Arroz

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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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4.5
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4.4
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Chi0
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Tapas sizes good for four people, a little too big for two if you want to taste many on the menu - they are all well prepared. When full, service can be slow and noise level high. Big tables can accommodate large groups. Nice selection of wines from Spain. Will go back if in town next time.

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GTS1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was terrible. Food and drinks still unique. Used to be exceptional. But has gone downhill.

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vipGirlyBrunch
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service is poor. Waiters disappear completely. It was a lucky moment when you could have a waiter to order something. They didn’t bring all what we ordered. They said when we ask, at the end of the night, they didn’t have what we order (they never told us). At the end they added it in the check, so we have to wait more and more time until a waiter appears to fix the check. Not recommended. Valet parking is extremely expensive even thought they validate a half.

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august
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Does not matter what I thought. Arroz is closing very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Really really really slow and inattentive service

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vipDEM19
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipLobbyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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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viptandt
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Luv2dine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food but a bit expensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Lisa
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipTippyToes
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Lorin
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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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vipDouglasV
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJPCBoston
New England
105 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent meal, mediocre service

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OzzieLaw
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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JimC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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TomL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Adele
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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JuanE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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aussieva
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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vipGinnaQ
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipTimE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas selection. Very flavorful. Loved the prawns.

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Barbara
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipAlexR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! Great food, drinks, wines and ambiance

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BarbaraT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique cuisine. Delicious! I look forward to returning.

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vipRebeccaH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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vipKecia
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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vipSB123
Naples
54 reviews