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Arroz

4.5
712 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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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, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Rafidi
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact events@mikeisabella.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, View, 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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Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 712 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Another wonderful and enjoyable meal.May, our server was great..she was very knowlegable about the food and really knows how to make the guests feel at home. Hats off to Kevin whom always takes care of us. What a great experienc.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The dishes that we ordered were delicious! I have tried the vegetable paella and the patatas bravas at a few other places but this was by far the best. Nice ambiance, a fun place in the Marquis Marriott to come hang out and the service was fantastic! Our server was very friendly and took excellent care of us. Would definitely recommend!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Nice ambience, friendly staff but not attentive

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent and unique flavors. Excellent service
Great for all occasions and business meetings at the convention center

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Reyes our server was knowledgeable, friendly. The food was fantastic Reyes had a great sense of what would work for us from food to drink even down to the perfect amount of food for us.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our second visit to Arroz and again it exceeded our expectations. Khadijah was welcoming, warm and engaging. Our server was also friendly, knowledgeable and attentive but not intrusive. The food was all outstanding
We all loved everything and will definitely return

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good not great.
We opted for a handful of "small plates" to share between us, some were big portions so great for sharing and then some actually were small plates. The best were the Burnt egg plant and the fried cauliflower. I also feel that the value for money is out of whack! $26 for a small plate of 4 shrimp is Entree pricing and they weren't even that good.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Outstanding. From start to finish and everything in between, outstanding. The food in many cases not what I expected (mostly in preparation), but outstanding. We have already made plans, I cant wait to go back.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food in the place is good. We tasted 5 dishes and most of them were very good, but the rice. The sangria is very good, I liked what they did there. The food is expensive, which I already expected, but the price did not match the quality. It was good but nothing incredible. The worst part is the rice, which is very bad. I am not sure how they decided to include it in the menu, because it was not good at all.
The servers were nice and the ambience was great. I will probably never go back since I rather spent that amount of money in a place that deserves it.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We celebrated my grandmother's 98th birthday and were so pleased with our experience at Arroz DC! The ambiance, food and drinks were fabulous. And to top it off our server Ryan, was spectacular -- attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful. My grandmother was absolutely delighted. Arroz is now among my favorites in DC!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good for sharing. Kitchen messed up our order even though it was a quiet late Sunday lunch. Service staff were quick to apologize and fix problem-4 stars for them. Dishes tend to be on the salty/spicy side were ingredient flavors do not shine.
Nice decor.
Rosé sangria was unique with its lychee flavor.
It was Nice to try. But overpriced for the value. ($8 for a side of ONE mergez sausage!!!)

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Manchego omelette is great. We also had the burnt eggplant and the bread which are good as well

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Hands down my favorite restaurant in DC. Ambience is great, service is outstanding and flavors are superb. I am quite demanding when it comes to food, in fact I think there are very few good restaurants in DC that offer real good food. Arroz is certainly among the best, and for me, the best.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food and waiters. Made us feel special even though it was crowded. Great cocktails. Wonderful evening!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The place was packed. The best entrée is the Berkshire Bomba. I also tried the asparagus salad, burnt eggplant, and bone marrow. The half size portion of the bomba was more than enough for 2 people. It took about 50 minutes for the Bomba to come out, so ask your waiter to put the Bomba order in as soon as you sit down. Would recommend the eggplant and bone marrow, but not the asparagus.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Starting with the good: most of our dishes were exceptional. We have now been to 66 of the Washingtonian 100 and the fois gras plate we had at Arroz was the most interesting and tasty yet! The bone marrow and the eggplant were also excellent. The flank steak was ok. Our server, Michael was excellent: engaging, helpful and attentive, visiting often to explain dishes, pour wine (properly!) and keep the pace of our meal perfect.

The bad: the mushrooms were over-breaded and totally bland. The restaurant is fairly loud. It’s tapas so better for a boisterous Group dinner than a romantic date night. And it’s in a hotel, so tourists with kids and babies and wearing tourist clothes were present even on a Saturday night. Worst of all was a service fail like I’ve never experienced before: 3/4 of the way through dinner a couple of large groups of 8 or so came in and we literally lost our waiter. As in, we sat at an empty table for 15 minutes. Finally a woman who had previously been pouring water and clearing plates stopped by and asked if we wanted any dessert. We ordered the doughnut and dessert wine. The dessert came but not the wine. With no sign of our waiter nor the busboy-turned waiter, we asked a passing server. 12 minutes later (my wife, upset at this point, timed it), the busboy/server came back and said our wine would be right up. By then dessert was cold so we asked for a new one. The wine finally arrived 5 minutes later but now we had no dessert until it finally re-appeared another 10 minutes later.

