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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
  • "Buenos Aires comes to Washington. But better. Amazing chorizo and meats and provoleta and empanadas. Save room for "Twinkies.""
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "After our birthday celebrant had chosen this place, I read all the bad reviews here and elsewhere of scanty food, poor value, and horrible service and was very apprehensive. Our experience could not have been more different. Attentive and professional service with only occasional mixups about whose dish was whose. Bottle of wine we brought was well decanted and served. We loved the food -- deep meat flavors, perfectly seasoned. The tongue was a standout -- unctuous and melting. Likewise pork belly, grilled octopus, pork shank with wonderful crackling skin, peruvian chicken. Flavor of grilled olive oil is constant. The "biscuits" were yeasty and complimented by the smoked oil and salt. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This place has some good food, but because of the noise, including loud music even when there are few patrons, the only option is to eat outside. Also, you need to love fatty meat."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Too many things subpar about this place to list. The food was however not the downside. Wine by the glass was flat swapped out for a half bottle(the only one in the menu). Bread came out 15 minutes into dinner. There was no knife for my steak when it arrived at my table, waited another 5 minutes before it arrived. No sauces (they have 4) were offered either before or after my steak arrived. Again however the food wasn't the problem as it was well seasoned and cooked. The coup de grace of the evening occurred not at my table but that of another diner. This poor guy had his meal served up "Gallagher style" in his lap, while his dates jaw slammed the table. Unbelievable!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Always love the food here and always get great service. This time, I brought 15 people with me and the night was flawless. Service was impeccable, Tevis didn't miss one thing. Everyone loved their food. And they set up a large table in a separate space for us that worked perfectly. A total hit!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend to Del Campo for his birthday and we were completely impressed. From the moment we walked in, the staff was attentive, but not overbearing. We were intentionally early for our reservation to have cocktails at the bar, a good decision on our part, because the cocktails were phenomenal. Our waiter (who was training a new employee) had extensive knowledge of the wine list and what would pair well with our entire meal. We shared the 18oz Dry Rub Ribeye to make room for everything we wanted to try. The steak was so delicious, it puts Ruth Chris to shame. From the appetizers to the dessert, the food is beyond reproach. There are so many things on the menu we want to try, we will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Don't know that I've ever had service this bad. Had to keep asking busboys to find our waiter. Drinks took 1/2 hour to arrive, and they arrived at different times. Food was okay, but at $50'for a ribeye, it should be fantastic. I read the reviews first and, like most people, discounted them. That was a big mistake. Overpriced and service is dismal. Not going to give them a second chance."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant. Nice menu and good food. I thought the public area was lovely. The bar was really hopping when we arrived. It was a very nice evening and the outside patio was very busy as well."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • " asked for water more then one time.because our bottle and glasses were totally empty.I had to call the restaurant From my table for a drink Menu and asked the busser to get our server so I could order drink .I almost clear our own table because it was no room for anything else. Had to ask the runner for silver. Called again for check. Server horrible. Food was not as great as I hoped. Would never go back and would would tell all my friends to stay away from this restaurant . The manager asked like he did not care and he offer dresser like it he was obligated to . But that was not going to make up for it. I was looking forward to dine in this restaurant but wtf never again. Please don't Go"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food at Del Campo, and I think most everyone in my party did as well. I had the Peruvian chicken and Yucca, and the sauce that accompanied the chicken was delicious and exactly what I was hoping for when I ordered the dish. Our waiter was very nice and helpful in explaining the food and menu (maybe a little too much for my preference at a business lunch). The sandwiches that my colleagues had were big and were highly recommended for me to try when we return. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Decent food, except they forgot our order then served my companion the wrong dish, then decided to inform us "you are not eating the right entree" despite it having been set down in front of us... brought out the correct entree and just sat it on the table. No apologies, no nothing. Not impressed. Service was embarassingly bad."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the drinks at the bar. Focus was the Asado. The food tasted great. Tried the beef tongue for the first time, very good. Also loved the bone marrow. But good food does not come cheap."