Best Tapas Restaurants In Washington Near Me

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1. Boqueria Dupont

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Boqueria Dupont
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1837 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 558-9545

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Sean Fields: Started out slow with the service but once our server warmed up, her recommendation were amazing. The potatoes were ok but the broccoli, lamb skewers and octopus were amazing. We ordered 2 more tapas of the lamb and bottomless sangrias. If you like sweet than go for the the white or rose'. The red is solid if you enjoy something more dry. Check out the pics below
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Stefan Tobler: Delicious food, comes out fast, great service. The waitress did a great job recommending items to us and the sangria was delicious! Get out there, go for it, try something new. You won’t regret it at Boqueria!

cgdomenech: The wife didn't like it. Meat entrees were better. She found it to oily. Overall I would rate it just fine, with a good service.

Ayman Mobin: Came here for the brunch experience and was overall satisfied. The portions for brunch were rather small. The lamb dish that I got was on a small plate as shown in the photo so I had to order another dish because that was not enough. The lamb dish though was delicious as well as my second order of the French toast. The mimosas and sangria as part of the brunch experience were delightful.
Response: Thank you for the feedback, Ayman. We would love to have you anytime! We offer happy hour everyday from 3 to 6pm!

M. Nuñez: Over the years, I have been in other Boqueria Tapas Bar locations (Brooklyn (now closed) , NYC inside the AC Hotel Times Square and their other DC location) but not to this one. I am a fan of Spanish tapas bars, and I really prefer authenticity to Americanized dishes. Boqueria does not disappoint. As it is my custom, I sat at the bar (they also have a lovely open area outside, but I'm not a fan of roasting in the sun. The service was extremely friendly and easy-going. This was at the end of a Friday lunch time, so the restaurant wasn't particularly full, which was nice. I asked the bartender about Albariño white wines, but they had run out of the half-bottle I wanted, so he recommended a voignier based Catalunian white by the glass , which was excellent. I proceeded to order from the lunch menu a escalivada(a common Spanish roasted pepper salad) which was quite tasty, but a very small portion (maybe a tablesppon?) served with roasted bread; roasted octopus (this was good, but not excellent) accompanied by an amazing roasted broccoli (I asked the chef to substitute the fish's mash potatoes), which was a very good portion size, and "pinchos morunos" (mini lamb skewers) which were, again, quite "mini" but tender and delicious. When I asked for dessert, I was told that besides the churros and flan on the menu, they also had Vasque-style cheesecake! I did a beeline to it: also known as "burnt" cheesecake (I promess, is not!) and it was also delicious! The whole meal was great as a lunch-not-brunch-almost-dinner, the service was super friendly and relaxed. I would have given Boqueria a 5* review if it was not for the very small portion size of three of the four dishes I had. I know that restaurants struggle in the post-pandemic universe, and specially in DC, but portions could be improved.

Chris Harper: Boqueria has the best Paella I've ever had. I lived in the Newark area (there are a ton of Iberians there) and I've been to Spain. I have never been impressed by paella, and have been somewhat of a hater on it. Boqueria changed my mind. We got the large paella. There was enough to give 8 people a spoonful or more. My favorite dish after the paella were the patatas bravas. The Acorn fed ham reminded me of my trip to Barcelona. For the price I wish slices were thicker. The pepper encrusted chicken was really good. We kept reordering the lamb skewers. The shishito peppers could've were grilled a bit more. Our server was really good and handled our table of drinkers well. We were originally there for brunch but because our entire party did not arrive before 3:30 we couldn't get their bottomless drink deal. If youbare in the DC area and looking for aSpanish tapas, I would definitely recommend checking this place out.
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Desiree: What an excellent night we spent here. Found this tapas restaurant by chance over a weekend in D.C. The place was crowded with good vibes and service, try and make an appointment to avoid disappointment. Top notch quality food, the tapas were too small a plate like most tapas places. The paella made our night! We brought a bottle of wine, paid $25 corkage fee which was rather reasonable. Will come back for sure! Small down side was waiter put someone else’s items on our check, so go through that before paying!

Chris Ferrari: This is a difficult review to write, and I had a tough time figuring out how many stars to give it factoring in everything going on with Covid. Food: so exquisite, delicious, and fairly priced. Atmosphere: fun, loud, and hip. We were seated quickly and water came fast. This is where it gets tricky. It took about 25 minutes before we were able to order food. This is completely understandable considering it seemed they were short staffed which seems to be the nature of the times we live in. The noise level is quite loud so understand you won’t be having any intimate conversations here. All in all, Boqueria was a wonderful time and I would definitely come back again, I do just hope that wait staff gets more support in the future.
Response: Hey Chris, thank you for the review and for the honest feedback. I am sorry to hear that your service was lacking, but I appreciate that you are willing to give us another chance! Maggie Elmore General Manager

J C: Food was good. Safe bet to take people who are visiting. Not sure if I would go back again soon. Service was good.

Hong Hanh Dinh: Great place for Spanish tapas! The octopus was great, succulent and soft to eat. The croquettes were delicious! I love the fresh olives. The shrimp was so flavorful and amazing with the bread. I love the sangria. Since they gave us the wrong bill, they have us churros as a freebie as a nice gesture. Overall the quality of food was amazing!

2. Jaleo by José Andrés

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Jaleo by José Andrés
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 628-7949

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Dallaire Family: The Sangria Hour is well worth it, as the cocktails and tapas are well priced. Tapas portions are large and shareable among friends that want to sample a few dishes. Classic flavours and quality you can count on. Dishes are not terribly creative, but the service is quick with minimalist communication.

S H: During a recent trip to DC, I ate a few Michelin starred restaurants. However, it was the atmosphere and flavors of Jaleo that I can’t forget. While the service was a little cold and mechanical, the drinks and menu well made up for it. I ordered a plate from each of their categories and was shocked at the hefty portion sizes. This is not your average tapas plate size. My absolute favorites were the Iberico, potato salad with roe, and the endive orange bites. Definitely order a sherry cocktail from the bar!

Merissa Pemberton: So glad we tried this restaurant out! Wow!! Tania Fernanda G was such a stellar waitress! She was attentive and was really patient with walking us through the menu. Her professionalism and constant smile on her face was just the kind of dinner atmosphere we were looking for. She also made sure to pace our meal just right and every single dish we ordered was beyond good. There were multiple items I don’t think we would have had the guts to try if it weren’t for her. She deserves both the recognition and raise that is now clearly apparent from our experience. Thank you again Fernanda!!

DnA: We picked this place as a treat for our last night in DC. Luck of all lucks, we got the foosball table which my boys enjoyed very much. Our server, Sandra was fantastic, despite having way too many tables to take care of. She was attentive and kind and by some magic found hot chocolate my boys. She ensured we had a great experience. Food wise-solid. We had classic tasting which was very good. Hangar steak and chorizo were clear standouts as was the white sangria. Particularly appreciated the owner’s humanitarian efforts, especially right now in Ukraine. Definitely recommend and would come back.

Ciria Gastélum: Everything about this place screams quality. Food, location, drinks, service and workers. Delightful experience! One of my favorite places. Unbelievable paella! Must try! My husband & I were super happy We found Jaleo in our visit to DC.

Rebecca Carmeli-Peslak: LOVE THIS PLACE! All the plates are perfect sizes compared to their price. The food is high quality and absolutely delicious. also the sizes are perfect to order a bunch. the staff is always so kind and knowledgeable here and i try to visit whenever i’m in the city. so many choices on the menu and the staff is happy to talk through the options with you before ordering. 10/10 experience oh and bonus the sangria and espresso martinis are delish too!

Yuntian Lu: The restaurant overall was underwhelming. The dinner started with waiting at the entrance and people cutting line to enter the restaurant. Food was served quickly but no one was there to take away our finished plates. I had high hope for the Gambas al ajillo but the shrimps were tasteless and did not pick up the garlic olive oil flavor at all. They were prob frozen shrimps and not of good quality. Only a very small portion of bread was served along with this dish. My only favorites were the black ink squid with rice and the potato salad with trout roe. The environment was very noisy and crowded.

Katie Boldizar: We ordered family style here and easily tried 10 different menu items. Everything was incredible! This will become a staple for me on future DC visits. I wish I would've taken more pictures but we were busy eating. The calamari was probably my favorite dish!

Michael Harrington: I couldn't have asked for a better meal. Our service was spectacular, with our waiter providing great suggestions for tapas that we didn't know. The food was amazing, and I have to particularly note the imberico ham was out of this world delicious.

Tom Kullgren: This was our first dinner out while in DC and it did not disappoint. Everything was excellent! The Tomato bread, sangria, spinach with apples, raisins and pine nuts. The gazpacho was excellent, shrimp with garlic to die for. I would highly recommend Jaelo

3. Barcelona Wine Bar

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Barcelona Wine Bar
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1622 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 2PM

Telephone: (202) 588-5500

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Eva Milstein-Touesnard: This food was SO good and the bread is house made fresh and complimentary! 😉 so you know we got LOTS of bread. Also, the price wasn’t too bad for dine in! The wine was also really good. And such an amazing vibe inside and outside. Overall loved it!

Nik Rama: Barcelona is always an amazing chain of restaurants to get high quality drinks and tapas. The four of us were quickly seated and ordered several tapas and drinks. The tapas were incredible (I forgot to take photos and only got one…). Empanadas were super tender and savory on the outside while encased in a crispy exterior. The other crispy fried appetizers with with cheese and meats were unique and delicious in their own ways. The view of the street from this restaurant is also great. You can watch the bustle of the city go by while enjoying the cool and shaded seating of this restaurant. The only reason for the 4 stars is because it’s a zoo here. So many people trying to come eat here leads to long lines and people loitering outside. Make sure to come during a non-peak hour to enjoy this experience itself!

