“Boqueria is a fantastic option for a group lunch. The lively Spanish tapas restaurant offers a prix fixe 3-course lunch menu for $35 per person, including blistered shishito peppers to start, a selection of tapas like patatas bravas (Spanish potatoes) and gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp), and churros con chocolate for dessert, all served family style.”
“Boqueria’s Ensalada Cogollos is a signature salad – crunchy romaine, hazelnuts, mint and Idiazabal cheese, topped with a delicious romesco vinaigrette, which lends not only hearty, bold flavor but also wonderful texture from the breadcrumbs in the romesco, a traditional Catalan sauce made by blending deeply roasted tomatoes, toasted bread, fried hazelnuts and parsley.
“This week, Boqueria announced a minority investment by longtime restaurant industry veteran Paul Fleming, who has created and helped grow such brands as P.F. Chang’s China Bistro — he’s the “P.F.” — Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and, more recently, Paul Martin’s American Grill and Tacos & Tequila Cantina.
“Tapas make for a perfect boozy brunch affair. Eat a little. Drink a little. Repeat. At Boqueria’s four (Flatiron, UES, Soho and Garment District) locations across the city, you can order from a brunch menu ($42), which includes favorites like pan con tomate and patatas bravas and even a decadent brunch paella topped with fried eggs.”
“I like grilling lamb in the springtime, as it’s a bit more unexpected,” says Chef Marc Vidal of Boqueria. At the restaurant, their pintxos morunos—grilled spiced lamb skewers—are very popular and with good reason: “I marinate boneless lamb top rounds for two days with toasted cumin, coriander, fennel, onion, pimenton, and lemon and serve them with pickled shallots and salsa verde,” he says.