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Taberna del Alabardero

4.7
2545 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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Enjoy our Happy Hour special menu Monday to Friday 3 to 7 pm

Starting Jul 16, 2020 · Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Reservations for Happy Hour are accepted 3 to 4:30 pm, after that we work on a first come first served basis

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2545 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ELop
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations!
Superb Service. Food was fresh, authentic and delicious. The wait staff recommended a few appetizers and all were delicious. Overall, a wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was an ok restaurant. Service was ok but not great, food was the same, atmosphere is really nice.

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in DC, without exception. Delicious Spanish cuisine with outstanding attention to detail.

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Gaellis76
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The interior is a little bit dated but the food is amazing and just as good as Madrid.

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LuisL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience ever. I found this place around the corner of my hotel and it was worthy in everything. I highly recommend this place for a great food and awesome service.

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RestaurantHaunter
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You cannot go wrong by dining at Taberna del Alabardero. If it is a sunny day, enjoy the patio and watch the world go by as your tastebuds squeal with delight.

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DancerToes
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal. The Paella was especially good. The staff were attentive and welcoming. It is hard to give a full review because Covid-19 seating, etc.prevents a full experience. Not their fault!! We definitely plan to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Probably one of the better Spanish restaurant in DC. But a few items were not nearly as authentic as I had expected.

Pan tumaca - Bread with tomatoes and olive was decent. Instead of think layer of tomato purée, perhaps have half the amount of tomatoes so one can taste olive and garlic.

Ox tail was nothing like what you get in Spain. It is usually bone-in and slow cooked with gravy. But this one was shredded meat and not a typical curry based gravy.

Gambas al Ajillo - Garlic Shrimp: A must have. Better than other Spanish places in town.

Churros were probably the best one can get in DC. However it was little pricey for the size.

Definitely recommend this place.

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MichaelM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taberna del Alabardero never disappoints. As always excellent cuisine, service, and ambiance. It is like having a piece of Spain in the heart of Washington.

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amelia
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful, classy, and very professional staff. Our group ordered a variety of tapas, appetizers, and main dishes - every item was delicious.

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vipMikie
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful chef driven restaurant with probably the most elegant ambiance and decor in WashingtonDC. Victor and Eden are determined that every guest will have a perfect evening and take away lovely memories for a lifetime.

I could not imagine a more superb dining experience anywhere.

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vipFenomenal
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with sublime service and a very comfortable and warm ambience out on their terrace.

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rcsdc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent even when my husband knocked over his glass of wine. There was no judgment, and many raced to quickly clean up the table. Particularly delicious were the baby squid with ink sauce and rice and the mushroom and truffle croquettes.

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MilosT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing: service, food, ambiance.

I recommend garlic shrimp and manchego with raspberry tapas, which were two most delicious things on the menu. Not to mention the sangria.

Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful cozy place. We loved the concept, the decorations and the service was just great.
Antonio who was our server was very professional, friendly, helpful and super attentive.
The whole staff treated us amazing.
Overall a great experience. We will be back.
Highly recommend it!!

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vipBill
New England
45 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Taberna del Alabardero lived up to its reputation of excellent food and service in the face of this pandemic. They were able to accomplish this following pandemic guidelines and the use of outdoor seating.

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vipDineandwine
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I took our daughters and two oldest daughters to celebrate our birthdays which we had to delay to the epidemic. Tabernacle has always met all expectations for a great enjoyable dinner. As with most celebrations we ate and drank more than expected because all the dishes were superb. Great evening.

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Rett
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, excellent service (wait stff didn't "hover" but were there when needed.)

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JesusR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in DC! Highly recommend!

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M54321
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal at Taberna del Alabardero. The food and ambiance was wonderful. My only criticism was that we purchased the TravelZoo voucher for $149, and expected to pay little out-of-pocket expenses at the dinner itself. However, when local taxes and tip were added in, along with 1 drink for each of the four of us, the bill actually added another $100 to the cost of the meal! The shock value diminished the very nice evening that we had.

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Deidre
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and authentic. Thank you Taverna Del Albaradero for extending your Restaurant Week menu. We hope to bring the family at the winter holidays.

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vipPrzg
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we sat outdoors, for covid reasons. tables set up sparsely. this changes the atmosphere. overall, it was very good! octopus for appetizer and bronzini for main course for lunch. Excellent! it is one of my favorite restaurants and i wish i could eat inside. but the service was prompt and courteous, as usual. the menu and wine list great. I wish them good luck for the winter.

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vipCaltag
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thankfully, Taberna del Albardero near the White House is still open, with plenty of outdoor seating to ensure a safe environment to eat out. The food is outstanding and the service is top notch, they are doing very well in the current enviroment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another perfect meal at Taberna del Alabardero. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was superb. Just like every other time. This restaurant is special.

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tkhill
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite D.C. restaurants. Even in times of Covid the quality of service, food, and wine remains uncompromised. Since it's such a big room, social distancing is easy.

Very highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal outside at Taberna del Alabardero.

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vipAlvaroC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with live music and excellent service. Outside dining could benefit from heat lamps as we enter the colder weather.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent as well as the food.

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YJ123
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! The wait staff was attentive, polite and knowledgeable.

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vipMilano
Washington DC
289 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Try the née patio! Was great

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vipmiomirz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good quality authentic Spanish food with excellent service.

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Fabiola
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat!!! Great food and customer service.

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EvaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional--service at this restaurant really sets them apart from most!! They made my birthday a lovely evening and I couldn't have been happier with any part of the evening! THANKS!!

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vipHappyDiner
New England
62 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. The food and the service were amazing! Every dish (fried calamari, patatas bravas, fried manchego, paella, rellenos, flan and churros was perfectly prepared and delicious. The bread was over the top, too. We bought an enormous loaf of their white bread to bring home!

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viptvrs388
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Service was impeccable, food incredible and atmosphere wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is authentic. Very generous. Plus, live guitar play.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service! One of my favorite places in DC

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vipLoyalcustomer
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tuvimos una cena exquisita y la atención muy buena. Volveremos pronto!!!!

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FAQs

Taberna del Alabardero offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 429-2200.

Taberna del Alabardero is rated 4.7 stars by 2545 OpenTable diners.

Taberna del Alabardero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1766/taberna-del-alabardero.

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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