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Del Campo
Del Campo

Del Campo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://delcampodc.com
  • Phone: (202) 289-7377
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm,
    Thursday – Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: South American, Argentinean, Peruvian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Del Campo
The lifestyle and food culture celebrated on an estancia, a large South American vineyard estate, is the inspiration for Victor Albisu’s flagship restaurant in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The airy, 174-seat agrarian space is home to a meat-driven, wine-centric menu that is a product of Albisu’s Latin American roots and travels throughout Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went during restaurant week and could not say enough about how great of an experience we had. Not only was the food delicious but the service was even more incredible. They definitely are one of the best restaurants in DC!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We've had Del Campo on our "wish list" for quite a while and it should be at the very top. The ceviche was amazing. We ordered three entrees offered for the Restaurant Week Menu, Peruvian chicken, flank steak (comes with marrow!) and swordfish. All were wonderful and although we will usually pick on entree as the best this time we had a first place tie. We had to try Twinkies for dessert along with the carrot cake. Both were amazing. One note that made for a "definitely we'll be back" was the way our server , William, handled a minor (very minor) misunderstanding about a dessert order. Not only did they acknowledge the mishap but provided an order of the correct dessert for take home! Cocktails at the bar were equally amazing.."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food was fabulous, the flavors came through beautifully."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "beautiful place - disappointing short ribs. They were really breast deckel instead and too expensive."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I went to dinner with a friend Saturday night. We sat outside which was really nice. The meal was excellent, with good portions and presentation, and the service was nice too. Overall, I thought Del Campo was nice and I enjoyed it."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Arrived 45 minutes late due to notorious NOVA traffic but staff graciously kept our table for 6. Great recommendation from the sommelier, we ended up ordering two of the recommended bottle. For the meal we shared family-style multiple offerings from the Asado along with a whole branzino. Quality of the meats were amazing and cooked perfectly up to our desired temperature. All 4 of the accompanied sauces for the asado were great. Excellent service and beautiful ambiance. Will definitely return with a group after a timely break to indulge in more of the asado offerings. Perhaps return solo or with my wife to try the choripan or chivito."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Good cocktails. Flank steak and Peruvian chicken were not extraordinary, The swordfish was overcooked. The wait staff were not attentive. We did a lot of waiting. We will not be returning to this restaurant and I doubt it will survive."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Can't go wrong! Fantastic old fashions. Food was great and the service was very good. We're already looking forward to going back!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "One of the best burgers I've had in the past 2 years, easily!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Hands down, this was my best lunch of Restaurant Week - the salmon ceviche with avocado was outstanding, light but complex flavors. The flank steak was very rich and beefy, and the dessert twinkies with passion fruit were a fun and tasty conclusion. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I went here for lunch with a co-worker and we loved it! The food was amazing. And, the staff were appropriately attentive."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We went for lunch during restaurant week and the food was very good...I recommend the salmon ceviche and the Peruvian chicken . Our server, Omar was very knowledgeable about the food ingredients, and was able to tell my Muslim friend which items to avoid because pork was one of the ingredients. Would recommend for Restaurant Week or a special occasion because of the price."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My husband is Peruvian, so when Del Campo opened, he couldn't wait to try the elevated Latin American food. And it didn't disappoint! We recently went again for Restaurant Week with a large group - both of which can test a restaurant's ability to deliver - and Del Campo was wonderful. Server was friendly, on point and unobtrusive. The menu was a bit limited so they could handle Restaurant Week, I'm sure, but it had something for everyone. The warm bread with smoked olive oil starts things off right. Standouts were the Peruvian chicken and ceviche. We also took note of the Post's Review and tried the Don David wine that was recommended and it was a stunning value. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The whole idea of South American grilled food was tantalizing. The lunch exceeded my expectations!! I will return."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I had heard mixed reviews about this restaurant from friends, but decided to try Del Campo for lunch with a group of four during Restaurant Week. We were all first timers at Del Campot, and were all VERY impressed by the Restaurant Week selection and portion sizes. Between the four of us, we tried everything on the Restaurant Week menu, and were all pleased with our dishes. Our favorites included the cobb salad and salmon tartar appetizers, as well as the burger and the skirt steak mains. The restaurant was tastefully decorated and the staff was attentive without being overwhelming. Our only dislike was the lemonaid, which contained a grilled lemon... tasted burnt and was not exactly refreshing."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Delicious and generous - we will go back again. Had the steak, ceviche, and carrot cake - all amazing!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • ""Very comfortable, great service, good food and atmosphere! Steak was delicious!""