Анжела Четина (Сексолог и психолог): Visited Washington from DC for two days and I am happy o could come to this cozy restaurant. In December I could eat outside thanks to heaters which is amazing, food is good quality, big variety of choices. Amazing ambiance, small piece of Spain 🇪🇸 tasty, stuff is friendly and smiling, wine is also high quality with an incredible smell. Highly recommend that place !

Erick Vivas: The food is very good! The place is beautiful but too loud! I was very happy with the tapas. All of them simply delicious.

Jay Law: Although we got seated immediately, on a Saturday nonetheless, service was slow. Now, that doesn’t take away from quality of the food but it’s definitely hinders your experience some. Which the said, the tapas style menu items are perfect for someone who like to taste and try different foods. The drinks were great and vibe was on point.. plus, it’s patio is great for afternoon eating and people watching in DC.

Alex Gonzalez: Amazing atmosphere and the Sangria is by far the best we have had. For food we had the charcuterie and the meats and cheese we had were absolutely amazing. It seems to us that they have very fresh ingredients. The staff was very friendly and service was top notch. It’s worth checking out if you live here or are from out of town and want an enjoyable dining experience. We highly recommend it. Edit 1. I forgot to talk about the bread. The freshest bread I have had at any restaurant.

Mica Ann: I’ve tried Barcelona Wine Bar when vacationing in Denver and our experience was rather intimate. It was definitely a shock for me to not only have an extremely crowded bar but also too loud of a music you cannot even hear yourself giving the order. Server recommended two to three tapas per person which is about right. We ordered ten tapas and the only ones I remembered are: patatas bravas, shishito peppers, boquerones (sardines), mussels, ham croquettes, shrimp in garlic, and half paella seafood. We just came back from Spain two weeks ago and all of the tapas we ordered are very much comparable in taste, quality, serving size, and price. So I am very happy about that. The place is extremely packed when we came in at 10:15pm with a reservation. The service is rather slow. I think our waiter has way too many tables for him to handle. The manager actually served our first round of tapas and got our order drinks. I was very impressed that he remembered our drinks without writing them. Got me a little bit worried that he got them right because it took a very looong time before our drinks came. But hey, he got them 100% right! Five stars for the really great tapas and good but not great paella. Five stars also for the cocktails and wines we ordered. I’m normally empathetic coz the world is short-staffed. But I think since this is a franchise, they had a choice not too accept too many customers or to hire more help and whatever their choice was, it was not displayed right the night we visited. Less one star for the awful service. This is a wine bar, not a nightclub. Less another star for the too loud music. Make sure you make a reservation especially on weekends and holidays.
Response: Hello, my name is Emily and I am the general manager at the Barcelona wine bar on 14th st. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your dining experience. I would love to chat with you more, at your convenience. My email is ekunda@barcelonawinebar.com- please let me know when you are available to connect. Thanks again- Emily

Rebecca Kert: Virtually everything was a 10/10. The server had super helpful recommendations. The drinks were creative and delicious— especially the guns and rose and bourbon spice. All the tapas we ordered was delicious and the bread was wonderful. Fun atmosphere but still family friendly.

Ivy Chan: You’re paying for the environment. Pricey dishes. I went for brunch and their tapas dishes are small and overpriced. Taste was good but not worth the price. The braised pork was barely 2 pieces and cost $9. Lots of alcoholic drinks to choose from.
Response: Hi Ivy, My name is Danielle Miranda and I am the Assistant General Manager at Barcelona Wine Bar. I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience. I would like the chance to talk to you and hear more of your feedback. My email is dmiranda@barcelonawinebar.com and I hope to hear from you soon. Regards, Danielle

Miguel Curiel: Popular place with delicious food and drinks. This may not be the best place to have a deep and intimate conversation, but it is a great pick if you’re searching for a youthful ambiance, party-like vibes and some good Spanish meals + wine! Due to its popularity, it is strongly advised to reserve beforehand (tried to walk in once, estimated waiting period was 45 minutes which actually ended up being 2 hours i.e. it is VERY popular and entails lengthy stays).

4. Estadio

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Estadio
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1520 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: (202) 319-1404

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Hanna Ozbeki: came here for brunch and it was great! we did tapas style and it worked out for us even with the larger plates. we got the brussels sprouts, caluflower, patatas bravas , arugula salad, chorizo hash and hanger steak and eggs the star of the brunch were the steak and eggs everything else was good, but the patatas braves were not my favorite compared to everything else on the table service was great! quick, respectful, and mindful of our requests!

Da-Wang Wu: Some dishes are good (e.g., cauliflowers, shishito peppers, shrimps, cheesecake, churros), but others are just okay (e.g., steaks with blue cheese, fried potatoes, mussels). Since it’s tapas style, it’s better to order dishes by batch vs. all at once. Outdoor dining space is available. It can be a bit pricy for a casual Friday dinner.

Shalini: Perfect place for the first in person meeting with my team! The food here is fantastic. I loved the Bomba rice which is a rich but not too heavy and has umami-ness from the mushroom, truffle and manchego cheese. The corn was my next on my list of favorites followed by shishito peppers (decadent pepper aioli on the side), crispy cauliflower which was good. The churros were amazing- they were served with dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt on the side, were perfectly crispy on the outside soft on the inside and not cloyingly sweet. Good service and recommendations as well!

Genesis Christina: First time eating here and YOU have to go, the ambiance is so welcoming and warm. The food is to die for! Great prices and you are able to try so many different plates because of the sizes! If you are looking for smaller plates snacks you have to go here. If you are a fan of butternut squash, you need to try their butternut squash soup! The customer service was also amazing, our waitress was so sweet and accommodating. 100% recommend!

Martha M. Castro: Food is on point. Food is spectacular and fresh, with plates for every taste. Service is very friendly and very helpful. Drinks exceeded expectations.

Emily Crisan: Amazing food, drinks, and atmosphere! Do yourself a favor and get the grilled octopus and the braised short rib! Wonderful dinner and will definitely be back!

Colvin Will Do It: This is such a great restaurant!! The little portions are how I think American portions should be as well. I took my wife out to eat a great dinner and we were not disappointed. It was expensive but we knew that walking in.

Kaylun Draughn: Food and service were impressive. We ordered the octopus, mussels, arugula salad, duck, and crispy pork belly. Everything was cooked to perfection and came out pretty quickly. The churros were good but crispier than I typically like. I can’t wait to go back!

Jacob Fitzpatrick: Estadio has an outstanding menu that is small enough to navigate, but large enough to find something for all tastes. The unique tapas range from vegetarian flavors to unusual meats - but all with roots to Spain (and Basque Country). The vibe is hip and fun, but not overpowering or too loud. A definite DC gem!

Brandon Richardson: Yummy Tapas place. Indoor and outdoor seating. Mask required. The crispy cauliflower and chicken tapas were great! Well seasoned and delicious!

5. Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

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951 reviews
Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge
Location
4.1
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
4.1
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.1

Address: 3116 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM

Telephone: (202) 333-4733

Business type: Tapas bar



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Mark Blanchard: Great location right in the middle of Georgetown. Although the paella looks delicious, I was not a huge fan of it. Fortunately everything else we ordered turned out delicious: serrano tower with manchego, bacon wrapped dates, toast with cheese and honey, patatas bravas, and the obligatory glass of red wine. They also serve warm bread with quality evoo that was a nice surprise. The ambiance is nice, and we were seated right by a fireplace, which was nice given it was a cold day. In closing, we struggled a bit with the table size. Although we didn't order a lot of food, our tapas couldn't fit in the small tables. We kept having to rearrange plates and combine things. Other than that, it was a good experience.

The RCWR Show: I've never eaten at a Bodega before, neither has my wife. We were trying to entertain some out of town guests and after driving around in Adams Morgan for about 30 minutes trying to find parking, we decided to come to Georgetown instead. We were so relieved to find parking at a garage nearby and then just traveling on foot to see what options we had for food after 10pm. Bodega won for us. Me nor my wife couldn’t pronounce the foods they had on the menu good despite the English text in captions on the menus, which was a nice touch but that didn't matter to us as we were hungry. My wife, and our two guests had yhe same thing which was basically mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. I had lamb chops, a scoop of mashed potatoes with gravy and that was all that came on my plate as it looked like something a five year old would yet. I was expecting an actual meal. It was delicious but I left feeling hungry still. So glad that the Häagen-Dazs was still open as I gored on some chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Overall at the Bodega, great customer service, friendly staff, including from the managers / owners who were on hand. The atmosphere was quaint, dark and intimate. Price wise for all of us it came to $148 and that included two homemade sangrias, a martini, and a bottle of Estrella Dark for me. Never had it before and it was great. For four people in Georgetown? It's Georgetown folks and let's not forget inflation. I highly reccomend for folks that's trying to entertain out of town guests or celebrating a special occasion. In our case we were celebrating our anniversary weekend, a great panel we hosted at Awesome Con at the Convention Center, and finally being able to meet and hang out with our out of town friends. Give it shot!

Dilu Namaratne: Randomly stepped into this place and it was crowded and we sat at the bar. The portions sizes are small and it is pricey. We were going to order the Paella but it was about 25 minutes to get that. We went with the hot tapas instead. They also gave bread and that was good. We had Tortilla Espanola which is basically a slice of omelette . It came with Mayo and was a bit salty for me , otherwise it was good. The Calamares fritos was not bad too. Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp sauteed in garlic)was what my husband had and the garlic and olive oil in it was good with the bread they served. We also got the Brocheta de Pollo which were the chicken skewers with peppers and that was the best dish personally.

