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Tapas Spot Boqueria Bringing Spanish Flavors And Sangria By The Pitcher To Fulton Market This Week

Chef Marc Vidal, a Barcelona native, has crafted a menu with classic Spanish staples, including paella, Spanish cheeses and charcuterie.

A brunch spread at Boqueria.
Rey Lopez
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FULTON MARKET — A New York-based chain is set to bring a taste of Barcelona to Fulton Market when it opens this week.

Boqueria, a Spanish tapas restaurant and bar, will open its doors at 807 W. Fulton Market St. Thursday. Diners can expect paella, Spanish cheeses, charcuterie and more from Barcelona native and executive chef Marc Vidal’s menu.

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Boqueria opens Thursday at 807 W. Fulton Market.

Signature dishes include paella de mariscos, made of bomba rice, monkfish, sepia, squid, shrimp, clams, mussels, saffron and salsa verde; and pulpo a la plancha, a grilled octopus with fennel, smoked pimentón and Picual olive oil mashed potatoes.

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Signature paella

The new eatery will offer Spanish-inspired desserts like los rellenos, stuffed churros with an assortment of fillings including Nutella and dulce de leche and crema Catalana, a vanilla custard topped with caramelized sugar.

Beverage director Kieran Chavez’s bar program features a variety of wines, beers and spirits from Spain as well as a rotating selection of local craft beers. Red, white and rosé sangrías will be served by the glass or pitcher. Happy hours are from 3-6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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Yann de Rochefort, founder and CEO of Boqueria, said the restaurant strives to “create an atmosphere that brings people together.”

The 140-seat restaurant will begin dinner service Thursday.  Lunch service will begin Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Boqueria is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday to Friday, dinner from 5-10 p.m. Monday, 5-10:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Starting Dec. 14, brunch will be served from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Spanish charcuterie and cheeses

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