Updated: Oct 25, 2019
Food fads come and go, but Boqueria is here to stay! Spanish tapas are all the rage, but Boqueria is a stand out in what could be considered to be a saturated tapas market.
With six locations, two of which are in D.C., Boqueria has been a Dupont circle staple and now has a location in Penn Quarter. Although both serve Spanish mainstays such as tortilla Española, jamon serrano, patatas bravas, and paella, they each have their own distinct aesthetic and feel.
While the Dupont circle location has a more bright and airy “D.C.” feel to it, the Penn Quarter Boqueria is more reminiscent of modern day Madrid. However, both locations stay true to their brand with delicious Spanish fare.
This restaurant is great for social hours: after-work, brunch, etc. On the weekends, brunch enthusiasts can feast on the bottomless selection of unlimited tapas, brunch classics including whole-roasted chicken and a succulent brunch paella, mimosas, sangrias, bloody marias, coffee, and sweets.
Along with their tapas, don't forget to cap off your experience with their churro sundae!
Pro tip: Ask for the sparklers for special occasions (;
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