Jessa L: I am totally addicted to Bodega! I love love looooove the ambiance, the excellent wine list, the warm service and, more importantly, the excellent tapas. They are by far the best price for quality, quantity and menu diversity in DC and I've been to most around. I wish they had a few more veggie options but no complaints. The Serrano Jamon, mussels & bread are the stuff of gods!If I lived in Georgetown, I'd possibly never cook dinner again. I highly recommend-- only if you leave me a seat at the bar 😉😉 seriously tho

Trev: Great Spanish spot I normally grab the Paella ! It’s good considering I’ve been to Spain a few times of course you can’t compare but I would recommend giving this restaurant a try you won’t be disappointed 👍🏼!! Grab the bottle of Sangria as well !

Mallory Bramlett: I’ll be honest, I was nervous about trying this place because I’ve never had Spanish cuisine before. My husband wanted to come here. Wow, I’m so glad I stepped outside of my comfort zone because the food did not disappoint. We had the cheese tray, a salad and lentil soup. It was surprisingly filling and SO good. Atmosphere was great too. I loved all of the details in the decor.

eriko p: We stumbled upon Bodega Spanish Tapas and Lounge after walking around M street and wanted a place to rest ourselves with a drink at the bar. We didn't order any food, because we just ate a huge meal, so we had a few beers and sangrias and met 2 locals who gave us some great tips! I really enjoed this place. It's tiny and cozy and the bartenders and locals were very friendly!

Alondra Ramirez: Great food! The Spanish food here was amazing! It tasted so fresh and unique. Never thought I would eat anchovies but they were phenomenal. The food was delicious and it’s always worth trying new food. You won’t be disappointed at this restaurant.

Dell Mk: Our visit to the bodega was great, just few issues, like the lobster was a bit over The bistek hot tapas wasn’t the best, a little bit chewy and blend. The lamb chops tasted good but a little bit over You must try the mussels, fresh and so good Paella tasted amazing a little bit more crunch wouldn’t hurt, but the taste was great When it comes to the restaurant layout, we sat by the entrance next to the bar on the booths, very cozy Overall we had a great time We will definitely be back.

Jonah Lawson: Came here for my birthday and it was great! They have great service, great atmosphere, and great food! Any seafood options are well worth it, as well as the lamb and meatball tapas.

6. Del Mar

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Del Mar
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.4
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 791 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 588-7272

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Eli Samuel Bermudez: Beautiful restaurant, beautiful location and delicious food. Only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because is very expensive. Maybe ridiculously expensive for the food. Still a great experience for me and my wife for our anniversary !

R: This was my first time going to Del Mar and the food was phenomenal! We went as a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday. It was my first time trying octopus and it was really good. The parking in the garage was $45 since I stay for 4+ hours which was a downside for the night so it might be better to find street parking.

Genesis Marrero: I was truly impressed with this dining experience. We flew to DC for my birthday week and had my birthday dinner here. Luis served us and he was definitely one of the best servers we have ever had wait on us (and we are huge foodies so that is saying something). He was so attentive and just knew exactly how to guide the dining experience based on what the guests is wanting out of their night whether they know specifically or not. We let him take the wheel with all of the knowledgeable recommendations and we were so happy from start to finish. We came back for our last meal in DC and again, Amber served us, and again we were not disappointed. She was so sweet and also had wonderful recommendations and made sure all of our needs were met before we said goodbye and hopped on a flight. Luckily Luis was also there and he remembered us which made us happy because he was also so memorable for us. He was so nice and sent us our new favorite drink that he enlightened us to - the carajillo. I don’t think you could go wrong with a single thing on this menu. The rest of the staff was also very efficient and everything just seemed to flow so smoothly with the teamwork here. I can’t wait to go back someday!

Khalid Sam: Great places for tapas. A bit pricey but the quality and service is fantastic.

Alya's Aura: The food was SO delicious and of course the service was top notch. Our waiter (I believe his name is Michael) was so nice and helpful and made some great recommendations. I definitely suggest leaving space for dessert because their little dulce de leche dark chocolate cakes with the horchata ice cream was beyond amazing! The perfect end to a great meal 👌🏾

Theodora Lau: Love the food and the service. Def order the seafood paella 🥘 … you won’t be disappointed.

TexCat: In town with a friend. It was getting a little late and we were still trying to find somewhere for dinner - came across Del Mar and it enticed us. Waited for a table as we really wanted to sit outside on such a beautiful evening. Everyone was very friendly. Bryan our server was wonderful. Very attentive and sweet, he took great care of us. We shared some tapas - a little surprised at how small they were based on the price….admittedly they were extremely tasty, but I think what you’re really paying for is the location. A great place to return to sometime for a romantic meal

Christy Ferrell: Dining at Del Mar was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Their food is not only delicious but served in creative ways. It's a beautiful location which overlooks the water. Del Mar's staff are not only welcoming but attentive and make excellent suggestions. My husband and I had a fabulous night. We will be back soon.

Omar Cardin: The service here is as good as a fine French restaurant with the ideology that plates need to be ready when the guest is ready for them and when they are done, the plate disappears. Great service, most meats just melt in the mouth. Highly recommended for sauce lovers.

Black Star Dust: Absolutely stunning place. Great service. Top tier experience. Everything was a ten. The Seafood Paella is delicious. Highly recommend that dish. It comes in different sizes for sharing. It was my bday so they brought out gratis champagne and this cheesecake that was literally the one of the most delicious desserts to grace the planet. Don’t even get me started on the churros! Amazing! I also did come in with a VIP who goes there regularly so that surely may have enhanced the experience to 10 stars!!

7. Taberna del Alabardero

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Taberna del Alabardero
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1776 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 429-2200

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Queli: After being disappointed with DC food, we ran into this gem. Not only was food incredibly delicious, the presentation was amazing and portions were great, and the service was phenomenal. Shoutout to Edgar for bringing me a real spicy spice to accompany my delicious food. He understood what Mexicans need :) Thank you to all the Taberna team for being amazing ! PS- I recommend paella and, sausage and blood sausage tapas !
Response: Hi Queli, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! we hope to see you again at Taberna del Alabardero! Don't forget we have live flamenco performance every friday and saturday!

Eduardo Sevilla: Old school D.C. restaurant, classic service and ambiance serving fine Spanish cuisine that no longer overwhelms you but will satisfy your Iberian peninsula cravings. Tapas for dinner is the way to go, variety and well executed, albeit small portions. Outstanding wine list, only the very best varietals from all the growing regions in Spain. Grilled Bronzino, Chilean sea bass and grouper specials are highlights. Expensive paella options not my favorite.
Response: Hi Eduardo, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! we hope to see you again at Taberna del Alabardero! Don't forget that we're having a special wine tasting dinner on June 23rd. Call us at 202-429-2200 for reservations...

Rachel U: Reservations for Saturday night, we were warmly greeted and seated. Unfortunately due to the busy night, we were only able to order 1 kind of paella for at least 2 people. So we ordered the lamb and cod. Both were yummy. The squid ink sticky rice was so fun. We ended with complimentary pastries. Live band and dancer were the cherry on top! Such a great experience, we will be back.

David Arrimadas: Amazing restaurant. It is a piece of Spain in Washington. The quality of the food is very high same as the professionalism of all the staff. We really felt at home. It was a great experience for our Spanish family that after five months in US is really missing our country delights. Highly recommended if you want to have a good time and food!

Rob A.: We gave this place a try for Restaurant Week. Wonderful decor, complimentary parking in the garage right across the street (after 4PM weekdays and all day on weekends), the food was awesome and the staff was very friendly and attentive. We had the seafood paella and it was excellent. The other dishes coming out of the kitchen looked just as good, and I'm sure they were! Only negative was the fact that my wife and I had to order the same paella since they're made for two. I don't really understand this. What happens if you are dining alone? I don't know.
Response: Hi Rob, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! we hope to see you again at Taberna del Alabardero! Don't forget that we extended our Restaurant Week until January 30th

Joshua Russell: Classic DC restaurant that specializes in Spanish cuisine. We were able to get reservations for Sunday night to celebrate a birthday. At time of reservation I mentioned it was birthday celebration. When we arrived, we were greeted quickly and sat. They had a nice, cozy table reserved with a very nice Happy Birthday card written for our special guest! We started out with tortilla de patata, friend manchengo cheese with raspberry sauce and the cherry & mango gazpacho. Everything was superb, the favorite was the cheese with the raspberry sauce. We ordered a chicken and seafood paella to split with everyone. It was spot on with both the texture and taste one would expect from paella. The seafood that came with it were clams, mussels and shrimp. For dessert we ordered the churros with chocolate and the warm cheesecake. Not were very good and just the right size. We were surprised yet again with a very special Happy Birthday plate written in chocolate with some berries, chocolate and cookies. Very good and will look forward to coming back here again soon.
Response: Hi Joshua, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! we hope to see you again at Taberna del Alabardero! Don't forget that we're having a special wine tasting dinner on June 23rd. Call us at 202-429-2200 for reservations...

Mark Blanchard: Spain meets Dorothy Draper on the decor, pretty awesome. Food was great, serrano leg sitting in front of you getting sliced. Sadly we got a piece of bone with the serrano. The food was good, and so was the service. We enjoyed the flamenco dance and music around 830pm.

