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Del Campo

4.6
1323 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date

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About

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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
South American, Argentinean, Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30-10:30 pm, Saturday: 5:00-10:30 Sunday: 5:00-10pm
Lunch: Taco Bamba Lunch Counter at Del Campo: Monday - Friday 11am-3pm

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Phone number
(202) 289-7377
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Victor Albisu
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Catering
For catering inquiries please contact Events@delcampodc.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I Street between 7th and 8th Streets
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Parking details
Covered parking garage next door.
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Public transit
Gallery Place/ Chinatown metro 1 block away
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Special events & promotions
For private events please contact events@delcampodc.com or call 202.289.7377
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Del Campo's extensive selection of steaks and various slow-roasted meats served with vibrant herb sauces, such as chimichurris and fresh salsas, is the backbone of the menu. Chef Victor Albisu’s Peruvian heritage shows itself in the form of a Latin raw bar of ceviches, tiraditos and crudos.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Love everything about this place!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Hostess was great. Server was bad. Food was great.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Visiting from out of town

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Perhaps it was time for Chef Albisu to re-think Del Campo. This last experience would have meant my never returning there at night. The music was extremely loud at times (Jimi Hendrix's Maniac Depression?) and out of "tune" with the place. The meat (short ribs) over cooked and flavor-less. Looking forward to the new, re-thought Del Campo.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We went to Del Campo on the second to last night of their dinner service before they were set to move to an undisclosed location. There were aspects to the evening that were amazing, such as the ambience and service, and the octopus! For the most part, our food was hit or miss on flavor and quality but everything else about the experience was great. We ordered the octopus and chopped salad as starters, and prawns and beef short ribs as entrees, with smoked potatoes and roasted squash in the side. The octopus was one of the best things I’ve ever had, but the short ribs were sinewy. The South American style means they’re not supposed to be “fall off the bone” and the seasoning was delicious, but I had to delicately spit a few mouthfuls into my napkin. The prawns themselves were under seasoned, and in general that plate was underwhelming.

It was a nice experience, but overall the value just wasn’t there. There was a little too much inconsistency for the price we were asked to pay.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great customer service!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was very good, but when I made the reservation I said it was for my husband's birthday. I was told they'd bring him cake at the end of the meal, but that never happened.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lovely menu; not your every items; friendly and attentive service making sure our needs were met. Our second time here and not disappointed. Would recommend highly.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Love this place. Gonna miss it!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We both ordered the salmon and asked for it to be well done. Mine was under cooked. Inall, however, a nice job.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

It was good

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Yes. Go. There. Excellent meal from start to finish, with good wait staff too. The only drawback is their good but overpriced wine list - stick to the cocktails!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The end of a long and stressful day led me to Del Campo and I was impressed overall. Enjoyed a very filling meal and my only disappointment was that I was too full to eat more. My server had to leave mid-shift but I was impressed how all of the other team members picked up the slack.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Delicious meal, warm hospitality. The stand out app was the sweetbreads. And for dessert the soufflé was magic.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Incredible food and incredible over the top service to match. Kit was our server and he was great!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was an exceptional meal. Fantastic flavors, perfectly prepared dishes, and good value for money.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Another great culinary experience! Wife and I finally got away from the kids for date night and this was the perfect spot. Food is creative and flavorful, service was impeccable and the ambiance is trendy but upscale. We will absolutely be back!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This place is one-of-a-kind and the food is fantastic! Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Grilled octopus and the empanadas always deliver. The swordfish was also quite delicious. Most dishes have a smoky chat flavor which I love. The only disappointment was the carrot cake which was dry and uninspiring. All and all, highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our dining experience was excellent. We were celebrating our 2 year anniversary. We had an excellent time and will definitely be back. The manger greeted us and gave us both a glass of champagne. So unexpected and we were so surprised. The food was excellent my wife’s steak a little on the fatty side. The atmosphere was excellent we felt so comfortable there. Thank you again

