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Joselito Casa de Comidas

4.8
1028 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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
  • 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 1028 people are saying
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vipNancyB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have frequented Josalito's since it opened but not since the pandemic subsided. I can tell you they have actually UPPED THEIR GAME. Every single dish we selected was outstanding. I love this place and so lucky it's close to home and survived 2020!!

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Veronica
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the tapas - being new and not speaking Spanish it would have been nice if the waiter would have explained it all a bit more. The food we ordered was delicious!

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vipJanis
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 5. We shared everything.
Mushroom crepes amazing. Fisherman stew delicious.
Pork shoulder melts in your mouth.
Fun cocktails and good bottle of wine.
We’re planning on coming back!

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vipSarahL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! We will be back!

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WarrenB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Wonderful food and service. Feels like a night out in Madrid

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AliceW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. We will definitely come back again next time when we visit DC.

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vipWambo
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a wonderful restaurant. We've eaten there once a month for the last 42 months and never tire of Josxelito's delightful and often clever presentations.

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vippandc
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This used to be a good neighborhood restaurant. I had just a bad dinner tonight. My tuna crudo was fine, but my husband's manchego was a bit tasteless. He liked his pork shoulder, but my main was honestly awful. I had the sea bass, which came in a tasteless corn starch sauce with burned broccoli on it. I sent it back and got a better tasting redfish dish but it wasn't cooked so I couldn't eat it. So disappointing.

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vipSCD2
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch spot in a great location right around the corner from Eastern market. Our food and cocktails were both excellent, service was spot on, and they easily accommodated our dietary needs. We'll definitely go back.

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ClaireD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding duck with mushroom risotto! We have been coming here for years and it keeps getting better every time

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vipJuan
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular in every aspect.
The cod croquettes were the best we ever had ... even better than in Spain.
The other dishes (Lamb, Sea Bass, Foie, Tuna Crudo) were also fantastic.
Not to be missed.
It is not traditional Spanish food though, but its cuisine is extraordinary .

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2022
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Fabulous service and attention to our needs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adore Joselito. We go for every special occasion!!

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really excellent meal there. Will definitely be going back sometime soon.

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MaryR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wine interesting and good food and v nice service

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vipRyanL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing and service staff are always so friendly.

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Eaterpig
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service helped us pick out a wine

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was good. I’m going to recommend the restaurant to friends.

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PennyN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, interior is cozy. Nice lunch spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
302 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great dishes and excellent wine list in nice, authentic atmosphere. Service was first-rate. Stand out dishes last night were cauliflower soup (special), lamb stew and pork shoulder (classic). Well done!

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ECDC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food once again. The fried cod fritters, David’s salad ( tomatoes, mangoes, avocado OMG) and warm veggies were solid. Fresh bread, spiced olive oil -yummy. Service was great, just love the diner atmosphere. It’s my favorite lunch spot at Eastern Market.

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vipgarym
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. The menu is interesting and the dishes unusual. Most of the dishes can be ordered in one of three sizes - tapas, typical main course, or large enough for a family. Makes it very convenient to customize.

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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
137 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The first time I dined at Joselito was for Restaurant Week. I essentially ordered a couple things that I especially liked from that meal. However, I found that I actually enjoyed the new dish I tried even more (Presa Ibérica a la plancha con papas arrugadas). Between three of us we ordered about 9 tapas dishes (two of us ordered dessert), and left absolutely stuffed. Olga was a good and attentive server. Gracias, we enjoyed our time at Joselito!

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vipMichaelY
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This is a beautiful Spanish restaurant with outdoor seating. The service was excellent as was the sangria. The food was a little pricey. Spanish food can be a little plain in a delicious way but some of the tapas could use a little more flavor, I think. The cod fritters were very good as was the lamb stew (a daily special). The cauliflower soup (a daily special) was a little bland and the bread pudding was basically sweet toast with a scoop of ice cream.

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vipFullTummy
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Friday lunch outside! Thank you for bringing it back!

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cily
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the experience is was and probably will be fantastic. We have been going there occasionally since the place opened. It is one of the few really good restaurants where you can have an intimate conversation without yelling.

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AtlasHugged
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joselito's is true Spanish fine dining. Carefully prepared, unique dishes in 3 sizes. I loved the choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, we loved everything we ordered.

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BarbaraR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and I want to be Joselito regulars! Our second visit together. Lived up to our high standards — especially for bro, who lived in Spain for years. As he would say, J’s compared to the best tapas offered there.

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vipVirginiaM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Just the best tapas I’ve ever had! Seriously, everything was SO good. I was blown away by everything I tasted.

By American standards, service may have been a little slow, but I had a wonderful time catching up with old friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant.

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vipJesseB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time celebrating my mom's birthday at Joselito. The service was attentive without being overbearing (particularly considering we were the only indoor diners). The food was outstanding and beautifully plated. I also appreciated the extra touch of a candle in the dessert (done w/out asking) for the special occasion. My partner and I are local and left saying to each other we should come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. New bartender was slow. Otherwise, it was great. The mushroom crepe was awesome.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best octopus AND bread pudding we’ve ever had! Everything was delicious and the service was stellar. Absolutely delightful.

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Kudzu
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, service. This place has not lost a beat because of Covid. First dinner out in one year was a great experience. We shall return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for an anniversary with my girlfriend! Great value and great food especially during the Hemingway hour!

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vipJPTo
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner last night at Joselita. We sat outdoors under an umbrella as the evening gently cooled. It was an unusually quiet Saturday night in Eastern Mkt neighborhood, and with light traffic, the ambience outdoors was very pleasant. The meal -once again - spectacular. We started with gazpacho, which is an amazing blend of gardeny flavors, with a nice chill to transition from the hot summery day. Chicekn liver terrine (my partner’s favorite) was delicious, served with a berry preserve to add a sweet tanginess. Cod fish fritters were served piping hot, sweet and salty. The potato and tuna salad was perfectly okay but not as spectacular as the other dishes. Service was attentive but not pushy. We lingered for a while after to continue our conversation, as there were no customers waiting. It was a really pleasant evening.

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TMSON
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect last minute/casual date night. The service was excellent and the food was too. We especially enjoyed the cold tuna tapa, the cold scallops tapa and the mushroom crepe.

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MaliniC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a great restaurant. Love the atmosphere and the food is always delicious.

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MicheleS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine at Joselito. The good is superb, the staff attentive but not overly so, the ambiance transports you to Spain. One of my favorite places to dine.

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 4.8 stars by 1028 OpenTable diners.

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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