Morgan Niu: I was there for DC restaurant week. They have special menu for us. Food is good but I am a little disappointed. Service is excellent. Live music and dance are impressive. I would like to talk more about the taste of food. I had tuna guacamole tartare, tastes like poke bowl. My husband had blood sausage. Seafood paella is good. Usually it is salty in other restaurant, but not here. However it looks messy in the plate. I shared this paella with my friend. But server didn’t share it equally in out plate. I have more in my plate, it is little awkward. Dessert is caramel flan. Caramel sauce is way too strong. My husband gave it a try, he agreed with me. One drop of the caramel sauce could stay in your mouth for 5 mins. By the end of the dinner. I forget all the taste from previous dish. Only the taste of caramel in my mouth and my brain

Lynelle Nicole: The owners at DCanter Wine Boutique in Capitol Hill recommended this place. It did not disappoint. We had papas bravas, garlic shrimp, and the mixed paella with a bunch of wine. The happy hour section was lively and full of people. The section we were in was quiet and secluded; perfect for a business dinner or confidential conversation. I’d love to come back when they have live music.
Response: Hi Lynelle, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! we hope to see you again at Taberna del Alabardero! Don't forget that we're having a special wine tasting dinner on March 24th. Follow the link for more info https://bit.ly/3wJUVDd

Aleyda Villavicencio: We came across this place entirely by luck, but having been in Spain and loving Spanish food like we do, this place didn’t disappoint, and we felt really confident the food had to be good when we walked in and realized many tables were taken by Spanish guests. If you’re in town you have to stop here. Plus they have a lunch menu that’s very affordable!

8. Bodegon Spanish Tapas

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Bodegon Spanish Tapas
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.3
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 515 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 560-5061

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Rachel Murphy: The unlimited brunch and bottomless mimosas was really nice. Loved the mix your own mimosas by bringing a bottle to the table. The tapas were lovely. I wish the portions were a tad smaller so we could try more - especially the Benedicts. Overall a great experience and would recommend for groups.

David Lavis: Fantastic new tapas place in Eastern Market. Nice selection of tapas and traditional brunch food. Good bottomless option. Waiter was attentive and not stingy on the refills. They had a live flamenco dancer and guitar player when we were here on a Sunday. All around a good experience. Would come back again.

Elisabeth Myers: This is a fabulous new Spanish restaurant by the owners of Bodega in Georgetown. Warm welcoming ambiance. Delicious food with a couple of American classics on the brunch menu. Try the French toast -- scrumptious! And to top it off enjoy a special mimosa and the flamenco music and dance during brunch every weekend.

Jen Morrissey: I really liked the vibe of this place. Great service, but still relaxed and less crowded than a lot of other places nearby. We were here for brunch on Sunday. I had the avocado toast which was simple but still tasty. My husband had a potato and cheese waffle which was also really good. Our whole breakfast was less than $40 too. They also had a guy playing Spanish guitar in the background which was cool. Very happy with our experience, and will definitely come back.

Laurel Martin: Did the unlimited brunch and bottomless mimosas. Amazing! The brunch included almost all their tapas and many of their brunch items. Super fresh and bright flavors. Service was good and food came put quickly. Friendly staff. Anyone complaining about serving sizes is deranged. The tapas were the perfect size for 3 of us.

John Chavez: Came for Saturday brunch for the first time and everything was great! My wife and I split a cheese board, fried peppers, and patatas bravas. They also served bread for the table. We also got a mimosa each which was tasty and strong (and affordable!) Altogether we had a delicious meal, great service, and a fantastic experience. We'll definitely be coming back!

Rebecca Nasuti: My experience here on 1/23 was AMAZING! A few members of our party of 7 did bottomless drinks while others didn’t, but everyone did the $40 unlimited food and it was so worth the price. We ate EVERYTHING and got to go back for more of the highlights. Our server, Walter, was incredible. He was on top of all of our food orders, drink orders, and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience. I will run back to this restaurant- I am so thankful it isn’t too crowded yet and selfishly I don’t want people to find out about it 😉But the experience was amazing and this will be our new weekly spot. I love everything about it. Thank you Walter!!!

Sally LP: This place was really good and the tapas are filling. The waiters were excellent with customer service. The pulpo gallego and the pan con jamón serrano we’re very good!

Weekend Warrior: Maybe it wasn't my style, but the food was just ok, and the drinks were overpriced. The waiter brought us someone else's oysters, after leaving at our table for at least 5 min. They took it back, but I watched them head to the front of the kitchen, then go back and bring it to the table that actually ordered it. That was 5 min of us breathing on it... But the worst thing about this place is they were playing live music and had a dancer, which would have been nice, but it was crazy loud. We couldn't have a conversation with our friends and by the time the check came we are all ready to leave and not comeback.

Paxton Helms: I lived about five years in Spain and Bodegón has all of my favorite Spanish comfort food --there is nothing on this menu that i have not had a million times in Spain and it's all delicious! Great meal last night and the bartender was very good-natured about serving a Barça fan after Real Madrid won the Champions League! Great spot. So happy it's on the Hill. I am a very satisfied regular. Keep up the good work, amigos!

9. Boqueria Penn Quarter

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Boqueria Penn Quarter
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.4
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 777 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 552-3268

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Michael Blasingame: I enjoyed this place over all! The tapas selections are great for those who have had the real deal in Spain and everything we plenty filling. I particularly enjoyed the croquetas and the lamb skewers One thing that kept this from a 5 was the lack of 1) A/C — it was unbearably hot where I was sitting which was high key unpleasant and 2) whatever two top is near table 41 next to that giant table in the window…y’all tried to seat it FOUR TIMES before the host finally gave up (including me…I wasn’t going to sit next to a party of 10). Don’t seat it when a party is there.

Zac Fellabaum: Excellent tapas bar. They have a wide variety of tapas and a great wine selection. We opted for the Mediodia, which was a fixed price of $35/pp. That came with an appetizer to share, two tapas selections each, and an order of their amazing churros for dessert. The service was excellent, as was the food. I'd highly recommend checking it out.

Nick Scirico: We wandered in here by chance on a Saturday night after a long day at museums. What a fabulous find, drinks were so so but the food was DELICIOUS. Staff was great, attentive and was able to answer a lot of questions. Amazing place to eat!

Brenna Holmes: Decor is clean and modern and the menu has some interesting dishes. We didn't have a great experience though and don't think we'll be back when DC has so many solid tapas restaurants to choose from. We did the $65 Boqueria Experience tasting menu at the bar and didn't find it all that worth it. Pacing was way off, we hadn't been there an hour and all the dishes, including dessert had been served. The runner kept asking us if things were ours, but since the Experience doesn't have a written menu, we had no idea if they were... The dishes we got were basic tapas, not the classic "and beyond with a selection of seasonal market menu dishes" that this menu teased, it was lots of bread, rice and potatoes. We also only got the Ibérico ham the menu promises after I asked about it when paying the bill. We got it boxed to go. The bartenders were friendly, but again the service was sub-par. We were charged the by the glass price when we told the bartender from the beginning that we wanted to buy a bottle, he pushed the by the glass options by letting us taste first, and the bottle we chose wasn't full, but we were told it was the last one they had, so it was ours. He even told us he was doing us a favor by not charging us by the glass, but the bill stated otherwise... We payed more than the bottle price for less than a full bottle, plus the two glasses of white we started with.

Tan Sav: Stopped here for a few drinks and some tapas on a rainy Saturday. Has an extensive drink menu and delicious tapa. I really enjoyed the cheese and the bar tender was attentive.

Lauren Canaday: So good and beautiful atmosphere. You can be casual or dress up. Loved seeing each dish come out. Didn't get a picture of it, but the broccoli dish was my favorite.

Dhruv Jaiswal: Great brunch menu and amazing food ! The unlimited mimosas was the key for the brunch ! Do try it and have a look at the menu before going limited options for vegetarian and if you don't eat specific meat ! Would recommend the huevos con chorizo.

Tim Smith: The food, service and atmosphere of Boqueria was all fantastic and a perfect destination for brunch. They have a brunch for 2 which included Sangria, a nice breakfast paella and finished off with churros and chocolate, it was delicious. Please note the paella is a lot of food so arrive hungry. Our server was very friendly and made the experience that much better. They have two locations in DC and I went to the one in Penn Quarter and would definitely return.

April Sharp: Let me start off by saying this place truly isn't bad. It's just the seasonings that just aren't for my palate. We had the (in laymen's terms) meat and cheese board, corn, shrimp, octopus, and lamb meatballs. The corn was a little too lime forward, the octopus a little too squishy (I prefer mine crisp), and lamb a little too gamey. However, their staff has been nothing but wonderful. From the hostess to our server they have been truly great. We also got a rose and Jameson and the pours were pretty generous. I'd come back for the staff and drinks. :)

Danny Chong: Had a great Sunday brunch here! Came around noon and wasn’t busy. Brunch prices are extremely reasonable (most of the menu is). There’s some pricey dishes. Ordered a nonalcoholic mojito and was charged $10+. That’s a bit much. Food was delicious. I recommend the huevos con chorizo.

10. Barcelona Wine Bar

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Barcelona Wine Bar
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 3310 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 800-4100

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Ling Qin: Our experience last night was exceptional. The food was delicious and the service and staff were excellent. We liked the informal but and very friendly atmosphere. Noticing that I left my phone at the table after we walked out the restaurant, the general manager Mario Pena immediately ran to us to hand me the phone for which I am very grateful. This is rare gem among the restaurants in the DC area.

Sheryl Winarick: Outside patio last night was perfect for celebrating our best friend’s birthday. The food, as always, was amazing… and it’s been a long time since I felt compelled to compliment a restaurant’s service! Our waitress Mary was like a breath of fresh air. She was kind, helpful and attentive, but she never made us feel rushed… and she gave the best wine recommendations. Thanks Barcelona and Mary for making the night so special!

David Coy: This is the second location I have been to and I am happy to say that both locations do not at all disappoint and set a high bar for a dining experience. Always excellent wine selection and incredible tapas! The chorizo and fig in balsamic vinaigrette is my favorite out of dozens of things I have tried

Ieshia E. Butler: The tapas at Barcelona were all very tasty! The wait staff were also extremely friendly and engaging. Definitely will visit again!

