Taberna del Alabardero

4.6
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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.

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Specials

Bottomless Sangria, Beer, Coffee and Iced Tea

Included during 2 hours with our Saturday Brunch Buffet Menu ($40)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 10, 2020

Ends: March 11, 2119

Availability: Sat 11:30AM-1:30PM

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Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

What 2456 People Are Saying
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E
Washington DC
211 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love Taberna. I have lunch there often and especially like the executive lunch (appetizer, entree and dessert) for about $30. Good deal. Service is great and food is always fresh.

V
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful celebratory dinner. Excellent service!

KR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic interior and a Spanish atmosphere!

GA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous in every respect. My favorite Spanish restaurant outside of Spain itself. The service matches the food - excellent! One added benefit - it attracts a wonderful crowd of Spanish speakers from the nearby World Bank, mostly Latin American. With a glass of cava followed with a good rioja, you feel like you could be anywhere from Barcelona to San Sebastian to Buenos Aires to Santiago, Truly a wonder!

NB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I particularly appreciate that you can enjoy a leisurely evening and have a conversation over delicious food and lovely wine. Get the eggplant!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Great food, amazing atmosphere and overall wonderful experience!

SW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, lovely service and a beautiful atmosphere. Enjoyed the live music on Saturdays -- a real treat! Also appreciated that the staff read my note on our Open Table reservation that we were celebrating a birthday! They made our dinner special! Definitely would recommend!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a late Valentine’s Day, and the food was spectacular. Had amazing octopus, squid, and croquettes. The service was spectacular, the drinks were delicious, and the food was amazing. Definitely coming back for another date!

R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most romantic restaurant in Washington DC. Wonderful food and service. Paella with lobster and shrimp is to die for.

B
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the Taberna has become our Valentine's Day tradition. The service from the time we entered to our departure - and everything in between -- was friendly and exact. Our in paella was superb, as was our appetizers. We plan to return during the year and, of course, next Valentine's Day!

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Unhelpful wait staff. Food on the bland side.

J
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great Valentine's dinner at Taberna del Alabardero. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. For appetizers we shared garlic shrimp and grilled sausage. For our entree we ordered Oxtail Paella which was very tender and different from any Paella we had in the past.

BF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Moderate portions. Delicious drinks. Beautiful decor.

R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly delicious fare and excellent service, especially with respect to the staff's good cheer and attentiveness to my young daughter. My mother's birthday dinner was greatly enjoyed by all as a result. Looking forward to the next time we're there!

C
New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, impeccable service, in a lovely setting.

JL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonio...fantastic waiter! Great restaurant. Never a bad experience.

GQ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was great! Food was excellent and the service was also!!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. The pulpo and the bacalao pil pil were spectacular.

JG
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Taberna del Alabardero is a winner for traditional Spanish cuisine in a beautiful dining room. The service is excellent, and the wine list is filled with good-value wines from across the regions of Spain.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend planning an evening out here! To start with, the ambiance is classy, but comfortable and the staff are very friendly and attentive. We picked a couple of tapas to start with, the fried eggplant and honey being our favorite pick since it was delicious and something none of us had tried before. For dinner we got the classic Fideua (seafood and vermicelli cooked like paella) which was also very good and plenty of food for the two of us that were splitting it. Near 8 in the evening (Saturday) live music started so we stayed to enjoy that and split some dessert. The torrija with toffee was outstanding, melts in your mouth! Food, wine, service, ambiance were all great! Put this at the top of your places to visit when you're looking for good Spanish food!

GG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful experience............why does this box require 50 characters???? Don't impose that requirement on people that are voluntarily giving of their time to do this survey!!!! You should be happy that I typed some words....

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excelente comida y servicio. Ideal para negocios. Gran ubicación.

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n
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was great, the food was outstanding, I definitely recommend this restaurant.

AL
Washington DC
7 reviews