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Pamplona

4.6
525 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Welcome to Pamplona, Spanish Tapas + Sangria restaurant!

Located in the HEART of Clarendon half a block from the Metro

Your reservation will last the duration of 1.5 hours from the time of the reservation. Our patio seating is first come first serve.

We appreciate your support and understanding in these times!

We look forward to serving you!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 525 people are saying
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vipAnnie
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All you can eat small plates plus paella...just do it. Food is absolutely fantastic. Bartenders Matt and Amanda are wonderful

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vipRZ789
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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4foodies
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friendly staff but very average food and below average cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food came out quickly and was delicious

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time tonight at dinner. Service was attentive and the food was great. Tip try the seafood tower!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Disappointed… seafood paella seemed like fried calamari thrown on top. Potato dish under cooked and blah. Summer Salad was delicious. Cilantro Rickey drink had no taste, even when I added more lime juice. Wanted to sit outside on the patio area, but the restaurant that shared the patio was very busy, playing loud music and included hookah smoking. So we sat inside, in a booth. Music was super loud and the restaurant was empty. We asked for the music to be turned down. But couldn’t tell if it was. And two of the four of us, woke during the night with upset stomachs.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! The drinks were delicious and the tapas were classics

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday and we had a wonderful time. Attentive server, delicious food and great value. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and support!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great variety of tapas, lots of vegetarian options. Great service too.

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HD64
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It seemed everything we ordered had a sauce on it, which wasn't always what the dish needed. Sometimes simpler is better. The restaurant was hot and our server was not very friendly or attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

One of our buddies loved the DJ.

JB
vipJBurella
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated back to school with tapas! For sure try the chicken croquettas and grilled cheese w/ honey. Wow! Summer salad & watermelon sangria are seasonal, so go now!

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MilenaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. veggie paella was quite amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great night for dancing!

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AnaO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Got the taste of spain package and it was absolutely worth it. The octopus, calamari, gambas, and papas bravas were definitely the highlights. However most things were delicious, and it’s a perfect way to try the whole menu. Our server was attentive, nice, and very very speedy. Overall an amazing experience that I would do again and recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Greet food, enjoyable midweek birthday celebration

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vipAngelaU
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, awesome ambiance, the "Taste of Spain" is such an amazing deal! All you can eat small plates for $40! Especially loved the Octopus, calamari, mussels, grilled cheese, truffle Mac....I could go on! Excellent dinner!

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IrisA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

BLUF: Friendly staff but food is sub par. Price point is reasonable given the location and the portions served; however there’s nothing standing out in terms of offerings. Tried the chicken paella and it was too saucy and some of the rice undercooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will miss Walker!!!!!!

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Jane
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Quality of food was excellent. Environment was upbeat, loud, and furniture was very nice. Great place for a hangout at bar. Expect to pay a lot for not a lot of food. Food portions were small, typical price of expensive European restaurants in US. Don’t come here hungry.

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KME23
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The unlimited small plates are clutch! So amazing!

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Justin
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time at Pamplona! Restaurant Week allowed us to get a good variety of items from the menu- nothing disappointed! Would highly recommend

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WRod
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch offering for a great value with great service. The only knock is we got disposable plastic cups for our drinks, which was weird and awkward. Asked the wait staff why and it seems to be a decision tied to their late night operation (people taking glassware outside). But, what does that have to do with families, friends and couples doing a nice brunch on Sunday. Cups were an eyesore and diminished the experience. Hope they revisit this!

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EricS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to relax and have a bite to eat. The bar staff was friendly and helpful.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the new summer menu the food was great. Service was swift and courteous

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vipLadyLazarus
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Would not recommend for dinner. The chicken paella had an odd flavor. The octopus and patatas bravas were ok. The Serrano ham was served with some kind of ice cream on top. Much better tapas options in DC - with better value for your money.

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HarryK
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Passable tapas in a great environment for a casual party.

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vipMrsSanchez
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great brunch and fast service!

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MarissaG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot with quick service and perfect mimosas. Celebrated birthdays and they made it feel special.

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SamL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group (2 couples) really enjoyed ourselves. We arrived just after a short shower and sat outside on recently dried tables. There was welcome cool breeze (for July) and the area was shaded.

We had decided to have unlimited small plates ($38/pp) and it was a good decision. The hostess and assistant quickly delivered our orders and brought more in several subsequent rounds. Every dish we tried was good -- you must have the truffle-oil mac and cheese, it may not be traditional but was very good. Octopus, shrimp, mussels -- all were fresh and nicely seasoned. All the croquettes were excellent. Wednesday is their half off pricing for Sangria -- a nice surprise.

They only permit 90 minutes for seating and we were a few minutes over it but no one made us feel rushed.

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BryanW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Food cam out quickly and hot despite how packed it was.

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foodiemom
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch! Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They don't seem too fond of kids. No changing tables in the restrooms and staff seem to be annoyed by children. Otherwise, food and wait staff are great.

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vipNiemand
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Sunday brunch and were the only customers at 10; it was still largely empty 45 minutes later. I love the opportunity to try several different dishes without eating so much that I explode. Let's hear it for "small plates" (tapas). The mixed fruit was worth $1 rather than the $5 it cost, but everything else was both delicious and priceworthy. We'll be back.

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vipLLDC88
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Some food items were decent, but really pretty average food, and very subpar on the seafood. Gambas is one of my favorite Spanish dishes and this was not good. Croquettas were ok, and non-meat dishes a little better. Pan con tomate was basically bruschetta.

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GBL11
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was decent but not as good as Jaleo. Prices were reasonable. Service? Not good. (Had to wander restaurant looking for a water refill.) Not likely to return.

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SarahF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, love the atmosphere, we’d definitely come back to try more because the menu was amazing!

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vipNataliaZ
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and food. I loved the Pamplona 75! Just one comment… better without the straw.

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ChristineA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My only issue was the 30% gratuity that we were hit with because we were a party of 5. Seemed excessive!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pamplona using the Order Online button. Pamplona also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pamplona also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 685-9950.

Pamplona is rated 4.6 stars by 525 OpenTable diners.

Pamplona does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/pamplona-3100-clarendon-blvd/giftcards.

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.