Mehmet Esen: Good tapas & wine bar with a warm atmosphere. The place was packed and the service was quite good. The jamon and the cheese were delicious but not so much the chorizo. The mussels, steak with mini fries, and flan were tasty while we were not thrilled with the mushroom dish. Patatos were a little dry and the eggplant dish was ok. The water smelt chlorine. Overall, we had a 4.5 star experience.

Tan Sav: I think i prefer this location. All the same trappings but more low-key. It definitely has a more welcoming neighborhood feel.

Annya Rangel: I had heard of this place and I can say that it is a great place to eat tapas and have a good time. The service is good, the drinks too, and the tapas are exquisite. The cost seems acceptable to me.

M planetmike: Delicious and lively. Service at the bar is preferred. Wonderful to have a Spanish centered restaurant in this neighborhood. We arrived on an late afternoon, around 5:30PM. There were plenty of tables at the time. Most everything was delicious from the spicy clams, broccolini, and zucchini. Must try is the squid pasta cooked in a paella style.

Katherine Figueroa-Silva: As always, pleasant dining experience. Our server, Lady, was very efficient at meeting our expectations. She was knowledgeable enough of new menu items to explain them to us. Always on cue for whatever we needed on the spot. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and she had stored our cake until dessert time and took the trouble of bringing it out and sing happy birthday with another server. Only complaint/recommendation would be on the tight spacing between tables and servers layover space. They need some extra space in order to work more efficiently.

Eric Reid: This was our first night in DC after just moving, and WOW! The location is fantastic, with the interior dimly lit for a good date. The service was excellent, top class, especially Mario the manager of the night. The food was fantastic including the charcuterie board and the wine from the adios vino list (half price). Tapas were well prices and delicious. Now living near the cathedral, you can expect us back!

11. Joselito Casa de Comidas

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Joselito Casa de Comidas
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: (202) 930-6955

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Ashley Rodriguez: Excellent tapas - highly recommend!!! We had the tuba rudo, grilled octopus, Cod bueñuelos, & anchovies. Plus their white cranberry mimosa, & espresso with condensed milk 😍

Rachel L: We drove past this place and I was super excited to give it a shot. The drinks were so so great and our server was outstanding. The food… not great. We saw glowing reviews so we tried a few different things but overall not too impressed. The interior is very cute and small. Definitely an older crowd but very intimate and quiet. I think we could come back for drinks but definitely wouldn’t return for the food.

Kel Millionie: This place is really quite special. Fantastic Spanish Tapas prepared with love and an upscale attention to detail, presentation, authenticity, and flavor profile. Cocktails are well-balanced, fun, and diverse. The service in this quaint cafe-like restaurant is top-notch. This place is a gem in the Eastern Market area.

Rhianna Green: Such a wonderful experience from customer service to food and drinks. Came for brunch with a group of four and stayed until dinner without feeling rushed out. The servers were extremely attentive and the food was made to perfection. We will definitely be back soon.

Stephanie: The best place to get amazing sangria!! I always order the pitcher for $40 which gets you four glasses (so about $10 a glass as seen in the picture). I loved the soups that were offered but I wasn't sold on my main entree unfortunately. Portions were fine

Marianna Du Bosq: This restaurant is a total gem! By far my favorite restaurant in DC. The food is so delicious, every single dish I have tried blows my mind! The atmosphere is relaxing and the place has great ambiance. My favorite dishes (hard to choose) are the cod fritters, pork shoulder, and anything with octopus! Also the sangria ice cubes are so fun.

Dylan Prévost: We did a multi-day food tour of DC and this restaurant was my absolute favorite. The beef took a transcendent quality in a way that mystifies me; I have no idea how they did it. Their tuna carpaccio was delightfully balanced with a house guacamole and a combination of citrus. Not a single dish fell short of excellence. This food scored better that our Michelin star venues this weekend. Though I have only been to about a dozen places, I have personally acclaimed this food as the best in DC. Their menu is rotating so you may not find some of the dishes in the photos below, but based on my experience, you really can’t go wrong with anything they prepare.

Pamela Vines: My husband and I dined at Joselito's this weekend on the recommendation from a friend. We're so glad we've been introduced to this amazing restaurant. They have outdoor seating -- but since we were there for an early dinner, the interior sunroom was vacant so ate inside. The food is perfection. I felt like I was in Spain. The decor has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. And the wait staff is super friendly and accomodating. When the food came, I couldn't help myself and dove into the bread, olive oil and herbs. My sea bass was light and seasoned perfectly. My husband enjoyed his pork shoulder. Since we don't get out much, I splurged on the french fries. Best. Fries. Ever! We can't wait to go back.

Lisa Bruce: What a lovely spot to enjoy drinks and tapas! We are big fans of Ser, their sister restaurant in Arlington. Joselito has a more European bistro vibe. Really excellent cocktails and wine, quieter setting, and don’t miss the chocolate pudding for dessert.

Jeane Garcia Davis: What a sad and disappointing experience. I was 10 min late for a reservation with fellow mom friends and was then called 6 times in a row by the host and then scolded so angrily on entry by him even after explaining I was running late because I took a call from my boss and then checked in on my kids. Do not recommend going here even if their drinks and food are fab because if this how he treats fellow humans, I can only imagine how he treats his staff/team. Other local spots deserve your loyal patronage and support, not this man who lacks any compassion or anger management. Thanks anyway! Enjoyed a lovely night in the end nearby at Element by the kindest staff and delicious menu.
Response: Good evening Jeanne, I am sorry to hear you are disappointed for being late and for not talking our several calls and for not confirming your reservation through the several emails and texts OpenTable sent you for the last two days. And I apologize for that. We are a really small restaurant and we have to fill the place one way or another, when someone is ignoring Opentable confirmation emails/texts and not picking up our calls we just need to fill that empty space with someone else, it’s that simple, we are running a business and after being able to survive Covid-19 we can’t afford to lost an opportunity to fill an empty space Also, when I told you that I was mad at you for not confirming or picking my 6-7 calls it was true: I hate to say people no, but then I offered you a table which you denied whiteout even let me explain myself. And I’ll finish with this: Whenever you make a reservation to a Restaurant: confirm that you are coming. If you are late: call them to let them know you are still going, that way they can do some magic and they will be able to accommodate you even though their schedule is tight and there’s some other people wanted to dine in. I am glad you had a magnificent dinner at Element: they are great! Gustavo Iniesta, G.M. (For you the angry host)

12. Atxondo

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Atxondo
Location
4.7
Price/Quality
4.7
Service
4.8
Parking
4.7
Wifi quality
4.7

Address: 4724 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 3PM

Telephone: (202) 804-4507

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Etna Cavalcante: What a great place to eat! The food is really good and the service is amazing! And I was impressed to see how carefuly and beautifully they prepared a table for a birthday party of f 10 people expected to arrive later. I was with my family and we all loved your drinks too

Shankar Kulumani: Great spot for Spanish inspired tapas.The quinoa salad and fingerling potatoes were great options to try

Edil Sepulveda Carlo: A gem, super quality food in an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant. Brussel sprouts and paella are out of this world, and a good selection of cocktails (plus wine, beer, mezcal, etc). Very attentive and polite service. The best thing, live Spanish music on Friday and Saturday nights. Worth going every other weekend.

Rahul Kohli: Not only our neighborhood favorite, but probably the best Spanish food we’ve eaten, period. Better paella than any we had in Spain. Everything else on the menu is great too. Best kept secret in DC.

Nicole Evans: Awesome Spanish style tapas and sangria. Try the cremini mushrooms with poached egg and the crispy fingerling potatoes. Most recently, we tried the seafood paella which took approximately 30 minutes for them to prepare and was delicious. Outdoor seating area is loosely tented with ample heaters.

Eduardo Hernandez: I don’t normally write reviews, but I have to say this place was incredible. Every dish had so much flavor. We had the potatoes (SO CRISPY), the cauliflower, the risotto, and the salmon… for 2 people and very filling! The cocktails were also great. Will definitely be coming back to try some other menu items. I’ll be recommending this to whomever will listen!

Albert Traver: I've been to Atxondo several times. The food is very good and the service very polite. Also the chef introduced "fideuà" to his menu after asking him to. Highly recommended!

Ben Margerum: Atxondo’s never disappoints. Happy to see so many other reviewers agree that Chef Rufino deserves a 5 star rating. Fantastic menu, comfortable neighborhood atmosphere and great hospitality (Mateo) makes Atxondo’s my go-to restaurant in WDC.

Matt Rumsey: So so good. Had the steak, burger, soup of the day (cauliflower, incredible), and churros will be back soon to try the seafood! So glad it's in the neighborhood.

Leo Phelps: Fresh flavors bold beautiful memories of Spain quick service . If you love Spanish Flavors I am sure you will enjoy the meals

13. Churreria Madrid

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Churreria Madrid
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.1
Service
4.1
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.1

Address: 2505 Champlain St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 2:30PM

Telephone: (202) 483-4441

Business type: Spanish restaurant


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Greg Jordan-Detamore: It’s hard to find churros in DC, so I appreciate this place. Good value for price! Note that despite the place’s name, they actually have a ton of savory foods; the focus is not on churros or other desserts.

allissontay: We visit this restaurant 5 years ago, we are in Washington again on vacation so today we went to the restaurant again, the food was really good, the churros are a must.

Syerra Carigo: I loveeeeee this restaurant! The food is amazing and inexpensive! I’ve been to this place so many times and I’ve never been disappointed! This hidden gem is in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of DC. Very much worth the trip! The upstairs area turns into a dance floor after hours on the weekends. An all around great experience!

