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Joselito Casa de Comidas

4.8
936 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 936 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vippateb
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joselito's serves outstanding food! And the service is outstanding as well.

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vipL3inDC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, innovative food, great staff recommendations for food and drinks, great service. We are everything tapas-sized. Everyone needs to try the crepe de setas salteadas (mushroom crepe) and the Presa Ibérica (pork shoulder)!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always...wonderful. Had dinner on the patio, the food was delicious and the service the very best. Still my favorite restaurant!

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TonyR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and ambiance

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KirstenL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, wonderful service. A newly discovered gem!

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JuanV
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, the jamon, the manchego, the service, the wine. One of the best Spanish places in the city for sure!

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vipCarolineS
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant and hidden gem. Everything from service to food and attention to customer was amazing. As our first time, we tried a bit of everything and every plate was on target in terms of presentation and taste. For almost each item, you have the option of ordering as a tapa, main dish or family style. We had the gazpacho, scallops cocktail, caramelized foie gras (amazing), tortilla de patata (another must), wagyu a la plancha, buñuelos (yum) and not to be missed a generous portion of jamon sliced into small pieces. And to keep it all together, the best sangria I ever had anywhere (with fruits frozen into an ice cube that melts in the sangria). I strongly recommend to any foody. We ordered too much but it was worth every bite. Desserts are also wonderful. We had the flan but the rice pudding I hear is also great.

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vipJohnH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Enjoyed the ability to get plates in three sizes: tapas, entree, family style. You could tell there was attention paid to each individual dish. Tuna crudo and pork shoulder were standouts.

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vipDesignComfort
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

truly authentic spanish food, great ambiance, great service... can't go wrong - excellent addition to our rotation of fav restaurants in DC

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vipWanderingFoodie
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Joselito - it's the best place for a leisurely dinner on Capitol Hill and you feel like you're a world away in Spain!

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cily
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the food was great. We did however miss the pate, which was one of our ‘must haves’. The service was also fabulous. We can’t wait until the bar opens as we usually eat at the bar.

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Susanv
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, cod cakes absolutely delicious! Very helpful wait staff and charming outdoor seating , potted palms and soft AstroTurf under your feet!

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JonW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was superb. Because we ate outside at sidewalk tables, the ambience was DC, not Joselito's beautiful interior. The attention, service, and food were superb.

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MortyS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. My wife has a bad hip and the chair was uncomfortable for her. The restaurant actually went and got a better chair for her from another restaurant!! They are so lovely there. And the food is fantastic. Don't miss the seafood salad and the Chilean sea bass.

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent!!! It was my first in-door dining experience in more than a year due to the pandemic and this was an outstanding meal. Thank you for a lovely evening!!! We'll be back!!!

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vipNeighbor
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be back inside at Joselito. The food (gazpacho, wagu beef, tomato and mango salad, flan) and service were as good as remembered, and in some ways even better as we all come out of the pandemic and can enjoy indoor dining again.

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vipamc516
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was perfect night for our first post-vaccinated outing. Food was fabulous and tapas allowed us to share and taste a great variety

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ramonab
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambience was amazing and the service was great. The food was definitely on point as we enjoyed the wagyu beef, the Chilean sea bass , the mushroom crêpe, and the Cod fritters as tapas. I will say that the cod fritters was out of this world as once you but into it it was not cod but tasted more like a cod foam. It was mine boggling. I took off one star because the bread pudding was very hard and not on point but the flan was definitely worth the try as it was smooth and delicate and so delicious.
Oh and one honorable mention goes to the sparkling Sangreal which was so good that we ordered two pitchers😘 I wish they had patatas bravas but overall it was a enjoyable experience and exceptional food

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vipSusan
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic!!!!! We got the lamb shank and the seafood rice dish.....and we loved them both. Excellent wine too.

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viperinferin
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice quiet dinner with my parents. Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks. Mushroom crepe and duck were the highlights. Good service.

