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Taberna del Alabardero Washington D.C

1776 I St NW, 812 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700
+1 202-429-2200
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1776 I St NW, 812 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fancy and pricey place for fine food, and special occasions. Dishes are done well. Sommelier is on hand. Very nice presentations. I had the boneless short rib in a wonderful sauce. My wife had the whole branzino baked in salt, and deboned by the server....More

Thank randylee223
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply Superb. My wife and I dined here last week and the meal was first rate. Olives and bread are a complimentary starter. My green salad was packed with fresh and tasty vegetables. Her's also include an enormous cake of seared goat cheese. The real...More

Thank 169robertl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with some co-workers. Definitely a reservation only place, however, we were seated at a table anyway. The table location was right next to the window of the kitchen where you could watch the kitchen staff and chef's prepare the meals. Very cool...More

Thank Curious66737993876
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have dined all over the world. I served on 6 continents as a US Army Officer for 30 years. This place is on our Top Ten dining experiences globally. And we’ve never left the Tapas page of the menu. When In...More

Thank jamespcol
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I was here for a reception and dinner with a large group, one year after I spent a week in Barcelona (during the secession referendum!). The gazpacho shots, Serrano ham, and manchego cheese for our reception were great, along with a very nice Vallejo white...More

Thank Phillip W
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this place if you’re dying for good Spanish food. They have a great wine selection. Service is excellent as well.

Thank S6602YBsandrac
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

I returned to my favorite restaurant in DC after a very long absence. The menu has changed and so have the prices, but we were fortunate that we visited during Spanish Restaurant week. The fixed price menu made it a lot more affordable, but it...More

Thank WriterTraveler1968
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

This place misses ambience, almost NO music, a/c doesnt work. Food is not worth its prices I would not suggest this place to anybody! Wont go back Only thing I liked it was the “Carajlillo”

Thank Roscaman
Reviewed August 28, 2018

i love spanish food and was looking forward to eating here based on the great reviews. I felt it was good -not great. We had a nice sampling of appetizers and entrees and not the rice and paella that most people order and rave about....More

Thank LynAnn M
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We went to the sister restaurant in Seville a few years ago so when business brought me to DC, I went with my friend for lunch. It was delicious and the only issue was that we could not stay longer and enjoy it more like...More

Thank davisellu
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Casey C
January 10, 2018|
Response from AlabarderoDC | Property representative |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1776 I St NW, 812 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700
    (I Street)
  • Public Transportation: Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-429-2200
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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.
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