This restaurant now offers takeaway

Bring the restaurant to you. Order and pay for food directly on OpenTable.

View takeaway menu

Joselito Casa de Comidas

4.8
1015 reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Joselito Casa de Comidas is a small and intimate Spanish restaurant reminiscent of those found throughout Spain at the turn of the century. Our menu showcases classic Spanish dishes with an innovative and playful twist.

While the vibe at Joselito is casual and laid back, service is paramount to us. We aim to deliver Old World attention to detail to ensure each guest’s overall experience is nothing short of spectacular.

Support Joselito Casa de Comidas during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1015 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
CD
ChrisD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really excellent meal there. Will definitely be going back sometime soon.

MR
MaryR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wine interesting and good food and v nice service

RL
vipRyanL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing and service staff are always so friendly.

E
Eaterpig
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service helped us pick out a wine

MC
MaryC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was good. I’m going to recommend the restaurant to friends.

PN
PennyN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, interior is cozy. Nice lunch spot.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
294 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great dishes and excellent wine list in nice, authentic atmosphere. Service was first-rate. Stand out dishes last night were cauliflower soup (special), lamb stew and pork shoulder (classic). Well done!

EC
ECDC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food once again. The fried cod fritters, David’s salad ( tomatoes, mangoes, avocado OMG) and warm veggies were solid. Fresh bread, spiced olive oil -yummy. Service was great, just love the diner atmosphere. It’s my favorite lunch spot at Eastern Market.

g
vipgarym
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. The menu is interesting and the dishes unusual. Most of the dishes can be ordered in one of three sizes - tapas, typical main course, or large enough for a family. Makes it very convenient to customize.

MM
vipMissMary
Philadelphia
132 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The first time I dined at Joselito was for Restaurant Week. I essentially ordered a couple things that I especially liked from that meal. However, I found that I actually enjoyed the new dish I tried even more (Presa Ibérica a la plancha con papas arrugadas). Between three of us we ordered about 9 tapas dishes (two of us ordered dessert), and left absolutely stuffed. Olga was a good and attentive server. Gracias, we enjoyed our time at Joselito!

MY
vipMichaelY
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This is a beautiful Spanish restaurant with outdoor seating. The service was excellent as was the sangria. The food was a little pricey. Spanish food can be a little plain in a delicious way but some of the tapas could use a little more flavor, I think. The cod fritters were very good as was the lamb stew (a daily special). The cauliflower soup (a daily special) was a little bland and the bread pudding was basically sweet toast with a scoop of ice cream.

FT
vipFullTummy
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Friday lunch outside! Thank you for bringing it back!

c
cily
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the experience is was and probably will be fantastic. We have been going there occasionally since the place opened. It is one of the few really good restaurants where you can have an intimate conversation without yelling.

AH
AtlasHugged
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joselito's is true Spanish fine dining. Carefully prepared, unique dishes in 3 sizes. I loved the choices.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, we loved everything we ordered.

BR
BarbaraR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and I want to be Joselito regulars! Our second visit together. Lived up to our high standards — especially for bro, who lived in Spain for years. As he would say, J’s compared to the best tapas offered there.

VM
vipVirginiaM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Just the best tapas I’ve ever had! Seriously, everything was SO good. I was blown away by everything I tasted.

By American standards, service may have been a little slow, but I had a wonderful time catching up with old friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant.

Report
JB
vipJesseB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time celebrating my mom's birthday at Joselito. The service was attentive without being overbearing (particularly considering we were the only indoor diners). The food was outstanding and beautifully plated. I also appreciated the extra touch of a candle in the dessert (done w/out asking) for the special occasion. My partner and I are local and left saying to each other we should come back soon!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. New bartender was slow. Otherwise, it was great. The mushroom crepe was awesome.

CS
ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best octopus AND bread pudding we’ve ever had! Everything was delicious and the service was stellar. Absolutely delightful.

K
Kudzu
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, service. This place has not lost a beat because of Covid. First dinner out in one year was a great experience. We shall return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for an anniversary with my girlfriend! Great value and great food especially during the Hemingway hour!

JP
vipJPTo
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner last night at Joselita. We sat outdoors under an umbrella as the evening gently cooled. It was an unusually quiet Saturday night in Eastern Mkt neighborhood, and with light traffic, the ambience outdoors was very pleasant. The meal -once again - spectacular. We started with gazpacho, which is an amazing blend of gardeny flavors, with a nice chill to transition from the hot summery day. Chicekn liver terrine (my partner’s favorite) was delicious, served with a berry preserve to add a sweet tanginess. Cod fish fritters were served piping hot, sweet and salty. The potato and tuna salad was perfectly okay but not as spectacular as the other dishes. Service was attentive but not pushy. We lingered for a while after to continue our conversation, as there were no customers waiting. It was a really pleasant evening.

TM
TMSON
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect last minute/casual date night. The service was excellent and the food was too. We especially enjoyed the cold tuna tapa, the cold scallops tapa and the mushroom crepe.

MC
MaliniC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a great restaurant. Love the atmosphere and the food is always delicious.

MS
MicheleS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine at Joselito. The good is superb, the staff attentive but not overly so, the ambiance transports you to Spain. One of my favorite places to dine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday celebration- they were very accommodating and gave wonderful recommendations. The red sangria and flan is a must try!

A
Amber
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We love the food and are willing to occasionally splurge to dine here. I had Gallito cocktail (sweet, grapefruity), another guest had red wine, two others had sparkling sangria which comes with a fruit-packed ice cube which was cool! We ate duck, octopus, mackerel, gazpacho. All fine. Small portions. Expensive.

Outdoor table for 4 was pre-reserved and was fine: small but not too close to other tables.

If dining outdoors, bring insect repellent. Capitol Hill has lots of mosquitoes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

La comida no estaba buena. A las meseras les falta vocación de servicio

Report
JP
JimP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding food, service, and ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here really is pretty incredible. It’s a delight every time I go, and every person I send there always makes a point to thank me after the fact for the recommendation

CH
vipCHinDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was nice but the kitchen closed super early and they’ve removed most traditional Spanish tapas from the menu, which is sad! Loved the sangria with the fruit filled ice cube though!

a
vipavicena71
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As good as in Spain!

HG
vipdjuHillGuy
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Joselitio, as always, was excellent. The menu choices makes it difficult to decide what to order, and, when the selections arrive the taste and presentation are mouthwatering and the look like they taste.

LB
vipLukeB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent!

PM
PaulM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Joselito during Restaurant Week was fantastic! The 4 of us ordered 3 different tapas each and shared them. They were all delicious. The cocktails were great and most of all, we took our time. The small plates were brought out just when we were ready for the next course. Loved it.

JP
vipJuliaP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gourmet tapas

Report
V
vipVero
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there during restaurant week with friends. Wonderful food, amazing Sangria and the presentation was fantastic. The food was great but it was brunch so i’m excited to go back and see their true dinner entrees.

M
Marissa
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating here was such a great experience. We were seated right away for our reservation. The place was super busy, but service was still personalized. Food was fantastic. The highlights were the sea bass, Iberian pork shoulder, Wayguy bavette, and octopus in the shrimp, mussel and octopus salad. Also enjoyed the Sangrias! Get a pitcher!

FAQs

Joselito Casa de Comidas does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Joselito Casa de Comidas also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 930-6955.

Joselito Casa de Comidas is rated 4.8 stars by 1015 OpenTable diners.

Joselito Casa de Comidas does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=94b37752.

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 bookings at the moment.

Tweets by Joselito Casa de Comidas