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Taberna del Alabardero

4.7
2851 Reviews
$31 to $50
Traditional Spanish
This piece of Spain, just steps from The White House, will transport you to an elegant and royal atmosphere surrounded by friendly faces, an engaging menu and world-renowned wines.

Taberna Del Alabardero opened its doors in 1989, becoming the first Spanish restaurant in DC, and this year celebrates its 30 Anniversary with the 2019 Honorary RAMMY award. Spanish Chef Carlos Gómez Segovia brings back the authentic Spanish Cuisine and introduces new dishes with traditional ingredients.

Taberna’s seasonal menu features classic tapas, luscious paellas, refreshing sangria, and delicious desserts, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Dress code: Business casual

Offers

  • Enjoy live flamenco music!

    Multiple dates available

    Fri - Sat 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    8Make your dinner reservation and enjoy Live Flamenco performance. Starting at 8 pm, every Friedays and Saturdays

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2851 people are saying
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vipDPerry12005
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. We've been going for years and years and the food and service is always outstanding- without exception!

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Eloysw22
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was and the service was phenomenal.....will definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not so good and not bad.

TL
Tree17Leaves
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and lovely restaurant interior. Paella superb and shrimp-stuffed red peppers delicious.

MC
MiriamC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently great good, great atmosphere.

MM
vipMoonbeamMcSwine
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch during DC Restaurant Week. It was a wonderful meal served perfectly, by a very attentive staff.

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GraceA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for resturant week. Menu was incredible and service was prompt and extremely helpful. Will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was great, not a step missed. Food was great as well, expect for dessert. We ordered churros, Flan, and torrijas these could have definitely been better.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paella was delicious, lemon tart was great, and the fried manchengo with raspberry sauce was one of tastiest appetizers I’ve had in a long time. Went for Restaurant Week. Nice to try fancier dining for a more reasonable price.

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Kary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The ambience of the place is good. Starters and deserts were fine but the main course was disappointing. The drinks were fine too.

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Estragon
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very busy at Saturday lunch during restaurant week. Professional service, quality (if not outstanding) paella Valenciana, manchego with raspberry sauce, Spanish toast with fruit, chocolate sauce, and ice cream, and other food selections, average wine, closed garage making street parking the only option. We will come again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Worst experience in a restaurant I’ve had in DC. Food was mediocre, service was awful, and the whole restaurant was a COVID hazard. Servers did not ensure people wore masks while waiting to be seated.

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Ugochi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an excellent time! Great vibe, great food, exceptional service -- I will definitely be back.

JG
vipJefferyG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wife and I visited here during DC restaurant week. They had parking in a garage right across the street, and when entering we did not have to wait long to be seated. The place had a nice Spanish vibe, and the live singing and dancing was really good. For a starter we had the fried potatoes with spicy sauce and the garlic shrimp. The potatoes nice and crispy with a really good kick in the sauce and my wife loved her garlic shrimp. We had the chicken and sausage paella for our entree, it was so good and very filling. Really loved the rice and the squeeze of Limon really set it off. For dessert the Churro con Chocolate was great. We really love the whole meal and will visit again.

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Judydu
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered seafood paella. It was delicious! Outstanding service. Friendly, buzzy place. Highly recommend.

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vipLawrence
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service/staff were extremely accommodating and made it an outstanding experience.

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Juanita
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks so much for a great Restaurant week menu and service.

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vipPhilipS
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good, authentic Spanish food. Several kinds of paellas. The service was excellent.

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RobA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We gave this place a try for Restaurant Week. Wonderful decor, complimentary parking in the garage right across the street (after 4PM weekdays and all day on weekends), the food was awesome and the staff was very friendly and attentive.

We had the seafood paella and it was excellent. The other dishes coming out of the kitchen looked just as good, and I'm sure they were!

JT
JasonT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice environment. It's like taking a trip to Spain with the decor, environment, food and all. We enjoyed a lot.

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MiriamC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality of good, of service, of atmosphere.

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robertn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant that aims to please their diners from the moment you check in at the hostess stand until the moment you walk out the door.

The food, service and ambiance is off the charts. It's a dining experience that you'll have to go a long way in Washington to beat.

BD
vipBrianDespard
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant for a special occasion. Warm, elegant and lively - in a slightly old fashioned way. Service was generally very good, but could have been a little less impersonal. Food is good, with an emphasis on Paellas - traditional but not at the forefront of modern Spanish cuisine.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Restaurant Week and enjoyed a great evening with my girlfriend. The host and waiters provided excellent service and the food and wine was to die for. Will have to go again to try more dishes!

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eatthis
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

While slow in the middle of the day on MLK day, the service was hit or miss. Quickly attended to initially, but then I had to ask for more water a few times.

When the premium wine I ordered a glass of finished the bottle, the server never returned to finish my pour.

They did not bring the box/bag of leftovers until about 25 minutes later when I was trying to leaves. Said they forgot.

While have not been there in years, and I know the industry is pressed for staff, I do expect more from the establishment. It was not busy during my visit and other tables were better attended to.

However the food was delectable

MB
MariaB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I really like the service, it has a wonderful decoration. You need to be vaccinated, I didn’t like some of the desserts and some plates are expensive but you can eat for cheap too.

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viptoutoften
Washington DC
163 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very much enjoyed our lunch during Restaurant Week...terrific menu, good and plentiful food and quiet atmosphere.

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Birthday celebration dinner for my Son! One of our very favorite restaurants in the City for decades now! Gracias y Feliz Ano Nuevo!

JR
vipJesusR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance! Flamenco dance on Saturday night was fantastic.

RB
RuthB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will feel like you’re in Spain. Very authentic. Amazing food and service.

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PattiZ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting . Good service and food was authentic . I will be cackle for flamenco 🎉

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vipDehgg
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

-will definitely return, and frequent the place ore often

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PaolaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant! Delicius food, good mimosas, the brunch is enough as lunch!

KB
KhaiB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting for NYE 2021 and was blown away. The menu was set and we just held on for the ride. The duck was amazing and by far my favorite. We also loved the lamb shank. The service was excellent and all the staff was friendly and attentive. A wonderful way to ring in the new year. We will definitely be returning. Cheers!

LF
LinaF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Dec 31 reserved a table, but It's to much money and no good food. Thank you

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Maria
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was friendly & professional. Food was good. Loves the raspberry tequila sorbet! Only downside was that I expected a flamingo dancer, but because it was a holiday dancer didn’t perform & a holiday menu, wish that was posted online or somewhere just to get a heads up.

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Jose
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place to eat and have a good wine. The prices for the wines are high but they have a good list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - food was outstanding - very knowledgeable wait staff

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, generous portions, well prepared, and reasonably priced. I recommend the octopus. The paella is more than enough for two people. A single order is more appropriate for four to six people.

The service was exceptional. The staff was very attentive and professional.

The ambiance was almost perfect.

JG
JulianG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Will definitely come back next time we are in DC!

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Taberna del Alabardero is rated 4.7 stars by 2851 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.

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