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Taberna del Alabardero, Washington, DC
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Taberna del Alabardero

4.7
4.7
3709 Reviews
$31 to $50
Traditional Spanish
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 Oscar Ordonez 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.

Dress code: Business casual

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Traditional Spanish, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 429-2200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Josu Zubikaray
  • Catering
    Taberna del Alabardero Spanish Catering offers Food Delivery as well as Full Service catering. More details at alabardero.com
  • Private party facilities
    Taberna del Alabardero welcomes you to its private and semi private spaces, perfect to host your events. Lunch, Dinner or Happy Hour, formal or casual, we will organize your event according to your needs and guide you towards a successful and memorable experience.
  • Private party contact
    Catalina Ripoll: (202) 429-2200
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Entrance on 18th Street, between H and I
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary self parking after across the street, on 818 18th street NW. Monday to Friday after 4pmSaturday and Sunday all day
  • Public Transit
    Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Brunch + Bottomless Cocktails

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our perfect Brunch Menu with Bottomless Cocktails !! At Taberna del Alabardero we want to bring the real Spanish weekend brunch experience to you, that's why you cannot miss this opportunity. Come at La Taberna del Alabardero and live the Real Classic Guitar Show and our amazing brunch (fixed price menu) with our famous Bottomless Sangrias and Mimosas.

Offers

  • Come To Enjoy Our Special Gin Tonic Menu !

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.,Mon - Thu - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
    "Spanish Gin Tonic: A refreshing cocktail featuring premium gin, artisanal tonic water, and a variety of aromatic garnishes, served over ice for a crisp and flavorful experience."

    Come To Enjoy Our Special Gin Tonic Menu ! photo
  • We Open Our Patio

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.,Mon - Thu - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
    Our Charming patio is now open and ready to welcome you. come and enjoy your favorite events, our vibrant Happy Hour, and brunch full of Spanish flavor in DC. we are waiting for you to live unforgettable moments outdoors. Dont forget that you can reserve our events for your events!

    We Open Our Patio photo
  • Feria Alabardero

    Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2024
    Sun - 3:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.,Mon - Thu - 2:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 2:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
    Feria Alabardero during June 2004 Live Flamenco Music Every Thurday!! Reserve Now

What 3,709 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Great for fine wines

3,712 Reviews
  1. Welltraveledfoodie

    Charleston

    235 reviews

    5.0

    235 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seafood paella was wonderful as were several tapas.

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  2. AmadeoF

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of those restaurants that you visit once and continue to visit for various reasons. The service is incredible, the food is amazing, and the ambience is superb. Their paella is nothing short of stupendous, bested only by eating the dish in Valencia, where it was created. Their wine list is extensive, and the desserts are decadent and beautifully presented. Most importantly, none of this would matter if it weren’t for the incredible staff, whose professionalism and charisma make the experience one to be cherished.

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  3. YamileeB

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful tapas (the manchego and the eggplant were really nice surprises!) and delicious paella (if you haven’t done so yet, be bold and try the one with squid ink)!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Business lunch— food and service were great! Will be back!

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  5. Leafers

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for our anniversary and were blown away by the service. The staff truly made it a special occasion. The flamenco music and dancing was the best I have seen since being in Spain. The tapas were delicious. We would definitely return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I made reservations for 8 to celebrate my son’s graduation from law school. We were seated in a private back room that unfortunately felt like we were “shoved in the back” We had to cut through a wedding reception to get to it. We did not feel part of the liveliness or spirit of the restaurant at all. The wedding cohort did not seem happy to see us cut through. The sommelier and the wait staff were kind and attentive. They did everything they could to make us feel welcome and I tipped them accordingly to thank them. The food felt americanized and not at all like in Spain or several other fine Spanish restaurants in the USA that we know of. Wine list and desserts were, however, excellent.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always! We celebrate all good occasion here!

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  8. GermanM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for for an occasion. We’ll be back with more friends and family.

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  9. KarenH

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!!! Excellent service, food delicious and a very diverse menu from which to choose. Lovely quaint atmosphere and overall just wonderful. Live flamenco music and dance. So fun!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a terrific meal, and thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Lovely building, great service, excellent food.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Taberna del Alabardero using the Order Online button. Taberna del Alabardero also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 429-2200.

Taberna del Alabardero is rated 4.7 stars by 3709 OpenTable diners.

Taberna del Alabardero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Taberna del Alabardero

1776 I Street, NW(Entrance on 18th St.), Entrance on 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Entrance on 18th Street, between H and I
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Traditional Spanish, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary self parking after across the street, on 818 18th street NW. Monday to Friday after 4pmSaturday and Sunday all day
  • Public Transit
    Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Josu Zubikaray
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 429-2200
  • Catering
    Taberna del Alabardero Spanish Catering offers Food Delivery as well as Full Service catering. More details at alabardero.com
  • Private party facilities
    Taberna del Alabardero welcomes you to its private and semi private spaces, perfect to host your events. Lunch, Dinner or Happy Hour, formal or casual, we will organize your event according to your needs and guide you towards a successful and memorable experience.
  • Private party contact
    Catalina Ripoll: (202) 429-2200
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