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Estadio

Spanish Restaurant, Tapas Restaurant, and Latin American Restaurant$$$$
Logan Circle - Shaw, Washington
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  • Cassidy
    CassidyJune 25
    best tapas in dc. they don't take reservations except from 5-6pm so you never have to wait long for a table. try a negroni slushy with some chorizo Iberico, the octopus, or the boquerones.
  • Seth K.
    Seth KaplanJuly 14, 2016
    The closest thing to eating at your (amazingly talented) friend's home. Try the tapas, or paella on Wednesdays, & ask your server to recommend a different Sherry for each dish, esp if you're a novice
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostApril 1, 2015
    In a bold departure from juniper-heavy gin & tonics, the gintonic here combines Old Raj gin, which has a tinge of saffron, with house-made tonic, infused with oranges, thyme and bitter bay leaf. Read more
  • Claire-Louise M.
    Claire-Louise McIntyreDecember 30, 2014
    Highly recommend sitting by the kitchen to watch the chefs in action. Definitely try the homemade G&T's, tortilla espanola and sautéed shrimps.Waiters are super friendly and knowledgable.
  • M. Nicole S.
    M. Nicole SiobalMarch 7, 2011
    The best tapas I've had in DC. Their pork belly is amazingly tasty and flavorful. Another must try- tortilla de patatas, croquetas and chorizo. The most authentic and best quality tapas I've had in ye
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 9, 2013
    Plan ahead to avoid long waits at this super popular tapas spot. Make sure to get the roast corn during the warm months and the crispy brussel sprouts in the off season.
  • Ariane M.
    Ariane MoyerAugust 25, 2013
    Pork belly sandwiches are mind blowing. Bring your own wine - Steak entree and sautéed kale were amazing! Try to get seat near windows to watch craziness of DC walk by! Manchego cheesecake - yum.
  • Louis M.
    Louis McCoyOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cocktails are fantastic - expect to have to wait outside for 30 minutes or so, drive they don't take reservations unless you're party is 6 or larger. Worth the wait. Scallops are to die for.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 17
    The contemporary small plates menu boasts a strong selection of cheese and charcuterie, as well as pintxos, bocadillos and classic tapas dishes. Read more
  • Loren W.
    Loren WorsleyMarch 14, 2015
    Escalivada sandwich so good we ordered it twice. Brussels sprouts and crispy cod close runner ups, plus the armpit sweet quince jam cheesecake, and elderflower mixed drinks! Pricey but incredible.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy COctober 6, 2015
    Arrive by 6p if you don't have a reservation (and they only take reservations for 6+ after 6p) to beat the crowd. The chilled tomato gazpacho and hanger steak are excellent choices.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 14, 2013
    Basque tapas, charcuterie, and other small plates with a bar menu that includes traditional ciders, sherry cocktails, and a bevy of other Spanish beverages.
  • Mohan B.
    Mohan BergJune 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent! But come with a heavy wallet and be prepared to spend. Everything meticulously prepared and seasoned. Loud. Small parties. Dinner only. No reservations.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LeonidasNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go here for the phenomenal food, but drinks program is no slouch thanks to Adam Bernbach. Great g&t made w/ Old Raj gin + housemade tonic; saffron hints in Old Raj are good call for a Spanish place.
  • Justine P.
    Justine PetrenkoMarch 16, 2012
    After moving from Spain (Barcelona) I was a little bit worried about moving to Washington DC but this restaurant makes me feel back home :D If you a chance sit right by the kitchen, its more fun!
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NJanuary 11, 2014
    From Washingtonian: watermelon slushito, mini pork belly and pickled pepper sandwich, scrambled eggs with mushrooms and goat cheese, manchego cheeseburger, country bread with honey butter
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJanuary 4, 2013
    An ode to tapas in a chic, loftlike space. The roasted shishito peppers and the montadito (a Spanish open-faced sandwich) of duck and foie gras are menu highlights.
  • Pat R.
    Pat RussoDecember 29, 2016
    IMO the best tapas in D.C. I've been several times but brunch is probably my favorite. GoTos include the smoked salmon bocadillo, chorizo hash, and slow roasted pork. Enjoy!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SchultzJanuary 2, 2015
    A seat at bar watching the prep is fun. But a warning: you will have a thin layer of cooking oil all over if you're too close! I enjoyed everything - just shouldn't have worn something dry clean only!
