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Taberna Del Alabardero

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Dupont Circle
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1776 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700 (I Street)
+1 202-429-2200
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Crofton, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it was the misfortune of dining out on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend; what we found was that La Taberna del Alabardero was operating at a level far below its historic, much-heralded reputation as a purveyor of authentic Spanish cuisine. Our appetizers of Ensalada Clásica “Alabardero" and "Carpaccio de Gamba y Guacamole" were up to standard - crispy, fresh... More 

Thank BRHS1970
Taberna A, General Manager at Taberna Del Alabardero, responded to this review

Dear BRHS1970, Let me start by thanking you for your constructive feedback, which we take really seriously and secondly, I want to extend my most sincere apologies for your recent negative experience with our paella in this case. For your piece of mind , NO DEAD giveaways are served in TDA and NO leftovers either, that is not accurate with... More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good ambience and service. Very well located and good food. My family love the place we stay for couple of hours.

Thank Yolanda L
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in central Washington Taberna Del Alabardero offers authentic Spanish food. The restaurant is pretty big with well spaced seating. The menu has a lot of fish, and some meat options alongside a variety of Tapas. The food was nicely prepared and the staff really friendly and helpful. A good choice for large groups.

Thank Mark H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous roast suckling pig and black rice. Outstanding Cordoba style gazpacho. Great service. Elegant dining room.

Thank spgoldberg
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97 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Classic Spanish cuisine in an elegant setting with professional service. The setting alone is worth the visit -- old world elegance at its best. The menu has all that one could hope for including a vast Charcuterie set, pork and meant offerings and a vast assortment of seafood. The paellas are outstanding, particularly thye very authentic Paella Valenciana. The tapas... More 

Thank Paul O
Taberna A, General Manager at Taberna Del Alabardero, responded to this review

Dear Paul O, We really appreciate your comments and remarks. We are happy you liked Taberna del Alabardero and just hope to be honored one more time with your visit. Sincerely, JPerez More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is my favorite Spanish restaurant in town. Excellent paella and the tapas tasted like real tapas. Croquetas were cold, but waiters fixed it as soon as we request! We know that comparing with Spain portions are not that big and prices are higher than Spain, but the idea is to taste the best of the Spanish food. Excellent place... More 

Thank EduardoCafe
Taberna A, General Manager at Taberna Del Alabardero, responded to this review

Dear Eduardo, Thank you for the 5 star review!. We really appreciate your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the food and that our staff was able to help you with your request. We are looking forward to host you again, Sincerely, Javier Perez More 

Springfield, Illinois
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817 reviews
525 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good Basque restaurant. We liked the Mousse de queso de cabra, pedacitos de tocino y aceite de oliva, crema de castana con pedacitos de panceta y cranberries macerados en jerez, c ochinito al aroma de citricos mermelada de toronja y ensalada de frisee Take Metro-Farragut West, 18th St Exit (you can see it from the station).

Thank Clevlander
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

When the weather is nice, there are few places that beat La Taberna for out door seating in downtown DC. And when its cold, even fewer places can capture the warmth and charm of Basque country with its elegantly appointed tapestry, painting, and photos. La Taberna is the consummate power lunch spot and great for happy hours. The food is... More 

Thank RoninDC
Taberna A, General Manager at Taberna Del Alabardero, responded to this review

Dear RoninDC Thank you for your recent 5 stars review. We are glad you continue enjoying our cuisine and ambiance during all this time!. We hope to see you soon! Sincerely, JP More 

Newington, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

When I visit DC I try to make time to stop at Taberna del Alabardero. {FYI if you plug the address on your GPS it might go around and around and not get you there, as the entrance is actually on 18th Street. There is a parking garage adjacent to the restaurant and they validate parking}. It was a Tuesday... More 

Thank Fernando R
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

In summary, elegant fine-dining with panache! The tuxedo-clad fantastic service staff served fantastically-presented delicious cuisine. Clearly, this is a scene to-be seen, with power-brokers surrounding us, the beautiful restaurant had multiple options; outside white-tablecloth dining, lovely great-room (again white tablecloth) dining and semi-private with sumptuous surroundings dining, and I'm certain there must be private rooms as well.

Thank Tamela C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 50
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1776 I 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
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-429-2200
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?