Boqueria West 40th Street

4.5
559 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 19, 2019

Ends: March 20, 2118

Availability: Daily 6:00AM-10:00AM

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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

What 559 People Are Saying
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MP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boqueria Experience is definitely one of the most decadent meals I've had this year. Not just tapas, but delicious mains and scrumptious dessert too! Also, the rosé sangria pitcher was perfect for our little group of 4.

HD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite location of Boqueria! Will definitely dine again and recommend to friends!

MY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Walking in from the hotel lobby, it was an elegant, modern feel, with plenty of seating and a big open bar at the center and front of the restaurant. The tables felt a bit close to each other; not noticeable when first seated, but as it filled up for the brunch, we squeezed together and the volume rose quickly. The food was fantastic! Great selections, and plenty to fill you up! A few of the dishes were on the crisp side, but the flavor was still present. The drinks flowed readily; however, sometimes the same drink did not seem to be prepared with same ratio of wine to liquor. (Too much tequila to wine). Overall, I would definitely repeat the experience.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was very average

n
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter recommended 4-5 tapas for two people to share, and it was the perfect amount. The timing of the delivery of the food was good, and everything was delicious.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always on lookout for restaurant in midtown west. Pretty and lively and friendly. We happily took advice from adjoining tables and our wonderful server. So many dishes to choose...so little time. Will be back--perfect before theater spot.

BU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food somewhat away from the hellscape that is Times Square/Penn Station areas.

B
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good food, service was fairly good, we did get an odd table in the corner for so late at night. Otherwise great experience

IE
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I was very disappointed. We came to Boqueria a year ago and loved the place. Great food and ambience. We came back to NY this year and visited the place again. Service was terrible. Food took forever to come, wrong order, bill upside down. The manager kept walking by and noticed the mess but never took a moment to stop and ask if everything was fine... absolutely zero interest for his customers, such a shame as the food is fantastic. Disappointed.

CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We did the chef’s tasting. Our server spoke to us about allergies and preferences. Our menu was perfect. Great service by our server!

NE
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My kids and I went to Boqueria during a break between two Broadway plays. They had our table ready and waiting for us, but the wait staff seemed distracted and kept forgetting different parts of our order. Most of the food was tasty but their signature dish of grilled prawns was the most expensive and least appealing of the tapas we ordered. My kids asked for Shirley Temples to drink and the waiter came back with something that was not quite what they ordered instead of telling them it was not available. The atmosphere was nice overall, but I would say the prices were high and the experience just okay all told. My kids do enjoy sophisticated foods in general, but we were all underwhelmed with the actual food. The waiter did comp our drinks to make up for some of the errors, which was nice and also clearly a sign that they did not put their best foot forward with our meal. Might be a better spot for drinks with friends than a full meal.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd visit to Boqueria West 40th (4th visit including their other locations) and once again, it did not disappoint! My husband and I had the Boqueria Experience and it was WONDERFUL! We were a bit short on time, and our waiter made sure we were able to enjoy all of the courses and get to our show on time. Thank you for another perfect dining experience!

WW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service could be a bit more efficient. While others may like to linger for 3+ hours, our party was hoping to be out sooner. Wait staff is; however, very pleasant and friendly.

JS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed Boqueria, and would have probably enjoyed it more if they hadn’t run out of bread. Of course that meant we couldn’t have the pan con tomate, which is one thing we wanted to try. I realize we went late, but no bread in a Spanish restaurant...really?

F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious...already recommended to friends

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager Erin made sure our experience was outstanding. Highly recommend!

DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is my second visit to Boqueria, the other one having been to the one on the UES. The service was excellent. The waiters were attentive and asked the bartender to make me a drink, or as close to it as possible, that had been removed from the menu. The food also came out very quickly. The food was delicious, though a couple of the appetizers had only 3 and there were only 2 of us. I suppose the amounts can't be adjusted for the size of the party! The quail eggs sounded interesting but were bland and the chorizo could hardly be tasted. The garlic shrimp were delicious and we just wanted to keep sopping up the garlic and oil with the bread. The stuffed dates were very good, but a little sweet. Another wrap of bacon would have done the trick! The lamb meatballs were very good, though could have been a bit more tender.

LA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The eggplant tapas was outstanding!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ve never had a bad experience at any Boqueria. This one is the newest. Very lively and crowded. We got a great table in the back. Food is always delicious and never disappoints. They have a wonderful selection of cocktails and mocktails. I highly recommend to anyone who is a fan of tapas and good food in general!

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

They definitely squeeze people in. We sat at the bar overlooking the kitchen and I barely had enough space to fit. Our server was slow. But the food was exceptional.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a unique and delicious destination. But plan to stay for a while!

JL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

very nice selection of tapas in vegetarian, fish and meat options. We really enjoyed the mushrooms, squid, and the special grilled Iberico pork. Service could have been better as our waiter covered too many tables to provide prompt service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time

CW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place makes me feel like I’m back in Spain, just with an NYC pace! One of my new faves!

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

This was my first visit to this location and I will definitely go out of my way to return. The front patio is super nice and relatively quiet for street eating. The interior is beautiful and spacious. The food was excellent and the brunch pricing with bottomless sangria was a great value. Ashtov (sp?) provided great, personable service.

p
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Amazing, authentic Spanish food and drink; atmosphere a little incongruous

JG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional selections of tapas, food and beverages followed by yummy desserts!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant but I was annoyed because the AC was having problems and I spent the entire time sweating and holding my cold water glass to help myself cool down. Not the way someone wants to have dinner but it is what it is. Hopefully they fixed it by now.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Open kitchen emitted too much heSt, little too warm for comfort.

OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really delicious food in a lively atmosphere. Loved the lamb meatballs and the potatoes.

a
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Server and food was outstanding

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience! Will be a returning costumer.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food is decent and service from the waiters are good. Reception sux. Very much not willing to accommodate guests with request.

f
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We came after a Sunday matinee and it was almost perfect! Fantastic food, lovely server- the only downside was the slightly failing AC. I went to the downstairs restroom just to cool off! However note that this is not typical. I’ve been a dozen times over the last year with no similar issues.

LF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a fun night out! Everything was fresh and flavorful. The Blanca sangria was sublime.

FE
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place to go!

JO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Go here all the time. Service was a little sub par for this particular instance. Food always amazing, wish you didn’t have to try to find your server

RT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food service was scratchy

Z
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Ordered Paella and it took 1 h, but it turned out to be too salty. We tried to live with it, but we just couldn't stand it because it's too salty and almost bitter. In the end we talked to the waiter and we decide to return the plate. The couple next to our table also said it was salty. But they were hungry and would eat whatever.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks were great. The service was very good as well. The tables were very close to each other and it was very warm in the restaurant. Overall I enjoyed my meal especially the bacon wrapped dates, the octopus, lamb, and churros.

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