  • Lionel M.
    Lionel MadiouJune 22, 2014
    Sauteed shrimp and mussels w/ chorizo are a must...so is the braised bacon! Make sure to have a Tecolate if you're looking for a strong but fresh cocktail.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaApril 23, 2015
    Brunch is amazing for all different tastes on the menu. Have a mojito to top it off. Decor really symbolizes the Spanish culture.
  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SwaminathanAugust 30, 2015
    Everything was so delish. Def get the lamb shoulder, jamon fig, foie gra, egg tortia... Worth every penny... Must try with a small group of friends
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie StelterSeptember 29, 2013
    It smells like Barcelona up in here! Don't miss the blue crab jalapeno toast, patatas bravas, shrimp, and chargrilled scallions. Oh and hello, rosemary-infused tequila.
  • Ruth K.
    Ruth KFebruary 22, 2015
    Everything is good and fresh. My go-tos...Mussels; shishito peppers, squid; chicken and rice. Refreshing cocktails. Haven't been blown away by desserts.
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrophyAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Better than Jaleo and cheaper! The pintxos, gazpacho and pan con tomate are amazing. Don't forget to save room for the awesome manchego cheesecake at the end!
  • Kat L.
    Kat LDecember 31, 2013
    Beet goat cheese sandwich is a must. Papayas bravas were tasty. Next time Try tortilla espanola, foie gras sandwich, spicy chix, and crispy pork belly.
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostMarch 14, 2013
    Drink up. Estadio's gin and tonic, aka the Gintonic, showcases the drink's Spanish twist. They couple Old Raj gin or Tanqueray No. 10 with house-made orange-flower tonic.
  • Trevor M.
    Trevor MApril 13, 2015
    Hanger steak, duck, fried cod, and brussels sprouts were my favorites. Be careful - your bill can add up quickly with all these yummy small plates!
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostOctober 16, 2013
    True to its name, this Spanish retreat in Logan Circle can be noisy as a "stadium" at full tilt. But good small plates and sherry cocktails are worth any ruckus.
  • Abbie W.
    Abbie WApril 2, 2013
    Everything I had was delicious. I would say the pistachio slushy and brussels sprouts are not to be missed. Sitting at the kitchen bar was fun.
  • Asim M.
    Asim MishraSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Start with an Old Raj, move onto the Heirloom tomatoes and Goat Cheese Motadito, Soft Shell Crab, Halibut and/or Flank Steak. Finish it off with the Nitella or Fig Tart.
  • Venu
    VenuDecember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great date place. Saffron infused old raj cocktail with citrus is one of the best in the city. Get ramps when in season.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BernsteinFebruary 8, 2015
    Every dish we ordered was delicious. My favorites were the scallops with cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and shishito peppers.
  • Brunch and the City
    Brunch and the CityJanuary 22, 2012
    The soft scrambled eggs with goat’s cheese, mushrooms and scallions was excellent -- the goat cheese was so good I wanted to eat it with a spoon Read more
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    We're happy to have Estadio's executive chef Haidar Karoum at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival this year. Join us on May 30-June 2 for this huge showcase of food and beverage traditions of the South! Read more
  • Roman S.
    Roman ShumanJuly 25, 2010
    Best tapas in dc, blows Bodega, Jaleo, and La Tasca away. Everything we ordered was awesome and the pricing is def reasonable. Only thing that was not up to par was the red sangria (too bitter)
  • Laura N.
    Laura NevilleFebruary 17, 2013
    If you can sit at the chefs bar in the back it's fun to watch them at work! An the cranberry slushito is amazing.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MecumOctober 1, 2016
    This place is phenomenal. Get the creamy polenta, sausage and eggs for brunch. Along with everything else on the menu.
  • Alvin C.
    Alvin ChenAugust 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The pea shoots, in Chinese called Dou Mao, are delicious. Perfectly oily, salty, crunchy and delicious.
  • FiOS 50
    FiOS 50November 23, 2011
    From the folks behind Proof - this is one of DC's hardest-to-get tables. There's a sizable wine list. Try the alcoholic slushie while you're here.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuJanuary 5, 2015
    Great tapas and delicious gin and tonics. Reservations up until 6pm... You have to wait for anything later.