Kevin Scrimgeour: Great food at an affordable price. Everyone (kids included) liked the food and we look forward to are next visit.

Timmy Liu: Somewhat a hole in the wall but I really enjoyed the food here. Its different from other places in DC. The tapas-like dishes and the sides were all really good that went well with our entries.

April B (síBoss): While not the most aesthetically pleasing, this place is worth stopping by if you've never had churros made proper. Didn't have A/C in the building, but I had a great time with their modest menu.

ryan p2: Pretty good churros, which are hard to find in DC. I got mine to take-out and they came out pretty quickly in a brown paper bag.

Natasha Hansen: Yummm! The churros were delicious and the pitcher of margaritas was great too! A dozen churros and a pitcher of margaritas for $40. Where can you beat that price in Admo. I’ll be back!

Mary Gellen: We were the last order in tonight they were definitely closed when we called but they made us food anyway. Best vegan burritos in town so filling so delicious. Thank you for your consistent excellence!

Chris Kearns-McCoy: Delicious churros con chocolate! An excellent stop after a night out on 18th St./Columbian Rd.

14. Top Spanish Cafe & Catering

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Top Spanish Cafe & Catering
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.7
Service
4.6
Parking
4.6
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 3541 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 723-0714

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Harsha P.: Spectacular! Amazing experience - while it has the full Andalusian decor, its ambiance may not truly match the great food, and if that's more what you're going for then Jaleo or Xiquet is better. However, the service by Daniel was probably the best in DC with recommendations and pure charm. Drinks are full and flavorful, Gin & Tonics are a must, and croquettes are authentic; seafood Paella is good as well - make sure to save room for dessert and to come back!! Note, items are on the pricer side.
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Roberto Burboa: Great food, great service, beautiful, unpretentious place. I’ll definitely be coming back.
Response: Thank you, Mr. Burboa. Will will be happy to have you back.

Igor at skvltd.media: Fantastic tapas spot. Paella alone is worth the visit, and owners, chef, and staff are very welcoming and excellent.
Response: Thank you, Igor. We appreciate your review!

Margaret VanSkiver: Great food and service. The prices were very reasonable, and the portions generous.

vanessa cabrera: Five stars!! 100%. I dont usually post but I am visiting D.C. for the weekend from N.Y. and I must say this is the best Spanish food I have ever had. Dare I say...even better than the cuisine I've had in Europe! I will certainly visit again before we leave.
Response: Thank you, Vanessa. We appreciate your review, we are glad that you had a good experience dining with us. We will be happy see you back.

Amy Banas: This is a cute place. The staff was super friendly. All the tapas we had were very yummy and they came out quickly. The only reason it gets four stars instead of five is because something we ate messed up our stomachs big time. It was all very good. We just paid for it later. We had: Tortillas espanolas: I would skip this, the flavor was bland Chicken in green sauce: so good, would definitely get again Spanish cheeses: all the cheese was good as well as the honey they serve on the side The warm bread they give you is very yummy Would definitely try again.
Response: Thank you for your review Amy!

Kelly G: Excellent food. The name is unique, and the interior is homely, but don’t let that fool you. The food is awesome! I got a hanger steak and it was unbelievably tender. The seafood paella was amazing, prolly the best in DC..just like being back in Spain. I’m not surprised because Spaniards work there.. so they have higher standards on paella. The sever was great, very friendly and provided honest and helpful recommendations. I was surprise that the place was not packed given the quality of food and the low prices.... i’m gonna keep going there for sure.
Response: Thank you K, we are glad you enjoyed your meal.

Brian Dick: Excellent and authentic Spanish food at a reasonable price. We will definitely be returning.

katie demario: Great service with amazing food. A true hidden gem!

Daniela Ochoa: An authentic local gem worth it of trying. The food is great, but the service is exceptional! Ask for Daniel the soul of the whole place! #spanishgourmet
Response: Thank you, Daniela, we appreciate your review and #.

15. Tia Pepa

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Tia Pepa
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.7
Parking
4.6
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 801 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 967-9128

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Hilda Kroll: Bright and cheerful, this new market and cafe offers Spanish food and homemade bread and pastry. Salads and sandwiches are made with quality ingredients from Taberna del Alabardero next door. A good place to check for edible gifts imported from Spain.

Pauline C: Yummy high quality restaurant offerings at a convenient and cheerful take-out or sit-down informal market atmosphere. Today I got the chicken empanadas and tres leches cake for dessert - latter portion was HUGE and all were delicious. Previously tried the rice pudding which is my favorite dessert from them. Service is helpful and friendly. Will be back (often:-).

Thomas Escobar: I went in knowing it would be expensive, but didn't expect how expensive it was. This is not to say the Mollete i received wasn't good. The bread is light, the limited toppings help the individual and subtle flavors stand out. They use quality ingredients and take their time with food prep. However, you are spending $13+ on only the sandwich. No side dish or drink, no combo, just the sandwich. Be prepared.

Matthew Holmer: All of the food is delicious. They have wonderful bread. My favorite item is either the sandwich or pintxos (mini, open faced sandwich) Txistorra Con Pimientos De Padron. It is sausage sticks with roasted peppers that both have such a good and unique flavor. The rice pudding from the cooler is also very good.

Benjamin Bock: We stopped here to celebrate getting our Spanish visas and it felt like we were at a cafe in Spain. We had the tostadas con tomate and a bocadillo de tortilla with a cafe con leche. Highly recommend for taste, price, and service!

Austin Another: excellent food. authentic. i miss spain so much and this was such a treat.

Matt Herrick: Outstanding food and atmosphere. The coffee is a hidden gem, too.

Crystal Elaine Adams: I love this new restaurant and deli! The food was excellent

Lindsey Posmanick: Thrilled to be the first to review this shop. Wonderful service, great selection, and tasty food. Highly recommend if you work in the area.

Isidoro Garcia: The food took literally two hours to arrive. On top of that, it arrived cold. Terrible place

16. Slate Wine Bar

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Slate Wine Bar
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.1
Service
4.1
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.1

Address: 2404 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: (202) 913-4671

Business type: Wine bar



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Daisy de Santiago: Slate is no Xiquet. Same chef but different experience for us. We loved Xiquet. Slate — not so much. The octopus was tough. The wagyu was just okay. And the cheesecake wasn’t good at all. Our server was just okay, too. The whole evening felt like a flop. Maybe it was just one of those times where they just couldn’t hit the mark; but, that they generally offer a great dining experience. It was a two-star experience. The third star is there because Xiquet does carry some weight. And I’d like to give the chef the benefit of the doubt. I’ll give Slate some time and try them again.

Viv C.: Top notch service and great dining environment. Cannot say that about the good though. Our pork shoulder was very salty… the pairing source was delicious though.

M Duncan: This place is a hidden gem serving up tasty cocktails and Michelin-quality food. The atmosphere is smart and trendy and the service is excellent.

Yovan Diaz Reyes: I would give more than 5 stars if I could. The establishment is amazing and service top notch. Gabby was our server (highly recommended as server). She is so knowledgeable and charismatic. Very professional throughout the service. Following that, we had Nicole serving us our food. She was on point with food information and description as well as the wine pairing. Sophie came by as well to check on us and provide us with more wine highlights. Overall, an it was an amazing experience. I appreciate their hard work and knowledge so please always be kind to your servers. Their time and knowledge matters. Will definitely be back, amazing sport and 100% recommend to wine lovers and people 21+ years.
Response: Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad to hear about the exceptional service you received from everyone! Looking forward to hosting you again in the future.

Miguel Garza: Service was great and I'm a big fan of their window seating. The bar itself is very small, but I bet this would be a great place to bring a date. Not too expensive, but somewhat classy. I did not order their food, but I saw a couple dishes and it looked/smelled amazing, so would definitely be interested in coming back to try.
Response: Thanks so much Miguel- we would love to have you back any time!

Akbar Yahya: Went there for the desserts but ended up having the 3 course menu. The brownie fudge was well done and served just right tho could use more textures. Tres leches was nicely done but very fruit forward
Response: Thank you for the review and the pictures!

Sha Mar: They recently opened and the place is very nice! The owner is a Portuguese guy and the food are very tasty! The only downside is the food price is very expensive in compare to portion size and quality! But if you just want to try tasty food and the price is not important here is your place.

Bayley Wivell: Horrible - refused to refund the $40 deposit associated with our reservation even though we explained on the phone, as well as via email, that both members of the party tested positive for COVID-19. Received horrible service on the phone and was dismissed quickly via email. Cannot believe this restaurant would rather contribute to the spread of COVID at the risk of its community rather than refund $40 for service that was never provided. Was excited to dine here but thoroughly disappointed by all this especially during unprecedented times.

Daniel Hashimoto: Absolutely delicious. Tried their four course tasting menu with wine pairing. The seafood paella was incredible. Huge portion with lots of shrimp, clams, and a large prawn. Bursting with flavor. My friend had the tuna poke as an appetizer and the tuna was perfectly seasoned with what I believe was a teriyaki based sauce. The wine pairings were also excellent with great selections of both white and red wine from various regions across the US and Europe.

Irene Toporovskaya: Amazing tasting menu experience! We tried the Saffron Tour and every single dish was fantastic and so well paired with the drinks. Cocktails were delicious, very attentive service and just a wonderful experience overall. Highly recommend!
Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed the Saffron Tour experience as well as our cocktails and service. We look forward to hosting you in the near future.

