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  • Spanish, Small Plates/Tapas, Wine Bar
  • 53 W 19th St, New York NY10011 40.740296 -73.993696
  • (Btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
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  • (212) 255-4160
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User Ratings (Based on 49 reviews)

3.565
Food 3.6 Value 3.1
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 255-4160
Fax:
fax
(212) 727-1548
Website:
www.boquerianyc.com
Place Order:
Order From Boqueria for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 6pm-10:30pm Fri: 6pm-11:30pm Sat: 5:30pm-11:30pm
Serves:
Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Trendy, WiFi, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
Delivery Area:
14th to 25th St; Broadway to 8th Ave

User Reviews

  • Boqueria

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/24/2006

    The real deal

    Have been to many "tapas restaurants" in NYC. Vast majority never even get close to the vibe in Spain. Most are normal restaurants that serve small plates they call "tapas". This place feels (and tastes) like what I remember from Spain. Also has a great selection of Spanish cheese and cured meats. Try this and you will realize what going out for tapas is supposed to be.

  • Boqueria

    Posted by Kippy14 on 10/24/2006

    1.5 on the Richter Scale

    I've been here twice and it can get noisy and crowded. The tapas are different than most which is nice. The oil poached egg is lovely, but lacks a lot of flavor, though the bacalao beignets are great and not greasy. The brandade is not brandade-y and was actually a sad foam. The lemon cumin lamb was fantastic though. The wine list was very well rounded and the sangria is a little sweet but nice. Not quite a culinary paradise, but a good relaxing place to grab a bite.

  • Boqueria

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/13/2006

    Disappointing

    I stopped in last weekend for lunch. The menu sounded really promising (although everything looked overpriced). I got a sandwich that had one very thickly sliced piece of meat and some cheese. Ehh.

  • Boqueria

    Posted by SNH on 08/30/2006

    Underwhelmed

    I took my chef boyfriend here for dinner last night. Since it's walk-in only, we waited about 20 minutes at the bar. The place was packed and extremely loud throughout our stay. Our table was small and very close on both sides to other two-tops; the waitresses could barely fit in to serve us. We ordered a variety of dishes, as per usual, and were left, on the whole, disappointed. A lot of hype, not a lot to offer. - Grilled lamb: mediocre at best. - Three creamy croquettes: the jamon one was tasty, the other two bland. - Stuffed dates: best thing we had, but the bacon was kind of aged-tasting, in a bad way. - Salt cod brandade: bland, would have been better served warm. - Chilled almond soup: not good. - Shrimp in oil and garlic: bland. This was a shock, since it's usually so flavorful. Barely tasted like anything, and several of my shrimp had bits of shell on them. - Baby squid: the squid itself was a tad overcooked, and the fried garbanzo beans were mushy. - Cuttlefish with English peas and mint: the cuttlefish was decent and the mint wasn't overpowering, but the giant bush of peashoots was. - Apricot beignets: I was so excited about these, but they were not good. Simply apricot slices barely covered in what tasted like pakora batter. Not sweet, and the honey yogurt ice cream was covered in freezer fuzz. - Hazelnut mousse and ice cream: way too much hazelnut mousse, and not remarkable otherwise. Other than the sort of lame food, and the ear-splitting noise, a bartender knocked over a bottle of water and shattered the glass countertop above the bar, silencing the entire room and rendering all cheeses unservable due to glass shrapnel. Too bad for us; we always order cheese. Not special at all.

  • Boqueria

    Posted by jopopart79 on 08/28/2006

    I'd go back just for the atmosphere

    You walk into an atmosphere that swarms around you in caribbean delight; all the decorations are just right and you look forward to the meal. Unfortunately you don't get the best service; too slow and not enough interest in helping customers. Food was brought a bit late but was good, but not excellent, and should have cost us a few dollars less- I would have been a happy camper. I would go to have a few drinks, served excellently and cold and not badly priced.

  • Boqueria

    Posted by coqui329 on 08/27/2006

    Great food; expands ny's tapas option

    I expected this restaurant to be like many of the other spanish options in the city, but was pleasantly surprised. After having lived in spain, i was excited about how authentic the food, and even the staff, were. The food was innovative and simply delicious (esp the dates wrapped in bacon). While there are a few select other locations that i also believe have a worthy selection of spanish cuisine, few are in as nice of a space. Worth a visit!

  • Boqueria

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/27/2006

    Great tapas, relaxed vibe

    Great addition to the neighborhood. Excellent modern tapas in a modern, sophisticated space. Extensive Spanish ham and cheese selection and the cooked small plates and entrees are delicious as well. This is a great place to go for dinner and drinks with friends - I will definitely be back...

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