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuSeptember 16, 2010
    Both versions of their croquettas are textbook perfect. Creamy wild mushroom with roes peppers and arugula. Jamon with pickled cucumber. Don't miss the figs wrapped in ham either.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 28, 2010
    The plates will be small in size but big in flavor: pintxos (little snacks from the Basque region), bocadillos (little sandwiches) and lots of grilled meats and seafood. Read more
  • John H.
    John HaberlandJune 8, 2014
    Amazing drinks and the best tapas I've ever had. You can't go wrong.
  • Karla D.
    Karla De VitaMarch 22, 2015
    The braised beef short rib is amazing, the manchego...the butternut squash soup...en fin, everything is delicious!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MelcherSeptember 26, 2011
    Everything is delicious, but especially the jamon croquettes, the chili corn and flourless chocolate cake. And they serve Surly! Get a pint.
  • Duncan M.
    Duncan McIntyreDecember 30, 2014
    Loved the homemade gin and tonics followed by spanish classics Tortilla Española and Croquetas de Jamon!
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineJanuary 9, 2012
    Chef Karoum’s Spanish-influenced cooking doesn’t flaunt whiz-bang techniques or trendy ingredients—it’s made for everyday eating. Still, he’s making some of the most exciting food we’ve had this year.
  • Joe R.
    Joe RizkFebruary 1, 2014
    Great tapas. 2-3 per person is good. Definitely try the octopus, brussels sprouts, and the scallions
  • Chris S.
    Chris SwansonOctober 12, 2013
    Sat at the bar and got great advice and conversation from two of the bartenders. Excellent food and even better Gintonics!
  • Teresa
    TeresaJuly 18, 2015
    The raspberry slushito was delicious. The pan-seared halibut and garlic shrimp were perfectly cooked!
  • Vivian K.
    Vivian KongJuly 14, 2015
    Delicious tapas & friendly service. Perfect for special occasions.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HahnAugust 17, 2011
    Try the sandwiches st the bar during lunch - delicious! I'm especially find of the lamb meatball and the ham and arugula.
  • Jabril L.
    Jabril Lam-ColemanFebruary 21, 2015
    Everything, we had a big group and we literally got to try everything and it was all good.
  • Kathy S.
    Kathy SunDecember 30, 2015
    super tasty tapas and vegan-friendly! especially recommend the brussels sprouts and marcona almonds
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LewisDecember 1, 2010
    Love this place, but Bodega is still better. I lived in Spain, trust me.. Croquetas and tortilla espanola are the tell-tales of truly authentic.
  • Henry F.
    Henry FawellSeptember 9, 2014
    Heirloom tomatoes with goat cheese were spectacular. Grab seats at the bar - no need for a table.
  • AJ
    AJMarch 1, 2011
    This place is definitely packed at night but the service is excellent and the drinks are unique! My favorite are the slushitos!
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresSeptember 6, 2010
    Must try the slushitos, especially the quince flavored one, big kick in a small glass! Estadio has a great atmosphere and friendly service.
  • Gina B.
    Gina BNovember 13, 2013
    Try the foie gras scrambled eggs with truffle oil for Sunday Brunch! YUM
  • Alex O.
    Alex OrrMay 28, 2013
    Blistered peppers are a must, as is the octopus, baby chorizos, squid, pea shoots, and cheesecake. Hangar steak is good, when they don't overcook it :( Sandwiches are okay, but sort've underwhelming.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeggettDecember 29, 2015
    Eat all the tapas and drink all the drinks. The grilled calamari was phenomenal.
  • Roxanne G.
    Roxanne GeyerMay 26, 2013
    Grab a seat at the kitchen! Great to watch chefs at work.
  • corbett3000
    corbett3000December 18, 2012
    1 $ out of $$$$ is such a lie. $$$ is more like it. Easily $75 a head for a solid meal w/ drinks. Worth it.
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerJune 28, 2016
    Charcuterie board. Pork belly sandwich. Baby chorizo and chips. Churros. Half price wine on Mondays.
  • Bruno S.
    They have a special vegan menu, and are very accommodating to adjust non-vegan.
  • Emily M.