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The waitstaff was very attentive and the food was good. The ambience was also warm and personal. I would dine there again.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The service and the stake but the dessert was a thump down.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent customer service. The food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I had dinner at Del Campo with two colleagues from work in February. I liked it but I didn't love it. Felt the meal was extremely pricey for what we had. They have a top of the line wine list, but it's very hard to find any wine by the glass below $12 per glass. Same with the menu. I ordered a salmon which I felt was way undercooked. I don't think they should do it this way without asking the diner how they would like their salmon cooked...The best thing we had was an appetizer of grilled squid with grilled avocado, potatoes, and vegetables which was very tasty.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great. We had a small hiccup in that we heard one of the specials being "pork belly" but when it came, it was pork tenderloin. The 2 guests who received this mixed up dish were disappointed, but then the manager came by and replaced both with other entree's of their choosing. One selected Hanger Steak and the other a sirloin steak. The 2 other guests had steaks as well. All 4 steaks were grilled perfectly in terms of color and temperature. Also, the steaks were very flavorful and tender, which can be an issue with Hanger Steak if it is even slightly overdone. And to top it all off, the manager bought us a bottle of wine for the trouble of mixing up the order. He didn't have to do that since he already replaced both items quickly and with no trouble. The restaurant had a leaning to using smoke in everything from some cocktails, to the grilled steaks, to the "burnt" greens. All in all, it was a terrific evening and we will continue to bring friends and family here.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Great experience and terrific service. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My wife and I had a wonder experience; I took her there for her birthday. Service was great as everyone was attentive and made great suggestions.

My wife ordered the Wagyu Sirloin which was cooked to her liking and very tender. I had the Jumbo Prawns which were beyond “jumbo” and flavorful. I would definitely recommend this place and of course the Asado cocktail that ones with with two cubes of hanger steak.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, great service and awesome food! One of the best steaks I have ever had. Prices are on the high side but well worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The wagyu bavette sirloin was one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten, and for a good price considering this is a fancy steakhouse! The presentation was fantastic as well. My boyfriend got the prime dry aged ribeye (also delicious), and both the steaks were brought out together on a hot grill topped with bone marrow and sides of very fresh chimichurri and salsa.

The cocktails were also fantastic! The smoked cherry old fashion was made tableside (yes, that includes igniting wood chips to create the smoke!), and the pisco sour was light and refreshing. Also yummy - the complimentary bread with olive oil and smoked sea salt!

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week, and the portions were good. We both enjoyed our opening courses - I had the burnt ends/brisket empanadas (excellent) and my wife had the salad with burrata. We were, unfortunately, both underwhelmed by our main course, the short rib. Needed some seasoning and it was too fatty to truly enjoy. The dessert, grilled carrot cake, was also very good.
Looked at the regular menu, as well, and for many it's well out of reach price-wise. I know it is for us, hence the Restaurant Week visit. I would return, however, to try something different.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I always enjoy Del Campo. The food and drinks are always great. It's perfect for dates, just going out to eat, and special occasions.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I went to Del Campo for restaurant week and was blown away! I ordered the empanadas, Peruvian chicken, and grilled carrot cake for dessert. The portion sizes were generous (and I eat a LOT). Very impressed--I will definitely be returning!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We went for our 12 year wedding anniversary and it was a perfect evening. Our server Angel was outstanding!!!!! From now on whenever we go back we will be requesting to sit in his section!!!!

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Wait staff was great. They moved us to a more prefable table and were very accommodating. The food was great and very easy to do GF

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Ribs were not tender, provolone was too spicy, we were sat a table that was near a business table of about 10 people that was extremely noisy. We could hardly talk at our table.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Meat is excellent, wine selection was complicated. Customer service is not their strong point good beef is.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

When we arrived, we were promptly seated. Our waiter went over the menu with us and we ordered the smoked old fashioned which the presentation was special and the cocktail was also good. Our first course was beef empanadas and our main entree was the 18 oz rib eye and the prawns. Great recommendation by waiter. Highly Recommend a visit!!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

I had the prime dry aged ribeye that was 10/10 by far one of the top two steaks I have ever had. Service was great, a bit noisy but there were just a lot of people eating

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1.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Walked in and was greeted by a friendly hostess. The restaurant is beautiful. Unfortunately, that is where anything positive I have to say ends. While our server was nice, the service was incredibly slow. Two of the things we ordered we were informed were not available. The food that we were able to order came out (after what seemed like an hour) and was almost inedible due to the amount of spice. We are from Texas, so trust we know how to handle spicy food, but this was different. This was an unnecessary amount of char and red pepper flakes on everything. We didn't even want to look at the dessert menu after we ate as much of dinner as we could. 1 - because we didn't know how much longer we would have to wait for that to come out and 2 - we weren't sure if that too would be coated in red pepper flakes. I wish we hadn't wasted our last dinner in DC at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Our waiter Alex was great!! As was the sommelier!!

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