17. Pamplona

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590 reviews
Pamplona
Location
4.1
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
4.1
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.1

Address: 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (703) 685-9950

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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India King-Hamilton: Great vibe and food! Did the small plates and everything was delicious, my taste buds exploded. The atmosphere was welcoming, the staff treated us like family and our waitress Diana treated us like VIP. Ordering was done safely using our phones to see the menu. This restaurant is great for families, sister girl fun or happy hour….a must visit

Tam E: I followed through on my reservation after my friends cancelled. Diana was amazing! I felt like I was still at brunch with my girl friends and she was very patient with my dietary requests. All of the food was amazing And made fresh to order. You know how you go to bottomless brunch and it feels like the food is pre-made? Not the case here. Manager was also super attentive, Which was great for a saturday. Highly recommend. They are doing really well considering the circumstances (COVID)!

Pat S: Este restaurante es muy bueno! Very impressed, Pamplona is my new favorite restaurant! Firstly, the restaurant ambiance/interior is so cute, the flowers decor is refreshing small cozy establishment. Greeted upon arrival, great customer service, fast service, the servers are very attentive and knowledgeable Michael is the best he even charged my iPhone for me. Decent size menu and drink options. We tired several small plates and it was delicious and filling. Recommend: Mac and cheese, calamari, fried chicken, lamb, shrimp, paella, and churros sundae is my favorite. 1/2 prices bottles off wine on certain nights, we had rose. My guest said the brunch is delicious as well. I will be back!

Daniel Castrillo: I've ordered from this restaurant many times through 3rd party food delivery and each time the food has been very delicious and well prepared. Recently I ordered their Truffle Macaroni and cheese and it wasn't prepared properly and also did not present itself in the way it has always been when I had ordered from this restaurant prior. This is highly unacceptable that at any random occurrence a place you enjoy can instantly lose its quality control and prepare your food below the standard of satisfactory. Seems like management needs to monitor they're cooks going forward to ensure that people's orders aren't just being prepared any kind of way then the proper way! This is beyond unacceptable and more then adequate compensation needs to administered for this inconvenience and disrespect! Attached are photos of what I recieved vs how my order should of came and you tell me if im suppose to just be satisfied with accepting this food when its not how its been prepared ever before how disgusting 🤢🤮

Klara Cheung: Update from the 1st time I visited the restaurant from 5 stars: We came here on a Saturday night and sat outside next to another place called Bar Bao where music was blasting pretty loud. We had a reservation and our server was the one who actually sat us down. The table was dirty and it probably took about 7-10 minutes before someone came out with waters and our server came out. The Blanca sangria was pretty sour so I ordered the seasonal sangria which was watermelon but it tasted more like a watermelon gone sour sangria. I definitely don't recommend. We ordered the Gambas al Ajillo, Blistered Shishito Peppers, Spanish Fried Chicken and the Squid Ink Paella. Our server wasn't very attentive. We had other individuals bring out our food and someone else assist with clearing the table. As soon as we put in the food order, the shrimp and the chicken came out very quickly, within 5 minutes of when we ordered. The Shrimp was disappointing, it was sitting in a butter bath and not too much garlic or other flavor. The chicken was good, the batter was crispy and I enjoyed the sauce. It was, however, sitting on a bed of spinach and the bottom of the chicken wasn't even breaded. The shishito peppers were alright and the Paella was a decent size for a small. The Paella came with muscles, Shrimp and calamari. The Calamari were crispy and delicious. Shrimp was right but there was something definite wrong with the muscles. They were not fresh and tasted like they were ok the verge of going bad. Our server came to check on us a couple minutes after the Paella came out and we told her about the muscles which she said she would inform the manager about but we don't believe anything was said. In addition, she did forget one of our orders of the Roasted mushrooms. After that, it took her about 45 minutes before I could catch her eye after she checked on us last to get us our check and to request a box. Very disappointed since my first time coming here a couple years ago where the food and service was much better. I sadly don't recommend and will likely not return.

Joshua Harvey: The place was empty for Father's day which was surprising. The service was quick and the food was amazing as usual.

Blair Ritter: Everything on the menu is incredible, but you can’t go wrong with the grilled cheese 🙌🏼 Staff is always super friendly, drinks are amazing, and the decor is always on point. Perfect spot for any occasion!

Doug Christenson: Food was very good. Unfortunately, they were out of several items, which was disappointing. Waiter didn't mention when we were looking over the menu that they were out of some wine and food items before we ordered.

Andrew (Noh Leftovers): - Arugula Salad | Pickled Grapes | Goat Cheese | Candied Almonds | Maple Sherry Vinaigrette - Baby Kale Salad | Butternut Squash | Pears | Pine Nuts | Goat Cheese | Figs | Maple Vinaigrette - Pork Belly | Lima Beans | Chickpea Ragout | Chorizo | Sweet Peppers | Blackberry Red Wine Sauce - Pan Seared Scallops | Roasted Cauliflower Pureé | Citrus Brown Butter - Halibut | Spanish Lentil | Chorizo | Roasted Vegetables | Artichokes Caponata - Skirt Steak | Roasted Veggies | Sofrito | Chimichurri Sauce - BBQ Ribs | Seasoned Fries | Kale Apple Salad - Pamplona Burger | Delmonico Blend | Lettuce | Cheddar Cheese | Tomato | Pickles | Grilled Onion | Brioche Bun | Smoked Applewood Bacon

Charles Gilman: Really enjoyed our dinner at Pamplona with friends, we did the small dishes dinner. The dishes were great: octopus, mushrooms, cheese, chicken, etc. Regular decor is a little dated, but nicely decorated for the holidays. We had the red rioja, very good. Service was spotty, seemed like a new waitress.

18. Cranes

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502 reviews
Cranes
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.7
Parking
4.6
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 724 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM

Telephone: (202) 525-4900

Business type: Restaurant



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Millie Kwan: Cranes is a fabulous restaurant. I'm rather surprised that it has only one Michelin star. The decor when you walk in is extremely modern with a muted color palette. There is also a textural quality to the decor with the wall with the pass being decorated with textured concrete. There is also whimsy with the wonderful variety of lighting fixtures. Grab a table in front of the kitchen pass if you can. This is a Spanish Japanese fusion concept. We went with the omakase and it was phenomenal! From the flavors to the textures the food was inventive and delicious. The beverage and wine list was great and we enjoyed a nice sake. Service was amazing and really enjoyed talking with the waitstaff. Definitely recommend!

Cynthia M: Spectacular food. My husband and I did the omakase which was 6 course meal and 3 course dessert. The food’s flavor, texture, freshness, aesthetics—everything was great. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We shared a sparkling sake this time and I don’t typically like sake but that was actually really yummy too. Would love to try out their cocktails next time!

Abby: Wonderful dining experience here. We got the omakase with cocktails for dinner, and the flavors of every dish were amazing. My favorite one would have to be the duck with a blueberry sauce on the side. The ambiance was great, and the service was good - it had taken a bit of time before they took our orders, so they got us oysters on the house (which were delicious). We were there to celebrate a graduation, and there was a hand-written note on the table for us, which was a nice touch. I’d come back again for their happy hour and to dine again.

Aditya Karandikar: First time dining at a Michelin star restaurant did not disappoint. We did the omakase 10 course meal and had an absolute blast. The dining experience itself was fairly typical except for the multitude of courses. The food was at times experimental/complex and at other times straight down the middle, designed to please. The balance was well-executed and we left extremely satisfied. Service was soft spoken but perfect. Quite filling as well, definitely go hungry!

Vedran Bajer: What an amazing experience 💥! A few of us came for a weekend lunch and, instead of the Omakase, which would certainly have been 🤤, we opted in for literally everything from the menu, minus three dishes we thought we wouldn't like. Everything was top notch and the combinations the chef and his team make just 🚀. If you haven't visited and are reading this review, please reserve a spot, you will not regret it for a second! ❤️❤️❤️

Stephan Herard: The fusion of cuisine is well done. The dishes not only combine the cuisine but highlights both of them equally at times. The best part of the meal was without doubt the Wagyu beef and the mushroom rice. The whole table agreed that they could've ordered 3 more of those and been happy. The passion fruit dessert was also amazing and had great flavor. The staff was nice as well and gave us a complementary mini cake for my celebration dinner. Overall a really good meal.

Triloka Shanbhag: This was one of the DC restaurants that I had been looking forward to visit for a very long time. The intersection of Spanish and Japanese cuisine intrigued me to say the least and both these cuisines are my absolute favorites so I was very much looking forward to the experience. But unfortunately I came away disappointed, to my surprise most of the dishes were either Spanish staples Japanese staples. I dint see the 'intersection' of the cuisines like the chef and restaurant promises. The food and drinks while presented well, were only average at best in taste and flavor profile. I'll give the ambience and service the credit that it is due.

Renee Ethier: Amazing experience. Everything we had on the omakase menu was delicious, beautiful, and truly unique. The decor and service was top notch. It was all what you’d expect from a Michelin star restaurant. I can’t wait to go back.

Joe Guevara: Luckily this was a business dinner because it’s definitely pricey - but still worth it. Service - Amazing; I wish I could hire the server as a salesperson. The food - also amazing. The portions are perfect to order multiple things to share between a group - they are small (tapa) sized but we were still full by the end. My highlights were the risotto, the oysters (great sauce & quality), and for some reason the enoki mushrooms on whatever dish the picture has with the pickled onion/etc - the flavor profile of that dish was amazing. Still water that costs $18 a bottle seems overkill though. 🙄
Response: I am not sure what happened with still water, but bottles are $8 or $9. Possibly there were two bottles. Either way, I am sorry for that portion of your experience but very glad to hear you enjoyed the food. Feel free to reach out to us, if it was $18 for one bottle, I can look into it and we would refund the difference because that is not correct from our side. Thank you for your review and enjoy your weekend.

