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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (67 reviews)
“tapas” (86 reviews)
“cochinillo” (7 reviews)
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11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1776 I St NW, 812 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700
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Reviewed November 12, 2015

This was our second visit to Taberna. It was a spur of the moment decision but it confirmed again that if you want delicious Spanish food in a setting that is elegant but quiet enough to actually have a lunch time conversation in DC, this...More

Thank John22308
Reviewed November 11, 2015

I, an amateur foodie, living in this area, became a patron of La Taberna Del Alabardero when it first opened in DC decades ago and remain a frequent patron. A genuine Spanish restaurant. Superb ambiance, service, cuisine, and wine list. As to be expected, there...More

Thank Gordon G
Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Superb food, ambiance, and service. Delicious food great selection wonderful guitar music and singing. I rarely evaluate a restaurant outstanding but this one definitely deserves it,

Thank Masukkar
Reviewed October 31, 2015

There is a lot that sets it apart, starting from the warm and cozy colors of the walls to the knowledgeable and friendly service. And, of course, the eclectic menu.(recommend: start with the Chistorra, Huevo Frito y Patatas). I'll definitely visit this restaurant more often.

Thank Hugo R
Reviewed October 27, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a pleasant evening at this upscale European style restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C. We were cordially received, given a choice table on a reasonably busy Sunday night and treated to an unusual array of traditional and innovative tapas (among them...More

Thank taem111
Reviewed October 24, 2015

Was there just in time for the happy hour, and ended up staying almost 3 hours, If the weather suits, definitely sit outside - the inside get get quite stuffy,

Thank hs_Rommel
Reviewed October 22, 2015

Going in to this restaurant, I had high hopes. The decor is beautiful and the location great (the reason I gave this place 2 stars instead of one), but sadly the food left much to be desired. In fact, out of all 3 of us...More

Thank Joy A
Reviewed October 21, 2015

A Spanish cuisine restaurant that serves both tapas and full meals. I went early and alone to avoid the rush, but it seemed to me it would make a wonderful romantic setting for a couple. There was a Flamenco guitarist who serenaded the restaurant. I...More

Thank RandyStakeman
Reviewed October 10, 2015

My wife and I were looking for drink and something light to eat after a long tour of Washington. We came across this Spanish restaurant. We sat outside, had a beer and tapas. It was a perfect rest spot.

Thank Ridelikeyastoleit
Reviewed October 9, 2015

Taberna Del Alabardero (TDA) is a world class restuarant. Non-descript from the outside, but as soon as you step inside the red-drenched walls and massive white moulding, you feel like you have stepped into Madrid. All of the food is classic elegant Spanish food. The...More

Thank Kelly D
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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, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
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 - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 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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The Evolution of Tradition is presented with Executive Chef Javier Romero introducing a new approach to some classic tapas. From old school tapas battling it out to healthy & organic salads, there's something for everyone. With 23 years of experience, and a young team bringing innovative techniques, we continue to show the best our culture has to offer.
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