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Del Mar, Washington, DC

Del Mar

4.7
4.7
1152 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish

Del Mar offers both indoor and outdoor dining during Phase-2. To ensure all our guests enjoy our restaurant we have a reservation time limit:

Brunch: 1-hour and 15-minutes
Dinner: 1-hour and 30-minutes

Overlooking the Southwest Waterfront at The Wharf, Del Mar features authentic seafood fare and flavors from the coasts of Spain, the robust menu includes tapas, raw bar, charcoal grilled fish, seafood stews, and a variety of rice dishes (yes, paella)!

Our DINING GUIDE provides important information about changes to your dining experience and what you can expect. Our PLAYBOOK features the expanded protocols and procedures we have developed for reopening our restaurants to ensure the safety and well-being of our team, our guests, and the community. Learn more at www.fabiotrabocchi.com.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–4:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 525-1402 ext. 5

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex Rosser

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Cross street

    Maine Avenue & Sutton Square SW

  • Parking details

    Due to the high volume of traffic, we strongly recommend ride sharing. The Wharf includes a parking garage with approximately 600 public parking spaces and a valet parking service with several stands within the complex. Kindly note, we are not currently offering valet parking at our restaurants.

  • Public transit

    - Waterfront Metro Station (Green Line): 10 min walk-L' Enfant Metro Station (all lines): Take a free 10 min Wharf Shuttle bus, or a 15 min walk

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,152 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. D

    Dineandwine

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our birthdays with family. Del Mar takes Spanish food above excellence. Every dish exceeded expectations. The service was over the top and since we were celebrating birthday the staff placed us in a private room with a great view of the National Wharf. I have followed Fabio since his days in Maestro and his cuisine seems to set new standards.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and experience. Perfect spot for celebrations.

  3. A

    Anonymous1

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks here were amazing, and our server was helpful in helping us choose what we ordered. Definitely recommend.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Have been to Del Mar several times now and everything is delicious. The food is thoughtfully done with simplicity but bursting with flavor. Highly recommended.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had to wait about an hour and 15 minutes for our reservation (we chose outdoor seating) so that wasn’t fun at all BUT the service, comp champagne, and comp dessert more than made up for it. Not to mention, that was the best meal I’d had in quite a long time. Compliments to the chef.

  6. DC

    DCheri5

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been here multiple times but i made it a point to come once they opened back up to show my support for one of my favorite restaurants. I specifically come for the seafood paella and I’m always satisfied with the quality and the service.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great spot for good paella

  8. RC

    RobertoC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sangria was ok, nothing special. The food was excellent we will go back

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great, the tapas were smaller but still a good portion. We got to try several different amazing dishes, definitely a great experience. The staff was very nice and friendly.

  10. S

    Silas

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I'm not sure if they were understaffed, but service was very slow. It took 20 minutes to get our sangria. Our server suggested some bread while we waited for our paella,which would take 30 minutes, but the bread came a minute before the paella. We knew the restaurant was pricey but didnt expect the portions to be so small. Our paella for two had 2 prawns, maybe 6 mussels, and a few pieces of seafood. The rice was stuck to the skillet it was served in. After $200 we left hungry. The open air dining area, under a big tent, is in an unfortunate location, in the middle of a u-turn for traffic coming off the street. It all made for a not-so-pleasant dining experience. On the plus-side the hostesses were very charming and pleasant.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience5

    Horrible experience with the food and service.

  12. JM

    JMB346

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fantastic brunch at Del Mar. great spot in the dining area to the side. Delicious food and great service. Very enjoyable.

  13. TT

    TimmyTbone

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal service, phenomenal food. Our server went above and beyond with his recommendations for our drinks and meals.

  14. BG

    BillyG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing brunch to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary! Weekend brunch special is perfect with 2 tapas and a dessert per person. We got the eggplant, creamy fritters, calamari, and branzino. Loved each dish!

  15. AM

    AshleyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    the food and drinks were absolutely delicious! we received amazing suggestions from the bartender for our first round of cocktails. I did find that there was quite a lag in our service, after being seated, we waited about 20 minutes to order, and waited again for quite a while at the end for the check. everything in between was absolutely amazing

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you so much to everyone at this restaurant for doing such an amazing job from start to finish. The hostesses were super friendly and offered hand sanitizer before we entered. Thank you so much to our server, Benjamin, for being so friendly and helpful with my friend who has celiac disease. The following dishes were great as gluten-free options for anyone who has dietary restrictions! To start, we had three cheeses (the blue cheese was my favorite) and Jamón Ibérico - the best cured ham I’ve had in DC. Next, their patatas bravas were fried to a perfect golden brown, and had an absolutely delicious garlic aioli on the side. The red pepper and eggplant was light and had really nice flavors throughout as well. The txongurro was one of my favorites, I could bathe in that sea urchin sauce that was under the crab stuffed piquillo peppers, it was the perfect balance of light and savory. Nothing can stand up to their paella though, which had the most perfect crust underneath. The paella was our final course, and even though I was stuffed, we still made a significant dent in it before packing the remainder to go. We ended the meal with a gluten-free peach flan, and a non gluten-free dessert for me, the pastelitos (so so good!). All of the courses were timed to hit the table perfectly without any lag between, which I know is really hard to do! Kudos to Benjamin for going the extra mile. Everything was just exquisite. You can tell this is a restaurant that takes pride in their food and hospitality. We will be back soon!