    Emily M.March 19, 2015
    Try the green apple and cinnamon gin and tonic!
  • Swati P.
    Swati PatelFebruary 1, 2013
    The Brussel sprouts were amazing!! And I'm not generally a Brussel sprouts fan.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanJune 18, 2015
    Great red sangria. Also try the deviled eggs and croquetas.
  • Spencer B.
    Spencer BurnessMarch 10, 2015
    Most everything is great here, but especially the bocarones and the slushies
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasNovember 11, 2014
    This place has old world feel, the staff is amazing and accommodating. Much better food than Barcelona.
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostFebruary 13, 2014
    How long is the wait? Less than 30 minutes during the week, but up to 45 minutes during the busiest time on weekends. Read more
  • Thomas F.
    amazing Tapas and service. A true experience and well executed!
  • Angela M.
    Angela MilasJanuary 4, 2013
    Get the Txacoli wine; it's like Spanish Pinot Grigio with a hint of lemon!
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchDecember 20, 2011
    The interior at Estadio is all Catalonia romance: heavy iron chandeliers, wood paneling, Spanish tile, terra cotta everything.
  • Naheed C.
    Naheed C.July 25, 2013
    This place is freakin yum!! Best most freshest cheese I've ever had!
  • Victor J. C.
    Victor J. CarterJuly 25, 2013
    The best devil egg I've ever had!!!
  • Gonzalo
    GonzaloJanuary 29
    Surprisingly good selection of tapas. The vermús are excellent.
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangFebruary 16, 2011
    If you get the plate of cheeses, try the peppers. They are awesome and I wish you could order them!
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HartmannApril 10, 2016
    Brunch! Bloody Mary's, Fried eggs and chorizo, pork sliders, monkey bread, and cronuts!
  • Ed M.
    Ed MullenFebruary 5, 2012
    Great brunch place. Lovely setting. Great food. Good prices.
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YeungDecember 3, 2015
    Their gin and housemade tonics are amazing!
  • Tricia P.
    Tricia PriceNovember 15, 2011
    Must try sherry glazed halibut and brussel sprouts with currents and pepitas
  • Tyler G.
    Tyler GalpinDecember 6, 2014
    The seared foie gras was perfectly executed.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 20, 2016
    Christmas colors are reflected in the cocktails mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco at Estadio.
  • Bea
    BeaMay 19, 2013
    Try any of the gin and tonics. Tonics are homemade
  • Yaritza V.
    Yaritza VargasMarch 8, 2015
    Amazing food overall. Tapas style.
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BerryOctober 1, 2010
    Don't leave here without trying the purron (sp?) ... and don't be afraid to ask the bartender for a demo!
  • Madison L.
    Madison Levin-EpsteinJanuary 5, 2013
    Lots of great dishes, just wish they didn't play old soccer matches all day!
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 29, 2016
    If you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at Estadio, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Angel F.
    Angel FloresJuly 10, 2013
    Wild mushroom croquettes and mussels were delicious.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SotnikovaDecember 7, 2015
    Brussels sprouts - amazing! However, sangria is just ok.
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HamiltonOctober 11, 2010
    Grilled octopus is terrific! And their Old Raj gin with homemade tonic is my new favorite cocktail!
  • Jon P.
    Jon PenndorfMarch 26, 2012
    Try any of the gin & tonic drinks. Amazing.
  • Wolfgang Puck
    Wolfgang PuckApril 26, 2012
    Chef Scott Drewno of The Source recommends the Morcilla Bocadillos!
  • Glenn K.
    Glenn KennedyAugust 2, 2011
    All I can say is WOW! I'll take everything again! The entire menu is great. Read more
  • TBD
    TBDAugust 23, 2010
    U Street Girl says be prepared for a wait after 6 pm. The restaurant doesn't take reservations for parties of less then 6 after that time. Read more
  • Centurion Group DC P.
    everything on menu is great
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina ParkAugust 5, 2016
    Authentic tapas and great wine selection! 🍷
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa ChaiJanuary 4, 2016
    Great tapas and drinks
    Upvoted Aug 18
  • Kessia
    KessiaOctober 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Bocadillo de morcilla. Tomato, olive oil, sea salt montadito. Croquetas of any kind. Jamón serrano. Warm pear cake. Omg, all sooo good!!!
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