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Estadio’s tapas will be familiar if you’re used to eating Spanish food, but it will be better. Use Estadio to woo sources, dates, or anyone else.

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About Estadio

Estadio is a lively tapas bar offering contemporary takes on regional classics in pintxos, tapas and raciones, along with sandwiches on house made bread, all washed down by Iberian wines (many under $10 a glass) and frozen alcoholic slushies; the über-stylish setting incorporates decorative wrought iron, reclaimed timber, colorful tiles and themed murals, with seating at a large concrete bar, a marble counter facing the open kitchen and window-side tables perfect for scoping the vibrant street scene.'

1520 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
between N Church St & N P St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 319-1404

Website:
http://www.estadio-dc.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Estadio Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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4.4

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4.2

ambience

4.1

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4.1

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Late-night Find (112)
Tapas (104)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Good for a Date (54)
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Kid-friendly (38)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 2013

Been often, always excellent. Lemon tart was sublime - hope it's a permanent addition to the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2013

Service was excellent; food was delicious -- what more could I want?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2013

We had a delightful evening dining at Estadio. This is a very Spanish tapas restaurant with a variety of interesting dishes at very reasonable prices. Our meal began with a nice selection of olives, manchego chees and delicious bread. We moved on to octopus in a chile sauce, mushroom croquettes and the highlight of the menu - grilled brussel sprouts with pine nuts, carmalized onions and currents. We ended the evening with a delicious selection of three cheeses. Service is very good and the wine prices are reasonable. They offer many wines by the glass so we were able to pair Albarino, and Manzanilla, Amantillado and Olorosso sherries with our food. We barely scratched the surface of the menu so there are many options for future visits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 13, 2013

The food could not be more fabulous. One of our new favorites. Can't wait to go back to try everything on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2013

This was my first time at a Tapas restaurant. We have eaten it at home (not Spanish, just foodies), so I was familiar with the style and a few of the dishes. The food was excellent and the staff very helpful in choosing items.

We could easily have just let the server choose for us and we'd have been pleased. We did take his recommendation on cheese, vegetable, and steak.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 10, 2013

Consistently wonderful. The best tapas in town!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 10, 2013

Great Experience overall.
The food was great, our server was very nice and understanding.
We need to try for dinner next.
Great drink selection...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 9, 2013

This is a consistently good place to eat, drink and be merry. Nice crowd, interesting menu, good ambiance.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2013

Estadio has the BEST Tapas in DC, but the ambiance and the staff is what really rounds out the experience and will keep us coming back several times. My wife and I had reservations at 6:00 on a Saturday night (on our anniversary BTW). Unfortunately, traffic and parking delayed us for 40 minutes. When we finally arrived at Estadio, the place was packed...standing room only. To our surprise, they held our reservation, and we were immediately seated. The service was fast and courteous, the food was exceptional, and we were able to make our 8:00 play afterwards. This place is well managed and well staffed - Very Impressed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on March 2, 2013

The food was delicious and the service was great. But the biggest thrill was that Kevin Bacon was at the table next to us, confirming it must be a cool place!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2013

Nice menu with some tasty tapas options. Not too many notable or extraordinary choices, but quite good nonetheless.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 23, 2013

Highlights included the Brussels sprouts and hanger steak dishes. The cheese cake was disappointing bit then desserts are not a there forte. Our waiter was great -- helpful and attentive. I wish they offered wine flights and a greater variety of desserts.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 23, 2013

Everything we had was wonderful. This was our first time and we will be back. The service was superb. Our server made some excellent suggestions. One of our favorites was the Brussel sprouts-absolutely delicious!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2013

Food was outstanding. Service was outstanding. Unfortunately,, the bar was not good. Drinks served with BIG blocks of ice and the small glasses were not even filled up. Also, the same second cocktail tasted very different even though our server insisted it was made by the same bartender. Will go back for the food. It was wonderful. We just won't drink!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2013

Tables were a little close together, it was annoying to have the person at the next table bumping into me and then not being able to get out of my seat when we were ready to leave.
Otherwise it was a fantastic meal!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2013

Food is amazing! Dishes are great for sharing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2013

THE MENU IS EXTENSIVE AND EVERY DISH WE HAVE EATEN THERE IS IMAGINATIVELY AND DELICIOUSLY PREPARED. ONE OF MY FAVORITE EATING PLACES IN THE AREA.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2013

Food and service were perfectly average. Nothing bad about either, but nothing to write home about. Jaleo and Boqueria are definitely a cut above in terms of flavors and ambiance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2013

Estadio is phenomenal. Excellent ingredients form the basis of a strong, varied menu. The crispy Brussels sprouts defy description; roasted wild mushrooms rubbed with hot pepper are surprisinglyemorable. Classic Spanish Tortilla has a little creme fraiche. The place is BUSY but once you have a table the service is fast and the kitchen is well prepared to deal with the volume of guests. The servers know the menu and wines well and they are uniformly helpful.

Don't leave without dessert. The Manchego cheesecake is brilliant and there is a sherry for every taste from nectar sweet to dry and airy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2013

Estadio came recommended from a friend. We found the ambience nice and the service decent -- but the food & wine were amiss.

Our brussels sprouts arrived burnt to a crisp and drenched in oil. Wild mushrooms, now out-of-season, were tough and overly charred. Their bread was white -- not artisanal in any way -- and stale. Scallops, too, were dripping in oil and cooked a bit too far. Scallions, while a good idea topped with shaved manchego, were more oil than vegetable. Limp and puny. Desserts were uninspired.

