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Del Campo
Del Campo

Del Campo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://delcampodc.com
  • Email: admin@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
  • "Food was good, service ok, we were seated near the kitchen door an occasionally we were overwhelmed with the smell of smoke from the kitchen. Not awful, but not optimal."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We showed up at 8pm for an 8:15 reservation and had called in a few additional seats to our party earlier in the day and were told it wasn't a problem. We were then told we would be seated closer to 9pm. We ultimately sat around 9:15, and didn't receive our food until almost 10:45! Good food but service was unacceptable and we didn't even get a real apology for it from the maître d or server."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "You just have to taste the STEAKS in this place. It has become my favorite in the DMV area by a mile."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Peru and Argentina are known for their great meats and fish. I ordered the empanada appetizer (many layers of flavor), Peruvian chicken (exactly how I remember it in Peru), and gnocchi (wonderful, rich & rustic). The Yucca fries were surprisingly wonderful. If I went again, I would try their ceviche and their beef dishes. Rib eyes are served like the Flintstones with a huge bone. Quite a presentation. I love that it arrives in the middle of the table to share. The best things in life should be shared!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Del Campo has a mix of great atmosphere, service, signature drinks and flavorful steaks."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very varied menu with wonderful options. The Sea Urchin pasta and the Skirt Steak was absolutely mouth watering. Some great cocktails too!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The presentation board featuring your table's meat selection is impressive. I do wish they would offer to cut the larger pieces for you however. The table knives do not do the trick. The chimichurri sauce is not the greatest I have ever experienced but it is good. The smoky olive oil at the onset of your meal, combined with the bread and Maldon-like salt is amazing. The lamb empanadas did not have much flavor."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The combination of steakhouse assortment of quality meat choices, combined with avant-garde influences really works here. The steak tartare, the ceviches, the asado entrees and the desserts were all excellent. I highly recommend this place as my new favorite in the world. It easily beats Manny's, in MN; Shula's chains; Morton's; they all pale in comparison."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Brought the other half here for a birthday dinner. Wonderful (but expensive) wine list, interesting craft cocktails and AMAZING bread to start. Everything on the menu has an element of 'smoke' or 'burnt' to it, and we started with salmon ceviche (including creamy avocado and burnt shallots), beef empanadas (lovely garlic sauce). For a main, we shared the rib tips (delicious!) and the cilantro-encrusted tuna (which was actually a bit too spicy for my palate). For our last course we shared the s'mores which was delicious -- especially the toasted marshmallow ice cream. Service was outstanding. Our server was hugely knowledgeable and extremely attentive. The place was buzzing -- if you want a romantic, quiet table this isn't for you."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Octopus appetizer was delicious, beef ribs and lamb amazing, enjoyed the lentils, twice baked potato was just average, but barely noticed with the great bottle of wine and fantastic service. Fun date night with hubby!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Every entree on the menu was overpriced ($32-$72). My husband and son ordered the lamb shank which came with absolutely nothing and I mean nothing on the plate but a small lamb shank. The side items were extra and expensive. The shank was disappointedly dry with little flavor. We eat out often and this is a place we will not go back to. I think the restaurant is designed to be for clients with business expense accounts."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Del Campo was solid. Although, I'm not sure if I would go back. The food was great our server was a different story. He wouldn't even fully come over to our table to take our order. He would just lean in from his server station around the corner and softly ask us if we needed anything. He never asked us if we had been there before, offered reccomendations, or exlplained items/processes to us. Steak- Fine, smoky, well cooked Brisket- Very, very good. smoky, moist Chorizo- also very flavorful gnocci- rich, creamy, delicous Smoked Tuna w sweet potatio puree- very good/clean, and nice heat Like I said it was solid, but not sure if there was enough here to bring me back. A very good/attentive waiter/waitress might have done it"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went for my son's birthday. It is not cheap but the food is really, really good. This is a place for meat lovers - there are only a few fish dishes and one vegetarian. The vegetarian tart (quiche like) was actually very good - the tuna dish was fine. Love the bbq beef ribs. Would highly recommend just make sure you are comfortable with the cost. We spent 75 a head (including tax and tip) and we ordered conservatively. 