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Taberna del Alabardero, Washington, DC
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Taberna del Alabardero

4.7
4.7
2974 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 Oscar Ordonez 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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Spanish, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 429-2200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Gómez Segovia

  • Catering

    Taberna del Alabardero Spanish Catering offers Food Delivery as well as Full Service catering. More details at alabardero.com

  • Private party facilities

    Taberna del Alabardero welcomes you to its private and semi private spaces, perfect to host your events. Lunch, Dinner or Happy Hour, formal or casual, we will organize your event according to your needs and guide you towards a successful and memorable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Catalina: (844) 451-0133

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Entrance on 18th Street, between H and I

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking after across the street, on 818 18th street NW. Monday to Friday after 4pmSaturday and Sunday all day

  • Public transit

    Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Offers

  • Live flamenco music! at 8 PM

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Make your dinner reservation and enjoy Live Flamenco performance. Starting at 8 pm, every Friedays and Saturdays

Popular dishes

Menu

Tapas

  • Pan Tumaca$10.00

    Bread with tomato and garlic

    • Tosta de Setas con Manchego y Manzana$13.00

      Mushroom Toast With Manchego And Apple

      • Anchoas del Cantábrico con pan tostado y salmorejo$19.00

        Cantabric Anchovies with toasted bread and salmorejo

        • Boquerones en Vinagre con Aceitunas$17.00

          Anchovies In Vinegar With Olives

          • Tortilla de Patatas$12.00

            Potato Omelette

            • Ensaladilla de Atún$11.00

              Tuna And Potato Salad

              • Berenjenas fritas con miel$9.00

                Fried Eggplant chips with Honey

                • Patatas Bravas$11.00

                  Fried Potatoes With Spicy Mayo

                  • Patatas con Allioli$11.00

                    Fried Potatoes With Allioli

                    • Manchego frito con mermelada de frambuesa$13.00

                      Fried Manchego with Raspberry

                      • Croquetas de Boletus y Trufa$13.00

                        Mushroom And Truffle Croquettes

                        • Croquetas de Jamón Serrano$14.00

                          Serrano Ham Croquettes

                          • Calamares a la andaluza con allioli de ajetes$16.00

                            Fried Calamari with green onion aioli

                            • Pulpo a la Gallega$18.00

                              Octopus With Potato And Paprika

                              • Gambas al Ajillo$17.00

                                Garlic Shrimp

                                • Txipirones en su Tinta con Arroz$17.00

                                  Baby Squids With Ink Sauce And Rice

                                  • Solomillo de Cerdo al Whiskey con Patatas$15.00

                                    Whiskey Pork Tenderloin With Potatoes

                                    • Txistorra de Arbizu a la sidra$13.00

                                      Txistorra Sausage in cider sauce

                                      • Morcilla de arroz con salsa de pimiento y puré de manzana$13.00

                                        Rice blood sausage with piquillo sauce and apple puree

                                        Cheese and Charcuterie

                                        • Jamón Ibérico$39.00

                                          Iberian Ham

                                          • Jamón Serrano$15.00

                                            Serrano Ham

                                            • Jamón serrano y queso manchego$20.00

                                              Serrano Ham And Manchego Cheese

                                              • Queso Manchego$11.00

                                                Manchego cheese

                                                • Tabla de Ibéricos$33.00

                                                  Iberian pork cured meats: Ham, Loin, Chorizo and Salchichón

                                                  • Tabla de Quesos españoles$23.00

                                                    Spanish cheese: Idiazábal (Sheep), Mahón (Cow), Manchego (Sheep) and Murcia al Vino (Goat)

                                                    Appetizers

                                                    • Ajoblanco malagueño$14.00

                                                      Almond and garlic cold soup

                                                      • Gazpacho andaluz$14.00

                                                        Cold Tomato Soup

                                                        • Salmorejo cordobés$14.00

                                                          Salmorejo cold soup

                                                          • Gazpacho de cereza con mango y cebollino$15.00

                                                            Cherry gazpacho with mango and chive

                                                            • Tartar de salmón con guacamole$23.00

                                                              Salmon tartare with guacamole

                                                              • Ensalada Clásica Alabardero$16.00

                                                                Alabardero Classic salad

                                                                • Ensalada con gambas, mango, aguacate y queso de cabra$18.00

                                                                  Shrimp, mango, avocado and goat cheese salad

                                                                  • Ensalada con queso azul, naranja, uvas y pan de pasas y nueces$17.00

                                                                    Salad with blue cheese, orange, grapes and nuts and raisins bread

                                                                    • Mejillones a la mantequilla$18.00

                                                                      Mussels in butter sauce

                                                                      • Pulpo a la parrilla con mojo$28.00

                                                                        Grilled Octopus with Mojo Picón sauce

                                                                        Paella

                                                                        Each kind of paella is cooked for a minimum of 2 portions. All prices are per portion. Each portion feeds one person. Your Paella will be ready in 25 minutes, we recommend to select one kind of paella per table.

