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“Authentic spanish food”

Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C
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Ranked #98 of 3,553 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$80
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: I Street
Transit: Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North
Description: 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.
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

DE-LI-CIO-SO as you would say in spanish. For me it was authentic spanish food. The serrano jam and pork were our favorite appetizers. Entree? PAELLA!!!! With lobster, crab and mussels.
Really really really good!

Thank adrialvarez
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Tasty food. High quality ingredients. Great tapas. Creative presentations. In other words, really good!

Very efficient and responsive service. A little formal, European style, but very good (except it took a while to get the check when we wanted it).

Convenient location if your in downtown D.C.

Wouldn't hesitate to go back!

Thank Hal013
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Readers may recall that last year I was critical of the roast pig, the September special. The manager apologized and asked for a rematch. Last night they delivered! In addition to the flawless service and ambiance the pork was spot on. There were half a dozen people attending our party of four. The Manzanilla (dry sherry) was perfect.
This is a classic old world dining establishment. Sad that they must stoically tolerate American tourists in T shirts and shorts. The restaurant deserves better. Do not miss this venue. It is expensive but cheaper than flying to Seville to dine at the flagship. Buen Provecho!

Thank MikefromThelake
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AlabarderoDC, General Manager at Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear Mikefrom Thelake,

Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to host you . We are really happy everything went flawlessly and that the Cochinillo Special was cooked to your palate!.
I will make sure to share this with the team .

Thank you again , we hope to see you soon!
Kind Regards,

Javier Perez

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 11:30am when they were just opening for lunch. The place didn't fill until noon or a little after. The decor is beautiful and the service was first class. I think there were 4 or 5 people rendering some kind or another of service to our table. Our appetizer was good, as were our entrees and dessert. Highly recommended.

Thank George M
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Lovely menu choices in a fabulous ambiance. the service is consistently perfect and the kitchen is consistently good. We probably come here 4-7 times as year and have never been disappointed.

A renovations of the upstairs bathrooms is, however, in order.

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