Arroz

4.5
894 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 894 People Are Saying
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Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Really really really slow and inattentive service

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DE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing special

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a group of friends for a nice dinner in DC. Was attracted to Arroz because of reservation availability and strong reviews. Reviews do not lie! Great food that is fairly priced. Quantities are small but that makes you appreciate every bite a little bit more. Definitely recommend seafood bomba rice. Honestly more upscale than it gets credit for

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LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC, which is why I chose Arroz to celebrate my Birthday. As usual, the food was wonderful. I had a half order of the Pork Berkshire Pig Bomba Rice, while my husband had a half order of the Seafood Bomba Rice. They no longer serve the Duck Bomba Rice, which was delicious. It appeared that 1 server was handling all the tables. Given the workload, he did pretty good. When we made the reservations on Open Table, we were asked if it was a special occasion. We said it was my Birthday and we wanted a booth by the wall. They initially tried to seat us elsewhere, but quickly and pleasantly redirected us to a booth. However, there was never any acknowledgment of my Birthday. None! They didn’t even ask if we were celebrating something special, as many restaurants do. Pretty disappointing given we had just gone to Vinoteca for Happy Hour for the first time. The bartender (Pasha), upon hearing my husband toast my Birthday, totally surprised us by presenting the most beautiful and delicious desert for 2, with a candle! How special and what a wonderful surprise. We will definitely be going back.....to Vinoteca.

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t
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good and bartender Sara is lovely! I enjoyed my meal very much.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food but a bit expensive

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Sit on the high top tables by the bar for a quieter ambiance

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L
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful environment and the food and service was perfect. We came with a group of 8 and the seating was perfect. We started and ended at the bar which had equally perfect service. We look forward to our next visit.

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TT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose Arroz for a special occasion - meeting my significant other’s family for the first time, and it didn’t disappoint. Everyone loved the food, the decor, and we all had a lovely evening. His mom is especially crazy about the burnt eggplant dish and wants the recipe. :)

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Unhappy with my experience at Arroz -- dinner took nearly 2.5 hours for two people that ordered five tapas plates between us. Our server was horrendous; I've never had worse service at a restaurant, and that is not an exaggeration. I asked for menu recommendations and she said, "hold on I'll be back to explain the menu," and did not return for a solid 15 minutes. The restaurant was not busy, and I could see our waitress lounging at the bar chatting with coworkers. After several frustrations, I had to get up twice and find her -- once to ask for our drinks, and a second time to ask for the check. She ended up taking several things off the bill because they came out topped with the food I'm allergic to (that she offered to leave off the dishes). The food itself was mediocre but lacking depth/variety of flavor. I did enjoy the merguez sausage dish, but the rest was unmemorable at best. I would not recommend going here, even if you're staying in the hotel Arroz is located in.

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DV
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good Service since we went during brunch it was like a really good deal and the tapas are bigger than other places.

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JP
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent meal, mediocre service

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OL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, so-so service. We enjoyed all of the plates that our server recommended. The fried cauliflower was particularly wonderful. Go when you have plenty of time to wait, as the service is not fast. All in all, a pleasant dinner.

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JC
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

for a hotel-sited restaurant, it's a great place. It offers great appetizer/tapa sort of stuff....manchego cheese, pecans taste tinted with cardamom, gambas al ajillo, albondigas (the ones we tried) were superb.....my wife and I split the seafood bomba rice dish and were disappointed somewhat...it was way too salty (they admitted an error) and as fan of paella I was hoping this would be one, but no, it's more of a rice-based stew.....the wait said it is modeled after a Moroccan variant (I love Moroccan stuff) ....and my white wine sangria was to die for.....so, mostly yeah, very small boo, bit pricey...but hey this is central DC

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TL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were great. It's tapas style so you can try a little of everything if you have a good sized group; and then order more of the dishes you liked best!

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A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burnt Eggplant is easily the best of the tapas we tried. And the warm fresh Mediterranean bread it came with divine. Grilled octopus a bit dry. Wonderful rioja. Will return to try their entrées.

Service was perfect and dishes appropriately paced. Noise level was a bit loud, but being in a booth made conversation a little easier.

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JE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. First time visitors and we will definitely be coming back. I recommend that you do 3 taps and a Paella plate.

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a
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A great tapas restaurant. Menu not too large. Favorites are the burnt eggplant and lamb meatballs. Prawns we're fabulous. Charred veggies good too but too large we couldn't finish. Large wine and cocktail menu. Noisy but we sat in booth kept noise down. Many convention goers no children. Service great too. Loved it!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great, the only caveat is that it was too noisy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing food. Completely separate feel from a restaurant off the entrance of a major hotel - you would never know once in.
Highly recommend!!

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

It was wonderful

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GQ
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat at the bar and it was quite busy but the food came out quickly and the service was still good. Food was very good, we liked Miked Isabella’s take on some transitional Spanish foods. Great wine list

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TE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas selection. Very flavorful. Loved the prawns.

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you like vegetables, this is the place for you! Excellent food. Very enjoyable.

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AR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place! Great food, drinks, wines and ambiance

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BT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great tapas and cocktails. Booth for two was small when you have multiple dishes on the table.

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F
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Unique cuisine. Delicious! I look forward to returning.

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RH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Decent food, poor management.

We ate at Arroz on a Friday night when the restaurant was half-empty. We were served by a very sweet, conscientious server on her first night. Unfortunately, she was struggling, not shadowing a senior server, and there were hiccups (and one member of our party has a severe allergy). But that is not the reason for the poor review. The (male) manager came over and was decidedly rude. We eat in a ton of restaurants all over the world, I would never recommend this one. In addition to rude management, the food was bland and oily. However, our meal the next night at Blue Duck Tavern was delicious and the service good and informative. Go there instead.

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K
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Finally tried Arroz. It was great. Lots of great options on the menu. I would have given 5 stars but the bomba rice was a bit too salty. Drinks were good too. Will be back for sure.

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SB
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was very good for a restaurant inside the Marriott Marquis hotel.

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A friend recommended this restaurant and told us not to be put off because it was located in a hotel. It was a great recommendations. We enjoyed the tapas style of delicious food. A delightful dining experience in a casual setting.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third time going to Arroz and each tune it has not failed me. The service is great and the food even better. Also the drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic are great.

Try them for brunch and just order a few dishes to share. For dinner we also had an amazing dish of paella which is good for two people.

I highly recommend this place for brunch and dinner.

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LC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood bomba rice was amazing! The Daisy cocktail was also very good. One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was less than stellar.

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CH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were great. Would return for both.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
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 on October 16, 2018
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
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
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 on October 13, 2018
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 on October 13, 2018
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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