Allen N: My sister and brother-in-law took us here for lunch. It’s a beautiful restaurant space with comfortable but excellent service and a Michelin star. They’re cuisine style is “Spanish kaiseki” and they do a great job blending Japanese touches with a Spanish flair. We ordered the executive kaiseki and added on a few extras. The oysters were delicious and unagi paella was another favorite! The meal and experience as a whole was very enjoyable. Already looking forward to our next meal here!

19. Riviera Tapas Bar

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Riviera Tapas Bar
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 6108 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park, MD 20737

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (240) 825-3868

Business type: Tapas restaurant



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Kishma Kelly: Wow!!!! I've been here 3 times in two weeks, plus ordered to-go another day. This place is a hidden gem in Riverdale. The ambiance is nice, the wait staff is attentive, and the food is delicious. The photos are from two different trips. The shrimp tacos, tapas de salmon teriyaki, and guacamole are must-haves, but don't be afraid to experiment. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
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Ronnie Perry: Tried the cuisine last night, and will definitely be back. It might be easy to pass up because of the unassuming look on the outside, don’t. Cozy on the inside with great menu options!

Carmen Rodriguez: Obnoxiously loud with allowing kids to play their devices at FULL VOLUME. You can’t expect other guests to relax after work if you allow that level of volume to consume the room. It has degraded the atmosphere into a low class establishment. Food is good but service and ambiance is deteriorating. Been dining there for years but notice a considerable decline in how the establishment is managed. When I asked the waiter to kindly ask them to lower the volume, he just grinned and scoffed at my request and said there was NOTHING they could do about it. And, YES, you can set expectations for guests to behave in your place of business. Otherwise you send the message that professionals who patronize their establishment that practice common decency are not given the same consideration as children with rude behavior. Guests should not even HAVE TO ASK for a decent atmosphere when they dine out. Management always sets the TONE and atmosphere of their businesses. It felt like an out of control daycare in there tonight. I gave them 5 stars when they first opened and we’ve supported them regularly since. Too bad they are willing to allow their atmosphere to degrade providing a good dining experience for ALL customers.

Keep it 100: This is a hidden 💎 the bartender on Thursday night was on point! great customer service food was surprisingly delicious 🤤 can wait to return for the all you can eat tapas for $40!
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Marc Ness: Just about the best food within 5 miles (or an hour of driving). Our last order was take-out because COVID, the food survived the pick-up and transport home very well. We've eaten inside here a couple of times, pre-the-new-times, the food is about the best in the metro area. Service is great, and the wine selection is perfectly suited to the food. No pretentious $70 bottles here (or maybe there are, but I didn't see them).

Yigit Bugra Ocak: We ordered two different things and one of them was too small, like child portion. The other one they failed to bring the right order but the foods were tasty. Also, they charged the drink we ordered that they never brought it. Not a good experience in general, but could be good if you just drink there.

Andrew S: Very good. Unassuming neighborhood spot with great food and good wine. We came relatively early. Service was friendly and efficient. What else do you want? If I had one complaint, it would be the grilled octopus, chewy and bland.

Alex Wong: Really fine cooking with a good hand for seasoning and skillful timing. I enjoyed all my dishes that I ordered and every ingredient was well cooked and paired. I literally ate everything thing on each plate. Great to find good tapas without DC madness and prices.

Quentin Smith: Wait staff may need a little more interaction, but the food more than makes up for it. My wife and i have been here several times and eaten everything that fits our dietary preferences and always go home happy!
Response: Thank You Quentin , We happy to hear you enjoyed our food . We definitely passed this to the wait staff as well. We still trying to train new staff.

maritere arire: I tried the food last night and will most certainly return. Due to its plain exterior, it could be simple to pass it by, but don't. Inside is cozy and the meal is fantastic!

20. SER Restaurant

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683 reviews
SER Restaurant
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.4
Service
4.3
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 1110 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22201

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (703) 746-9822

Business type: Spanish restaurant



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Richard Jackson: Came here for the paella. It was very good. My wife loved it. Enough for two. Reasonable price. Now we do not have to go to Georgetown to get paella. Server was great too.

RR: My sons came down from NYC to celebrate my wife’s Birthday this weekend and we sought a restaurant keto friendly and were recommended to SER as a really good Spanish Restaurant to try . We had an excellent experience thanks to Owner Javier, manager Sergio and a special thanks to our young hostess Ana who took excellent care of the entire table last night with patience and great service (helped by her teammates) As Ashburn residents, we have lots of choices but out visit was well worth it. First of all Owner Javier and personally responded to our request and ensured we had a lovely round table so we could all sit and see each other while eating. And although he was celebrating his own wife’s Birthday later that evening, made it a point to come across several times to check on us. They also were very accommodating allowing us to bring a birthday cake in and after singing Happy Birthday cut it up into small plates for us. As I mentioned OUTSTANDING service and the ownership and management really went out of their way to make this a wonderful experience. My wife was very happy as well as the rest of our family. The ambiance of the restaurant is super bright and trendy with a large area inside for dining and one outside I assume when the pandemic as rife. We were all hungry and quickly put in an order for appetizers and main courses: 6 cheese selection (great selection cheeses and accompanying sauces). The bread served with oil and black pepper (u have to ask) great. 4 Cold cut selection. Super again and even the 2 smaller children enjoyed Shrimp Cocktail. Good except shrimp wasn’t peeled so some work to be done. Gambas al ajillo (shrimp garlic and spices) Great 2 chilled lobsters. Amazing value and so tasty The octopus was a surprise hit and so was the shark and the baby squid The spicy potatoes went well with the other dishes I would avoid the fried eggplant if you like traditional soft eggplant. The 2 children took care of the BOQUERONES (mackerels) as well as the kids pasts (children’s menu) On the paella, we are normally told to order first as it takes a while but here told to hold. I would suggest ordering as it did take some time and when served we were already full. Excellent and more than just for 2 especially if a few of you want a small plate. I am sure we have left some dishes out but as you can see from the above, pretty much every dish was excellent . Again I can’t thank Ana enough for her service and I made a point to mention her to the Owner and Manager. Located in Arlington, follow direction laid out and especially where it says garage as the turn comes up fast. Remember to take your validation ticket to get stamped and there is a $2 charge when leaving (wish there was a way to pay ahead so you aren’t waiting on a small hill to exit). A definite strong recommendation for outstanding food and service.

Nick Pascale: Service was phenomenal but the food was slightly above average. Not the best paella you’ll ever have. Octopus appetizer also wasn’t remarkable. The Spanish tortilla was great. Ambiance is also pretty cool. I had flan for desert which was delicious.

Richard Nelson: We got a gift certificate from a friend to go here. Still ended up paying quite a bit of money. So first expectation is its kinda pricey. We went for valentines day so we splurged and tried quite a few things. We gota shrimp cocktail to start and foie gra. The shrimp was standard came decorated wtih the head and cocktail sauce was good. The foie gra was um interesting. Don't know if I would order again. The we got Brussel sprouts and fried eggplant. Those were probably better, but I have had better before. Last our main meal the chimichurri steak and the salmon. Again both were just kinda good nothing special in my opinion. The best part was the desert and my favorite part was the sorbet that came with the cheesecake. We also got sat by the door that constantly got opened up when it was freezing outside which was kind of a bummer. The chairs were also quit uncomfortable.

Paula Mansour: Our server was amazing, friendly, talkative, we had full on conversations with him. The food was delicious, very creative in a unique way. The steak was cooked at our table. The fish was deboned right in front of you, served with a delicious sauce.

Karen Garcia, Realtor - Woodbridge, VA: SER Restaurant is a very nice place, the food/drinks were delicious and the service was great. This was our first time going and definitely not a disappointment. The “Picoteo” serving are definitely good size. Delicious picoteo dishes we tried… Gambas Al Ajillo definitely is a MUST try ask for extra bread to dip in the garlic butter sauce (yummy). The croquetas de puchero, tortilla de patatas, cazón de adobo, and the papas bravas were delicious. My least favorite is puntillistas which is squid with potatoes to me it tasted overly smoked. The red and white sangria were good our table’s favorite was the white sangria. Server said the red is popular it’s definitely a lot more stronger in taste the white seemed lighter in taste. For dessert I got a coffee cocktail “Nutty” which is a cold cocktail served in a martini glass it was delicious. My friend got the “Cuerenta y Tres - 43” which is a hot coffee cocktail the presentation was very cool. The desserts were really good we got the flan, soufflé, and goxua. Everything was delicious and our server was very attentive.

Jason Pitts: The service here was phenomenal. I sat at the bar for happy hour during my visit. The bartender was excellent and made great suggestions on drinks and food. I had the Bellevista No 12, Rio Vista Old Fashioned, Gambas al Ajillo, Papas Bravas, and Cazon en Adobo. Everything was great, but the old fashioned was just ok. There was only one bartender during my visit so his attention was divided at times, but he still accommodated everyone as best he could. This was also my first time eating shark and it was very good. I would come back again for dinner based on my great experience at happy hour. Definitely coming back for HH too!

Lara Yotti: Every time we come we are taken back to our native Spain with the delicious dishes and curated music! We LOVE this place and the amount of live poured into every dish makes this the best restaurant in the area. We highly recommend the cazón, best in show! Gracias por este pedazo de España en Virginia! ♥️

MargoRita 777: Service and food was phenomenal . Christian took over and was one of the best servers in this restaurant. We had such a great timeI highly recommend and will definitely return.

Elena Coval: What a wonderful restaurant SER is. We had such a great time and food was amazing! I tried the shark and is was delicious. Highly recommend. The service was 5 stars. Dmitri and Walter both amazing! Thanks for an excellent service! We will be definitely back!