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Taberna del Alabardero

4.8
2735 Reviews
$31 to $50
Traditional Spanish
This piece of Spain, just steps from The White House, will transport you to an elegant and royal atmosphere surrounded by friendly faces, an engaging menu and world-renowned wines.

Taberna Del Alabardero opened its doors in 1989, becoming the first Spanish restaurant in DC, and this year celebrates its 30 Anniversary with the 2019 Honorary RAMMY award. Spanish Chef Carlos Gómez Segovia brings back the authentic Spanish Cuisine and introduces new dishes with traditional ingredients.

Taberna’s seasonal menu features classic tapas, luscious paellas, refreshing sangria, and delicious desserts, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Dress code: Business casual
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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
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2735 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to have a quiet dining experience. Phenomenal food and service. The rating menu with wine pairings was out of this world!

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vipKarenT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Getting together with old friends

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PattiR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful evening it was at Taberna del Alabardero! The food was excellent and so was the service. We felt pampered. Thank you so much for making our celebration special.

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EAurRam
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great. Pulpo was cooked perfectly. Formal enough for a business lunch, but not stuffy. Will be back

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AlfredoA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and experience!

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Arun
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ambiance, down to earth sophistication, authenticity and and highest quality of preparations, presentations, extremely responsive service, cosmopolitan vibe, quiet elegance. By far the best spanish cuisine in DC. and the place to be.

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JuanM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food and the server was outstanding, we made outdoor reservations to hear some of the Flamenco but we were seated outside but it was almost in the street not even under the awning, we felt like outsiders. Our server Saul made us feel very comfortable but disappointed with the seating.

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vipMark
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went here to celebrate 6 months together and Taberna truly delivered. The staff made our night so special.

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Fridaydinner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun dinner! The dancing on fridays and Saturdays is so fun. Definitely felt transported to Spain that evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience - was just a little too warm inside.

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AntMary
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very beautiful restaurant! Great staff. Food was delicious and plentiful.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great wine options, great service, not super quiet ambience but far from being annoying. Recommended.

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Lidien
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me encanta este restaurante. La comida es rica y ser en muy bien

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ShirleyA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We had a lot of fun and my friends and I loved the outstanding food here!!

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juans
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flamenco show was exceptional and a really good complement to a delicious dinner.

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MagdaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is for special occasions for our family. We save up to enjoy a meal here. Another lovely dinner and family celebration. We are so delighted to have found Taberna del Alabardero!!

JD
JoseD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family celebration of 5 members. My mother is an Alzheimer’s patient and she was delighted. Enjoyed the ambiance and the food as much as the rest of us. The wines was great and so was the paella, the cod fish and the lamb. The Serrano jam... well as always the best. The Spanish music gave a additional touch to the celebration. We can not wait to have another moment to celebrate and bring our family together at La Tanerna del Alabardeto!! Gracias.

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atlaok
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous evening great food, service and the flamenco show topped it off

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EliseD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I had a lovely evening. The food was quite good and the service excellent

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IrynaWIP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. We will be back.

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vipJoeL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and ambiance for celebrating 55th anniversary!

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BrandyG
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Such a good atmosphere, delicious food, attentive and friendly staff.

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vipMorganLH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner has Celiac disease and we were pleasantly surprised to find that they offer gluten-free bread service and are knowledgeable about which dishes are safe for those who are allergic to wheat gluten. Delicious meal that reminded us of trips to Spain. Ask for Antonio.

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ColeenK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food—just the right amount of attentiveness from the wait staff.

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BillB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, food was awesome, service was awesome , best in Dc

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vipGabriella
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and excellent service. Thank you!

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CorrinaB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place... the interior design (we sat inside as it was hot outside) was lovely and perfect for what I would hope for given it was a couple of blocks from the Whitehouse in DC (1800's coolness). I had been to Barcelona for a few weeks in the past and the food reminded me of the places we would eat at in Barcelona (tapas are a fav of mine).

The staff was lovely as well... attentive, fun... And, this place was tapas but very upscale as well... we all loved it (my mom and my husband) <3

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LynnH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, different -- in a good way. The entertainment was outstanding -- Flamenco music! Servers were efficient and helpful. We'll be back.

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! (Please put on the AC however…a tad toasty!)

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michaelt
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great Spanish restaurant, probably the best in the USA

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vipConsigliare
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional, knowledgeable, and attentive service. So refreshing to have tablecloths and servers in suits. The Salmorejo soup is amazing! Strong wine list. Like a visit to Spain

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BobM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Good food. Expect to drop $100 without alcohol.

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Luismanuel
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somos clientes desde hace mas de 10 años y en cada biaje a DC incluimos una visita al Alabardero

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vipgirlinthehood
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I met my colleagues for the 1st time an the service and foos was incredible

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Spanish
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The waiter asked us if we wanted Sparkling water or regular water. They've never specified tap water. They charged us for 2 bottles of water $12. This is not the first time it happened to us at this restaurant, but I haven't been in a while and I forgot about it.

We went for Father's Day, and my husband asked for meat, it was well cooked, but the quality of the meat wasn't good, it was hard meat. $50 plates, need to have an excellent quality.

The staff is very well trained, they courteous, but not very nice.

I've regretted spending the $200 at Taberna. We moved to D.C in 2008, and their food back then was incredible, last time we went as a family was probably 3 years ago, and the food was just OK. We thought it was just that day, but we the experience yesterday, I am sure, I won't give it any more chances to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Bronzino very good. Solomillo not remarkably good, rather hard to chew. A pitty! We expected more from it.

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Cullen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is where my wife and I go to celebrate special occasions. Been so for over twenty years!

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vipkennethm
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great authentic Spanish restaurant. We had tapas tonight. Have been here on several occasions. It's a go to place for your Spanish food.

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vipEzequiel
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service. Authentic Spanish restaurant.

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James
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Love the variety in the menu

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You can order delivery directly from Taberna del Alabardero using the Order Online button. Taberna del Alabardero also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 429-2200.

Taberna del Alabardero is rated 4.8 stars by 2735 OpenTable diners.

Taberna del Alabardero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.upserve.com/b/taberna-del-alabardero/gift-card.

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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