More details are emerging about D.C.’s second Boqueria, which is now slated to debut in Penn Quarter in late fall.
The new Barcelona-inspired tapas bar (777 9th Street NW) will serve the brand’s top sellers, like seafood paella packed with monkfish, sepia, squid, shrimp, and clams, as well as patatas bravas and cheese and charcuterie plates from executive chef Marc Vidal.
The modern eatery is expected to include “extensive” outdoor seating, the company tells Eater. Its designer is Studio 3877, the local architect behind other Penn Quarter eateries The Smith and Succotash. The new location will also feature dishes exclusive to the new D.C. location. Stay tuned for more menu intel as it comes available in the coming weeks.
D.C.’s debut Boqueria — and its first outside of New York City — opened in Dupont Circle in 2012 with its famed lineup of blistered Shishito peppers, bacon-wrapped dates, and Ibérico ham. Its watermelon sangria, first created by longtime beverage director Kieran Chavez at a staff anniversary party, returned this summer in Dupont Circle.
Those with deep pockets and saved vacation time can get to know the growing brand even more by eating their way through Spain alongside Vidal and founder Yann de Rochefort next month. The cost for the week-long “culinary tour” throughout Barcelona and the Cataluña countryside is $5,500 per person.