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food reads much better than it tastes. Almost all of it was bland, lacking flavor."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant, we loved it! The food was amazing-everything! We had the Salmon and the Chicken for dinner and the provaletta and grilled tomatoes for starters. All of the food was amazing! The wine list was great but the wine by the glass were pricey, South American wines are usually more affordable, $15 a glass. That being said it was a wonderful Carmenere. The service was a bit spotty but they were very nice and apologetic for the wait. They took our appetizer order right away and they arrived in a timely manor but we finished them and finally after about 20 minutes we asked if we could order our dinner. We also needed to ask 4x's for bread. We were there for over 3 hours but everyone was very nice- we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Interminable wait for food without any explanation...and the restaurant was barely half full...not acceptable..."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food to salty, flavor lacking, did not go away hungry but was not impressed by flavor, which was lacking in everything we ordered."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food is delicious and service very attentive. Many items are grilled and smoked. Can be loud dining if bar is full, but lively hot spot bar with creative drinks. Go!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "When we arrived in the afternoon for one of the Argentine World Cup matches, the bar area was already full. So the owner/chef himself put us in a back room for an almost-private screening, plus delicious appetizers and a steady supply of wine from our excellent server, Manuel. Afterward we moved to the front of the restaurant for our reserved table and, as usual, some of Del Campo's fabulous smoked/grilled meats. All in all, a fantastic day (and Argentina won...that day)."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My family is heading to Peru in a few weeks so we thought it would be fun to try a South American restaurant. We were not disappointed. The food was really good with lots of interesting seasonings. Smoked hollandaisse over grilled asparagus, yum. And the herb smoked rolled wagyu skirt steak, divine. One recommendation...the portion size was large, so large that my husband and I shared it and we still had some left over! We ate outside which was really pleasant. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We enjoy Del Campo-service and ambience is great. Server recommended a great red for us. Generally, the food is good (however, shrimp a la plancha was slightly over and squid ink pasta under shrimp was overcooked and lacking in flavor). My fellow diners enjoyed their steaks and the lentil side dish is fantastic-don't miss that side. Gnocchi side was a little doughy-over-garnished, but fine. Perfect for dinner with friends."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "An incredibly enjoyable experience. Appitizers were decent, the ribeye for two hit it out of the park! Be prepared for the bone in ribeye. If you're not impressed you're not human!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "If you're going for pizza or Happy Hour, make sure you sit at the bar or outside. You can't get anything you want if you get seated at an inside table. Food was good though I really wanted something light. When we ordered a light meal, we were pressured to order more - with an attitude. Can't say I was comfortable and didn't feel like I was welcomed unless we ordered more. So not sure I'd go again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Del Campo's gimmick is everything is smoked (including the cocktails), but it worked for us. We were meeting someone staying at the nearby Renaissance. It was a beautiful night and we chose to sit outside on the very welcome patio. Grilled octopus salad excellent as was the beet salad and Peruvian chicken. Everything tasted different because of the smoke flavor, including the cheesecake. Not sure if this will make it longterm, but it's certainly worth a try. Go for it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I was very disappointed because I researched the restuarant and the menu showed lamb. The main reason I came to your restuarant was for the lamb because I don't eat beef. Once I got to the restuarant the server said you didn't have lamb because it is a spring item. I just feel the website should be updated on a regular basis show customers are fully aware of what to expect. I drove almost an hour to eat at this highly recommended restuarant. I will on a brighter note, the service and the servers were great."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my second time for lunch and it only gets better. First time I swore I would eat the burnt beet salad again. This time I don't know how I will eat anything other than the salmon ceviche again. Looking forward to finally going for dinner when I can indulge in the Asado."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "some of my favorite things, done well. must try the grilled octopus salad. it can get a bit loud so maybe not the best place for a business dinner or large groups interested in intimate conversation."