Del Mar

4.7
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1043 reviews
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$50 and over
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Spanish
Overlooking the Southwest Waterfront at The Wharf, Del Mar is DC's most exciting destination and Fabio Trabocchi's latest culinary vision for Spanish food. Featuring authentic seafood fare and flavors from the coasts of Spain, the robust menu includes tapas, raw bar, charcoal grilled fish, seafood stews, and a variety of rice dishes (yes, paella)!

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vipBigMeatNoWhammy
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was splendid and the wine was truly splendid.

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sandeep
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love DelMar (and all of Fabio Trabocchi restaurants). DelMar has a lovely ambience. The food is amazing and I highly recommend the sangria!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood paella was the star. We had a wonderful birthday celebration.

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vipAndreaK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends. We shared several small plates and a paella and all were fabulous. Beautiful space with impeccable service.

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vipCaphilldc
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this restaurant ten or so times since opening and the food and service are outstanding. Management was responsive to one meal that we had with service hiccups.

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RalphA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice ambiance, pleasant and efficient staff, excellent Spanish food, perhaps a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our birthday with a wonderful white wine from Spain, classic tapas and paella. Wonderful cost as always

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vipBRBR
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellence on the DC Wharf. Downstairs is very busy and energetic. we ate upstairs where it was quiet.
Great and attentive service. Delicious tapas, particularly the grilled octopus. The desserts were amazing: churros stuffed with chocolate. Spanish style cheesecake--very different and yummy.

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vipRicardoC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding!

MD
vipMichaelD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had very professional water who served our table.
Amazing experience with Del Mar ( always)

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dining experience with friends we haven’t seen for quite a while!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Great service and accommodating.

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Joseph
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the Amazing service and staff complimented all of the great food

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was good, not great. The best were the croquettes with ham and the pork belly tapas. But bacon, right? The shrimp with garlic tapas was SALTY, the beets were OK and the iberico ham was average. Nothing to write home about. The fact that our waiter disappeared for 15-20 minutes at the beginning of service didn't help. I might go back to try the paella, but overall it was just an average meal in my opinion. Beautiful space, though.

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ELLLL
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I celebrated my birthday at Del Mar because I have been to other birthdays that celebrated there and thought the quality was decent. Unfortunately, my experience was quite different despite the high price I paid for my entire party. We ordered a lot of seafood and they were not very fresh, especially the tiger shrimp cocktail. The paella was way too salty. I also did not get the cute little birthday note nor cake that they normally gave out for people celebrating birthday there. On top of all, they charged an outrageous amount for cutting a small birthday cake. However, the place was cute and filled with sunshine for the brunch time. The restaurant was nice to reserve a pretty spot for us. Overall, if I have to choose, I would recommend Fiola Mare over Del Mar for any further birthday celebration.

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Teddi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dining experience. Very creative presentation of food and beverages.

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GolnoushM
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I recommend it if you want to spend money a lot and you do not want to consider restaurants beside it with more reasonable price and more variety of food. Although I liked the fish(90$)but actually it was mot enough for 3 persons ( they said it s enough) .So, basically we a paid a lot for something that is not that much exceptional!

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vipSolB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Great ambiance, service, food, pacing and drinks. What a fabulous restaurant and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Impeccable service

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JaneM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Del Mar from start to finish. Our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Food was outstanding. Loved everything we ordered.

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HiyabS
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best one I recommend and the food is the best I will go back thank u the service 100% good

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service, food, and drinks was next level. From the moment we stepped into Del Mar we were greeted warmly, seated right away, and had drinks in seconds. My favorite part of the meal was the pork belly dish, highly recommend!

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food great place, will definitely go back again.

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RenardR
Washington DC
1 review