• Tapas
    Welcome To Boqueria
    We love tapas
    perfect socarrat, warm and crispy churros, briny boquerones . . .
  • Brunch
    We do brunch right
    bottomless mimosas and Sangría and Paella topped with farm fresh eggs . . .


Boqueria accepts online reservations for parties of 1-8 guests.

For parties of 9 or more guests please call 202.552-0392 or email dupont@boqueriadc.com



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202.552.0392 • Dupont@boqueriadc.com
1837 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Monday - Thursday: 11:30am to 10:30pm
Friday: 11:30am to 11:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am to 11:30pm
Sunday: 10:30 am to 9:30pm
HAPPY HOUR: Daily from 3pm - 7pm

Dupont Circle or Farragut North


Group Orders


Delivery is available through DoorDash and Caviar.
Please use the links below to place your order.





About Us

Inspired by the energy of the tapas bars and “Cervezerias” that surround Barcelona’s renowned food market “El Mercado de la Boqueria”, Boqueria serves market driven authentic Spanish cuisine in an atmosphere that sparks connections with people, food and wine.


Executive Chef: Marc Vidal

Marc’s first experience in the kitchen was at his family’s restaurant in Barcelona where his grandmother was the Chef. He would often go there after school to spend time with his family and to help in the kitchen. That experience influenced Marc to enroll in the Escola de Restauracio I Hostelatge de Barcelona at age 16. After graduation Chef Vidal worked with some of the leading chefs of the world including Chef Carles Gaig at the Michelin Starred Can Gaig, Chef Ferran Adria at the famed El Bulli and Chef Alain Passard at the three Michelin star restaurant L’Arpege in Paris. In 2010 Marc joined the Boqueria team as Executive Chef where he contributes his wealth of experience, culinary talent and passion for the cuisine of his homeland to help the restaurants maintain and enhance their reputation among the best Spanish restaurants in New York and Washington DC.


Founder: Yann de Rochefort

“Just don’t quit your day job” was the best advice Yann de Rochefort ever ignored as he pondered a career change from Marketing to Restaurateur. That was in 2001, when he quit his job as a Strategic Planner for Allied Domecq, to open Suba restaurant on the LES. Five years later, memories of paellas, tapas and “Crema Catalanas” from years of traveling and living in Spain inspired Yann de Rochefort to create Boqueria. 10 years in, a passion for hospitality, design, food and generally throwing a great dinner party still propel his love for running a growing number of Boqueria restaurants in New York and beyond.


Join Our Team

We demand excellence from each other and our suppliers so as to create memorable and inspiring experiences for our guests.

We are driven to contribute the best ideas and to sweat EVERY detail.

Are you ready to join the team?




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.

Download our Events Package for more information

Ready to start the party?
Request information for an event here
Email us at events@boqueriadc.com or call 202.552.0392

Private Dining Room


• Private Dining: 30 guests seated, 30 standing
• Bar: 30 seated
• Dining Area 1: 25 guests seated, 30 standing
• Dining Area 2: 35 guests seated, 40 standing
• Entire Venue: 108 seated, 150 standing

Download our Events Package for dining area details.


Start The Party

Ready to start the party?
Request information for an event here
Email us at events@boqueriadc.com or call 202.552.0392


You must be doing something really special in order to make yourselves stand out from the crowd and be loved. That is what Boqueria NYC has done, and they celebrated its 10th anniversary in style last night with some pretty big names, food, drink and more.

~ Manhattan Digest

Tapas menus are nobread approved and staple items on tapas menus include several of my favorites. Boqueria brings a bit of Barcelona to New York City and is the perfect restaurant to go to for great tapas and sangria before a night out, or for when you are in the mood to reminisce about your study abroad days…

~ NoBread

The Gambas al Ajillo, for example, are traditionally prepared with just shrimp, garlic, guindilla pepper, and olive oil. But Vidal decided to make a sauce with the heads of the shrimp and a dash of pimentón - a lip-smacking concoction that you’ll want to dip and soak every piece of bread into.

~ Epoch Taste

Marc Vidal's Secret Weapon: The Boqueria chef drizzles smoky paprika vinaigrette on everything, and so should you. Here are a few of his favorite ways to bring some smoke into yours...

~ Tasting Table

The classic Spanish churro has four ingredients: water, oil, flour and salt. Accompanied by a mug of chocolate to dip them in. However, the churro 2.0 can have a whole range of ingredients. (At Boqueria) they are served in a wooden box with the Nutella temptingly oozing out. Boqueria promises that one bite will transport you to Spain.

~ Passenger6A

Head to Boqueria (any of the NYC locations) to check out their new Las Islas wine list, with offerings from the Balearic and Canary Islands. “They are totally unique and immediately attention-grabbing. It’s Spain, but it’s not,” said Kieran Chavez, beverage manager, Boqueria restaurants. Every island has a unique microclimate—Gran Canaria, for example, has extreme winds, no vegetation and volcanic ash—but every wine from these islands has minerality and freshness, he said, noting maritime wind and sea air.