  17. PP

    PopPopWhat

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Highly recommend the paella and pairing it with 2-3 tapas dishes. Highly recommend the churros and soft serve ice cream---delicious!! Service was great. Decor is beautiful. We sat outside on the upstairs terrace until the lightning/thunderstorm forced everyone inside. Staff was quick to re-seat us and were very attentive and apologized for the weather--which obviously they cannot control. They went as far as not charging us for our desserts and after dinner port; which came as a pleasant surprise to us and, as much as we appreciated the gesture, was not necessary.

  18. RB

    RachelB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant. Delicious foods. Beautifully decorated restaurant. Service was on point. However, i will mention when we were seated at a booth I was informed I was not allowed to seat on the cushion/booth side. I had to sit in the chair looking towards the kitchen. I thought that was interesting as others were sitting on the booth side. Didn't matter highly recommend this restaurant.

  19. DE

    DEREKH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We ate outside and was very nice. Fast service and good food. Perfect spot on the waterfront

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Even with COVID restrictions the dinner was a great experience. The customer service was excellent, the food was phenomenal, and the atmosphere was everything we expected.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Del Mar is my favorite restaurant at the wharf. I’ve gone a couple times by myself and with a friend or two but this time I brought a bigger group of 5 of us. We all had an incredible time and they agree that this is the best restaurant on the wharf. We came for the espresso martini’s and the food blew us away. Thanks so much as always!

  22. AS

    AleisciaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and Service was amazing. I will definitely go back. We celebrated my husband's birthday and he throughly enjoyed himself from the cocktails to the food. We had a great culinary experience.

  23. DE

    DEjay

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dining here. Really great service and very good food.

  24. T

    Tori

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Del Mar was simply outstanding! My husband and I came here to celebrate our wedding and marriage as newlyweds. The moment we arrived every person we came into contact with was welcoming, polite, accommodating, and honestly just went over the top for us. We were given two glasses of champagne and a dessert for our special event. On top of that, the food itself was absolutely amazing! The decor and style of the restaurant was so beautiful and trendy! We had an amazing time and would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone for any occasion, big or small!

  25. CH

    CHell12

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect outdoor seating on patio overlooking the water, wonderful food and spectacular service -- they even threw in the churros for free when we couldn't decide between those and the cheesecake for dessert (both were delicious). Really a perfect special-occasion experience.

  26. DH

    DanielH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent and I would come back again

  27. L

    Lilnah

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great food, sat outside, the staff was super nice and helpful

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Waited an hour to be seated indoors even though we made a reservation for patio seating. Checked in numerous times with the hostess to confirm our reservation and seating preference only to be met with attitude. Ruined our evening

  29. d

    djrtp

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    overpriced for what you get. NO thanks waited too long to get served.

  30. SS

    SusanS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb presentations, thoughtful (read safety-conscious) service, reminiscent of Spanish or Italian al fresco, unhurried, delightful dining

  31. R

    Rosy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place to celebrate! Ask for Benjamin as your waiter. He made our anniversary so lovely.

  32. ML

    MaryL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The wait staff was amazing but the head hostess was quite rude.

  33. SC

    ScottC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best dinner I have had in a long time. Great service and fantastic drinks.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Food is not kid friendly. Service was slow. Waiter seamed inconvenienced at any request. The ice cream was not good.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect!

  36. TT

    TanayshaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our service was amazing and the food was delicious. We were also given a complimentary cheesecake which was delicious.

  37. B

    Beezy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Was excited to go to Del Mar based on photos on Instagram. I came with the intention to spend lots of money. Made a reservation and got sat at a small table. When I asked for a booth they told me those table were for reservations. Even though I had a reservation they still sat me at the other table. There was no room for my purse and barely room for the food. I ordered several Tapas and drinks. They were delicious. I then ordered the Seafood Paella for 2 and we got 1 (ONE) Shrimp, 4 mussels, 1 oz of fish and 1/2 of a lobster tail for $68. Not to mention, some couple came in and the entire service staff waited on them hand and foot where as we got mediocre service. Maybe it was because we were not dressed up. I wasn't even interested in dessert or ordering anything else. we paid the $157 bill, left a $30 tip, left hungry and went to get ice cream at cold stone. Will not be back.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great experience. This is my second time to Del Mar and it was awesome. This time it was not as busy due to the restaurant restrictions. My first time I was not pleased but Del Mar invited me back and I was not disappointed. The staff were extremely attentive, friendly, and professional. All the dishes I had including patatas bravas, jamon, garlic shrimp, and paella were delicious and of the highest quality in flavor and preparation. Del Mar is now on my list of DC’s best.

  39. JP

    JpandP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Meh. That’s kinda how I’d describe the food and the outside situation. The inside might be better. Possibly the worst patatas bravas I’ve ever had...

  40. QN

    QuyenN

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great outdoor seating. felt safe with the covid precautions taken

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Del Mar is rated 4.7 stars by 1152 OpenTable diners.

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Is this your restaurant?
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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Maine Avenue & Sutton Square SW

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–4:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Due to the high volume of traffic, we strongly recommend ride sharing. The Wharf includes a parking garage with approximately 600 public parking spaces and a valet parking service with several stands within the complex. Kindly note, we are not currently offering valet parking at our restaurants.

  • Public transit

    - Waterfront Metro Station (Green Line): 10 min walk-L' Enfant Metro Station (all lines): Take a free 10 min Wharf Shuttle bus, or a 15 min walk

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Rosser

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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