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Boqueria - Penn Quarter, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Boqueria - Penn Quarter

4.6
4.6
397 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

Influenced by the buzzy atmosphere and delicious food of Barcelona, Boqueria celebrates the vibrant communal spirit of tapas and small plates inspired by the season's best produce.

Let us know if you have any seating requirements when making your booking. Parties of 10 or more will enjoy our Chef's Tasting Menu ($52pp plus tax and gratuity).

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Booked 162 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 552-3268

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Host your birthday, corporate event, holiday party, shower or wedding with us! We have a variety of areas, menus and bar packages to make your event unique and memorable. Visit our website for more info. https://boqueriarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (202) 558-9545

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    H and 9th Streets

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place Chinatown or Metro Center

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 397 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Spanish

  • District of Columbia

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. C

    Cheska

    Exclusive

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our service was amazing and the food very tasteful

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you go here, order the seafood paella. One of the best I’ve eaten.

  3. ES

    EdSKim

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This place is worth a try. The croquettes were very tasty - savory and creamy - and the paella was one of the best. We felt this place was better than Fiola Mare (sorry Team Trabocchi). The toasty, Mediterranean coastal scents on the way to the washroom left you feeling you wanted to get back to your table asap for your next dish. Great aura and ambiance to the place.

  4. Z

    Zolo

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Didn’t seem as consistent as the other Boqueri’s I have visited. Only one left to go is Nashville.

  5. SB

    SuzanneB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Octopus was tough. Despite asking for nut free veggie- nuts were added. Table was unbalanced. Wait person was aloof.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    E un buon posto per magiare un chivo spagnolo

  7. LF

    LoveFood

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Did not like the service. The food was ok. I would not go back.

  8. JR

    JoeR

    Washington DC

    186 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    First time here, and food and service were fantastic, even though it's a fairly limited menu. Bartender didn't know how to make our (very common) drinks. The main problem is the seating -- it's virtually all high-tops, and they're not comfortable. For that reason alone, we probably won't return.

  9. MS

    MikeS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Get the paella!! ... had with side tapas but the paella made the meal!!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    I was so DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED by my experience here, and also embarrassed being the one who coordinated this dinner for a reunion with a group of friends visiting out of town. Every single item was lukewarm to cold, lacking any kind of depth of flavor, or oddly dried out. The quality and texture was similar to that of a microwaved frozen meal. To top it off, it was significantly more expensive than the other option— next time I will go there, and NEVER return here. At least I can say we had an attentive server.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    The restaurant is severely under staffed. We were sat at 6:20, ordered drinks and didn't see the server again for 30 minutes. We stopped the server and asked to order. She apologized and explained the restaurant is under staffed. We were very sympathic until she never returned again. After an hour and a half, food served but no refreshing our drinks or clearing the dirty tapas dishes from the table. Food came, plates stacked up and no drinks. We finally spoke with the hostess who was very apologetic, gave us water and removed a few items from our bill as a good will gesture. We sincerely appreciated her responsiveness but it never should have come to that point.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sat at outside table. Waiter was attentive. Delicious croquettes, peppers, and dates wrapped in bacon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Most dishes were excellent, but a couple missed the mark - the pear salad was very bland. The charcuterie was fantastic. The tables are too close together for my preference. Service started out great, then we felt a bit forgotten. I’d still recommend it though.

  14. FR

    FrancisR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bartender. food was excellent.

  15. f

    food4u

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dining at Boqueria-Penn Quarter but it won’t be my last time. Since I haven’t been able to travel back to Barcelona, I was hoping to get a taste of the wonderful food there, and Boqueria did not disappoint. Everything was delicious! We had the pan con tomate, patatas bravas, gambas al ajillo, and the highlight of our evening, the scrumptious paella!

  16. f

    foodie56

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    I love Spanish tapas. Their sauce on the gambas al ajillo was delicious. The broccoli (no pine nuts for me) was so good I ordered a serving to go and that was the only down side to our dining experience. It took a long time to get the broccoli to go. Other than that our service was great and attentive.

  17. A

    Agsjksmw

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tapas! Paella was on point. I wish more places had this kind of food.

  18. DJ

    DionJ

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    To celebrate my nephew’s promotion, bonus, and fantastic raise.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Birthday. The staff were great in accommodating us. China is an amazing server and a keeper. The manager also was very accommodating and wonderful. The young lady at the front however could use some training in customer service delivery and being more welcoming. The food and drinks were disappointing. The quality of the food has gone down, both in flavor and delivery. We ordered around 8 tapas and 4 of them came to us lukewarm. The drinks were not made well and late in delivery. And the place was not that busy.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, fun atmosphere, great service. The GM was went over and beyond.

  21. c

    celebratinganniversary

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    good for and beautiful space. restaurant was empty, but the servers weren't very attentive

  22. ML

    MissL

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mahogany (bartender/server) is amazing. Professional, attentive, helpful, provides awesome recommendations & service. Food is great, ambiance is nice, and happy hour is decent ("Free-flowing" cava during Cava Libre is only 1st round on the house; then, a la carte, but happy hour menu, though limited, is varied 👌🏾👍🏽). Downtown DC parking but, thankfully, I got a space right in front of the establishment. Highly recommend; will definitely patronize again.

  23. JD

    JaredD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Boqueria is just a lovely dining experience. The layout is chic but not too stuffy. It's dimly lit but not too much so, with the music setting a nice mood. The tapas are a great value - especially during restaurant week. We'll be back for brunch!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Boqueria and Rob made it such a wonderful and insightful experience. He gave us a run down on each item that was brought out which really made the experience fun and interactive. The food was amazing, literally everything! Would highly recommend! Ask for Rob!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Had great restaurant week deals.

  26. DM

    DanielleM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This was a lunch during Restaurant Week so we chose from the fixed menu. Notices were ample, food quality was big, presentation was pleasant and in tapas styling. Overall an excellent value.

  27. YH

    YolandaH

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for brunch. Tapas and the brunch paella were delicious! Definitely coming back to try dinner and for the great service!

  28. AM

    AnnM

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  29. Z

    Zhane

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The food was amazing! I’ve been wanting to try and I’m so glad I did!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    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.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    $$$$ It will cost you and your date $150 but it was incredible food .

  32. b

    bkmorris

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was very good and make recommendations on what we should try. The food was good and well prepared.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Decor: 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. Food: 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: Drinks were good. White sangria was okay; I think the ice watered it down quite a bit. Alcoholic beverages were pretty standard. Service: 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.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    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.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service!

  36. A

    Alexcat

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Christmas dinner with friend

  37. HS

    HelenS

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Most of our dishes were very good, but the octopus we ordered was bland and rubbery.

  38. S

    Siona

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!

  40. K

    Kiers

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great food, great experience, but the champagne was very cheap.

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Boqueria - Penn Quarter is rated 4.6 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 162 times today
Google Map for Boqueria - Penn Quarter

777 9th St NW Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20001-4501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    H and 9th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place Chinatown or Metro Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 552-3268

  • Private party facilities

    Host your birthday, corporate event, holiday party, shower or wedding with us! We have a variety of areas, menus and bar packages to make your event unique and memorable. Visit our website for more info. https://boqueriarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (202) 558-9545

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