I read the mixed service reviews about Arroz: some say it’s great others say terrible. I’ve never had excellent service turn terrible because our waiter was reassigned in the middle of a meal. We went from honored guests to ignored stepchildren. It was bizarre. For this sort of thing to happen at a top restaurant...well it doesn’t. So Arroz is not a top restaurant so long as management reassigned wait staff and makes battlefield promotions in the middle of service.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I had an amazing experience at Arroz. The appetizers are really small so if you have a group of four you need to order at least 5-6 plates. It’s really expensive for the amount of food you receive just for the starters. But I loved the Bomba rice! If you love seafood the prawn and scallop was amazing! Next time we’re just going to order two of the bomba rice dishes and call it a day.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The playground bone marrow work too salty. Also the Phaedra had way too many sesame seeds on top. The shrimp appetizer was good but a little bit oily.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great birthday dinner

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great service, but the food was over priced for the type of food being offered. There was nothing spectacular about the food. Had the bomba rice while well made nothing memorable. Tried it, moving on.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our food was wonderful , but the service was truly terrible. There was a little bit of a language barrier, which I think made it more difficult, but my father's drink order was incorrect the first time around and then the waiter did not understand his question about the spice-level of the drink. My entree came out about 5-10 minutes after the first two, and there was no explanation. The restaurant was also VERY empty when we were there, and we still experienced difficulties with getting served correctly and on time, which is worrisome for when it's actually busy. I wouldn't recommend, although the za'atar potatoes that we ordered were wonderful.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was a birthday dinner. Staff was very kind and attentive, but I thought it was a little over priced.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was fantastic- creative takes on Spanish Standards, and interesting North African dishes. Paella-esque Bomba rice dishes were great for large groups. Recommendations from staff were on point, and service was great. Noisy for a large table to be able to talk, but otherwise, no complaints.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We went to Arroz to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Wonderful service, ambiance, quality food & drink. The noise level was low so we could here each other talk, which was great. We really enjoyed it! The only critique we have & it was a consensus amongst the group was that the portion sizes were a bit small for what you pay for each tapas, as well as the bomba rice.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Was in town for Awesome Con and staying at the Marriott. Everything was well-prepared. Vegetable bomba was outstanding. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They were also very sweet to our 5 year old daughter. Great mock tails too. We appreciate having some creative non-alcoholic drink selections. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I wanted a memorable WOW meal the night before heading home to Minneapolis. Arroz is mentioned frequently by Tom Sietsema in the Post so I made a reservation a few days in advance. The experience exceeded my expectations. After a helpful discussion with server Patricia, I chose the Burnt Eggplant and the Lamb Ribs. The food was phenomenal and the service impeccable. If I lived in DC, I would go back again and again until I had tried everything on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Out entire group enjoyed all the dishes we shared. The service was great. Terrific flavors and good portions.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

From the bar to meal to departure, fabulous experience. The food was exquisite, server delightful and the restaurant full of people seemingly enjoying the experience as much as we did! Bravo!!!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Get together with friends for dinner--Arroz was recommended. I'm by no means a really picky eater, but for the price, the taste and quality seemed to fall short.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and service in enjoyable atmosphere with shared plates. Attached to hotel but once you enter you would think it was a standalone restaurant. Creative dishes. Really enjoyed the burnt eggplant and bomba pork.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had about 5 small plates, all great vegetarian choices. Also great dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our server, May, provided one of the best experiences we've had! She was excellent and really made the date night special by remembering our names, taking a picture, and knowing everything about the menu! The food was great too, but we'd come back for the great service if that is the norm.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My husband and I had a memorable meal and experience at Arroz the night before the March for our Lives. We met dozens of people from Parkland, Florida who were staying in the Marriott Hotel that houses Arroz. We will return!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was fantastic. It is on the pricey side though -- probably due to the high cost of having a restaurant in a convention center hotel, combined with a large clientele consisting of convention goers who may not be as concerned with the cost of a meal or two. Not stupidly out-of-line price-wise, but a bit more then we anticipated.

We had a group of work, and tried quite a few small plates, a large plate and a bomba rice dish. Everything we ordered except one item was excellent. The other was the cod fritters, which we lacking a bit in flavor but were otherwise well-prepared.

We went on a Sunday night shortly after the restaurant opened for dinner service, and within a half hour most tables were full and the noise level has risen quite a bit. The wait staff was attentive until the restaurant got filled, and then we went a good stretch of time without seeing our server. The timing was unfortunate, as that is when we we were finished eating and needed to have the table cleared/ leftovers packed up. But really this was just a 10-15 minute blip in a 2 hour dinner, and the service was more then adequate all the rest of the time.

Definitely worth a visit. I've eaten at Graffiato, Yona and Kapnos Taverna, and the food and plating at Arroz is head and shoulders above any of those sister restaurants.

I hope the Arroz is able to carry on in light of the accusations against Isabella, since he is only one of a group of company owners.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food here is always excellent. Pleasant surroundings and a great Manager who is always moving around to make sure things are going smoothly

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our waiter May was awesome! Recommendations on food selections and cocktails were spot on based upon our likes. We were there for our 40th anniversary and had surprise champagne waiting for us and May and the staff pulled off surprise dessert ordered by a family member that lives out of town. Everyone made our day special. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

As usually, Chef Rafidi hits it out of the park. This is the second time we’ve eaten at Arroz and we’ve tried a significant portion of the menu. Everything is superb. Our waiter, David, was exceptional, carefully explaining each item as it was delivered to our table and making recommendations that were perfection. Highly recommend for any special occasion or just a nice dinner out.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Really great flavors. Had the eggplant, octopus, foie gras, lamb ribs and duck bomba rice and I would wholeheartedly recommend any one of them. Great service.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food but poor service.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was disappointing and too expensive . It did not taste Spanish or Moroccan and the flavors were overpowering

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