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Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C

1776 I St NW, 812 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700
+1 202-429-2200
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (72 reviews)
“tapas” (95 reviews)
“jamon” (11 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1776 I St NW, 812 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in DC on business without a dinner companion. Feeling sorry for myself I decided to splurge on a fine meal - - and what a fine meal I had !! I had eaten at this restaurant at least twice before so knew generally...More

Thank km060
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here after seeing Hamilton so we were obviously on a high. The evening was beautiful so we had our first glass of wine on the outside patio. We ordered appetizers and tapas, all of which were spectacular. The meal was leisurely and unrushed....More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. We live in Miami, but every time we go to Washington, we have to stop by La Taberna del Alabardero. There is something magical about this place. I love it! Amazing food and awesome staff. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Two Sisters B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large party (over 30) celebrated the 60th birthday of a friend here. The atmosphere was perfect, the service could not possibly have been better, and the entertainment provided (arranged via the restaurant) was first class. I was impressed by the quality of food even...More

Thank tlagyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

DC is certainly one of my favorite places, however being Mexican is not easy to be seduced by the variety of cuisines you usually find in big cities. On the one hand, because the traditional international food is difficult to prepare in places where the...More

Thank Marbeck M
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Dinner out with co-workers. Excellent service. Wonderful atmosphere and great food. The entire evening was relaxed and enjoyable.

Thank MF S
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch here. On a bit of a tight timeframe, but even with ordering the shared seafood paella (which takes 20 minutes for preparation and I highly recommend) and with appetizers and desserts, I was out in less than 2 hours without being...More

Thank jw s
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had a sensational dinner here this evening. Perfectly prepared patatas bravas, calamari, and seafood paella; a delicious cheese plate and terrific charcuterie platter. Wonderful desserts as well--great selection if you have room. Beautiful restaurant and perfect service. Also very accommodating for our 6 year...More

Thank ashsem
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Managing to accommodate 35-40 diners, all experienced in fine dining, with food and drink service that was timely, responsive and welcoming, and dishes that were prepared creatively and well and brought out hot and ready to eat, brings major challenges to any restaurant kitchen and...More

Thank Charles C
AlabarderoDC, General Manager at Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear Charles C, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent dinner at Taberna del Alabardero and for recognizing the service staff and food. We certainly try to accommodate all guest table type requests and I am positive the team...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing. The wines perfectly complimented the food in every course. We especially liked the Roasted Lamb shoulder dish, fall apart tender with a crispy crust. The service was excellent and we were not rushed. It was...More

Thank jimh99
AlabarderoDC, General Manager at Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Dear Jimh99, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your dinner with us at Taberna del Alabardero and mentioning that " the wines complimented the food in every course". We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another "home run". With warm...More

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Questions & Answers
Casey C
10 January 2018|
Response from AlabarderoDC | Property representative |
Dear Casey , We will have Live Flamenco next February 3rd, and February 24th at 6:30 pm. Looking forward to see you. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1776 I St NW, 812 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700
    (I Street)
  • Public Transportation: Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-429-2200
  • E-mail
Taberna Del Alabardero is an award-winning restaurant of authentic Spanish cuisine recognized for creating innovative dishes that rise from the evolution of tradition. Taberna’s seasonal menus feature fresh tapas, luscious paellas, flavorful sangrias, and vegan and gluten-free options, which are created by Executive Chef Javier Cuesta. As the best Spanish restaurant outside of Spain, Taberna Del Alabardero creates the finest authentic Spanish dining experience in the country.
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