Boqueria - Penn Quarter

4.5
360 reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Vibrant, Barcelona-style tapas bar with high top seating and a design aesthetic inspired by European modernism. Enjoy Spanish classics and a rotating menu of seasonal dishes.

Looking forward to having you at Boqueria! A couple notes to make sure you have the best experience possible:

Please let us know if you have any seating requirements when making your booking.

Parties of 10 or more will enjoy:
Dinner: Chef's Tasting Menu ($52pp plus tax and gratuity)

Thank you again for choosing Boqueria Penn Quarter. If your plans change please let us know. We look forward to having you!
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Siona
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Kiers
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipLauren
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place great food

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Kate
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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none
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to this location, great food, bar service, table service and good variety of wine.

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vipLaurenL
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Mushroom croquettes were so good. Definitely made up for the salt cod fritters which were not good. Those shishito peppers though....

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vipThomasm
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and very good atmosphere. The tapas sizes are pretty generous.

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IrfH
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great quality food. Service was good as we were the only people at a table and a few people at the bar.

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vipSusannaM
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipAndieC
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was great, except the server seemed very bothered that we didn’t want everything on the al-you can

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here for my Birthday Dinner with friends!!! Great and delicious food!!!

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vipRobert
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Foodie123
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas lunch was excellent. The wine recommendation was very nice as well.

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NatashaA
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DCfoodie31
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Annie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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Maniwan
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun drinks and attentive staff. I love the atmosphere, especially the round tables up front.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent! Loved the croquetas and churros!

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MayDay
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipSalkoMk51
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a group of friends or for a date night. Wonderful food and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. A bit expensive but expected given the location. Def one of my favorite DC restaurants.

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vipCuissineamateur60
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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 😳.

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DooriDines
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The steak and oxtail were excellent. Didn’t enjoy the sweet potatoes (very bland), brussel sprouts (oily and bland) and churros with nutella (very oil).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, quick, charming place and very professional chef!

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BrianY
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food took a long time and the octopus was not well-cooked.

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MichaelO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really nice lunch and good value. Tasty! Chicken was tender, salad nice and light and papas braves a guilty pleasure.

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vipJasmineV
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

There was hair in my croquettas and out of oxtail :(

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vipdecibels
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the paella de mariscos

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AnnaJuliet
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fun experience!! The Sunday brunch is such a good deal that you would be stupid to pass it up!

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NHtravler
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. We had a wonderful evening of sharing outstanding tapas. The service was spot on. Next time in DC I will add it to my list of top locations to meet colleagues

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vipRichard
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent, especially the hanger steak which can't be beat.

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vipAdamG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was really fabulous. The one drawback was that we were on our way to the hockey game, and we couldn’t get our server’s attention to keep things moving more quickly to get to the game on time.

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host staff was so accommodating of our large group reservation, and our waitress (Pina) was excellent and so sweet.

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Boqueria - Penn Quarter is rated 4.5 stars by 360 OpenTable diners.

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