A traffic jam at the original Boqueria.Photo:Carmen Lopez and AJ WilhelmFor anyone who loved Boqueria, but chafed at its cramped quarters, here’s some good news: A bigger Boqueria is on the way. We called owner Yann de Rochefort to check on rumors about Boqueria, and he tells us, “The new Boqueria will be in the old Kin Khao space, at 171 Spring Street, and will seat about 90 people. We were happy to take over a space with a lot of history; it’s like we’re inheriting positive karma.”
In addition to more space, chef Seamus Mullen will also get the open kitchen he’s been wanting. “That’s something that I loved and remembered from Spain. The shellfish and fish on the counter that you point to and have the cook make — the theater and honesty of what’s going on there with the food.” The new Boqueria will open in October and will also have a chef’s counter – front-row seats to Mullen’s tapas theater.