                                                                        • Arroz Negro$36.00

                                                                          with Squid Ink, Shrimp and Baby Squid

                                                                          • Paella mixta$38.00

                                                                            with Seafood and Chicken

                                                                            • Paella de marisco$38.00

                                                                              with Seafood

                                                                              • Paella con pollo y txistorra$36.00

                                                                                with Chicken and txistorra sausage

                                                                                • Paella de Langosta$43.00

                                                                                  with Lobster, Shrimp, Mussels and Clams

                                                                                  • Paella de rabo de toro$36.00

                                                                                    with Oxtail

                                                                                    • Paella Valenciana$34.00

                                                                                      with Chicken and vegetables

                                                                                      • Paella de Verduras$30.00

                                                                                        with Vegetables

                                                                                        Fideuà

                                                                                        Each kind of Fideua is cooked for a minimum of 2 portions. All prices are per portion. Each portion feeds one person. Your Fideuà will be ready in 15 minutes, we recommend to select one kind of Fideuà per table.

                                                                                        • Fideuà de marisco$38.00

                                                                                          Vermicelli noodles with Seafood

                                                                                          • Fideua mixta$38.00

                                                                                            Vermicelli noodles with Seafood and Chicken

                                                                                            • Fideuà Negra$36.00

                                                                                              Vermicelli noodles with Squid Ink, Shrimp and Baby Squid

                                                                                              • Fideua con pollo y txistorra$36.00

                                                                                                with Chicken and txistorra sausage

                                                                                                • Fideua de Pollo$34.00

                                                                                                  with Chicken and vegetables

                                                                                                  • Fideuà de Langosta$43.00

                                                                                                    with Lobster, Shrimp, Mussels and Clams

                                                                                                    • Fideua de rabo de toro$36.00

                                                                                                      Vermicelli noodles with Oxtail

                                                                                                      • Fideuà de Verduras$30.00

                                                                                                        Vermicelli noodles with Vegetables

                                                                                                        Sides

                                                                                                        • Pimientos de Piquillo$9.00

                                                                                                          Piquillo Peppers

                                                                                                          • Pimientos de Padrón$9.00

                                                                                                            Padrón Peppers

                                                                                                            • Salteado de Setas$9.00

                                                                                                              Sautéed Mushrooms

                                                                                                              • Coles de Bruselas$9.00

                                                                                                                Brussels Sprouts

                                                                                                                • Espárragos a la Parrilla$9.00

                                                                                                                  Grilled Asparagus

                                                                                                                  • Brócoli$9.00

                                                                                                                    Broccoli

                                                                                                                    • Patatas Revolconas$9.00

                                                                                                                      Mashed potatoes with chorizo

                                                                                                                      From the Sea

                                                                                                                      • Pimientos rellenos de gambas con salsa de langosta$23.00

                                                                                                                        Red peppers stuffed with shrimp and lobster sauce

                                                                                                                        • Salmón a la parrilla con ensalada de brócoli y naranja$30.00

                                                                                                                          Grilled salmon with with broccoli and orange salad

                                                                                                                          • Sardinas a la parrilla con mojo verde y berenjenas con menta y miel$30.00

                                                                                                                            Grilled sardines with green mojo and eggplant with mint and honey

                                                                                                                            • Chilean seabass con arroz cremoso de tinta de calamar$36.00

                                                                                                                              Chilean Sea Bass with squid ink creamy rice

                                                                                                                              • Bronzino a la Plancha con Verduras Salteadas$34.00

                                                                                                                                Pan Seared Branzino with Sautéed Vegetables

                                                                                                                                • Bronzino a la sal$36.00

                                                                                                                                  Salt-crusted Branzino

                                                                                                                                  From the Land

                                                                                                                                  • Pollo en salsa de cerveza con patatas$28.00

                                                                                                                                    Chicken in beer sauce with baked potatoes

                                                                                                                                    • Albóndigas a la madrileña con patatas revolconas$28.00

                                                                                                                                      Madrileña style meatballs with mashed potatoes with chorizo

                                                                                                                                      • Carrillera de ternera con puré de calabaza, naranja y cardamomo$34.00

                                                                                                                                        Veal cheek with pumpkin, orange and cardamom puree and red wine sauce

                                                                                                                                        • Chuletas de cordero a la brasa con arroz cremoso con boletus$36.00

                                                                                                                                          Grilled lamb chops with creamy rice with mushrooms

                                                                                                                                          • 15oz Chuletón con Patatas Alabardero y Pimientos de piquillo$42.00

                                                                                                                                            15oz Ribeye with piquillo peppers and Alabardero potatoes

                                                                                                                                            • Solomillo de ternera con patatas alabardero y pimientos de Padrón$48.00

                                                                                                                                              8oz Beef filet mignon with Alabardero potatoes and Padron peppers

                                                                                                                                              Last updated: January 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                              What 2,974 people are saying

                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                              4.7
                                                                                                                                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                                              • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                                              1. JF

                                                                                                                                                JamieF

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                86 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                86 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined today

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                This was my first visit to Taberna del Alabardero. I had heard good reviews from friends and our visit did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service and value were very good. I’ll definitely be back as there’s much more on the tapas menu alone I need to try.

