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Boveda

Properly chaotic, casual, and affordable, this speakeasy-style restaurant and bar is the clandestine venue for eclectic music, unique cocktails, and inspired modern South American and Latin-American dishes.
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35 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
(35 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 35 reviews
5 stars
(6)
4 stars
(10)
3 stars
(11)
2 stars
(8)
1 star
(0)
Food 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Service 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(8)
  • fit for foodies(4)
  • great for lunch(3)
  • late-night find(3)
  • romantic(3)
  • neighborhood gem(2)
Boveda Reviews List
Review 1 for Boveda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2011
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Review 2 for Boveda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2003
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Review 3 for Boveda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

A bit disappointing on the menu

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The guacamole was delicious and the Ceviche was different in that it was served in large chunks on flat puffy tortilla shell. They were very good but overall I found the menu disappointing. I was expecting more then traditional Mexican fair with a description of "modern takes on pan-Latin small plates, entrees & drinks in rustic-chic digs." The queso fundito was disappointing in that it seemed like Velveta melted and the salsa was a jarred salsa. Some fresh pico would have been nice instead and add some flare to the menu. The interior was attractive enough but overall vibe was almost sad as it was so empty on a Saturday night at 8:00."
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2013
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Review 4 for Boveda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
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Review 5 for Boveda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
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Review 6 for Boveda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Boveda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

simple with quality

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"if you are looking for a quick casual latin food fix, Boveda provides some basics you will be familiar with. Reasonable prices and happy hours during the week."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2006
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Boveda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Don't go to Boveda with a large party

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Our dinner at Boveda was fine until it was time to pay. We were a party of 10, and expected the normal 18% gratuity to be added to the bill. However, the manager brought over the bill and asked us whether we'd like the gratuity to be either 20% or 21%. We found this completely off-putting. Then, when we received the bill it was very confusing--it looked like the gratuity was added twice so we had to ask the manager for an explanation for that.
Finally, we were a party of 10 and spent over $400 and noticed that they had the nerve to charge us for 3 extra orders of chips to go with our guacamole and queso. We had only asked once for more chips, which they didn't bring, so we asked again. We did not get 3 orders, only 1 order.
Food was good but these things really put us off. We will not return."
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
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Review 9 for Boveda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Meh

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"It was dead on a Monday albeit. There didn't seem to be any waiters/waitresses so we sat at the bar. While the bar was also dead, didn't really get the attention from the bartender that we desired. He was dealing with a weird customer, but still. Waited around a bit for a couple of drinks."
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2012
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Review 10 for Boveda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2015
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Review 11 for Boveda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2011
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Review 12 for Boveda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/28/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2010
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Review 13 for Boveda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great place.

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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I really enjoy the food and the selections available. The bar is always a great place to sit for some good conversation with the other patrons or bartender. Tj recommended a few meals and drinks that were excellent. He should eat a little more of the food there since he looks so skinny and tall but his customer services was superb. I will definitely eat and drink there again."
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 14 for Boveda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/23/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/23/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 2/23/2016
 2008
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Review 15 for Boveda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 2/19/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Made a reservation for 915p per the menu/description on Open Table. After being seated we were told that we could only order appetizers and small plates-no dinners were available at 915p on a Friday. Despite its description the place came across as a cocktail lounge that happened to serve food. The place also seemed to be understaffed."
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2012
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Review 16 for Boveda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 17 for Boveda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/24/2016
 2006
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Review 18 for Boveda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2015
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Review 19 for Boveda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2007
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2007
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Review 20 for Boveda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Poor service, OK food

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Dined on 11/20/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2014
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Review 21 for Boveda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2007
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 22 for Boveda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/20/2015
 2010
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2010
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Review 23 for Boveda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2011
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Review 24 for Boveda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Boveda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/16/2015
 2014
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 26 for Boveda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good food and good service

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/27/2015
 2009
Dined on 8/27/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was good and the service was above average. The ambiance and decor is pretty good, given that it's in a hotel basement. There's not much more to say. I might go back since it's right down the street, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here."
Dined on 8/27/2015
 2009
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Review 27 for Boveda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 28 for Boveda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Quiet spot, really depends on the night

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Dined on 4/07/2015
 2013
Dined on 4/07/2015
 2013
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went there for thinking to get drinks. Kinda lounge style setting but was full of old people and shiltty service. Buy this was a Tues night so YMMV."
Dined on 4/07/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 29 for Boveda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Don't Bother

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Not good. Slowish service and lukewarm, uninspired food. Two of the four things we ordered weren't available even though the restaurant was mostly empty. Even the sangria was juicy. We left before ordering an entree."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2009
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Review 30 for Boveda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food was good, service disappears a little

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The restaurant has a nice ambiance. The low lights make it nice for a couple. The only thing that left me disappointed was that our appetizer was not brought out earlier and our waiter did not check in with us for an extended period of time when we put in our order."
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Boveda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fun atmosphere, good food, great service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Met a friend here for dinner and drinks. Chose this location based on proximity to our hotel and trip advisor reviews. I was pleasantly surprised - the menu was interesting, the food good the cocktails great. I loved the casual, upbeat, atmosphere. Prices were reasonable."
Dined on 4/07/2013
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 32 for Boveda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Not all the hype

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2012
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2012
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Big disappointment. drinks were okay but nothing special. margarita was bland. waiter was slow and not very attentive. guacamole was not very good. food took forever and was Luke warm when we got it. 100 dollar dinner for two and we could have been better with district taco."
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2012
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Boveda
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
1 out of 2 recommend this product
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate