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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Authentic Spanish food
1. Authentic Spanish food
"Food that made me think about the food I used to eat at home"
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2. Tasty Tapas
2. Tasty Tapas
"The gazpacho, bread and tapas are all very authentic and tasty"
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3. Happy Hour M-F 3-7PM
3. Happy Hour M-F 3-7PM
"this place is famous for the sangria"
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This piece of Spain, just steps from The White House, will transport you to an elegant and royal atmosphere surrounded by friendly faces, an engaging menu and world-renowned wines. Taberna Del Alabardero opened its doors in 1989, becoming the first Spanish restaurant in DC, and this year celebrates its 30 Anniversary with the 2019 Honorary RAMMY award. Spanish Chef Carlos Gómez Segovia brings back the authentic Spanish Cuisine and introduces new dishes with traditional ingredients. Taberna’s seasonal menu features classic tapas, luscious paellas, refreshing sangria, and delicious desserts, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options.
$30 - $80
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Live Music, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit, and I must say that the food was very authentic. We enjoyed the outdoor seating and tried 4 different dishes. They were very good as was the wine. This is a very class place and they make an effort to...look good - well done. The hostess and the server should try smiling once in a while. They looked like someone stole their puppy.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2020

Richly decorated interior, nice change from stark, modern, minimalist style. Large outdoor covered terrace that can be used year round. Waiters in suits, tablecloths, make for a European experience. Well orchestrated service from start to finish. Menu with many options to build a meal from...tapas on. Focused wine list with some good values. Pallea is a specialty. A classic evening.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seated immediately, our server Victor was very hospitable and friendly. We had paella which was very good. Overall a very nice evening, highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Taberna Del Alabardero; located by searching online for nearby European foods. We were not disappointed – this place is amazing!! My girlfriend and I spent the day touring museums and were looking for a conveniently-located restaurant near our hotel...near Farragut Square. We made a reservation that day and asked for outside patio seating since it was a beautiful evening. We were seated immediately and ordered a nice bottle of wine. Since neither of us was hungry enough for a full meal, we decided on a variety of tapas. We ordered several to share. The Garlic Shrimp was amazing – I’ve never had fresher, more perfectly-prepared shrimp – anywhere! And their toast with apple spread was delicious. And their Whiskey pork tenderloin with potatoes was so good. We didn’t have room for dessert. We HIGHLY recommend Taberna Del Alabardero on your next trip to D.C.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

It is a classic and authentic Spaniard restaurant. Thank you for making our wedding anniversary experience so special! Las mejores croquetas de toda España!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

Great food and excellent service! We enjoyed berenjenas tostadas con miel, txistorra sausage, gazpacho and mixed paella. Will come back to explore the rest of the menu!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 16, 2021 via mobile

Had a perfect night celebrating a birthday and anniversary. Service was amazing and the food was exceptional. Will absolutely be back.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 7, 2021

I absolutely enjoyed my dinner celebrating my birthday loved the restaurant decor the service was wonderful Victor was amazing my Caipirinha best bartender, and the red wine blend suggestion was so good also and my dinner selection was very nice would return again. A special...thank your to all staff for making my birthday special. The vegetable paella was so good.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 28, 2021 via mobile

Very pretty and elegant spanish restaurant. Authentic spanish food. Attentive service. Good variety of chouces. The croquettes were good. Had ham and cheese. The cheese plate was pretty good. Wished it was an charcuterie platter. Would have made it excellent. The chicken and seafood paella...was generously proportioned. Decently priced. Great for special occasions. Worth the try.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

Really good food and real Spanish paella, good variety of tapas and fish frituras. It also have a very good and friendly staff as it is very fast service. Good to go with family and friends as it is in front of the beach.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Dear Casey , We will have Live Flamenco next February 3rd, and February 24th at 6:30 pm. Looking forward to see you. Thanks
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taberna Del Alabardero

Yes, Taberna Del Alabardero offers takeout services.

Taberna Del Alabardero is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5