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Del Campo fell short on my expectations. Their appetizers and desserts were quite good. Where they fell short is in preparing their steak. I ordered my dish cooked medium rare and unfortunately they don't know the meat needs to rest before being cut. The plate was brought out with the plate full of blood and the meat as dry as beef jerky."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The noise from the bar seemed to cause the people at the next table to increase the loudness of their shrieks and so it want. Too bad that the noise level detracted so much from the meal. The bread was good. The salmon and empanada appetizers were good, if a bit over salty. The swordfish was reasonable, but the Peruvian chicken was dry and not very tasty - we get much better at our local Peruvian chicken place. Desserts were a bit too sweet. I'm tempted to give them one more try with the full menu, but then I remember the noise ..."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I went for lunch and it took 2 hours to get our food. The food was good, but not worth the wait or unapologetic wait staff."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Our waiter must have been quite new, as he was unable to answer questions about the menu (though he did offer to ask). Our group, having spent time in Argentina, found the beef to be fine, but not great and the chimichurri was too liquidy/oily and heavy on the parsley. The Choripan was not traditional, but it was tasty and well-executed. For some reason, the Malbec alone of the wines seems way over-priced at $17 a glass (and we know Malbecs)."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We came here for restaurant week. It has nice casual ambiance, the staff is friendly, but didn't check on us enough. The food was delicious. I got the mushroom empanadas and they were very tasty. My steak was cooked nicely, medium well. It said it came with jalapeño potato purée, but there was so little underneath a corner of the steak that I couldn't even taste it. It would be nice if it came with a side of vegetables or enough purée for me to try. The wine is very expensive and so is everything on the menu. I really liked the steak, but I don't think I would go unless it's restaurant week because it's just so expensive. Great to try if your in the mood for steak and don't want to go to the typical chain places."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This was my first pick of Restaurant week and I have to say we are pretty disappointed. My only complaint with Del Campo was the service. Our server never came back to check on us and see if we needed anything. Over the course of our meal we finished our drinks. It was about 20 minutes before we were able to get a refill from one of the staff that we had to grab because our server never came back. We finally completed our meal and the table was cleared by the staff, we then sat there for another 30 minutes waiting for dessert. I really enjoyed the food but the quality of service has sealed the deal with me. I will never visit Del Campo again........."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Restaurant Week offering for lunch was unremarkable."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I will definitely go back! Would love to see some happy hour specials on drinks and food."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My son spoke very highly of Del Campo. The wait staff was marvelous, the food was not. Appetizers terrific, Grilled Octopus, Cochirrones,sp. The grilled bread also very good, nice wine list, not too expensive. Ambience is very nice. The steaks, which we ordered medium rare, as we were advised, were done to perfection. But we could hardly cut them, and they were not very flavorfu. That being said, we would return, because we think this was an aberration."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We ordered the hangar steak, the smoked avocado-Swiss burger, one morcilla sausage, a side of smoked greens, and the asparagus with smoked Hollandaise. The burger and hangar steak truly were superb. The taste of the morcilla was better than its texture, but that is not uncommon for blood sausage, generally. The smoked greens were delicious and a tad more interesting than the asparagus, but no complaints. Dessert of tres leches "Twinkies" which were good, but not nearly as good as the passion fruit and mango sorbet that accompanied them. Service was outstanding, even to the point of saving the leftovers for me (that I forgot) until the next day upon my request."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "One if DC's best restaurants...hands down! Food is superb. Great place to bring my clients."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I went to Del Campo a few times. I loved the food. With the cheapest Malbec on the list $70x2, we ended up spending $370+$80 Gratuity for 4 people. As good as everything was I wish it was a little more reasonable. It was also disappointing that there was not a bottle of Malbec in the $40 range. Other than that I was very happy with the overall experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Service was mediocre. Portions were unbalanced (main course fish was about 3-4 oz and steak was 12 oz). Prices weren't warranted for what they serve ($50 steak + $10 fries). Wasn't impressed with the wine list either."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Innovative Peruvian twists are added to Argentinian "Asado" classics at this restaurant where everything is cooked on the grill."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I was in DC on work and popped into Del Campo for a bite in the evening. Very good service and the food was really very good. A good surprise and one that I would recommend to others."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Fantastic! And the accompanying smells from the roasting spices in the open kitchen were amazing!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was amazing and if my fellow diners and I were judging based soley on that, we would certainly be back. But service was slow at lunch. There were 3 busboys who tripped over themselves delivering water, bread, and meals to the table. But the wait person -- who was very nice and pleasant -- just wasn't around once he (finally) took our order. One of the salads came out without the dressing on the side, and while trying to get our waiters attention, the manager saw us and took care of it immediately and apologized for the error. We had to flag the waiter down to ask for the check. If they can get their actual wait staff to pay more attention to tables, the experience would have been much better."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I went to Del Campo because I heard the food was great! Unfortunately, the service was fair and the food was good but not great. We started out when virtually no one else was there yet the service start was very slow. I had the salmon and calamari. My colleague had to send her fish back to be prepared as originally requested. Our drink came with a mound of crushed ice that exceeded the height of the glass though the drink itself was really good. Not sure I'd go back for what I paid. All in all, good, but not great."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Everything was delicious, but quite expensive. The appetizers are way overpriced for the amount of food served."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "While the food quality was good, it was over priced and should have been better. The menu was a bit odd. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I've been here for lunch, happy hour and dinner and the food and drink are spectacular!! The service can definitely use some work. While the waitstaff is kind, I have had an issue with my ire reach and every time I've been here. They could use some additional training to match the high-end quality of the cuisine and restaurant overall."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Buenos Aires comes to Washington. But better. Amazing chorizo and meats and provoleta and empanadas. Save room for "Twinkies.""
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate our friend's wedding soon to come. The service was excellent and attentive. The crab and shrimp with ink aioli was a great appetizer and our entrees were spot on. I would definitely come back here for another special occasion or a night with my girl."
    Dined on 7/26/2014