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Pamplona

4.6
586 reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Welcome to Pamplona, Spanish Tapas + Sangria restaurant!

Located in the HEART of Clarendon half a block from the Metro

Your reservation will last the duration of 1.5 hours from the time of the reservation. Our patio seating is first come first serve.

We appreciate your support and understanding in these times!

We look forward to serving you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 586 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We live exploring new places for brunch and Pamplona hit the spot! We really enjoyed the “Bottom-ish” brunch option! Food was delicious and sparkling rose sangria was awesome. We ordered a whole pitcher and enjoyed it! All the staff was friendly and helpful with all questions and service was great. Definitely will return!

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LoveVeganFood
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Average all around. Seemed pricey for ok food, drinks and table (uncomfortable high top), ambiance.

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Jess
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food drinks and waitress was great! Definitely returning soon and recommending to friends.

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vipChambered
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The restaurant ambiance is quite attractive and appealing, and the service is prompt and consistent. But I’m terms of the food, it is at best a Spanish-inspired bistro. Only about a third of the small dishes - tapas - have anything Spanish, and even then, they veer towards interpretation rather than authenticity. The flavors are adequate, but not memorable. Good place overall, but if you’re looking to eat authentic Spanish, this restaurant is probably not the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Chicken and Waffles are top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Really enjoyed our time.

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vipAnnie
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Do the bottomless tapas, food here is phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so kind! We loved the inside of the restaurant with its winter decorations. The ambiance is so cozy. The tapas we got were delicious and I loved the $7 mojitos deal on Thursday. They were refreshing. Our server also came out with some free churros since we were there celebrating a special occasion. Overall, a great experience!

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Aspau
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was wonderful. We choose to do the taste of Spain and it did not disappoint. Our first round of drinks (all Pamplona cocktails) were good but not anything to write home about. We ended up with margaritas for the second round and they were great. The service was spotty. Unfortunately there was only one server for the entire restaurant (at least 10 tables). Sometimes the server was very on top of things. Other times she seemed to dismiss the third person in our party. That was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alvino is hot and our server was great.

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Xtine
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seasonal cocktails! The service was very prompt and our food came very quick

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vipNOYB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent duck Paella
Good Spanish wine selection; would benefit from adding a few Portuguese wines

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot with good service. Will be back

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Peshosha
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We got there for brunch after Christmas and food was not good, some dishes were cold. Our server was ok? But his breath stink even thru the mask.

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DaniM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and the front desk staff were very nice. They were able to accommodate my party of 3 instead of 2. However, our waiter needed some work. He wasn't engaged at all. He forgot our coffee, fruit, and brought over the wrong mimosa pitcher. He was very nice, but really needed to pay more attention to our table. The food was really good, so it helped to make up for our waiter. I will definitely be back though.

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TiffanieP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! We had the Taste of Spain which is unlimited tapas for an hour and a half. The truffle Mac n cheese, OMG the best, so good and a must try. We also had the roja sangria and it was just as good as the food. I would go early because as the crowd grew the service slowed a bit but the staff were wonderful. I would recommend this place and we’ll be going back.

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lovethegrub
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The holiday decorations (and decor in general) looks great! Super cool vibe in there. Got both holiday themed cocktails but they missed the mark. Food was decent, best was the pork belly, but the service was really slow, some of our food orders never got sent back to the kitchen, and when we got the check it sat at our table so long another server had to come take it so we could leave. Unfortunately wouldn’t come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Loud room, service was cold and brusque. They put us on a 2 hour time limit (fine) and started asking us to leave after 90 minutes - despite open tables throughout the dining room. Food was only okay.

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Rafael
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on a Thursday night. The service and food cannot be match. Definitely returning soon

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We love the place! service was good drinks and foods served fast and happy hour is amazing!

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Anon
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Taste of Spain was a great option for our party of four. Small plates were delicious and varied.

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Anonymous1
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. The decorations were amazing. Service was fantastic. Will definitely be back soon.

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RegV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brunch Food was tasty but expensive for the variety of options available. Lots of poached eggs. Hard to share.
We had a large group of 10 and I have to say the service was excellent.

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JMatt64
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good place! We did the never ending small plates and our waiter was really helpful in giving us tips on what to order and keeping the dishes flowing constantly! We really appreciated that.

Food was delicious and it was the perfect amount. Absolutely love the variety of food.

Only con: We were first seated at a table very close to others which was a bit concerning since we are still in a pandemic. Only particular about this because there were tons of empty tables available in other places. We asked the host could we move and they were so accommodating. Awesome service!

Overall a great experience and we can’t wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a good time and experience at Pamplona and Miguel was very attentive.

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Andy
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Totally reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Experience was great! Our waiter was fun and exciting. Two of our friends had never ate here so the server was happy to help and he was very knowledgeable! All around great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Very good good, service was slow at first but picked up as the evening progressed

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mom’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a great time and ate well. Definitely a good date night option.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were amazing! Definitely a great brunch experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch and quick service

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vipJulieO
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience for a family dinner. The staff was accommodating. We originally wanted to be seated outside. However, upon arrival we changed our minds and requested inside. The host and manager (both Tylers) sat us at the bar for drinks and appetizers and were able to shortly get us a table inside. The lamb shank was amazing. So tender that I didn’t even need a knife. Kudos to the chef and the entire Pamplona team. My family and I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and even better service! Instagram worthy presentation. Def one of my favorite places to dine!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best lamb chops I’ve had in a while

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch experience! Very tasty food, quick service, and reasonable priced. Would definitely dine again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, brunch was perfect. Servers and service staff were quick and helpful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Service was terrible

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vipNoVaFoodie
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Michael was great. Grilled cheese and scallops were two dishes that stood out, will definitely be back again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pamplona using the Order Online button. Pamplona also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pamplona also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 685-9950.

Pamplona is rated 4.6 stars by 586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.