                                                                                                                                              2. EC

                                                                                                                                                EvelynC

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Excellent cuisine

                                                                                                                                              3. MO

                                                                                                                                                MikeO

                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Excellent seafood paella and a RIoja region Tempranillo and Granache blend.

                                                                                                                                              4. TI

                                                                                                                                                TomI

                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Taberna del Alabadero provides authentic cuisine of Spain. There is a very good reason why Taberna has been in business since 1989. Great dining.

                                                                                                                                              5. GB

                                                                                                                                                GerryB

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                49 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                49 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Wonderful time, especially with the guitar players and flamenco!

                                                                                                                                              6. PK

                                                                                                                                                PKSK

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                We had a wonderful evening and was able to enjoy the beautiful flamenco dancing and music in the setting of delicious food and great service.

                                                                                                                                              7. SO

                                                                                                                                                SharonO

                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Our group lunch was awesome. The food was 5 star and the service was the best I’ve ever had and I have been to a lot of big cities New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston etc. it We had apps & different paellas. All we’re excellent. If we are in Washington DC again we will definitely return.

                                                                                                                                              8. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Wonderful experience with flamenco dancers and live music outdoors. The food and service was exceptional. We had a great time!

                                                                                                                                              9. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Todas las cosas fueron fantásticas

                                                                                                                                              10. M

                                                                                                                                                Mercado

                                                                                                                                                Houston

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Service somewhat slow and peremptory. But they were very busy.

                                                                                                                                              11. TC

                                                                                                                                                TerryC

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Lovely meal and a great way to catch up with a lifelong friend. Exceptional service, delightful food. Staff was efficient but non intrusive. It was wonderful to return as I had not eaten at the restaurant in years.

                                                                                                                                              12. SJ

                                                                                                                                                SaraJ

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great wine selection and delicious food. The fried manchego cheese with raspberry sauce is especially good, paired with Albariño wine. We had a wonderful meal and a wonderful time here.

                                                                                                                                              13. DG

                                                                                                                                                DeniseG

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Love the decor and the staff was attentive & knowledgeable. It was a birthday celebration and they had a birthday card, a rose and a lovely birthday dessert.

                                                                                                                                              14. JM

                                                                                                                                                JesseM

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the seats were comfortable. The food was delicious. Other than near the end when they fell a little behind, the service was great.

                                                                                                                                              15. K

                                                                                                                                                Kathy

                                                                                                                                                Dallas

                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Visiting from Dallas and always visit this restaurant, it is authentic and wonderful!

                                                                                                                                              16. FA

                                                                                                                                                FedericoA

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Food and Service are outstanding. Classy place with extremely friendly service, you always feel at home! Have been coming here for years and they have never disappointed me or any of my guests!!

                                                                                                                                              17. V

                                                                                                                                                Victor

                                                                                                                                                Houston

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                They did an amazing job. It was our 34th wedding anniversary and they went above and beyond to make it special. Oh, the food was outstanding! The tapas and paella was incredible! Must go place! Will be back!

                                                                                                                                              18. c

                                                                                                                                                clwho

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                57 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                57 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Had a wonderful time at Taberna with friends! Food and service and ambience are always fantastic. Wine selection was very good! It is a little pricey but especially on Saturday night with the flamenco dancing it is worth it. We will be back!

                                                                                                                                              19. CV

                                                                                                                                                CindyV

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The restaurant is so gracious! We made last minute plans there when graduation ran late and they were able to seat us at an odd time ( 3:30pm) The wait staff is pleasant and attentive and they served celebratory desert to celebrate the graduates. It is a festive and elegant experience!

                                                                                                                                              20. K

                                                                                                                                                Kaelon

                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Absolutely wonderful as usual.

                                                                                                                                              21. W

                                                                                                                                                Wonderful

                                                                                                                                                Seattle

                                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Wonderful evening with amazing food! I loved the music…felt like I was in Madrid! Everything was top notch. Thank you! I will be back!

                                                                                                                                              22. GF

                                                                                                                                                GlennF

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                A fabulous meal, with exceptional service…truly a five star restaurant.

