Boqueria - With the success of Lower East Side Spanish enclave Suba, Yann De Rochefort embarked on his next project: opening the perfect Chelsea tapas den. With what appears to be roaring success, Rochefort has done just that. Boqueria represents the best of modern Spain in terms of both cuisine and ambience. As you enter the packed, noisy space, sexy indie and electro music is just barely audible. Friendly staff help make the chaos less maddening. Leather banquettes line the restaurant, with tiny tables and one large communal table in the center for seating. Just beyond the entrance, cheeses of the evening are featured deli style, and to their right, Serrano hams and Spanish breads. The fresh-fruit sangria (choose red, white, rosé, or beer) is perfectly balanced. On the menu, choose from three tapas sizes--small, medium, or large. For $6, small plates like Salted Cod Fritters, Lamb with Cumin, or Serrano Ham with Melon serve as a light meal for two (if you order enough of them). If you can find a seat in this crowded hotspot, you’ll be glad you came.