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Taberna del Alabardero
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 Carlos Gómez Segovia 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
Enjoy our Happy Hour special menu Monday to Friday 3 to 7 pm
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
You cannot go wrong by dining at Taberna del Alabardero. If it is a sunny day, enjoy the patio and watch the world go by as your tastebuds squeal with delight.
Probably one of the better Spanish restaurant in DC. But a few items were not nearly as authentic as I had expected.
Pan tumaca - Bread with tomatoes and olive was decent. Instead of think layer of tomato purée, perhaps have half the amount of tomatoes so one can taste olive and garlic.
Ox tail was nothing like what you get in Spain. It is usually bone-in and slow cooked with gravy. But this one was shredded meat and not a typical curry based gravy.
Gambas al Ajillo - Garlic Shrimp: A must have. Better than other Spanish places in town.
Churros were probably the best one can get in DC. However it was little pricey for the size.
Definitely recommend this place.
Taberna del Alabardero never disappoints. As always excellent cuisine, service, and ambiance. It is like having a piece of Spain in the heart of Washington.
Thoughtful, classy, and very professional staff. Our group ordered a variety of tapas, appetizers, and main dishes - every item was delicious.
Wonderful chef driven restaurant with probably the most elegant ambiance and decor in WashingtonDC. Victor and Eden are determined that every guest will have a perfect evening and take away lovely memories for a lifetime.
I could not imagine a more superb dining experience anywhere.
Delicious food with sublime service and a very comfortable and warm ambience out on their terrace.
The service was excellent even when my husband knocked over his glass of wine. There was no judgment, and many raced to quickly clean up the table. Particularly delicious were the baby squid with ink sauce and rice and the mushroom and truffle croquettes.
Everything was amazing: service, food, ambiance.
I recommend garlic shrimp and manchego with raspberry tapas, which were two most delicious things on the menu. Not to mention the sangria.
Great food, beautiful cozy place. We loved the concept, the decorations and the service was just great.
Antonio who was our server was very professional, friendly, helpful and super attentive.
The whole staff treated us amazing.
Overall a great experience. We will be back.
Highly recommend it!!
Taberna del Alabardero lived up to its reputation of excellent food and service in the face of this pandemic. They were able to accomplish this following pandemic guidelines and the use of outdoor seating.
My wife and I took our daughters and two oldest daughters to celebrate our birthdays which we had to delay to the epidemic. Tabernacle has always met all expectations for a great enjoyable dinner. As with most celebrations we ate and drank more than expected because all the dishes were superb. Great evening.
good food, excellent service (wait stff didn't "hover" but were there when needed.)
Best restaurant in DC! Highly recommend!
Enjoyed our meal at Taberna del Alabardero. The food and ambiance was wonderful. My only criticism was that we purchased the TravelZoo voucher for $149, and expected to pay little out-of-pocket expenses at the dinner itself. However, when local taxes and tip were added in, along with 1 drink for each of the four of us, the bill actually added another $100 to the cost of the meal! The shock value diminished the very nice evening that we had.
Food was amazing and authentic. Thank you Taverna Del Albaradero for extending your Restaurant Week menu. We hope to bring the family at the winter holidays.
we sat outdoors, for covid reasons. tables set up sparsely. this changes the atmosphere. overall, it was very good! octopus for appetizer and bronzini for main course for lunch. Excellent! it is one of my favorite restaurants and i wish i could eat inside. but the service was prompt and courteous, as usual. the menu and wine list great. I wish them good luck for the winter.
Thankfully, Taberna del Albardero near the White House is still open, with plenty of outdoor seating to ensure a safe environment to eat out. The food is outstanding and the service is top notch, they are doing very well in the current enviroment.
Yet another perfect meal at Taberna del Alabardero. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was superb. Just like every other time. This restaurant is special.
Always one of my favorite D.C. restaurants. Even in times of Covid the quality of service, food, and wine remains uncompromised. Since it's such a big room, social distancing is easy.
Very highly recommended!
We had an excellent meal outside at Taberna del Alabardero.
Great night with live music and excellent service. Outside dining could benefit from heat lamps as we enter the colder weather.
Service was excellent as well as the food.
Outstanding food and service! The wait staff was attentive, polite and knowledgeable.
Try the née patio! Was great
Very good quality authentic Spanish food with excellent service.
Awesome place to eat!!! Great food and customer service.
Always exceptional--service at this restaurant really sets them apart from most!! They made my birthday a lovely evening and I couldn't have been happier with any part of the evening! THANKS!!
What a wonderful experience. The food and the service were amazing! Every dish (fried calamari, patatas bravas, fried manchego, paella, rellenos, flan and churros was perfectly prepared and delicious. The bread was over the top, too. We bought an enormous loaf of their white bread to bring home!
Wonderful experience. Service was impeccable, food incredible and atmosphere wonderful.
Great food. Great service!
The food is authentic. Very generous. Plus, live guitar play.
Great food and amazing service! One of my favorite places in DC
Tuvimos una cena exquisita y la atención muy buena. Volveremos pronto!!!!
Richly decorated interior, nice change from stark, modern, minimalist style. Large outdoor covered terrace that can be used year round. Waiters in suits, tablecloths, make for a European experience. Well orchestrated service from start to finish. Menu with many options to build a meal from tapas on. Focused wine list with some good values. Pallea is a specialty. A classic evening.
The most beautiful restaurant in town - and the food is fantastic 👍🏻❤️
Excellent service and ambiance. The food (3 courses) were very good service.
Enjoyed our dining experience on a Friday evening during restaurant week. The three course menu offered a great array of choices. We selected the manchego with raspberry jam and truffle mushroom croquette, lobster paella, and caramel flan and lemon pie. Wine selections ample. Service was very professional and followed CDC guidelines. Highly recommend.
My go-to restaurant for a business dinner where people need to hear each other talk. Food and service are excellent
This was one of the best dining experiences i've had in Wasgington DC. the food was exquisite. the service was beyond reproach and the ambience was warm welcoming and friendly. i will absolutly be back again and agin for thier paella and sangria!
Taberna del Alabardero offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 429-2200.
Taberna del Alabardero is rated 4.7 stars by 2539 OpenTable diners.
Taberna del Alabardero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1766/taberna-del-alabardero.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.