                                                                                                                                              23. MM

                                                                                                                                                MariaM

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Is always amazing!! We love to eat there!! The personal is amazing !!

                                                                                                                                              24. D

                                                                                                                                                craigD

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                This should be a definite on any diners list of places to go.

                                                                                                                                              25. LJ

                                                                                                                                                LJ128

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                73 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                73 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The food and service was outstanding. This was a business meal and the client was very impressed. The desert was amazing.

                                                                                                                                              26. LM

                                                                                                                                                LindaM

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                I loved this restaurant! Everything about it was great!

                                                                                                                                              27. DC

                                                                                                                                                DCist

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                With no kids at home any more, my husband suggested we still go out to celebrate Mother's Day and we really enjoyed the brunch. Excellent food and service (though I thought OJ was included in the brunch but it was never offered) and the live guitar music was a lovely addition. This was our first time back to Taberna since before Covid and it did not disappoint. The rose for each mother as she departed was a lovely touch. We look forward to returning again soon.

                                                                                                                                              28. AD

                                                                                                                                                AntonioD

                                                                                                                                                Unspecified

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The food was just ok…

                                                                                                                                              29. PI

                                                                                                                                                PadreIMG

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                44 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                44 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Food was spectacular. Doesn’t get 5 stars because we had to wait for 30 min to get our table (sat down at 8:30 for 8:00 reservation) with no explanation, apology, or gesture. Service was not as attentive as you’d expect for this type of dining experience. And beware it’s very loud. It’s a fun atmosphere but don’t expect to be able to have much conversation. Still worth for a high quality Spanish dining experience.

                                                                                                                                              30. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                We celebrated Mother’s Day and she truly enjoyed herself.

                                                                                                                                              31. DA

                                                                                                                                                DougA

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Serrano ham bread great. The other food items good but not the food to make want to come back. Prices way up there and service was very good.

                                                                                                                                              32. MM

                                                                                                                                                MarkM

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                excellent food. authentic and delicious. great service!

                                                                                                                                              33. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Mexico City

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Good was really good, music was excellent. Food took long to arrive but the live music and dancing help the time pass quickly and all the staff was extra friendly. This is by no means an inexpensive dinner so I would recommend it for special occasions

                                                                                                                                              34. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Amazing food and service!!!

                                                                                                                                              35. g

                                                                                                                                                grandmacharlotte

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Attentive service. Great tapas. Never disappoints.

                                                                                                                                              36. S

                                                                                                                                                Susan

                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Very good tapas, excellent wine in quiet small room. Sommelier was helpful. Very nice atmosphere. Music and flamingo dancer to boot!

                                                                                                                                              37. JS

                                                                                                                                                JanS

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                This was a real “experience,” not just a dinner. The Spanish music and dancer transported us back to Spain. The bronzino a la sal, filetted tableside and served with a delicious sauce, was a special treat.

                                                                                                                                              38. C

                                                                                                                                                Catalina

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                The food was very good as always. The service has really deteriorated. They brought the last ‘tapa’ (appetizer) at the same time with the main course. There were not enough waiters.

                                                                                                                                              39. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Excelente comida y servicio! Nuestra mesera nos dio un excelente servicio y atención. El Sommelier demostró experiencia y conocimiento con el vino.

                                                                                                                                              40. CS

                                                                                                                                                CaseyS

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great food overall. The selection of tapas is wide and portions are very generous. I would definitely come back again!

                                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                                                              You can order delivery directly from Taberna del Alabardero using the Order Online button. Taberna del Alabardero also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 429-2200.

                                                                                                                                              Taberna del Alabardero is rated 4.7 stars by 2974 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                              Taberna del Alabardero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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                                                                                                                                              Google Map for Taberna del Alabardero

                                                                                                                                              1776 I Street, NW(Entrance on 18th St.) Entrance on 18th Street NW Washington, DC 20006

                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                Entrance on 18th Street, between H and I

                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                Downtown

                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                Traditional Spanish, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                Fine Dining

                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                Business Casual

                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                Complimentary self parking after across the street, on 818 18th street NW. Monday to Friday after 4pmSaturday and Sunday all day

                                                                                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North

                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                Carlos Gómez Segovia

                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                              • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                (202) 429-2200

                                                                                                                                              • Catering

                                                                                                                                                Taberna del Alabardero Spanish Catering offers Food Delivery as well as Full Service catering. More details at alabardero.com

                                                                                                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                Taberna del Alabardero welcomes you to its private and semi private spaces, perfect to host your events. Lunch, Dinner or Happy Hour, formal or casual, we will organize your event according to your needs and guide you towards a successful and memorable experience.

                                                                                                                                              • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                Catalina: (844) 451-0133

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