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Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C

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1776 I St NW, 812 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700 (I Street)
+1 202-429-2200
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Falls Church VA
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked in without a reservation, was immediately taken to a table and greeted by a waiter who helped us choose a good mix of dishes for lunch. We had the Spanish cheese and chorizo platters. The maitre d' thoughtfully gave us a couple of slices of the delicious iberico and serrano hams. The orange souffle dessert was unique. There are... More 

Thank AFHJ
San Francisco, Ca
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the red snapper with squid ink rice. Nothing to write home about. I was also unimpressed by the service. The setting could use some touch up, but I wouldn't have noticed all this if not for the okay food and not great service.

1 Thank hutsandmansions
AlabarderoDC, General Manager at Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C, responded to this review

Dear Hutsandmansions, Thank you for taking the time to share with me feedback after your dinner event last night at Taberna . It is our goal not only to provide exceptional service but also to anticipate our guest’s needs and I am truly sorry we fell short of our goal. I do hope you will allow us to provide you... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent restaurant. As a European you will appreciate the food, wine, and atmosphere. The staff is attentive and competent. The food is outstanding and for at change you don’t get massive servings. The restaurant has a taster menu – both food and wine – it’s a treat. Worth a visit!

Thank Ole S
Hagerstown, MD
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this restaurant!! The service was incredible. The chef came out to talk with us twice!!! Definitely will be back.

Thank Kim C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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777 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a meal as a group here last night, in a private room. They serve great bread and the service was excellent throughout. My salmon tartare was great, also my entrecote/beef. Great private room for about 20 people!

Thank Hooggenoeg
Bath, Maine
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most outstanding aspect of the evening was the quality of the service rendered, which was extremely pleasant and helpful. The meal was very leisurely and served in a true southern Mediterranean fashion, which is unusual but very pleasant for a DC restaurant, where the pace is more hectic and fast paced. We are vegetarians, so the menu options were... More 

Thank bathtravel123
Havana, Cuba
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very expensive and very far from having very good Spanish food, I was on vacation and was not formal dressed, they treated me disrespectfully because of my clothes or because I am Latin. I was seated at the end of the restaurant in a corner even though the place was empty, I recommend "Jaleos" instead of this one,... More 

Thank mariajtrujillo77
AlabarderoDC, General Manager at Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C, responded to this review

Dear Mariajtrujillo77, Thank you for taking the time to give us your constructive feedback after your recent experience . Service holds a high level of importance with us and we were disappointed to learn that your evening did not meet your expectations. Please let me know if I can follow-up personally. Javier Perez More 

Draper, Utah
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is very authentic! We had an outstanding dinner and every bite of cuisine was excellent. There was a wide choice from tapas to desserts. It is in a great location with a choice of eating on the patio or a more formal setting inside. The staff was attentive and had great recommendations. We would highly recommend it!

Thank GetawayGuideorg
AlabarderoDC, General Manager at Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C, responded to this review

Dear GetawayGuideorg, Thank you for your recent 5 Star review. It was so rewarding to read your wonderful comments about your dinner experience and hear that we are your "go-to place for Authentic Spanish food . I know how much it will mean to the restaurant team. Thank you again for your great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Burlington, Vermont
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If anyone does research you know before going it is expensive. So don't complain on your review after you go. I was there for happy hour only very small bar only. The bartender Renée made me feel very at home as well as the staff I met on the way in. But I will say this place is more for... More 

Thank Terry K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since Taberna del Alabarbero opened years I cannot how many lunches and dinners (birthdays) and business meetings I held there, It is always a joy to come back. The ambiance is elegant, the food is great and the staff make you feel at home. The best paella ever.

Thank mariejosebonhomme

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
The Evolution of Tradition is presented with Executive Chef Javier Romero introducing a new approach to some classic tapas. From old school tapas battling it out to healthy & organic salads, there's something for everyone. With 23 years of experience, and a young team bringing innovative techniques, we continue to show the best our culture has to offer.

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