Taberna del Alabardero offers two elegant private dining spaces that are well suited for a broad array of events. A selection of special banquet and cocktail menus are available.View Private Dining Details
My wife and I have enjoyed La Taberna del Alabardero over the years, and have always been impressed. We just celebrated Valentines Day, and ordered of the menu (not fixed fare). The salad was delicious, the squid-in paella amazing, and the red wine perfect. The waiter and entire staff were, as usual, very respectful, knowledgeable, and knew when to arrive and when to leave us alone -- altogether another great evening!
Taberna del Alabardero is always an amazing culinary experience. The long-serving staff was on point, catering to every need in an expeditious manner. The food was delicious as always, the sangria was exactly the way we like it, and the ambience was ideal. Kudos to continue great quality and service - 28 years for me and still going strong.
The restaurant is quiet enough for conversation, and the decor is very attractive. The service is attentive. Those are the positive aspects of our visit for a special occasion. However, the cocktail was insipid and overpriced. A major disappointment to spend $15 for a watery beverage with two raw pieces of apple on a cocktail stick. The entree was okay, but overpriced. The vegetables were laughably tiny in portion (a carrot morsel and some other bland root vegetable). The dessert (figs covered with chocolate sauce) was flavorless. All in all, the meal was too expensive given its mediocrity.
I love La Taberna del Alabardero. It's my 'go to' place for Spanish cuisine as authentic as it gets. The wine list is superb, which makes the food even better. My highest recommendation!
This longtime favorite never disappoints. Taberna is such a special place - you feel like you've walked into a restaurant in Madrid. Service is impeccable. Lunch menu is expansive with lots of variety. This is the place to go for traditional Spanish food and it is the best.
The best value menu for the restaurant week! Authentic Spanish food!
The food was delicious. The tapas were delectable and the paella absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable. My friends and I are already making plans to return.
I love this restaurant- tasty, beautifully presented food and wonderful service each time.
The tapas here were very good, but the entrees, especially the paella, need some work.
Other than my husband invited his friend to join us last minute on our special anniversary lunch, it was nice. They were accommodating of our extra person. The rose petals and card were such a nice touch even with the awkward third person. :)
Delightful. Tasty. Sumptuous. We chose the restaurant week menu. Three Tapas, Paella, and Deserts. Each dish proved to be a stand-alone delight. The bread at the start is exceptional. Then, the Gambas Al Alijo, simmering hot with the garlic, the patatas bravas well done(could have used a bit more sauce) and the peppers filled with goat cheese. To top it the Paella Valenciana!! rabbit and chicken morsels tossed in with charred artichokes, blending the sauce and rice to satiate your senses. And then, triple desert in the form of a gelatinous tiramisu, a rice puddingish type confection, and the last one I can remember as it went down in a gulp!!
Friendly staff, great wine and food, most customers were speaking Spanish
The time between the servings was just too long, especially for a lunch. The food was fantastic just took too long between courses
Wonderful place for a special dinner.
Branzino - Sea Salt Crust Style - is delicious. Table side presentation is impressive. Caught several patrons watching staff filet the fish, as their mouths watered
Excellent food great atmosphere
If you like seafood, try the lobster, clam, mussels paella. It is delicious and has a generous portion of lobster. The wait staff is excellent without being intrusive. Our party of five all enjoyed the food they ordered. It is great for some to order a full entree while others choose to order tapas. It all worked out well and we were able to have conversation without having to raise our voices. This restaurant in wonderful. If you haven't been there, give it a try and learn what you have been missing. Bon appetit!
We got four tapas and would give the food 3.5/5 stars. Everything was pretty good. But the service was outstanding, really impressive.
Their tasting menu, with or without the wine pairings, is a great value when compared to other restaurants of its class.
We love this restaurant. Their staff is is always courtious and phenomenal. The food is fantastic and their atmosphere very classy.
A new find and well worth the experience. Great food: outstanding service; we’ll be back.
Wonderful New Year`s eve party!! with great ambience, menu, wine selection and music.
We were there for the New Year's Eve festivities. The menu was creative and delicious. The chef should be congratulated! And the sommelier was spot-on with her wine recommendations. What a lovely place!
The services was excellent but that overall meal was just okay. I was expecting more.
Consistency over the years makes this restaurant so great. The employees have been the same—this tells a lot. Great team work from welcoming you to cooking, serving. Food is excellent—it never goes wrong and never disappoints me. I am a gourmet cook and going to Taberna for lunch or dinner continues to be a great treat year after year.
The food and the service was excellent. We were celebrating our annual Christmas lunch and it was memorable. We would definitely go back and I have already recommended Taberna del Alabardaro to some friends.
Nice, quiet restaurant with great food and exceptional service.
What a lovely place! The service was attentive and so helpful, but not too stuffy. Such authentic dishes and great Spanish wine choices. The best part is that you can have a conversation with your table and hear each other! It is truly the best Spanish restaurant in DC.
Service was superb! So considerate and thoughtful. The kindest people in the restaurant business.
The Flamenco show/artists, especially the singers, were excellent! We could have enjoyed more of the singing and guitar and less of the zapatadas (although the dancers were fabulous, the loudness in a small environment made it hard to do/say anything else)! We did note that the service of food was timed very well in observance of the show...well done!