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Del Mar

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Fabio and Maria Trabocchi bring the flair and fare of coastal Spain to the District Wharf in celebration of their family traditions and tastes. Located at the District Wharf, DC's most exciting new destination, Del Mar is a celebration of Maria's Spanish heritage and the family's traditions created and preserved at their home on the island of Mallorca. Featuring authentic seafood fare and flavors from the coasts of Spain, the robust menu includes tapas, raw bar, charcoal grilled fish, seafood stews, and a variety of rice dishes (yes, paella)! The space, not to be outdone by the menu, is a feast for the eyes. A visit here will feel like a mini getaway with walls of windows to drink in the views,
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

The food excellent, authentic , flavorful - although the main lacked a gravitas to go with the price - stick to the tapas, many almost main size - or a shared paella - wine list excellent, but mostly upper range, need more $40-60 choices -...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank thecommissioner41
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very high mark up on the prices. Excellent food but everything is overpriced which annoys most people. However, their jamon iberico, Pulpo a la Gallega and Andalusian Gambas al Ajillo as tapas were all outstanding. They have no draft, so I tried Spanish Estrella beer....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank BirTurk
Reviewed 5 days ago

The dishes we ordered for the four in our group were all very tasty. Desserts were definitely worth the extra calories. Unfortunately, the very poor service ruined what I hoped would be a special experience for our guests. Our wine, ordered at the beginning of...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MarilynPOV
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will say something good first. The sweetbreads were amazing. Now for my review, terrible. The calamari was undercooked, the grilled branzino fish was bland, and the service was non-existant. 15 mins before our first round of drinks, the second never came. We ordered a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jamie J
Reviewed 1 week ago

really enjoyed the variety of food offered here! The wine was excellent. The service staff was attentive and made some excellent suggestions as we progressed through the menu

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ken P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recently at DelMar to celebrate a special occasion. The service was excellent, with a very attentive staff who made sure we were having a great experience (Edgar). But the food was just amazing! We had one best paellas we've ever tried, along with...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AGGlobalTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife was excited to try as it was next door to the Hyatt where we were staying. We were able to grab a reservation by watching for a cancellation on Open Table about 6:30 pm. Waiter wasn’t the best - attempted to be helpful...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank bdcdaddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First-rate food, drink, and service. Food, from appetizers to dessert, was well prepared and presented. Service was crisp without being rushed. Compared to other places on the wharf, noise level was manageable.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank RJS3552
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It all started well. Greeted warmly and sat outside by the waterfront. Unfortunately, that's where it finished. Long waits for water, wine, mixed up orders. Tapas was quite nice, wine was not cold enough, as it was left outside in a bucket of melted ice....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kate L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could food of comparable quality be had in Spain for much less money? Undoubtedly yes, but the cost aside, Del Mar is a very well thought-out and executed concept. The interior is very attractive, the service attentive, the produce of high quality and the famous...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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