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Del Campo was a wonderful find for myself and my girlfriend. The atmosphere is on target; from the host to our waiters, it was a neat experience. The food......... WOW!!! We ordered, by our waiters recommendation, the Tuna ceviche... Excellent; the grilled octopus, Pulpo, Excellent; the Skirt steak roll and two sausages!!! The grilled cauliflower was very tasteful. What a neat place. We are definitely going back!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The best part of the dinner was the service (which was superlative) and the appetizers (grilled octopus and the beet salad). While the beef tongue and marrow were enjoyable (and not common menu items) and the Pasqualina tart was extremely good (though very, very heavy), I wasn't particularly enthralled by the short ribs and none of the dished wowed me. If I worked/were in the area more frequently, I would go back to give the restaurant a second chance, but it's not a place I would go out of my way to visit."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Meats are good- expensive, but worth it. Everything else is overpriced (think $10 for 3 pieces of rapini- seriously), wine list mark up much higher than average, etc. I found our server to be pushy on recommendations, rushed taking our order, and then absent when we needed anything. At these prices, I would have liked a more pleasant, well-rounded experience. If meat if your thing, consider a more traditional steakhouse where your money buys you good food AND good service!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The steaks are succulent and prepared exactly as ordered. The prawns are served in a bed of octopus ink "morcillas." Innovative and delicious! The mango suffle was out if this world!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "So often one goes to a restaurant that's gotten lots of buzz and is disappointed. Not true here! I'd been eager to try Del Campo and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, the service was attentive and our group of seven was well taken care of. We all agreed that we would go back for more!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Whether it was because we dined on the night when Argentina was playing Bosnia in the World Cup, everyone at Del Campo seemed to be in the bar watching the game, including the Wait staff. We waited 12 minutes before we were brought the menus and ordered our drinks, another 18 minutes before getting our drinks and ordering our food and it was over an hour before getting our food. When it did come, it was delicious from the two baskets of bread and olive oil we ate while waiting to the scrumptious appetizers to the delectable main course. Another disappointment, the pricey steak, though delicious, did not come on one of their signature grill slabs. Have been to this place before so will try it again for better service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "2nd visit. Seated immediately with a reservation, but were there 15 minutes before being greeted by server. Drink order taken after we had been there 30 minutes; meal order taken after 60 minutes and it was not crowded, but may have been understaffed. The entire meal took three hours, most of which were spent waiting on the staff. The food was still very good, esp. empanadas, skirt steak, and pork shank, but the prices are too high. $10 for half a baked potato? $54 for skirt steak? I like the food and luxurious atmosphere at Del Campo, but the prices are too high even relative to high end DC restaurants, particularly when considering the poor quality of the service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food and service was perfect. Did not like where we were seated. Strange uncomfortable oval banquette on a main corridor. Completely effected our experience. Facing out to corridor and uncomfortable looking at each other. Seat height of booth was too low."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Attentive wait staff, interesting South American fare but expensive!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "...The prices are outrageous! For their prices, the food has to be excellent, not just good.I think one can go to Fogo de Chao and eat way better for about the same price. What made me give it 4 stars was our waiter. His service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My office went for lunch together, since our chief had enjoyed the very reasonably priced lunchtime special and none of us were disappointed with the fare - it was all excellent. I ordered the tuna panini with avocado and asparagus and it was otherworldly good. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Worth a try. We were interested in something different and chose Del Campo for it's unique way of preparing meats. We had the rib eye and the short ribs which were very good. Also added the huge, whole grilled prawn which was nicely chared over the fire. Everything is very smokey including the olive oil and salt. Our waitress Zoe was excellent, very friendly and an expert on the way things were prepared."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "You go here for the drinks for sure! The meats are amazing but expensive, the service was sooooo slow. But the Pisco creations were divine!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "And a charred lemon on my drink. The food, beverage and overall ambiance was awesome. Moreover, the service and attention to detail that the bartender provided while I sat asking questions about the menu items was absolutely first rate. My first visit will not be my last. Can't wait to see what charred fun awaits on my next visit. Cheers."
    Dined on 6/4/2014