Estadio

4.4
945 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish

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About

Estadio is a lively tapas bar offering contemporary takes on regional classics in pintxos, tapas and raciones, along with sandwiches on house made bread, all washed down by Iberian wines (many under $10 a glass) and frozen alcoholic slushies; the über-stylish setting incorporates decorative wrought iron, reclaimed timber, colorful tiles and themed murals, with seating at a large concrete bar, a marble counter facing the open kitchen and window-side tables perfect for scoping the vibrant street scene.'
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(202) 319-1404
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between N Church St & N P St
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

Estadio’s tapas will be familiar if you’re used to eating Spanish food, but it will be better. Use Estadio to woo sources, dates, or anyone else.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.2
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Uña lugar con un ambiente muy agradable, buena atención y comida muy buena y creativa
Paulina

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C
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Estadio's dinner is delicious, and I was curious to try their brunch. How could Spanish tapas be adapted to brunch food? It can!! I would highly recommend Estadio for brunch. We ordered some of the traditional tapas like croquetas and tortilla, but we also tried some of the huevos, steak, and pastries. All delicious. Hats off the the pastry chef for making a fresh, from scratch croissant for the outstanding egg and jamon Serrano sandwich, a must-order. And no matter brunch or dinner, the sangria is worth it. Try brunch at Estadio!

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j
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All the food was good, but the blistered shashito peppers kept me coming back for more.

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding except for the wage beef sandwich. Tiny, really for only one person, and tasted like roast beef from a deli.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!!

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here alone as in Washington for a meeting. As a foodie I absolutely loved this place. Imaginative tapas with fresh, tasty ingredients. Good wine list. Service fantastic

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n
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Quick service.

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DM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Creative, tasty and fairly priced brunch spot. We thoroughly enjoyed. now, if we can only find a way to go to dinner there!

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b
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch. I had the polenta with sausages and goose egg. Everything was yummy!

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C
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love the menu set up at Estadio - bites for one, shared dishes, mains.
The pork belly small sandwich and the spring pea soup shots were outstanding. We also ordered the blue crab salad and scallops - both delicious. The bread is house-made and worth the carbs. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food very good , but a few unpleasant surprises: no iced tea available ( on a very hot day!); very limited selection of hot teas; no decaf coffee available.

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B
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!
Better than Barcelona up the street!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

WE only had seafood tapas, and they were outstanding.

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M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the atmosphere and the food. Great service and lots of people watching. Moderately priced
and I loved the small plates. Great spot and easy to find.

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n
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely afternoon. Our server was very knowledgeable and courteous. I would definitely return to explore more options. A different type of tapas menu for sure!

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M
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding meal. Everything was prepared with care, and very interesting flavor combinations. I'll be back.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always. You have to try the house-made tonics they had available at brunch. We had two of the three flavors without the gin and they were fabulous and refreshing!

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M
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new spring menu. Old favorites still there but the pea soup and white asparagus salad are delicious.

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t
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

brunch is delicious! the drinks are my favorite brunch drinks in the city - there's no bottomless option but they're cheap enough and strong. food portions smaller but delicious.

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h
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great quality and value, but I've always wish the seating was more comfortable. Also they've seated my small group with other groups at a shared table when the rest of the restaurant was empty. Strange.

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ST
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday. The staff was amazing, super friendly and helpful. My friend and I did the $55 tasting menu with wine pairings. Thwy were accomodating as I was not vegetarian and my friend was. The wine was fantastic and the food was delicious. They even gave me a little manchengo cheesecake with a candle for desert. Let me just say...Everyone needs a little manchengo cheese cake in their life! SO good!

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l
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cool ambience, great location, easily walkable from my K street office. The food was delicious: My friend and I shared 5 plates, 4 of them excellent. The halibut over squid ink risotto was a standout, as were the roasted cauliflower and sauteed mushrooms. Looking forward to coming back for dinner and trying the cocktails!

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Cocktails were excellent. Service was great. Two in our party were running late and they had no problem seating us. And my favorite part was that we were not rushed; we lingered over the different courses and enjoyed our meal without being pressured. Can't wait to go back!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and atmosphere were phenomenal. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had, and I'd recommend Estadio wholeheartedly to anyone. Will definitely be back, it was ridiculously good.

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u
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estadio is my husband and I's new go to restaurant in the city. Love this place. Never had a. Ad experience here!

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CD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excelente. I especially recommend the halibut with horseradish cream on black rice. Roasted cauliflower also yummy with slight grill char. Perfect, friendly but not overbearing service.

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. Food is awesome. Get the roasted mushrooms amd the halibut (oh, and everything else!)

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B
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints--the food and wines are outstanding. Especially loved the eggplant and honey and the halibut on black rice, plus amazing desserts. Already looking forward to our next meal there!

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MO
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch on Saturday. Full menu, superbly prepared meal. Excellent service. I had been to Estadio for dinner before, but not brunch. I'll return, for sure.

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k
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely amazing! 3rd time dining here, Estadio always meet my expectation.

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A
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Estadio used to be one of our favorite spots in the city. Unfortunately, that's not the case anymore. In place of experienced, attentive servers, it seems they've gone to the complete opposite: new servers that can't wait to get you out of your seat and turn the table. It used to be the spot you could drop $100 on dinner and leave ridiculously full. No longer. That value has disappeared into thin air. When we've celebrated special occasions in the past, they've done everything from storing a cake for us to putting candles in one of their desserts. This time? Nothing. The hostess also seated me away from my dinner partner (she got there first) because she said she wasn't there yet. Do each of these annoy me on their own? Just a little. But do they add up to a disturbing trend of Estadio turning into the latest 14th street place that couldn't care any less about its customers? Yeah.

We'll probably be back. But no time soon, and we won't be recommending it until they shape up. Too many other awesome places in DC that deserve your money right now.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food!! Slow service (slow to get drinks and return to take order, 10-15 minutes)

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L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Food was just as great - make sure to get the cheesecake!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite tapas brunch spots in the city! Highly recommend!

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T
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy the energy, the food and the staff. This is my second time dining and I will probably come back again if it wasn't 3,000 miles away from where I live!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good but not anything particularly out of the ordinary. The cocktails otoh were fabulous. Highly recommend the gin and tonic!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and you have to try their slushito!!!

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

A great place to go before going right across the street to Studio Theatre.

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Z
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great table by the window, and all of the food was fantastic! The charcuterie was especially worth having!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best paella and tapas! Very creative and delish! Terr was amazing host and the whole entire experience was completely inspiring. Love the decor and open kitchen and center bar. When I come back to DC I will be visiting again! Loved that sangria! Thank you!

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