Taberna del Alabardero
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.
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Sangria, Beer or Iced Tea included with our Saturday Brunch Buffet
Unlimited Sangria, Beer or Iced Tea during 2 hours with our Saturday Lunch Buffet Menu ($35)
Buffet menu includes Tapas + Paellas + Beverage (Every Saturday 11:30 to 2:30)
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: April 25, 2019
Ends: April 26, 2118
Availability: Sat 11:30AM-2:30PM
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Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Excellent food and amazing service- Totally recommend this restaurant !
We went here during restaurant week. Value for the prix fixe menu was great. Sangria was excellent. Appetizers and entrees were also delicious. Dessert was ok. Wait staff was very attentive. Will definitely go back when in the area
Love this place for it's European-style service and great food! They know the proper way to serve guests, they don't rush you out with the bill, the food is always excellent. When I'm here, I feel like I've stepped back into Europe. We have yet to find another restaurant in town that provides the same level of service. Truly a gem on the DC dining scene.
This restaurant has a well deserved reputation for fine dining and it lived up to our expectations. The food was superb from the salads to the soup to the entrees. Service was super professional. And although the restaurant was full, you could easily hold a conversation
All was great but I prefer it on a less busy (non restaurant week) day. Try pimientos rellenos de bacalao!
This is the first Spanish tapas place that took me back to southern Spain. Great flavors in all dishes, including the desserts with great sangria pairing. Service could be better, it's restaurant week so I'm not sure if had anything to do with it. I felt our server was rushing us, I literally had a bite in my hand and one in my plate when it was taken from under my hands.
Súper elegante el restaurante, y la comida deliciosa. Una gran oportunidad para invitar a mis hijos en la semana de los restaurante.
Restaurant week was a great value and nice varied selection which changes from past years. Definitely recommend.
Took forever to get the check. Lunch shouldn’t take 95 minutes.
This is not casual. Real professional waiters, classic Spanish cuisine, bold traditional decor. Good for a date/special occasion.
This is such a nice Spanish restaurant. Has been in DC for years with faithful clients. Food is very good, ambience elegant but relaxed, great friendly service by staff, many who have been there or years. It is a favorite of mine.
Excellent. Great restaurant for any occasion, i would definitely recommend it
Everything was ok. The food was quite good, and the staff was very friendly; but the service was a bit slow.
Great place to have lunch. Food is great and waiters are wonderful.
Restaurant week is a must....
Shrimp dishes were overcooked
Outstanding service always, superbly delicious and creative dishes always, a pleasure to visit every single time.
Great food, service, and ambiance. Had a very nice birthday celebration
The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was friendly and helpful. The portions were too large for us however, which seems to be a DC thing.
Dinner and service were excellent. Had the bronzino and my partner had the lamb shank, both were delicious.
It’s a beautiful place and the service is highly professional. It is quiet, even when busy because of the carpeting, upholstered chairs, tapestried walls, and tablecloths. It’s a place where people can actually enjoy each other’s company and conversation. Next time, I’d like to enjoy the tapas plates or a paella. I’ll bet I’d enjoy the food more with more experience.
Great food and service. The flamenco show was short.
Great Tapas! Excellent wines
Always outstanding. Best restaurant in DC in terms of food, ambiance, decoration, and service.
The Taberna contimnues to offer good value for business lunches, with outstanding ambience and service and a very good selection of standard dishes, specialties and wines.
This may be my favorite DC restaurant. Very good Spanish inspired food and wine. Service is excellent with same staff for many years. Ambience is elegant, but warm and welcoming, and noise level permits conversation.
Great food as always and the singer and flamenco show awesome! Thanks
Reservation was for 7pm. I was running late so I called the restaurant twice to inform them of the delay and hold my reservation. When I arrived 30 min late I was told the reservation was cancelled. After making a short conversation about that, I was told that they found an available table and they were able to seat us. They should have held the reservation without the fuss.
Otherwise they had a great and cozy flamenco show, tapas food was tasty. They charge us 2 bottles of wine when we only ordered 2 glasses, however they fixed that when I pointed it out.
Received a bday card along with exceptional food and service!!
Superb service and food. Many thanks! Alejandro did a great job.
My wife and I had a wonderful time. The food brought back a lot of fond memories of our time in Spain. Thank you for the champagne, it was a nice touch.
Our table for four ended with a table for two. No matter, my friend and I enjoyed a great meal. He introduced me to temperanillo, which is now my new favorite wine! Appetizers were perfect. The paella, though richly flavored, was underdone--the rice could have used a bit more cooking time. This did not completely detract from a nice time, however, and I will return again.
Great place. Excellent food and chef. Thanksgiving menu was the best one I have tried ever. The service was exceptional. I would love to have a similar place in Manhattan!
Wonderful spanish cuisine in a perfect setting.
Excellent & professional service!
The food was excellent, I ordered the seafood fideos OMG IT WAS SO GOOD. There were flamenco singers and dancers
Table ready, appetizers very good, paella a bit pricey, it was so-so. Overall a good time amongst friends!
Don’t overlook Taberna just because it isn’t one of the new, hot, hip places. Do you want an exceptional meal that is not just another steak or foodie place? In an atmosphere where you can hear and talk with your table of two or six or 10? Outstanding service, knowledgable wine staff guiding you through the extensive menu, and delicious Spanish food including tapas and paella to share or order your own entrees. Highly recommend!
We came back here after our wonderful anniversary/birthday experience last year. We still were acknowledged for that with a card and treats this year, which was very nice. The wine was delicious, as we chose directly the Ribera and the Enate, some of our favorites beyond Rioja. Service is always spectacular, we felt very attended to without being overcrowded.
We happened to come on a Flamenco night, and it was a busy Saturday night, so of course what to expect but louder noise levels and lots of people and slightly close seating, but overall it was still good; the crowd is generally nice and reserved so it thankfully did not make the ambience worse or louder. The only slightly disappointing thing is the bacalao with tomato sauce. While the fish was meaty and pretty good, the sauce means everything in that dish too, and unfortunately it was not as tasty or what I had expected especially in terms of quality for this place. Everything else we've tried that they have is very good, so we'll have to try another thing!