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Taberna Del Alabardero

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1776 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700 (I Street)
+1 202-429-2200
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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United States
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, food was not great. Maybe Spanish food is just not for me. There was nothing wrong with the food, I just didn't enjoy it.

Thank UjuinMaya
Taberna A, General Manager at Taberna Del Alabardero, responded to this review

Dear UjuinMaya, We are terribly sorry for not being able to at least meet your expectations. We just hope you would give us another opportunity to better guide you with our food selections. Please let us know when, and I personally would love to assist you Sincerely, Javier Perez javier.perez@alabardero.com More 

Paris, Ile-de-France, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on my own, hungry and tired! I was well received, well advised, and well attended to. One of the best meals I have ever had - reminded me so much of Sevilla! The service is incredible - a real team!

Thank Valerie D
Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a late lunch/early dinner at this restaurant after participating in the Women's March. Although we walked in off the street an hour before the restaurant officially opened for dinner, the staff was incredibly welcoming and kind. I am a stickler for good service and this restaurant was top notch. I ordered tapas: cheese plate, shrimp casserole and fried... More 

1 Thank Melody C
Taberna A, General Manager at Taberna Del Alabardero, responded to this review

Dear Melody C, From the entire team of Taberna del Alabardero we want to thank you for your recent 5 stars review. We are really happy you felt welcomed and that you enjoyed our menu. We are looking forward to see you again! Sincerely, Javier Perez More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son requested his birthday dinner here as a nod to spending last summer in Madrid. It was spectacular. The opulent decor and welcoming staff made us smile the moment we entered. We shared a variety of tapas to start and particularly enjoyed their pan con tomate bread which was very similar to bruschetta. When I had a question about... More 

1 Thank Kitty M
Taberna A, General Manager at Taberna Del Alabardero, responded to this review

Dear Kitty M, Thank you for taking the time to review your son's birthday celebration stay and noting the good experience you had with food and felt you were very well cared for. We do hope that you have the opportunity to join us again and we look forward to welcoming you back. With warm regards, Javier Perez More 

Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife to this restaurant for her birthday celebration. The food was incredible. We had three tapas to start: the croquettes, the ham and the manchego cheese platter and the sauteed shrimp on olive oil, garlic and cayenne pepper. Then we had the lobster paella for the main entree. It was big enough for the two of us... More 

1 Thank pingdavid
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Taberna del Alabardero after marching all day in the Women's March on Washington. They welcomed us warmly. They treated us extremely well, service was exceptional, food was delicious, wine was delicious! It was a perfect meal.

1 Thank srastelly
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taberna Del Alabardero made my birthday dinner extra special. Attentive without being intrusive. Delicious and wonderful selection of entrees and tapas. We had paella with rabbit. Perfectly romantic for two. Dessert was so delicious I don't know the words to describe the balance of sweet and savory and texture. 25th Anniversary tasting menu was very tempting. Warm inviting atmosphere. Restaurant... More 

1 Thank CucitoRiveraDC
Taberna A, General Manager at Taberna Del Alabardero, responded to this review

Dear Mr. CucitoRiveraDC, Thank you for this 5 star review. We are really happy to know we were able to enhance your dinning experience and that you had a wonderful birthday dinner at Taberna. Thank you again for choosing us , and we hope to see you really soon! Kind regards, Javier Perez More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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660 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the restaurant. It felt very Victorian. Service was excellent. The cheese sampler had a fabulous smoky cheese I could eat all day. The ham croquettes were one of the best dishes I have ever had. There texture and flavor is something I would return for. Nice wine selection.

1 Thank Sheryl B
Annandale, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
298 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Because of the Travelzoo offer - $99 got us dinner for two and a bottle of wine. The place was not crowded on the night we went (Sunday of holiday weekend) and we had excellent service. The food was cooked to perfection and we could not finish. We took some home to enjoy another night. We rarely return to restaurants... More 

1 Thank Barbara A
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The arroz negro was sensational. The wine and tapas were excellent too... and having lived in Spain for 7 years, I know great Spanish food on the rare occasion I find it. Can't wait to go back!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1776 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700
    (I Street)
  • Public Transportation: Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-429-2200
The Evolution of Tradition is presented with Executive Chef Javier Romero introducing a new approach to some classic tapas. From old school tapas battling it out to healthy & organic salads, there's something for everyone. With 23 years of experience, and a young team bringing innovative techniques, we continue to show the best our culture has to offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?