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Taberna Del Alabardero

Spanish Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street
1776 I St NW (at 18th St), Washington, D.C. 20006, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Voted Best Spanish Restaurant outside of Spain by Esquire Magazine.


Based on 54 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Javier Velazquez
    "Voted Best Spanish Restaurant outside of Spain by Esquire Magazine."(3 Tips)
    "Check out the special Sunday paella menu."(2 Tips)
    "happy hour is M-F, 3-7pm: half-price sangria and tapas!"(10 Tips)
    Javier Velazquez
    "... Tapas, Sangria, Pinxtos, Cochinillo,"(2 Tips)
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  • tapas
  • spain
  • sunday paella
  • happy hour
  • wine
  • pinxtos
  • sangria
  • good service
  • prix fixe menu
  • good for dates
  • outdoor seating
  • desserts
  • pork cheeks
  • authentic
  • romantic
  • family-friendly
  • dinner
  • gazpacho
  • lunch
  • cooking classes
  • Travelzoo

    #Travelzoo Deal: For $99 (reg. $187), have an authentic Spanish dinner for two with wine. Purchase by: 2/22/16 Read more

    Travelzoo · November 2, 2015
  • Angie H.

    The service is at least three times better than the food. The host literally ran down a taxi for a couple.

    Angie Harmon · September 29, 2014
  • Derek F.

    Delicious, authentic Spanish fare, with impeccable service. In warm weather, try their chilled gazpacho and for dessert (at anytime of year), their flan is nicely prepared. Steak is a tasty entree.

    Derek Fromson · August 14, 2014
  • Javier Velazquez

    we continue to show the best our culture has to offer. Named the best Spanish restaurant outside of Spain by Esquire magazine, Taberna del

    Javier Velazquez · June 14, 2014
  • Javier Velazquez

    he Evolution of Tradition is presented with Executive Chef Javier Romero introducing a new approach to some clasic tapas. From old school battling it out

    Javier Velazquez · June 14, 2014
  • Javier Velazquez

    Spanish Cuisine, Fine Dining, Paella, Tapas, Sangria, Pinxtos, Cochinillo,

    Javier Velazquez · June 14, 2014
  • Javier Velazquez

    Voted Best Spanish Restaurant outside of Spain by Esquire Magazine.

    Javier Velazquez · June 14, 2014
  • Ceci A.

    Fixed menu 35 US$: tapas, paella & dessert 👌👌👌

    Ceci Abente · January 25, 2014
  • Charlie G.

    Try merlusa and gambas al ajillo

    Charlie Garcia · May 30, 2013
  • Matt O.

    Sadly the paella was nothing on real Spanish food,

    Matt Osgood · April 29, 2013
  • Samantha Q.

    Their take on tiramisu is unique and delicious! Perfect end to a fantastic meal.

    Samantha Quiñones · April 20, 2013
  • Kelly H.

    Best Happy Hour in DC!

    Kelly Hereth · February 27, 2013
  • Christian S.

    Looking forward to a winemaker dinner tonight at the Taberna, which will be as good as the last one with Vincente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga Read more

    Christian Schiller · February 15, 2013
  • Jane B.

    Tapas an sangria ate lovely - dint eat the tiramisu it's disgusting !! The worst I've eaten in the world totally foul.

    Jane Browne · January 10, 2013
  • Oswaldo G.

    Very good, but check on the menu to see if they have what you want.

    Oswaldo Gomez Rodriguez · October 24, 2012
  • Gina M.

    Excellent Sangria and Tapas

    Gina McKinley · August 16, 2012
  • Víctor S.

    Happy hour Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm

    Víctor Sancho · May 11, 2012
  • myLoyalFamily

    Join Taberna Del Alabardero and My Loyal Family to receive complimentary wine, Sunday Paella Lunch, private cooking classes and more, just for dining as usual! Be Treated Like Loyalty. Read more

    myLoyalFamily · April 4, 2012
  • FrenchTwistDC

    Now open on Sundays for lunch. Check out the special Sunday paella menu. $22. The pork cheek paella is delicious. Very tender.

    FrenchTwistDC · October 2, 2011
  • Rick

    I reviewed this restaurant while on-staff at the Washington Diplomat... it's the best Spanish cuisine outside of Spain. Read more

    Rick · September 7, 2011
  • Will L.

    Half price tapas during happy hour 4-7

    Will Lopez · July 15, 2011
  • Tammy G.

    I love sitting on the patio sipping Spanish wines, eating tapas and watching the World Bankers walk by... (also, patio is dog friendly!)

    Tammy Gordon · May 30, 2011
  • Washington Business Journal

    Missy Frederick says: "Check out the new pinxto bar. A snack, similar to tapas and often served on toothpicks. New items just added to their bar. (WBJ 1/14/11)

    Washington Business Journal · January 14, 2011
  • Scott M.

    Good but extremely overpriced

    Scott McKee · January 14, 2011
  • Meredith B.

    The calamari here is about as useful as a monkey with a screwdriver.

    Meredith Blake · December 28, 2010
  • Ray V.

    Wonderful classic Spanish cuisine. Have been a regular for 15+ years!

    Ray Venero · November 4, 2010
  • Alonso L.

    Best Spanish restaurant in D.C. hands down. Read more

    Alonso Llerena · June 3, 2010
  • aro

    the white sangria is delicious. happy hour is M-F, 3-7pm: half-price sangria and tapas! dooooooo it

    aro · April 22, 2010
  • Peter R.

    Half priced happy hour tapas and sangria

    Peter Rook · December 24, 2009
  • Gian Luca B.

    Atmosfera magnifica, piatti squisiti

    Gian Luca Belluzzi · August 27, 2014

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