Spanish Restaurant & Tapas Bar – Penn Quarter

Barcelona’s Energy & Cuisine in a Lively Tapas Bar in Penn Quarter

Boqueria Penn Quarter

Located In the heart of Washington D.C.’s vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood, Boqueria is a lively Barcelona-style tapas bar.

Serving classic Spanish tapas and wine – all within a short walk from CityCenterDC, Capital One Arena, Apple’s Carnegie Library flagship store, and the museums along the National Mall – Boqueria brings a bit of Barcelona vibrancy to the dynamic Penn Quarter area of DC.

At our newest location, guests are greeted at the central light-washed island bar with a menu of pintxos and a variety of cocktails, wine and spirits to wash them down. For lunch and dinner, succulent slow-roasted rotisserie chicken and classic tapas are prepared on the searing hot plancha at the open kitchen counter; while leisurely brunch “feasts” feature unlimited, free-flowing mimosas and sangría.



Monday: 11:30am – 10pm
Tuesday: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Wednesday: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Thursday: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Friday: 11:30am – 11pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 11pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 9:30pm

Happy Hour

Monday – Wednesday from 3pm – 8pm

Thursday – Sunday from 3pm – 7pm


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Our favorite tapas, paella, Spanish cheese and charcuterie, desserts and drinks, available daily.

View The Menus Here

At PENN QUARTER, reservations are accepted for:

Brunch, Lunch & Dinner: groups of 1-10 guests.

All dinner reservations for 6 or more guests are provided the LARGE PARTY CHEF’S MENU at $49 per person (plus beverages, tax, and 20% gratuity). The menu, composed by the Chef on a daily basis, is a selection of our most popular tapas, daily market specials, Paella, and Churros con Chocolate. Your server will ask you about any allergies and dishes you particularly want or don’t want and will work with the chef to tailor a menu to suit your group.

In The Press

“The 164-seat stunner features a modern-looking dining room straight out of Barcelona, complete with swaying palms, abstract artwork, and lots of Spanish reds served at its thick marbled bar.”
~ Eater DC

“Grab a group and head out for Spanish tapas, wine and cocktails at the newest location of Boqueria. The Penn Quarter address features signature rotisserie chicken, ribs and pork shank along with a chef’s counter for elevated dining.”
~ DC Refined

“This is one of our favorite Spanish restaurants in D.C. and its seamless integration into a new neighborhood only makes it feel more like a District staple. The quality of ingredients, the integrity of place, and hospitable kindness are a reason this spot has doubled—and why loyal patrons and new customers alike will line up for a snack, a drink, and a paella the size of your entire table.”