We paid $15/glass for the tiniest pour possible -- it was more like a 3 oz. taste. Ridiculous. We prefer our wine in stems, not rocks glasses. This is trendy, but the wine doesn't fill out the glass and aerate properly

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2013

Everything we tried was tasty, including both varieties of sangria.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 31, 2013

The ambience was very fitting for a tapas restaurant. The Spanish style decor was beautiful. The food? Excellent! The creations by the chef were delicious. My favorite dish of the evening was the brussel sprouts. My friend, like many, detests this vegetable. She ate nearly half. Our waiter, Daniel, was great...attentive and knowledgeable of the preparation and taste of the menu items. We plan to return to experience more of the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2013

Incredible food, go with a group so you can sample as many things as possible.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2013

Estadio is a very good tapas restaurant, and we'd been there before, but this time tried it for brunch, when it is decidedly less crowded. We had sablefish, which was excellent, but honestly more of a dinnertime item, and we also had the brunch-specific olive oil coffee cake and soft scrambled eggs. Honestly, neither was a standout - the cake being a particular disappointment because it was more brittle than crumbly and had little taste. The eggs, which were just that, eggs, served with nothing else for $10, were exactly what you might expect from a diner for $3. I hate to say it, but the "tapas" style, which is tolerable at dinner, is ridiculous at brunch. Stick with the crowds at dinner - the food is still very expensive, but works.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2013

On a whim we decided to brunch at Estadio as part of a quick getaway to DC. I had been once before for a business lunch and found that Mark Kuller's attention to detail, on display at Proof, is in full force at Estadio as well. So I was eager to return and was not disappointed. The brunch is infused with the flavors and ambiance of Spain. We were delighted with the biscuits and other pastries, as well as the slow cooked pork. Especially impressive were the drinks, including Lopez Heredia Rioja Blanco 2003 by the glass! (DC, you have NO idea how good you have it sometimes, I swear). Our server was swift, friendly, and efficient.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2013

I've been to Estadio several times, and it has always been great. The food is wonderful, the setting is very good, and the service is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2013

I was so excited we finally go a reservation here, since it's so hard to get in on the weekends for more than 2 people. We had a group of 4 for 530, which was the last spot then. The service was fine, but we were often looking for our server to order our next tapas, he was always really helpful once he was available though. The food was so-so- we had Jamon Serrano, fried brussels sprouts, jamon croquettes, and deviled eggs. We could have had the same dishes at other tapas places for less, that were better qualitiy and quantity. They try taking away your plate and drinks too early on EACH dish and drink here. We had to keep holding things with our hands to stress we were not done. The plates are already small...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2013

Portions were small and it took a long time for our entrees to arrive. Wouldn't recommend.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2013

I've visited my fair share of restaurants in D.C. ranging from burger joints to white tablecloth dining, and this was by far one of the best. We ordered nine items off of the menu, and every single one was great. The food is very simple but done well - which to me only highlights how good it is. Everything was well-seasoned and salted and the meats/shellfish/fish were cooked very well. The service was good - our waitress was there when we needed her but didn't hover, and was able to answer the few questions that we had. Plates were always cleared before our next items came, which was important since the table was relatively small. If this is on your list of places to go, move it to the top of the list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2013

This was my second visit to Estadio and, while the food was very good, I've been most impressed with the wait staff. They are very well trained, know the menu well, and are not afraid to give recommendations. In short, they are professionals. We had a particularly good experience this time when I asked our waiter for a recommendation among several $55 riojas. She made a strong recommendation for a certain bottle and came back apologizing that they were out of the wine but had with her a more expensive bottle from the same vintner, which she offered us at the $55 price. It was delicious. For whatever it cost them to shave the price of that bottle, they've earned a loyal customer and fan.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2012

My wife (a certified Foodie) and I were extremely pleased with both the tapas style cusisine and the ambience at Estadio. The restaurant had a nice energy to it and I would call it very "versatile" and comfortable - appropriate for a special occasion (anniversary or birthday), a dinner with a group of friends, or a family with younger kids. On top of all that, I would say it was a good value - fairly reasonable priced! Our total bill (for two) was $125 - inclusive of tip - and including wine, an appetizer and dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2012

The service, food and ambience were excellent. We were there celebrating a friend's birthday, and the waiter brought us a complimentary portion of the manchego cheesecake (complete with candle) wihtou our even requesting it. It was delicious, possibly my favorite part of the meal, and I am not much of a dessert person.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 16, 2012

One of the best restaurants in DC !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2012

Awesome. IF you want a taste of Spain this is the place to go in DC area.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Overall, a very good experience
Very good food. The wine was a bit disappointing (and expensive), but they have a great list. Maybe a bad choice (though suggested by the waiter)
The dessert was amazing (chocolate chestnut cake, a must have!)

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2012

Estadio never fails to provide an amazing dining experience. Every item I have had on the menu is superb and the atmosphere is wonderful. Some of my favorite dishes include the open face smoked salmon sandwich with , brussel sprouts with currants and grilled onions (a new or seasonal dish?), papas brava, and swordfish. The menu is comprehensive but not overwhelming and has many delicious vegetarian options. Living just a few blocks away, I have been to Estadio many times and it is most definitely one of my favorite restaurants in DC, whether it be for dinner, brunch, or drinks and a few tapas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2012

Not your average Jaleo. Better. Estadio hasn't lost its luster. Go -- and if the halibut is on the menu, order it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2012

The food was awesome. Generally, for two we order 2 plates each. This time we ordered the fois gras, duck breast combination, halibut, green onions and chicken. All were lovely. The flavors were complex and also lively. The pear tart with lemon ice cream was outrageously good. We can see why Estadio scores a Zagat 25. Yum. We will be back again and again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2012

Good food, nice setting, friendly staff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2012

Service was friendly and very attentive, food was really good and nicely presented.

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