Arroz

4.5
858 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Arroz is a contemporary Spanish restaurant in the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC. Look for inventive takes on regional cuisine, pintxos and snacks, bomba rice dishes; as well as a Spanish and Portuguese-inspired beverage program.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Moroccan, Portuguese
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Hours of operation
Dinner

Monday-Thursday 5:30–10pm
Friday-Saturday 5–11pm
Sunday 5pm-10pm

Lunch

Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

Brunch

Saturday-Sunday 11am-2:30pm

Happy Hour

3pm-6pm 7 days a week at the bar
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Phone number
(202) 869-3300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Whether you’re feeding a handful of coworkers at the office or a few hundred guests at a wedding reception, let our expert culinary team make it an event to remember. Bring a taste of Mike Isabella’s restaurants to your event. Our expansive catering menus offer an array of dining options in a number of cuisines, including Italian, Greek, Mexican and Contemporary American. Contact us at events@mikeisabella.com for inquiries.

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Massachusetts Ave NW and 10th Street NW
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Parking details
Valet parking available at the Marriott Marquis. Garage and meter parking also available.
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Public transit
Located near both Mt. Vernon Square 7th St./Convention Center (Green & Yellow Lines) and Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red Line) metro stations.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our expansive restaurant can hold up to 150 seated and 250 people standing. Arroz also offers a private dining room for seating up to 12. For larger parties, please contact us for more information.

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What 858 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Most inattentive service you could imagine. Ruined an otherwise good (not great) meal. The waiter ignored our group of 6 all night and the restaurant was not overly busy.

There are many great restaurants in the area - this does not compete.

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AC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food! Perfect mix of traditional and different. Will go again for a weekday dinner date!

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C
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was fantastic. Their tapas had a good twist and the rice bowls (though we didn't try one) looked delicious. Wine list had something for everyone and the desserts were simply scrumptious. The service was outstanding. Very much recommended!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a busy city that requires advance reservations Arroz was very flexible with our time change and group size change for a business dinner. Food was great and service was exceptional.

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JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Personable, prompt service. Menu orientation was especially good. Very noisy in spite of noise softening features.

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GS
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Arroz a number of times during our stay in DC for business. The ambiance is wonderful, the service staff well-trained and helpful, the food very good, and we particularly liked their manager! We tried a bomba with pork. Be advised they don't refer to it as pork belly (not the crispy kind!) which is what it is. We're not keen on the lukewarm fat of undercooked pork belly, but that's a personal choice. The salad and tapas were very good. The drinks were excellent. I would definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, but the service was a bit slow. Waiter was friendly and professional. A bit noisy

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Would go back every time I’m in dc. Amazing service, you must get their take on paella.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The servers were distracted. They claimed to have lots of gluten free/celiac friendly options but they ended up only having some veggies and scrambled eggs because the rest of the items all had cross contamination. At one point we nearly had bread with gluten given to us that we had to send back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Sit at the bar. Nelson and Edgar are the best bartenders ever!

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HS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We decided to go with the tasting menu and it was well worth It. Our waitress was also extremely helpful and accommodating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The menu was boring but still we tried to find something to eat. We had the fried chicken which was super small but came in a huge awful bun. We had other tapas like patatas bravas (btw not patatas bravas at all) and croquettes that were not good at all. We ordered kafka and it was so bad we had to leave it, we couldn’t even eat. We paid like 50$ per person and left hungry.

The service was really terrible too. We had to constantly call a person. This restaurant was promoted at open table and i regret following this suggestion.

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B
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice clean tapas type restaurant. Varied menu. Good choice for something a little different from standard American.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

My omelete at brunch was rough. Burnt, overcooked. I picked at it. And the side salad of spinach was literally just leaves of spinach. Nothing else.

Not to mention the service itself was poor when I asked questions about the meals. Would definitely not go back here for brunch, maybe I'll try dinner but not feeling optimistic.

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for a birthday dinner. The server Ryan was super friendly and accommodating. He used our names and gave great recommendations. The ambiance is much better once the sun sets. Before that, the restaurant seems too dimly-lit and not enough attention is given to the restrooms as we went multiple times and always lacked toiletries. The food was not superb as in WOW. But there were really amazing parts. The lamb was delicious . The rice!!! I cannot explain how good it was! Those items We highly recommend. Overall a very nice place and would definitely recommend my clients and friends to visit.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. A little over price for the size. We had the bomba rice and it said between 2-4 people for half size but it’s more for 2 people. But it was delicious!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food with interesting twist.

