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Boveda

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Latin, Mexican, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American
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2350 M Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24th & M St NW)
+1 202-448-1000
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Today
16:00 - 23:59
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:59
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food ok...nothing special, expected more from DC restaurants especially connected to Westin. Place had maybe 2 other tables and our server disappeared after seating us..honestly think he was high..got food and again disappeared . Food mediocre, expensive for what it was

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Thank kitty H
Brussels, Belgium
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The place portrays itself as trendy perhaps that is why they believe they can get away with mediocre food and overpriced drinks ($17 for watery margarita!).

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Thank PrincePolo
Denver, CO
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Stay away! We're staying at the Westin and my boss picked this restaurant for our last night dinner in town. The service was horrible and the drinks were horrible. We got margaritas that tasted terrible and we sent them back. I didn't quite get the explanation but the manager said the bartender made a pitcher of them using apple juice,... More 

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1 Thank gremlin_337
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Good place for happy hour with a large group. It is very spacious, although a bit dark. Sometimes seems a bit understaffed- when it is crowded it does take a while for the waiter to bring drinks. The food is decent but there is a very good wine selection.

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Thank Mary D
London, Canada
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543 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I liked this place a lot. They have a nice margarita, and and the mole enchiladas are the real deal. They have a variety of really good looking items, all very authentic looking. Very centrally located, service was excellent.

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Thank morl8tr
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The bar needs to expand their selection of top-shelf liquor, but the bartender mixed up some good cocktails. The decor is dark wood and rather nice. The guacamole needed salt.

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Thank A B
Bristol, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

this restaurant is walking distance from the Westin Georgetown. everything served here is excellent. The seafood paella is the bomb. Our server Daisy was efficient and personable.

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Thank Lamas54
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

It's so sad that this Westin has never had good restaurants. It's in a good location and there are good restaurants around (see Blue Duck across the street at the Park Hyatt), but this is not one of them. Went recently at the recommendation of a co-worker. I was interested because my experience has always been poor -- the Caucus... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you judge a Mexican restaurant by the quality of it's salsa, then Boveda is a big fail. If I wanted salsa from a jar I would stay home. The happy hour menu offered a respectable red sangria and a respectable Margarita for $7 each. The Nacho's were nothing special and the chicken quesadilla was tasty but again nothing that... More 

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Thank Surely_U_Jest
Milan, Italy
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84 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

The Latin American inspired dishes were very flavourful. To start, we each had a cocktail and shared the guacamole and chips appetizer. Very tasty. As our main we had the Pollo en Mole, a chicken dish with crispy plantains and a decadent creamy sauce. The decor was cool with different seating arrangements; bar stools, booths, and couches. Very nice bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Latin, Mexican, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American
Meals
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:59
Saturday
16:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2350 M Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
    (24th & M St NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-448-1000
Description
Boveda - which literally means vault- is a Latin Speakeasy located in the West End neighborhood of Georgetown. Properly chaotic, casual, and affordable, Boveda is the clandestine destination for vibrant eclectic music, unique cocktails, and inspired modern Latin American dishes. Diners may enjoy various seating areas within the intimate space including raised booths, banquettes, communal tables, a lounge, a neighborhood bar, and a tavern-esque private area. This hidden gem reveals reclaimed wood ceilings and floors, Spanish pewter lanterns with filigree detailing, large antique mirrors, field stone walls, and vintage Cuban floor tiles. Private dining available as well.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?