The seafood paella was pretty much incredible, and not to be missed! Anything on the menu that contains romesco sauce has gluten, but all dishes can be prepared without this sauce. Although Boqueria is famous for their staple Spanish tapas dishes, their seasonal vegetable dishes including the cauliflower NO ROMESCO and butternut squash were some of my favorites!

~ Nicole Cogan, No Bread

Octopus, citrus aioli, diced jalapeño, slightly pickled cabbage and red onion, house-made mayo and a sprinkle of paprika, held together by a fresh brioche. I know, right? Sounds reeeally good. Boqueria just rolled out a new pulpo roll – like the beloved lobster roll except with octopus and some Spanish flair – and I was lucky to have the chance to sample the goods.

~ Caitlin, Back 2 Spain

In Spain, nos vamos de vermut ("let's go have a vermouth") is code for a leisurely midafternoon snack—something simple and salty, like canned mussels or potato chips, accompanied by a glass of vermouth, Zack Bezunartea, director of operations for Boqueria in New York and Washington, D.C., explains. The Spritz is a remarkably unfussy drink: "The most important part is the ritual itself. It's about taking a break, sitting down and having the vermouth," Bezunartea says.

~ Tasting Table

Manhattan’s third Boqueria “tapas bar,” recently launched on the Upper East Side, channels the easygoing, Barcelona-inspired vibe from the mini-chain’s Flatiron and Soho locations. And it’s likely to be with us for a long, long time.

~ Steve Cuozzo

Boqueria UES's Fideuà Negra,One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes:Cooked similarly to a paella, the base here is garlic-tinged squid ink noodles, which hidechewy bits of mollusk and serve as a nest forfat prawns and sweet clams.

~ Village Voice

Tapas eatery Boqueria debuts its third New York City location tonight, now delivering tasty plates of Spanish eats to the Upper East Side.Barcelona native Chef Marc Vidal continues his nuanced execution of classic small plates at the new outpost, which offers intimate seating for 70 in the cozy dining room awash in golds and beiges.

~ Gothamist

The items from the lot I'd be happiest to see again are the tender baby squid served with charred scallion, tomato confit and romesco; tomato-sauced lamb meatballs gathered with pinches of sheep's milk cheese; and lightly sauteed spinach and garlic. The vegetable dish gets a sweet pop from golden raisins.

~ Zagat

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a Spanish-style siesta after lunch. But Dupont's new Manhattan tapas transplant, Boqueria, could change that for D.C. diners. The month-old restaurant launched lunch service last week, with a menu of sandwiches, salads and tapas that practically demands a post-meal nap.

~ Tasting Table

The versatile Spanish classic pan con tomate - which can be eaten all day, from breakfast into the wee hours - is a cinch to prepare, requiring only ripe, meaty tomatoes, a fresh baguette, and good-quality olive oil. We’ve been addicted to chef Marc Vidal’s version at Boqueria since the tapas spot opened in March, especially alongside some chilled sangria.

~ Washingtonian Best Bites

Boqueria’s Seve Ballesteros: Named after the world famous golfer, this is a spin on a what's known as a John Daly, which is lemonade, iced tea and vodka. The addition of Sherry adds a nutty complexity to the drink.

~ The Wall Street Journal

You’d be wise to pay attention to the blackboard and its specials, which are driven by farmers-market bounty. That’s where you’ll find the most exciting shares, which show off the ingenuity of chef Marc Vidal, who shuttles between DC and New York each week.

~ Washingtonian

It was a gutsy move for this Manhattan tapas bar to make its way to Washington, an already small-plates-mad town. Turns out that keeping the earth-toned dining rooms and Carrera-marble bar loud and crowded wasn’t a problem.

~ Washingtonian

Vidal spent most f his career cooking traditional Spanish food,but also put in time at El Bulli, L'Arpege, and Alain Ducasse - real temples of gastronomy.

~ NBC’s The Feast

Think "Barcelona in Manhattan" to get the idea behind this "irresistible" Flatiron Spaniard that lures a "young" crowd with ultra-"creative" takes onBasque and Catalonian tapas...


Sample some Spanish cured meats and cheeses. Have a glass of Sangria...or one of the many affordable Spanish wines. Let your appetite wander while your feet dangle. That’s the tapas spirit, and at Boqueria it’s found a Spanish home.

~New York Times

The room (along with the uniforms of the competent, terminally perky wait staff) is carefully coordinated in tones of toffee, beige and sandy brown, and the thing you notice, after a visit or two, is that it’s very loud, in a convivial tapas-like way, and it’s almost always packed.

~ New York Magazine

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