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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
Multiple dates available
Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMReservations for Happy Hour are accepted 3 to 4:30 pm, after that we work on a first come first served basis
- 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
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
with Chicken, Lima Beans and Artichoke
Paella de Langosta
with Lobster, Shrimp, Mussels and Clams
It was our first time in Washington, DC so I looked into reviews to pick a restaurant and everyone was right, we had an amazing time. Food was fantastic, the service impecable and the staff super friendly. We are Spanish and this was real Spanish food. We will definitely be back next time we are in town.
This was a fat Valentine’s Day reservation that had to be rescheduled you would’ve not known it was in Valentines because the service the food the ambience they made everything so special and even if they didn’t try the place is amazing they don’t even have to try for you to have an extraordinary time please come and take this little piece Spain in the heart of DC
A must try when you’re in the DC area. If you’re looking for Spanish/European fare and setting this is the place. The food was five star amazing and the attention by the staff was superb. I’ll be visiting again next time.
The Valentine’s menu was very good but some dishes did not come as we wished. The mushroom soup was Luke warm and the Angus loin was overdone. The appetizer was tasty but it was more like an amuse bouche.
The sea bass was outstanding and so was the dessert. This is a great restaurant and I would come back again despite these small issues with the meal this time
Excellent service. Ordered “cochinillo” and gambas al ajillo. Both great
Beyond incredible experience. Exceptional food, and knowledgeable wait staff. Can’t wait to go back!
Impeccable service and incredible food. Classic and welcome
We had a lovely birthday celebration lunch on the outside covered patio. The service was impeccable, as always. It is such a treat to dine here, and the food is always amazing. We love this restaurant!
Staff was very attentive and kind. Food was. Of good quality. Will be coming back.
Went for lunch during DC restaurant week. Will definitely return. The food and service was first class. It was like being transport to Spain.
The food was incredible and the service impeccable. This is why this remains one of my all-favorite DC restaurants.
Wonderful meal in the outdoor portion of the restaurant. Great service and great food.
Our experience was amazing, the service was exceptional! I indicated in the app it was for someone’s birthday. I did not have to tell them again they knew. When we came to the restaurant they had a note on our table for the birthday girl saying happy birthday and at the end of dinner they came with a dessert and a candle for the birthday girl to blow out. We came for restaurant week and loved the menu they offered. The ham croquettes were amazing. I enjoyed myself here and would come again :)
Excellent Spanish food and great service!! We are regular customers and are eager to come back.
Having lived in Spain for many years Taberna is the closest thing to returning “home.”
La Taberna never disappoints. This is a great place for any special occasion.
Awesome place! Food was fantastic and service...no words to described it!!
Nice place for drinks and tapas
One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Great service, food and environment. Highly recommended.
First visit to Taberna del Alabardero. At first the service was slow and a bit unattentive, but it was better by end of the meal.
The garlic shrimp was very good - a bit too oily but tasted good.
The bronzino was delicious. Got the salt covered one. The server deboned/skinned it right at table. Perfectly cooked.
The brusselsprout side dish was very good too.
As dessert - the wine cheese board was plenty. Just wished server knew a bit more about the wine, but good service overall.
Food was poorly prepared, rice was mushy especially for paella which should be fluffy and full of flavor there was no flavor at all!! I assumed it was an off-day
The food was amazing, the service was OUTSTANDING, Eden was great explaing is every plate, definitely we will come back !!!!
Patatas Bravas and croquettes dishes were jokes. Supremely overpriced fast food with an ambiance, and great location wasted on foreigners who don’t comprehend America’s standard of service. I enjoy dining, experiencing, and patronizing all cultures but this was a third world experience. The server was rude from the start and the manager should be driving a truck, not running a restaurant. Would definitely NOT recommend to ANYONE.
The three of us were seated outside on the covered patio (as requested). As always, the meal was delicious - we had the lunch 3-course special. Service is impeccable.
Great restaurant with outstanding food. Would recommend for any occasion or no occasion.
Good meal.. nice restaurant .. authentic Spanish food .. great service.
Excellent menu choices of high quality Spanish food. Beautiful interior and impeccable service.
I really enjoyed the dinner and service. Food was good and nice decoration.
Wonderful food, service and friendliness from the staff. Restaurant is beautifully decorated for the Christmas season and makes it very cozy. Love this place.
súper beautiful place, paella/ the dessert was so good too. Also great service
Good food & attentive service but way too much salt used in certain dishes.
Service is excellent. Tapas are amazing and so good it is easy to order too many. The appetizer, grilled octopus is the best around. Know it is not the one on tapas menu. Socially distanced and caring environment. Highly recommend.
The food and the service was fantastic, very friendly staff. Although there was a small hiccup, the team definitely did a fantastic job sorting it out!
Extraordinary service and food. Wish we lived in D.C. so we could visit this restaurant often. Looking forward to when I can enjoy another meal here again.
Excellent Spanish food !! 5⭐️
Authentic Spanish food superly cooked. I was impressed by their paella.
You would expect the best paella in a Spanish restaurant. Not in this restaurant . Seafood paella with a raw lobster and raw shrimps. Don't even let me talk about the rice....so sad.. And then the octopus....cold and full of paprika..wasn't tender,wasn't tasty. The anchovies very briny ....not tasty either.
I am sure that not spanish cook touched this food. He would be so disappointed.
The service ,though, wonderful!
La Taberna never disappoints. It is worth every penny. Food, service, ambiance...everything is of superb quality. For me, the best restaurant in the DC area. A special mention for Victor whose service and attentiveness was outstanding.
You can order delivery directly from Taberna del Alabardero using the Order Online button. Taberna del Alabardero also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 429-2200.
Taberna del Alabardero is rated 4.8 stars by 2602 OpenTable diners.
Taberna del Alabardero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1766/taberna-del-alabardero.
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 reservations at the moment.