4 people: 3 appetizers, 3 drinks (two non-alcoholic) a glass of wine, 4 main dishes, one side, two desserts and a cup of coffee. It was plenty - we had four lunches worth of left overs. We certainly felt it was worthit."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Del Campo. The food was delicious, and the portions are big! 2 appetizers and 2 meats from the asado menu were plenty for 2 of us. They have a very interesting cocktail list and great wines by the glass. The only slight annoyance that evening was that we were seated very near a large, loud group party. It is loud in the dining room and the tables are very close together. Other than the noise and proximity to the party, we very much enjoyed Del Campo and will be returning!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food and whole idea of Del Campo is fun and different. The tastes are different and pleasing. Presentation of the food is wonderful. The atmosphere is crisp and cool. That said... service is very friendly and helpful when asked but inattentive. At times, we had to beg our server to come to the table. Our final thought was that the meal was quite pricey for what it was. $54 for a hangar steak. Really?"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The waiters in the bar area were very nice and attentive but that didn't change the fact that we had to wait an hour past our reservation time for our table. Once we had our table service was a little slow, which our waiter acknowledged by bringing some complimentary appetizers. Unfortunately the appetizer was something on the exotic side that nobody at the table really wanted to eat but it was a nice gesture. Once we were actually able to order our food it was a pretty good experience. I did still notice that the wait staff was stressed out and in a rush due to the high volume of customers but I guess that's what you get for going to a hot spot on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Awesome food and service. We had a great experience. Onwer/chef Victor treated us excellent."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Honestly I am a little over the Brazilian steakhouse idea with the green/red chip that you can flip over to indicate how full (or not full) you are. But as a meat lover I would still like to go to a place with quality cuts and service. Del Campo's selection of meat was very extensive and the authentic South American feel will keep me coming back. Not to mention the drinks menu made me feel like I was actually in SA with delicious caipirinhas. My only complaints for my night were: the waiter seemed to be a little frustrated when my group was deep into our conversation and took a few tries to order or when we were a little confused as to how the menu worked. He should not have shown his attitude!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I have been to Del Campo three times now and it seems like it might be going downhill. My first dinner there was a revelation - amazingly good asado, and I could not wait to go back. The next visit was very good, but not great. But my last visit for lunch was a big disappointment. A friend and I went shared some short ribs, sweetbreads, sausage and some sides of yucca fried and gnocchi and wild mushrooms. We paid more than $40 each for lunch but the shortribs were tough, bone marrow was bland, their spicy Del Campo sausage was not very spicy. The smokiness that infused their food on the first visit was more like a wisp this time. Given the high price, one would hope their food would be consistent and not a roll of the dice each time."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Very business-y. Lots of people in suits and business attire. Older crowd as well, at least when I went. I think it started to loosen up a bit as the night went on. Our reservation was at 7pm. The food was good, but not so outstanding that, when combined with the atmosphere, I'd tell my friends to go."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Had my third meal at Del Campo and enjoyed it immensely. The concept is unique, the food is excellent, and the service is fine. What is distressing is the increasing lack of value: it is getting very poricey for the rapidl;yh declining portion size. My guest's 12 oz brisket - tasty and flavorful - waz no wher near the advertised size. In fact, it was embarrasingly small. $10 for essentially half of a supermarket sized twice baked potato?? Seriously...It would be a shame to see a place this good go down because of pricing that bears no relationship to what is on the plate."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My friend and I went here last night and everything was fantastic. The service was great. We had at least four people come around and chat with us about what to get. They even had a wine expert that really knew her stuff. She recommended the "El Enemigo" which is one of the best wines I've had. The service was great and the environment was even better. We sat for almost 3 hours eating and drinking and we never felt rushed. If someone is looking for a different experience and great food, this is the spot to go. From the hostess to the waitstaff, everyone was fantastic. Amazing experience and I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "del Campo takes South American cuisine to new levels, with subtle flavors and a wide variety beyond the meat-heavy menus of some restaurants in the genre. It is a fine place for a business lunch or a special meal with your significant other."