If you’re looking for a fun, vibrant bar scene and great happy hour specials, without sacrificing exceptional food quality and attention to detail, look no further than Boqueria. Right in the middle of the bustling bar scene on the corner of 19th and M Streets NW, you’ll find Boqueria – an unassuming place with a large bar, tons of tapas, fresh jamon sitting in the visible bar/tapas prep area, and a diverse crowd.
No need to sacrifice quality over a happy hour – head to Boqueria with a work guest, or group of friends, and grab a seat at the bar. You can oversee the tapas prep, the slicing of the large imported jamon leg, and have access to bartenders as this place tends to be very busy.
Choosing between very affordable food and drink options ranging from $4 to $8, there is something for everyone – from draft beer specials, to red/wine white, and sangria options made with red, wine, or rose wine. The food options are equally as impressive.
Try the traditional Spanish omelet with eggs, confit potatoes and Spanish onions with a fresh tomato and a garlic cream sauce for only $5.
If you’re seeking something more filling, I’d recommend the house-made spiced sausage served on perfectly toasted bread. Warm and soft on the inside, and perfectly grilled on the outside, paired with pickled red onions and bitter arugula, this affordable tapas will certainly leave you wanting more.
As a seafood option, the salt cod and potato fritters, served with a citrus allioli were piping hot, with a crispy exterior and tender flaky middle. It’s hard not to order dozens of these.
Where: Boqueria, 1837 M Street NW, Washington, DC (above Chipotle). Online.