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Pamplona

4.6
408 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Welcome to Pamplona, Spanish Tapas + Sangria restaurant!

Located in the HEART of Clarendon half a block from the Metro

We thank you all for your welcomed support during these unprecedented and trying times. As we are reopening, we want to ensure the the safety of our guests and staff is our number one priority.

Firstly, our entire staff will be required to wear masks and gloves in order to ensure safety.

Your reservation will last the duration of 1.5 hours.

We appreciate your support and understanding in these times!

We look forward to serving you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 408 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I dined here to celebrate my birthday! We had a wonderful time on our tapas, paella, and churros. A huge MUCHAS GRACIAS to Walker (host) and Ever (waiter) who were both awesome -- especially in regards to watching out for my food allergy. When staff goes over and beyond, I really appreciate it.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is excellent. We had the seafood pasta and the surf and turf with lamb. Great food and service will be back.

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Sarrrr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service and nice atmosphere but the food was okay for the price. Sangria wasn’t my favorite, kind of tasted like lemonade. But overall this restaurant is okay.

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time eating at the restaurant. From the minute we walked in till we left we had a great experience. Food (Lobster Paella) was delicious and the service was a joy. We will definitely return.

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shawns
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service and I really appreciated the steps they are taking to protect everyone from COVID. We had tapas (which were good sized for tapas!) and a terrific wine which, at a 1/2 price special, was even better!

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vipnicoletteh
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meatballs, cheese croquettes, patatas bravas
Pan con tomate was a good interpretation of the real ones. Duck paella was tasty - no crispy rice at the bottom. Had some extremely loud groups there which was annoying. Service was very good however

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our return to Pamplona since COVID hit and it hasn’t missed a beat. Food and service are excellent as usual.

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DallasD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love the food and the ambiance. Always a good time. Very safe during Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time!! The service and the food was amazing !!

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NoelleF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside on the patio, which isn't particularly interesting, looks-wise. But when we went inside briefly, it looked to have a great atmosphere inside.

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vipIlona
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The octopus and calamari were very good. The mussels were very good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bottomless brunch

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vipTheresaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and even better service. Our waitress Sarah was awesome and made great recommendations. Things that I wasn't even considering...like the grilled cheese sandwich was incredible!

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vipRZ789
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our second time at the restaurant. Our waitress disappeared in the middle of our meal and we sat and waited for another waitress as we needed more water and wanted to place another order as we were doing the Taste of Spain option. We were really unhappy with the service that we received. She would pass our table and not pick up our empty plate or fill our water. Hopefully next time we will have a different server.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great. Try the chicken and waffles, and the French toast. Will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant and It was great. The brunch food was amazing, staff was so nice, and my friends and I had a good time at Pamplona. I 10/10 recommend and I definitely will go back

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vipTaylorL
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food/drinks and beautiful distanced outdoor space. Will be back!

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal under their new tents on the patio. Tables were nicely distanced and the servers wore the proper ppe. We tried the burger it was phenomenal. Along with the the scallops. Will be back again !

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kevinteta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

overrated, overpriced.

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DiannaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Taste of Spain was a great way to sample the dishes.

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Helen
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriela, our server, was amazing! She was attentive and patient. Food was amazing, and will definitely return. A bit pricey, but worth it for the food and service.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden gem in Clarendon. Had low expectations but we were wrong. (Only bc they are located right in Clarendon) Great food and great service, social distancing was clearly a priority. Will be back !

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JohnB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent dinner with my wife. We dined inside and had the place to ourselves. The outside was crowded but people were for the most part practicing social distances. We had the tapis platter and tried almost all of them, but just filled up before we could finish. Service was excellent.

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vipEricardoE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was great, and the outdoor seating was adequately spaced. The bottomless brunch was a good deal, and the food was delicious. The mimosa was strong too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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KelseyF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the drinks and service at pamplona! Would definitely recommend.

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86669
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for restaurant week and the variety of the menu was good. They gave you plenty of options to choose from. I had the octopus for started but it tasted burned. The lamb was pretty tasty. The churros were delicious. The restaurant was extremely loud which probably had to do with one group that kept hanging inside the restaurant (although they were seated outside) with no face masks...did not see anyone from the staff trying to avoid that....overall it was good though!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious! Definitely end the dinner with the churro sundae!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Across of this restaurant was a bar which was extremely noisy and food was just ok. It was too sad to see only 3 shrimps on the plate.

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MaggieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the taste of Spain! Very good deal and everything we tried was delicious. We also split the Sangria at $40/pitcher. It was very tasty and came in a very cute pitcher, but seemed to be a little overpriced.

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Tobea
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food was under seasoned and lacked as simple as S & P

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eatoutmore
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second dinner at Pamplona in two weeks. The food is delicious and very flavorful. We had several different cocktails and unfortunately none were to our liking but the wine was good. The service is excellent, everyone is very attentive. We sat outside both times and the courtyard set back from the street is quiet and nice. The inside decor has beautiful wooden tables and will try inside when the weather changes. Definitely recommend..

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AnnM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful! Entire staff was very attentive and accommodating for those with dairy and gluten allergies. Great night on the patio.

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Anni2223
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time as usual there, we celebrated my boyfriends birthday with are friends We all ordered the all you can eat tapas deal per person which is a must do. The food is fantastic and the spicy sandia margarita is my go to drink every time I dine in!

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried them for restaurant week and it the portions were great and a wide selection off their menu. Will be back ! Service was great as well.

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JoaquinP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The paella was fair. The Wild mushroom pasta dish was good. The grilled cheese appetizer was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive staff, and very strict Covid protocols. Highly recommend

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both very good. Pleased to find a great
Dining experience right in Clarendon

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service by Everett.

We had lobster paella. It was excellent, although the amount of lobster seemed a little skimpy because of the big up charge for lobster. But, it was delicious!! The small plates were really good and fun to share with our party of 3.

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vipWalker
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never fails to disappoint! The lamb chops were phenomenal!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pamplona using the Order Online button. Pamplona also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pamplona also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 997-1457.

Pamplona is rated 4.6 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.