One of the quickest ways for people to connect with each other is to share a meal, and the sharing doesn’t get any better than at Boqueria. This Spanish spot is all about tapas—a wide variety of small plates that emerge from the kitchen whenever they’re ready—and they’re specifically made for sharing. So grab a group of old friends, or invite some people you’d like to know better, and get ready for a feast of both the culinary and social variety. Inspired by the festive restaurants of Barcelona, this Flatiron District gem explores the flavors of southern Spain, with such dishes as stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, fried quail eggs with chorizo, and patatas bravas, crispy potatoes with salsa and roasted garlic aioli. Pair them with an icy pitcher of sangria and you’ve got the makings of a memorable evening. The atmosphere is lively and festive, with long tables so you and your friends can sit together, but be warned: it gets crowded fast. It’s best to show up early, unless you want to wait at the bar with a glass of tempranillo. Then again, maybe that’s not such a bad thing …


53 W. 19th St., , New York NY 10011

(212) 255-4160

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