Boqueria

Oh man was this place good.  Jeff and I had lunch here on 12-22-2016. The decor was a soft orange with light wood, which actually reminded me a bit of Iceland–total hygge. It helped that it was freezing out and yet so cozy inside. And oh the food!You should know that I love vinegar more than any other flavor and this place was very vinegar-y, in a very good way. Definitely my favorite tapas in DC thus far.

Atmosphere: 5 of 5
Food & Drink: 5 of 5

Also I just love this picture of us.

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The cojonudo (quail eggs, chorizo, toast) was yummy but not to die for. Not pictured (because clearly I was new at this whole thing): salteado de setas (mushrooms, Manchego, scallions, thyme). These were surprisingly in a vinegar based sauce, and kind of salty, but very good.

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Pintxos morunos (lamb skewers, pickled shallots, salsa verde). I loved this and I can still taste the vinegar flavor in the sauce. The bread also absorbed all the flavors and was delicious to eat at the end.

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Txipirones (grilled squid, chickpeas, pipirrana, salsa verde). I always love grilled squid but the rest of the preparation fell a little flat. I didn’t love the texture of squid with chickpea and I wanted a more contrasting flavor.

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Gambas al ajillo (shrimp, garlic, brandy, Guindilla peppers, olive oil). A tapas classic and absolutely amazing here. It’s my go to tapas dish and the one I always use to compare restaurants. This was everything it was supposed to be and more with really punchy flavors.

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That’s a happy tapas-eater! I will definitely go back, if for nothing else than to eat more shrimp.

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