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vipKatieW
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely experience here Saturday night. Food was delicious and service was impeccable. The bacalao and the Spanish fisherman's style rice were standout dishes. Highly recommend to anyone who likes Spanish food!

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vipDaniel
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience.

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vippejs
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always sooo delish! Ambience, flavors makes us feel like we are in Espana!! Service (especially Karen ;) is beyond exceptional! We totally agree with Tom Sietsma that Joselito is a Treasure for us on The Hill!

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RosaW
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pre-pandemic had more menu choices. Nevertheless, there was enough variety for multiple tastes. The decor could be brightened up.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on Saturday was excellent, as we have come to expect!

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Frank
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In spite of the current restrictions the evening was great. We shared one appetizer and three small plates. Each was A+. At the conclusion of the meal we were comp'd a drink for our anniversary. The limited staff did not fail to provide outstanding food and service. Will return. Would rate the food as the best value on the Hill.

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SamD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a terrific experience at Joselito Casa de Comidas!

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vipJasonF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing. Food was awesome- not a bad dish in the bunch. And the Sangria was delicious- with frozen fruit ice cubes. We will definitely return

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vipMaryS
Hong Kong
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Reduced menu during COVID and many items sold out (even for our 6pm dinner). Staff not friendly and was hard to hear over them dragging tables all over restaurant and consolidating our dirty dishes at our table. It was bizarre.

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vipBullznbearz
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem with so much to offer. The food is simple yet delicious; the ambience is really terrific; the wait staff is warm and attentive; the value is very impressive. Great for both family and couples dining. Right in the awesome Eastern Market/Barracks Row neighborhood and across the street from a Blue/Orange Line Metro stop.

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AndreaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Enjoyed mother's day lunch. The food was worth the wait. Truly. We were quickly seated, and ordered sangria and tapas to start. The sangria was delightful, the food even better. The too long wait between our appetizers and main meal was a bit much. The quality and flavor of the meal made-up for it, as did their inclusion of a desert on the house. Not sure what caused the very long delay to get our main course, but the taste was worth the wait. Will be sure to return.

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vipJohnD
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While the outdoor setting wasn’t ideal, the wonderful food and the excellent service more than made up for the lack of ambiance. The gazpacho was fresh and delicious. The Spanish rice with seafood was scrumptious. The lamb shank melted in your mouth. The service was attentive without being unctuous.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The experience far less than what I expected.

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LaurenH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Left feeling great. Might have been the best sangria I ever had.

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CyahW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything that I have tried at this restaurant has been great!

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vipPhilipA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great tasting food and cocktails. Would definitely go back. Ambience suffers a bit because of the location (dined outside).

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Susan
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service, and location!! Our Marine is at 8th& I barracks. This restaurant is an easy walk, near Trader Joe’s. Our oldest son studied in Spain and loves good quality Spanish food. He recommended the restaurant to us. We all were very happy!! The sparkling sangria is Fantastic!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, excellent service. Never disappoints.

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vipMichelleS
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a great place! The food was absolutely outstanding! We had the duck, the Bavette de Wagyu, the mushroom crepe and the tortilla, all in tapas size. We shared everything between people and the portions were great. Besides the great food, the service must be mentioned because our waitress was very knowledgeable and professional. The restaurant's decor reminded me of Spain. It's one of my favorite places in DC

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SteveD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had seen them using tables in front of a nearby restaurant that closed due to Covid to provide quiet outdoor space. On this night, they were only using their own tables, which are on the sidewalk next to a busy street. So not as pleasant as we’d hoped, and we would have reserved indoor seating if we knew that would be the case.

Joselito Casa de Comidas
Responded on April 21, 2021

Hello Steve, Thank you so much for your review. We are allowed to use that patio, but we first have to full our own patio tables, and if it's a slow day it's just not worthy to open that other patio. And for the indoor seating we can mostly accommodate you inside (even though you reserved outside), please next time let us know that you are preferred to seat inside and we will do. Thanks again!

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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 4.8 stars by 936 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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