Joselito Casa de Comidas

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$30 and under
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Spanish
Joselito Casa de Comidas is a small and intimate Spanish restaurant reminiscent of those found throughout Spain at the turn of the century. Our menu showcases classic Spanish dishes with an innovative and playful twist.

While the vibe at Joselito is casual and laid back, service is paramount to us. We aim to deliver Old World attention to detail to ensure each guest’s overall experience is nothing short of spectacular.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM

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MF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joselito is one of a kind and our favorite place to go for Sunday lunch.

DJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our neighborhood favorite where dinner is always well-prepared and perfect for sharing family style.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

La mesera era un poco cortante y no muy pendiente de la necesidades de la mesa. La comida fantástico y el lugar muy bonito.

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VW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was truly disappointing to find that a dish a majority of us wanted was 86’d after the first order. The restaurant was not busy at all so something must have happened in the kitchen. Service was good but the poor guy was a bit stretched.

RW
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I stopped in for lunch at Joselito. I ordered an appetizer portion of some grilled pork and potatoes. The dish was tasty but expensive based on the portion size.

DC
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

While Barcelona offers great people-watching and Jaleo offers more breadth, Joselito excels at irresistible madrileño-worthy tapas. The multiple portion options allow you to supersize your favorite bar snack into a family meal - why hasn't anyone thought of that before? We ordered cocktails and found them bland - better to skip right to the reasonably-priced wines or delicious sangrias. Rack of lamb and ceviche-style scallops were standouts, while the salt-cod fritters were neither salty nor satisfyingly fishy. The service crew is scattered and inefficient - we had to chase down servers a few times - but the food was so good, we didn't mind the occasional wait.

CH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This visit was my first. I will be returning soon

MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was spectacular, service was prompt. Our server was very personable and very knowledgeable.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great and friendly and helpful service, homey and romantic setting.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Atmosphere was very nice. The food was good though pricey for the portions. The dishes came out slowly. We had finished all of our dishes before the rice dish arrived long after we had ordered and this was on a weeknight when the place was not particularly crowded. Had to ask to have water refilled several times and it was a scorching hot evening. The red sangria was excellent.

c
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Disappointing. The food was okay but not fabulous. The service was poor. I went for restaurant week and so got a discounted price. But I wouldn't pay full price and probably won't return. Too many other better options in DC.

PM
Aberdeen
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends visiting from out of town and I thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. At first we were disappointed because they were serving their restaurant week menu and not brunch. When we told our server she came back with a brunch menu so we were able to get what we wanted and it was excellent. Thank you.

c
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I are regulars at Joselito so we don't let the crowds during Restaurant Week keep us away. The service was a little slow for our early Saturday dinner but, even so, service was fine and the food, wine and atmosphere were as reliably outstanding as ever. And how can you beat three excellent tapas and dessert for $35?

D
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, the service needs to be a little more polished. The food came slowly and my guests and I kept getting food given to us at different times. The sangria was a little over priced for the value.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We’ve been to joselito many times, and this experience did not live up to previous visits. The food was not quite at the same level, and the service was not as sharp.

DC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Decent restaurant, but in a city with so many great offerings I don't see myself returning. The biggest issue was the service which made us feel like a burden rather than guests. The food was fine, most dishes were forgettable, but nothing was offensive. The serrano ham and iberico ham was good, but looked like it was cut with a hatchet.

PM
Aberdeen
31 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a friend’s birthday with excellent food, sangria, and service. Thank you!

CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited Joselito during Restaurant Week. It was very busy, nevertheless the service was outstanding and the food delicious, with very creative interpretations of classic Spanish cuisine and generous portions.
We'll definitely go back.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant Week.

ZB
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent Spanish tapas restaurant on Capitol Hill. Went there during restaurant week and we all felt it was a very good value. Service was friendly and efficient, wine selections and cocktails very good. We would go again.

JK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was disappointed the tuna was over cooked. However, I would return for another meal.

KM
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husbands birthday here and he was a happy guy. Iberico jamon is his favorite and they have it as a starter.
The service here is SO friendly and from start to finish, they really take great care of you. Highly recommend the cumin fried anchovies!

NK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Spanish restaurant in DC -- will definitely be back again.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at Joselito at least a half-dozen times over the years--it's so good that we are willing to deal with D.C. area traffic and Capitol Hill (lack of) parking to return. Really, this is a great little place, with food that's usually terrific and never less than good. Great for lunch, brunch or dinner. We're fans of Jose Andres' Jaleo--a groundbreaker in its time--but the tapas at Joselito are even better.

f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service: Staff was slow to take our orders (and a nearby table also had difficulty getting their check). Staff did not remember who ordered coffee or who ordered which dishes; we had to direct them both times. Staff/kitchen did not pace entrees correctly; the five entrees arrived in three different groups with minutes in between. The restaurant was not crowded, our group was not large or demanding, and the brunch menu has only 9 dishes -- there is no explanation for the poor service.

Food: The french toast was tasty -- for a dessert. It is inappropriate to serve ice cream with a brunch dish and doubly so to not explain this on the menu. It was not proportionally sized to the other brunch entrees. The omelette, which two of my party ordered, was a disaster. The vegetables were old and watery. The goat cheese was nonexistent. The portion size was small. The side salad had yellowed lettuce shreds, mealy tomatoes, and unripe yellow fruit (?) that was inappropriate for a savory salad. The beer I ordered was not served as a full pour, which is clearly marked on the glass.

On a positive note, the bread was excellent.

p
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding in every way!!

TU
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food. Very attentive wait staff. Very comfortable place.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a gem! This was my first visit and I'll definitely return. Service was friendly and food recommendations were spot on. Absolutely delicious cod fritters to start, savory omelette, and the bread pudding dessert was an absolute winner!

JW
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one of our best meals...enjoyed the wine pairing menu. Delicious food and the wines were superb. Wait staff was excellent and very friendly! Will be back! Thanks!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Delicious food and friendly staff! It is also loud enough and casual enough to bring a toddler and no one notices the loud baby noises :)

WY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible, especially the tasting menu which was absolutely out of this world. The service was very attentive and the wine recommendations were all on point.

l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service, decor and ambiance! Definitely will return and recommend.

FT
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening meal with my boyfriend, we booked last minute and had a nice table in the center of the restaurant. Our favourite dish was the Tuna Crudo - the flavour and texture were outstanding. We also enjoyed a fantastic Syrah blend wine from the Wine menu.

DJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved Joselito Casa de Comidas. The only reason. I gave it less than five stars for the food is that my choices were limited by my shell fish allergy and I don’t eat red meat or pork😜 The food I did have was very tasty. The service was lovely. I highly recommend Joselito Casa de Comidas .

JO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and wonderful wine! We loved this restaurant

VM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambience and service!

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried the chefs tasting menu - it was delicious!!!

L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor, ambiance and level of service are all outstanding. We really enjoyed our conversation with the waiter as he helped us select items from the menu, the owner came by to check on us, and at the end of the night they brought us a complimentary dessert drink. Strongly recommend for dates or intimate dinner gatherings.

E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a special birthday occasion for seven people. Everyone could not have been more helpful in putting together the menu, in making us welcome, in the service. The food, of course, was outstanding.

MK
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a late brunch family celebration and enjoyed it very much. The service was friendly and prompt. I had the fisherman’s soup which was hot and tasty. Noise levels were ok for conversation. A nice family run restaurant for family or friends get- together.

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