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“Excellent food and service.”

Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C
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Ranked #92 of 3,725 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$80
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: I Street
Transit: Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North
Description: Taberna Del Alabardero is an award-winning restaurant of authentic Spanish cuisine recognized for creating innovative dishes that rise from the evolution of tradition. Taberna’s seasonal menus feature fresh tapas, luscious paellas, flavorful sangrias, and vegan and gluten-free options, which are created by Executive Chef Javier Cuesta. As the best Spanish restaurant outside of Spain, Taberna Del Alabardero creates the finest authentic Spanish dining experience in the country.
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing. The wines perfectly complimented the food in every course. We especially liked the Roasted Lamb shoulder dish, fall apart tender with a crispy crust. The service was excellent and we were not rushed. It was everyone we expected from a fine dining experience. We will definitely be eating here again on our next visit to Washington.

Date of visit: March 2018
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AlabarderoDC, General Manager at Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Dear Jimh99,

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your dinner with us at Taberna del Alabardero and mentioning that " the wines complimented the food in every course". We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another "home run".
With warm regards,


Javier Perez
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Located near our hotel, chosen from Trip Advisor. Without a reservation we got a table early Friday evening(5:30) but it was booked full for the rest of the evening. Ornate red interior creates an interesting atmosphere. Staff in very formal attire, were attentive but not engaging. The other diners appeared to be upscale and urban. I was in jeans and a flannel shirt, which may have contributed to the rather distant attitude of staff. But our service was excellent.
We had several tapas plates, including jambon with manchego, shrimp casserole, grilled octopus with potatoes. I love octopus, and this was the most tender I have ever eaten.
Our food was excellent. The pans of paella delivered to tables near us looked outstanding.
Fine dining with authentic Spanish food. Not cheap but very very good.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank johnlinberg
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Found this place while we were walking along and decided to stop in

The service was over and above

We had the ham coquette tapas and squid ink paella which I have never hard

Both were delicious
Great Roja wine
So if your in the neighborhood stop by

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MimiVx4
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful atmosphere. Delightful restaurant with exquisite staff plus excellent menu options and really good food. One of the best restaurants I have tried in DC, worth checking out!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 22mfs
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent Spanish cuisine in an elegant setting. We decided on a variety of tapas including jamon, patatas bravas and olives. Some of the best tapas we’ve had outside of Spain. The pitcher of Sangria was refreshing. The wait staff was excellent. We had a very enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank christopherkL3349ZA
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