6 or more will enjoy our Chef's Tasting Menu ($52pp plus beverage, tax, and gratuity).

Please note that by making a reservation through OpenTable you are agreeing to receive marketing communications from Boqueria.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 343-2227

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Marc Vidal

  • Catering

    Boqueria can provide food for groups and parties, dropped off and ready to serve.<br /><br />The entire venue can also be rented for private functions.

  • Private party facilities

    Boqueria is available for private functions with a buy-out of the restaurant. Please contact us to discuss your event today!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (646) 845-9726

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    76th Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    6 Train at 77th Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 849 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Sunday

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. We were in the bar area. The hostess was helpful. Sara waited on our table; she was efficient and friendly. Food was fantastic!
  2. a

    alan56

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were very good. As is the case these days, there was no bread served. We did notice that the waiter did take some bead out of a basket which he said was for a certain tapas dish .I bellieve that bread should be served with a meal. As is the case these days prices, especially for wine, are excessive ($13 minumum per glass)
  3. m

    mabelh

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the chefs experience and everything was so good. Our waiter was great and the manger stopped by and chatted w us for a bit. A really enjoyable dinner!
  4. RF

    RogerF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Family loved it. Paella was best we've had in a very long time. Can't wait to come back. Thank you.
  5. b

    bennyg

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    It was not as good as it used to be. Food was mediocre.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and pleasant service
  7. V

    Vlucia

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The tapas reminded us of our food in Barcelona. It was that good! Highly recommend this gem.
  8. E

    Elle

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    When we cane in there were tables outside. I asked to be seated there and was told that they were reserved. I called the restaurant few times in the past and was told that age outside tables CANNOT be reserved! It is covid time, it was a gorgeous day and it would have been nice to sit outdoors. The restaurant was mot full but they sat us tightly near a group of four. We asked to be moved they said that all of the seats were reserved. We were there for over 1.5 hour and half of the restaurant was empty. We had a very early reservation . It started filling up as we were living. Customer service was disappointing to say the least, they should do better to make a customer happy.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Arrived early and tried some Happy Hour specials which were very good and priced right. Each Tapa was good except a new one with squash which was essentially uncooked. Awful. Tapa replaced with another choice but obviously kitchen not functioning at peak.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great. Ambiance is great. It’s kinda noisy… but which place in NY isn’t?
  11. T

    Teresa

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service.
  12. s

    satolep7

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The papas bravas were too fat and drowned in aioli. The portion of clams was very small even as a tapa.
  13. CP

    ChrissaP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boqueria is always a great choice if you want good food and a good vibe. The tapas were great and the paella was delicious. The manager learned it was my birthday and sent over free champagne!
  14. EZ

    EleonoreZ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great Service excellent Music did not fit the place. Should be Spanish. Took away from the ambiance.
  15. AG

    AmyG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have been multiple times and never disappointed. The food is delicious. The service is excellent.
  16. l

    lacklustre

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food. Service was so very very good. Very professional and thoughtful servers. Wonderful drinks. Great birthday celebration
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good dinner
  18. f

    flash

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My go-to - outstanding Spanish wines and tapas - one of my all time faves!
  19. J

    Jmw245

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    There is a recent menu change that disappeared some of our favorite (one being salad), and it truly has become a green-less menu. Won't return.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good. Nothing out of the ordinary. Service was attentive.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Say at the chef’s table and tasted some of the most amazing flavor profiles all evening, dish after dish did not disappoint.
  22. KR

    KarolR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Tapas spot in NYC! It’s a must. Very delicious.
  23. TL

    TercerLugar

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Accidental happy hour timing was perfect. Food was delicous.
  24. WT

    WheresTheBeef

    New York Area

    134 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    It was way too hot (temperature-wise). When I asked the waiter if the air conditioning could be increased, I was told no. I saw other people fanning themselves, including a hostess with a “Boqueria” fan. A known issue I guess, which makes it even worse. Guests’ physical comfort is the first rule of running a successful restaurant. Boqueria failed. I won’t go back. It’s impossible to enjoy the food or conversation when you can only think about getting the *^#% out of there and into some A/C.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good food, except the paella was a bit burnt. Sangria was exceptional. Service could be better, our waitress didn’t check in on us too often. They try to cram too many people into the restaurant, the tables are far too close to each other.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, and service! It was our second time there in a month because I was craving the dishes we had the first time we went, and the second time didn’t cure me! I can’t wait to return!
  27. S

    Satiated10023

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoy Bouqueria but were disappointed with the Paella. The shellfish was rubbery and not very hot, the rice was just ok. Considering we waited over 50 minutes it was a dissatisfying. The other tapas we ordered were very good. I would recommend Bouqueria but would suggest not ordering Paella.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely DELICIOUS!
  29. IO

    IsabelO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excelentes tapas, buena relación calidad precio. Ambiente joven y vibrante. Excelente servicio de Hugo nuestro camarero. Lo recomiendo!
  30. D

    Docdub

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Took an unusually long time for food to arrive. Some items were cold that should have been hot. The paella simply was not good. The wait staff were very nice.
  31. GH

    GloriaH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for my 19yr old daughter and her friends. They ordered the Chef’s menu, and everything was absolutely delicious.
  32. p

    peterk

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Boqueria has an interesting and broad menu selection of Spanish food. It pays to try different dishes, and share them. I found the noise level too much, though. The service was ok --- the waiters were very busy.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I asked the server to not wear latex gloves because I’m allergic and he wouldn’t take them off.
  34. i

    irenav

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and vibes!
  35. ET

    EmilyT

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff accommodated us outside. Not the same vibe or comfort as inside but safer. Food and service great except anchovy dish. We ordered too much but ate every bite.
  36. AC

    AC22

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great neighborhood spot with great tapas! I wish there were more mains, or beef related tapas, but still a great meal. Sangria is really good, too!
  37. TL

    TeachLI

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the kitchen counter. Love watching the food being prepared. Everything was delicious and the service was great.
  38. A

    Allan

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An authentic Spanish experience that I enjoyed immensely. They have a nice selection of wines to complement tapas.
  39. H

    Heidi

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our fav places to eat!!!
  40. RS

    RhitaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for a friends reunion ! I highly recommend it

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Boqueria UES offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 343-2227.

Boqueria UES is rated 4.6 stars by 849 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Boqueria UES

1460 Second Ave., New York, NY 10075

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    76th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    6 Train at 77th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marc Vidal

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 343-2227

  • Catering

    Boqueria can provide food for groups and parties, dropped off and ready to serve.<br /><br />The entire venue can also be rented for private functions.

  • Private party facilities

    Boqueria is available for private functions with a buy-out of the restaurant. Please contact us to discuss your event today!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (646) 845-9726

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