In Penang's old space on 18th and M in Midtown, Boqueria brings the kind of energy you would expect from a restaurant in the Big Apple but don't normally see in the office building-ridden area near Dupont. And dammit, after only being open less than two weeks, you can see why this place is already getting packed.
The restaurant is fun and lively, the drink menu makes you thirsty and the food is the perfect change of pace from other tapas restaurants in the D.C. area at an incredibly reasonable price. It's the kind of place you want to go, eat, drink and hang with a big group for hours.
This is definitely already a hit with the after-work crowd and the happy hour menu is exactly why. It features drinks and bites from $4-6, with highlights including the Alhambra Negra beer ($4), sangrias ($5), patatas bravas ($4), conjonudo (toast points topped with caramelized onions, fried quail egg) and toast point topped with a white anchovy, tomato and tapenade (BY FAR my favorite thing I had).
|Don't be scared of the 'chovy, y'all, SO GOOD!|
|Wittle baby quail eggs|
|Bacon wrapped dates - never fails|
|Blistered shisito peppers with coarse sea salt|
|Pork belly skewers, need I say more?|
1837 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036