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Joselito Casa de Comidas

4.9
879 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
NOTE FROM THE MANAGEMENT: Starting December 23rd at 10:00 pm and ending in January 15th at 10:00 pm Joselito will no longer be able to seat patrons inside the restaurant by orders of the Mayor Bowser. ONLY OUTSIDE SEATING

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.

Support Joselito Casa de Comidas during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 879 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.9
service
4.7
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShel
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great food! Love this place. Try the sparkling sangria.

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AnnaC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy to eat here! The food is incredible. Service is impeccable.

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vipBrenna
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love this spot. All the dishes were fantastic and our server was fantastically sweet.

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vipLihwaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beef cheek is tender and full of flavor. Wagyu Babette with sauté mushroom is beyond belief!

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JimP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to return to dine here on authentic Spanish cuisine.

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dfsa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Spanish cuisine. We loved every bite and will be back soon.

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Maria
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great variety, excellent service. Love that most of the dishes come in small or medium portions to accommodate different appetites and sample different dishes. Overall it was a nice dining experience.

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vipDaniel
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Joselito was an outstanding experience, as always.

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vipBuffaloBill
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, excellent service, food was very tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. My new favorite spot

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RobertF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant restaurant with well-prepared fare, available for the most part in both tapa and racion portions. Sea food and duck plates are superb.

Wait staff is professional and efficient.

Joselito is the best of several recently opened restaurants in Capitol Hill/Eastern Market in terms of food quality and preparation, and overall dining experience. We were comfortable dining inside, since they take seriously the Covid rules of 25% occupancy and masking. They also have some outside tables, which will become more attractive as we approach summer.

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AngelC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I felt like home again!
Arroz caldoso de marisco!!!

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AnaC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Be prepared for small portions at a premium.

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

World Class tapas according to my dinner companion, who lived in Madrid for 9 years. Food was superb and service by Karen was excellent.

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SJWDC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to be back at one of our favorite restaurants. The food was delicious, wine was perfect and everyone was so pleasant and grateful.

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful place with great service and an authentic tapas experience. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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WarrenB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Great service. Great to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, terrific service!

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vipJasonR
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great experience and wonderful food. A real treat. We ordered the grilled octopus off the menu and didnt care for all the fanciness. Just seasoned grilled octopus would have been fine. Also, the piece was quite thick and could have been grilled a little longer.

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vipCeciliaB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every respect. The food was outstanding and eill come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and portions were perfect. Service was flawless and ambiance was calming and a juxtaposition of haute cuisine and your grandmother’s kitchen. What a treat. We will certainly be back again.

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vipDCFoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. As always.

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Cavon
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing time. The lamb shank was absolutely delicious and the red wine sangria was magical. 100% will return.

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vipLauren
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner at Joselito was out of this world. The quality of food and service was outstanding. Everything we tasted was fantastic. We tried to tuna, scallops, pork shoulder, Waygu beef, sea bass & duck and were impressed with each presentation. I have already been telling all my friends that they need to get a reservation and try it out. We will DEFINITELY be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, loved the authentic European feel. Food was amazing, specially the wagyu bavette left a lasting impression. Delicious wine selection as well. Wonderful service.

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vipDiningInatTeddy
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna our service was patient and gracious and sweet.
A pre-bday celebration was well enjoyed with festive sangria, tapas, and dessert.
Loved the codfish fritters. So good we took photos of ourselves delighting in them.
Great cheese starter and mains of wagyu and rice with seafood. Both the flan and bread pudding were nice to round out the meal with mild well presented sweets.
I look forward to the next visit. This was an unexpected escape from the world right now. I’m grateful.
I’m also pretty sure there were multiple baskets of bread that was fresh and perfectly crisped for swiping up the last juices from our plates.
Thank you, JCdC!

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IldaR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the Restaurant Week menu, and it was AMAZING. Great value and highest quality for authentic and elaborated Spanish food. We will come back for sure!

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vipkarld
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Restaurant Week

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MyriahS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have ate here ans was not diappointed. Friendly staff and great food. Definitely recommend!

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vipWanderingFoodie
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place for lite bites in a calming atmosphere!

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vipKatemily
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bubble and had saw bass and fisherman seafood stew. It was amazing! Delicious and hot food in a restaurant where we sat outside! It’s warm and it feels comfortable and I felt safe. Perfect brunch outside!

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IRG2
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since COVID I realized that many have reduced the quality and menus offered.
This is NOT the case for Joselito. Everything was DELICIOUS (amazing Foie Gras, tasty octopus, tuna..) beautifully presented and with a very good service.
Keep going and be strong!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything i!!

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vipTomm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional quality and service. Truly special restaurant.

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vipLanny
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, staff, and outdoor set-up and heating were very good. The food was fairly priced. We'll dine there again but what I didn't like was:

1. Being charged $5 for a modest basket of bread that should have been served with the dish, while I instead was asked "Would you like some bread?" with no mention of any charge.

2. Again, $ - I usually tip in cash, especially if the service has been very good. It's immediate gratification, no waiting for a restaurant to receive theirs via the credit card company or even keep some (yes, there are places that do). On the bill, typed in very heavy, dark print was a 20% tip that included the tax. I don't like to be told what to tip.
I'll be smarter the next time there and simply cross that out, not include it in the total, and write in "cash" while I give the server cash.

Bottom line: I'd make a few adjustments but we'll dine there again, I'm quite sure.

Joselito Casa de Comidas
Responded on November 24, 2020

Hello Lanny, Please contact us because I think you are rating some other restaurant instead of Joselito: Because: 1.- We never charge for bread (And we don't use baskets) 2.- We never suggest tip to our customers (not in the printed receipt, not orally) Best, Gustavo Iniesta, G.M.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tapas. Great sangria. Great service. Highly recommend.

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vipgirlinthehood
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joselito always stands out as one of the best places in town. You have to adventure yourself to this amazing place

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vipdcdiner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and excellent service. I hope they can stay open because they are truly a neighborhood gem.

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vipMatthewR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The overall experience was nice, sure to be a staple for my fiancee and I, as we are new to the neighborhood. The food was solid; good, but not mind-blowing. Save for the duck breast. That was unbelievable, and eating it was quite the experience.

The wine was great, as was the service. Kind waitstaff, and a nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to a local or visitor.

FAQs

Joselito Casa de Comidas does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Joselito Casa de Comidas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 930-6955.

Joselito Casa de Comidas is rated 4.9 stars by 879 OpenTable diners.

Joselito Casa de Comidas does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=94b37752.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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