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We had tuna ceviche, grilled octopus salad, waygu skirt speak and iberico pork loin. All were incredible. In retrospect we would have split the entree as we left food on the table. The somallier, Morgan, was very helpful in working us through the South American wines. We also had a gee at time in the bar afterwards."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I was a little disappointed by my experience at Del Campo. I've been trying to get there for several months and finally went. The Steak tartare was presented in a unique way with the smokey jar but the meat was a little tough and the over flavor wasn't that great. I'd rather the classic at a place like Bistrot du Coin. I like the smoked salt with the house bread a lot though. Burratta dish was great. Lamb shank was a bit dry and didn't have much else to accompany it. Sweetbreads were nice but needed more components to round out the dish as well. Overall, dinner was decent but nothing to write home about. Service was the same. Everything was ok but I expected more. I'll go back on a slower night, but it's not on the top of the list..."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Best food i have ever had!!! Recommend. have to try the Wagyu NY Strip!! its the best thing you will ever have don't waste money on the side dishes the Wagyu by itself will do the job"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Every dish we had was delicious: tuna ceviche, octopus salad, rib eye, wagyu skirt steak, mango twinkies, and smores. House rolls were also delicious. Excellent wine selection, too. I left my laptop behind and the hostess kept it for me until I returned later that night. My only negative point is some dishes come out on huge plates that take up too much table space. I recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Plenty of help for those not familiar with South American cuisine."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "They know how to cook....top quality; a bit spotty service at lunch, but still a great spot for business meal."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The grill octopus was awesome. My husband had the rib eye, I had the wagyu skirt and my three year old had the chicken which he love it. Dessert and drinks were great."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My wife and friend enjoyed their meal. However, my other friend and I ordered the short ribs. They were terrible. I'm not sure what came to the table but I've never seen (or ate) short ribs like that."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything about the meal was fantastic. Beyond the food being delicious, the service was also wonderful and everything went very smoothly."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Great dinner. The Staff made sure we had a great dining experience even when our party included a six yer old and a two month old baby, not initially scheduled to attend. Very saviry meal followed by an excellent coffee and great dessert."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The visit to Del Campo was truly an experience. I love it when a restaurant understands 'service'. It was a special occasion for the visit and bought flowers to be delivered - right on the table waiting for us. The meal - superb! My first visit there and I will be back. The menu selection was great and spoke to the eclectic palette of the Latin American."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Absolutely love this place each and every time we go ! Amazing atmosphere, great service and unique outstanding food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We loved the everything about Del Campo! The food was delicious, a nice blend of ingredients. Great Wine list. The service was great. Everyone who came to the table was knowledgeable and very informative. It was a great evening. The sounds seemed loud when we first entered the restaurant, but then subsided both at the bar and at our table. The tuna Ceviche was excellent, the bread and smoked olive oil was a nice surprise. The meat was tender and very flavorful. A meal to remember!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Del Campo was wonderful. Each dish was absolutely delicious, the restaurant itself was gorgeous and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This was my first time at Del Campo. I had heard positive things and was not disappointed. Their are many tasty sounding selections on this menu but make sure you come expecting meat. That what the specialty is although the tuna entree was outstanding. A bit expensive."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Beautifully decorated! Great service--everyone from the host to the waitress were welcoming. The menu highlights a lot of meat, especially beef. Try the brussel sprouts with bacon."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "a great meal with outstanding service, I haven't been to many South American steak houses, but really enjoyed this one"
    Dined on 2/22/2014