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Spanish Stalwart Boqueria Extends Its Tapas Empire to Midtown West

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The burgeoning Spanish chain also has a new cookbook

The interior of a chic tapas bar
The bar
Photo via Boqueria

NYC tapas mainstay Boqueria now has a new location in Midtown West, bringing its New York City restaurant count up to five.

New to this location, at 260 West 40th St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues, is a six-spit rotisserie for chicken and whole suckling pig, as well as breakfast. It will open extra early, at 6:30 a.m. daily, for cafe con leche and pastries at the bar, or full-service in the dining room with dishes like tortilla or a chorizo, egg, and cheese sandwich. The rest of the menu has the Barcelona-style tapas Boqueria is known for, such as pan con tomate, grilled octopus, and seafood paella.

It’s a relatively large location, with a 20-seat bar and 85-seat dining room that’s flanked by 27-foot windows and a 20-seat outdoor patio. There are also 24 seats along an open kitchen, where the rotisserie lives.

Open since 2006, Boqueria has steadily grown from its original Flatiron location into four other NYC spaces — Soho, Upper East Side, Fort Greene, and now Midtown West — plus one in D.C. It’s a friendly restaurant that has become a neighborhood reliable and is especially well-suited to groups. Owner Yann de Rochefort and executive chef Marc Vidal have also spun the success of the restaurant into a cookbook, Boqueria: A Cookbook, out on May 1.

Midtown West’s Boqueria is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.


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