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Taberna del Alabardero, Washington, DC
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Taberna del Alabardero

4.7
4.7
3126 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 Oscar Ordonez 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Spanish, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 429-2200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Oscar Ordonez

  • Catering

    Taberna del Alabardero Spanish Catering offers Food Delivery as well as Full Service catering. More details at alabardero.com

  • Private party facilities

    Taberna del Alabardero welcomes you to its private and semi private spaces, perfect to host your events. Lunch, Dinner or Happy Hour, formal or casual, we will organize your event according to your needs and guide you towards a successful and memorable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Catalina: (844) 451-0133

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Entrance on 18th Street, between H and I

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking after across the street, on 818 18th street NW. Monday to Friday after 4pmSaturday and Sunday all day

  • Public transit

    Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Offers

  • Live flamenco music! at 8 PM

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Make your dinner reservation and enjoy Live Flamenco performance. Starting at 8 pm, every Friedays and Saturdays

Popular dishes

What 3,126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CS

    CharlesS

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Expensive for the quality of food. Paellas their signature dish was too salty and contained no saffron which makes paella special. Octopus appetizer not very good. Great wine selection and good bottles for $60 or less. Flan was exceptionally good.
  2. MN

    MichaelN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful place. We eat there quite regularly.
  3. AR

    AdamR

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We we’re celebrating an anniversary and they were very nice to us, the table had rose petals, complementary champagne and dessert. We were very impressed!!
  4. U

    Uncfan

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wondering Flamingo dancer was great!
  5. F

    Fridolin

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service and nice music. Highly recommended!
  6. G

    Gabriella

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal - fresh tasty ingredients well prepared and balanced. Attentive service, best in the city. Thank You.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, authentic atmosphere!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite DC restaurant!
  9. D

    Diner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    They change color from red to green, that was a mistake!, the restaurant should go back to red paint on the walls! Now it looks like a state hospital.
  10. MP

    ManuelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was excellent I really love this place
  11. DW

    DeitraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. I loved everything. I would highly recommend
  12. PG

    PatG

    Chiba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, the attentiveness of the service, and the terrific and authentic live music. A wonderful night out appealing to all ages. Seemed to draw happy groups ranging from large parties to intimate couples.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Show made it even better.
  14. BB

    BarryB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent paella. The sommelier’s wine selection was spot on. A first rate dining experience. A bit loud but we could still converse.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    STUNNING decor and impeccable service. And the food was incredible.
  16. BS

    BillS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tapas dinner before catching a performance at the Kennedy Center
  17. m

    mrutah

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Good food and very attentive support staff. Main waiter seemed checked out/disinterested and left early.
  18. VJ

    VanJH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is an absolute treasure. Excellent food, service, atmosphere, everything. Easily one of my favorite restaurants in DC.
  19. TM

    TomM

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful service in a warm and inviting ambience.
  20. B

    Bebe

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic southern Spanish food. It had some of my favorite dishes....gambas al ajillo(SHRIMP IN GARLIC SAUCE AND HOT PEPPERS) and branzino al sal, which I had not had since I left Spain. The presentation and service was exceptional.
  21. V

    Veese

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Spanish cuisine. Don't look anywhere else. This is the real deal. Wonderful tapas, an array of excellent paellas, and superior service. Service has not suffered here as it has in many establishments.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive, knowledgeable staff. Delicious, authentic Spanish dishes
  23. SE

    SallyE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. We wanted a great leisurely Sunday dinner and that is exactly what we had.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastico
  25. M

    Marie

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Just disappointed flamenco dancers did not come inside and outside we just saw one—maybe her partner did not come? We were hoping to see dancing. Otherwise awesome and they even had flower petals and champagne , complimentary dessert for our anniversary ! We’ll come again. Fish was delish! Patata great!
  26. DR

    DavidR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 40th anniversary hear . The restaurant met all of my expectations. Over the years we have dined at most if not all the Spanish restorants in both Washington and Baltimore the paella we ate was as good as any we have eaten in our 40 + I am certain we will return and sample other dishes.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent paella. A few blocks from the White House.
  28. KS

    KennethS

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with the food, service and live music. My wife is from Spain and I have a lot of family there as well so this is our place that makes us feel like home.
  29. SM

    SeanM

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Garlic shrimp, potatoes with aioli, and octopus with potatoes to share followed by paella mixta. Delicious! Service was outstanding! Ambiance is superb! Highly recommend!!
  30. W

    Walter

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Many seafood dishes were not available during special seafood month.
  31. V

    Veronique

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, very accommodating, great service and excellent Spanish food.
  32. KS

    KatieS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for dinner with girlfriends before seeing a show at DAR. We were absolutely BLOWN away at the service and attention we received. The type of service they provide is unmatched from the moment you walk in. And the food is INCREDIBLE. You cant get anything wrong here. We ordered all tapas and left happy & full. The decor is also stunning. We even parked at a garage across the street and they opened it up for us when our show was over. What a incredible hidden gem this place is. We will be back!!!
  33. HD

    HappyDiners

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations for our anniversary dinner and i clicked the little box that asked if it was a special occasion. They made it very special for us. Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were seated in a corner table (in an otherwise empty section, thought the restaurant was quite full), that was decorated with red rose petals and provided a complimentary glass of cava. The food was wonderful (Jamon y manchego, salad, Paella de Langosta) and servers attentive. We really appreciated going above for our special occasion, thanks!
  34. A

    Angee726

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great service. Love their tapas!!!
  35. A

    Anne

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Notified the restaurant that we were celebrating our Anniversary and when we arrived, the table was decorated with rose petals and we were greeted with glasses of Cava - so very special!
  36. e

    emdv

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    I booked a table for a bussiness dinner and I was placed by the hallway
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love this place, the service and the staff!
  38. P

    Peaches

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious authentic Spanish food! Flamenco dancer and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great Spanish dinner. This restaurant was able to distill the Spanish dining experience into 2 hours, which normally takes around 4 hours.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was a letdown.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Taberna del Alabardero using the Order Online button. Taberna del Alabardero also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 429-2200.

Taberna del Alabardero is rated 4.7 stars by 3126 OpenTable diners.

Taberna del Alabardero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Taberna del Alabardero

1776 I Street, NW(Entrance on 18th St.), Entrance on 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Entrance on 18th Street, between H and I

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Spanish, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking after across the street, on 818 18th street NW. Monday to Friday after 4pmSaturday and Sunday all day

  • Public transit

    Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Oscar Ordonez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 429-2200

  • Catering

    Taberna del Alabardero Spanish Catering offers Food Delivery as well as Full Service catering. More details at alabardero.com

  • Private party facilities

    Taberna del Alabardero welcomes you to its private and semi private spaces, perfect to host your events. Lunch, Dinner or Happy Hour, formal or casual, we will organize your event according to your needs and guide you towards a successful and memorable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Catalina: (844) 451-0133

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