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S
Washington DC
131 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Arroz has a variety of dishes, all of which were very well prepared. Despite the name of the restaurant, the tasting menu we got did not include any rice dishes, so we will have to go back to try one of its bombas.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was GREAT! But the place was not as fancy as anticipated (got all dressed up for nothing ).

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NK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The presentation was on point. Food tasted great. Loved the burnt eggplant appetizer and the chocolate pudding dessert!

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l
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Arroz' Restaurant Week menu was amazing! So much delicious food, an a great way to try multiple dishes. Would definitely go back!

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SO
Washington DC
309 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week, and it was a fantastic value. Small portions of appetizers, meat dishes, and desserts for the table to share. Attentive service in a beautiful space. Quiet on an August Monday

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EH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The burnt eggplant was AMAZING-- really delicious. After that, I was really optimistic about the rest of the meal-- however, the chicken sandwiches were really bad; I kept thinking that the chicken from a fast food restaurant would have been better. The chicken was really tendon-y; it was difficult to find good parts. Plus, it seemed a bit pink. The dessert was good-- I just don't understand how a restaurant could have gone so wrong between the first plate and the dessert! Might give Arroz another try, but not sure at this point.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Pretty underwhelming. Went for brunch. Well lit and well air conditioned. Food was very average. My "herb lebne" was greek yogurt and crackers, and the "crispy phyllo" in my "chocolate custard" was really chocolate pudding and uncooked rice noodles. Plates were not cleared until the next dish was brought, and even then, it was pretty much up to the diner to lift the plate into the waiter's hands. They brought my iced coffee in a cracked glass cup with sharp rim. Eh.

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SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was okay, nothing that great. Not enough food for four people, especially for restaurant week. I expected at least 2 plates of each item. I wonder what the serving size would have been for 2 people?

Ambiance was good, pretty decor and lighting.

Service was okay. At one point, our server forgot to bring out our chicken entree, so had to wait additional time for that. Did not mind too much, as we were with friends, but if we had a show or something to go to afterward, that could've been an issue.

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F
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

This restaurant was SO disappointing. From the confusing restaurant week menu to the mediocre food, to the overall environment which was so noisy that we left after desert (which was terrible). I cannot imagine how this place was so overhyped. Not only was the value poor, but the dishes uninspired and burnt.
The service was good, however, and I cannot blame the server for the faults of the kitchen.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is good and special.

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AV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Restaurant Week lunch menu, especially the Lebne appetizer (thick yogurt, tomato jam, sesame crackers & endive) and the fantastic Chocolate Custard! There were very few diners in the early afternoon, so it was exceptionally quiet, just perfect for conversation and the full attention of our excellent server. Loved our first time there, but it is too pricey to come back often. ($6 for blueberry lemonade!)

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TK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Great service. Nice atmosphere. Great value during the restaurants week.

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H
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food. Great service but the event happening at the hotel took away from the romantic atmosphere.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinning experience with friends! The service was great. Food was delicious and made for sharing. The reservation was easy to arrange. The restaurant was lively but not overcrowded. The servers were very professional and cordial, thinking for the group when we placed our dinner orders, and leaving us to enjoy our meal without hurrying us out. The only thing to note is the menu is slightly on the pricy side, but personally I think it was well worth the overall experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service, outstanding food

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JM
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

For a restaurant called 'Arroz', you would expect the signature rice dish to be better. The best part of the meal was the ham, which they did not make, though the bread that accompanied it was also good. Basically just go to Jaleo.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother in law in town

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JO
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Charred asparagus salad is exceptional... followed by the flat iron steak - a truly delicious meal. I tried a single order of their signature aged duck bomba rice dish last time I was here; it was good but not exceptional. I'm going to stick with the small plates in the future.

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! We liked sharing the small plates. The food and service was outstanding. We also liked the layout of the restaurant—especially the small booths.

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Denise was an amazing server- def request her- she is the best!!!!! And the food was stellar!!!

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FN
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Duck Romba was a big blast. Great creation by the chef. The duck breast was perfectly cooked. The rest of the food and service was also impressive

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Food wasn’t great

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M
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a wonderful dining experience. However, the food is definitely overpriced. Worth the trip if planning to indulge/pay the price for it.

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