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La Taberna del Alabardero

Taberna Del Alabardero is an award-winning restaurant of authentic Spanish cuisine recognized for creating innovative dishes that rise from the evolution of tradition. Taberna’s seasonal menus feature fresh tapas, luscious paellas, flavorful sangrias, and vegan and gluten-free options, which are created by Rammy award winner Executive Chef Javier Romero. As the best Spanish restaurant outside of Spain, Taberna Del Alabardero creates the finest authentic Spanish dining experience in the country.
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539 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(539 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 539 reviews
5 stars
(345)
4 stars
(128)
3 stars
(44)
2 stars
(14)
1 star
(8)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Ambiance 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(282)
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  • romantic(208)
  • notable wine list(132)
  • great for lunch(121)
  • good for groups(120)
La Taberna del Alabardero Reviews List
Review 1 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 2 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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Review 3 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

delicioso

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Delicious food, superb service, quiet atmosphere even with a guitar player."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 4 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2004
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2004
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Patchy:

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Food: price/performance below par. Service erratic and slow. Great atmosphere though"
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 8 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 9 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very strategically placed near IMF and World Bank

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This Restaurant is strategically located near the global HQs of the IMF and the World Bank and is milling with delegates to the Annual and Spring Meetings of the two institutions. This gives it an international aura that matches its continental offerings, and Andalusian wines and flavors. It impresses without being excessive."
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 10 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/13/2016
 2014
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Review 11 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Post-lecture dining

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Stopped in after a lecture on Cervantes at the Smithsonian. She started with a side dish of mushrooms while I had the egg-potato tortilla. Both were very good. We shared the Chicken & Chorizo Paella because I had never tried that dish. It was disappointingly bland. Her dessert was very good but what delighted her most were the complimentary cookies, which she requested be doubled and put into a take-home box for later consumption. All in all, we were very happy with La Taberna del Alabardero and intend to return for other late dinners."
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2008
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 12 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Taberna del Alabardero is excellent

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Taberna del Alabardero continues to be the pre-eminent formal restaurant in the area around the White House and the international organizations. With excellent food and impeccable service, it is certainly a notch above restaurants in the neighborhood. It has lost a bit the competitive edge in the lunch executive menu."
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 13 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/04/2016
 2013
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Review 14 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The Food, Atmosphere, & Service was SUPERB!

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Dined on 4/04/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/04/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/04/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/01/2016
 2011
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Review 16 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 17 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

fantástico, una vez más

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Taberna Del Alabardero is a DC landmark and it is not only the best Spanish restaurant in the Distrrict it also one of the best restaurants in the nation's capital. In my visits to WASHINGTON D.C. I strive always to have at least one meal at the "Taberna." The last time I was there was before Christmas in 2015. Last week I was fortunate to have a business lunch there, the food is always sublime. After an aperitif of Tio Pepe, my guest and I shared a salad, she then had the monk fish while I opted for the four cheese plate and we each had a glass of albarino . In addition to the excellence in food, the service as always was impeccable."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"my husband and I were fortunate to find this restaurant. We loved the restatuant and we love Spanish food. the service was fantastic."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 20 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/31/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2014
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Review 21 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/01/2016
 2011
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Review 22 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/27/2016
 2012
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Review 23 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
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Review 24 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 25 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I had great expectations for this place. It failed to impress me"
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2006
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Review 26 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great service and food!"
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2015
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Review 27 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
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Review 28 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2005
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2005
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2005
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Review 31 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent food and service. Great gem!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 32 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
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Review 33 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 3/09/2016
 2014
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Review 34 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 36 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/17/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2010
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Review 37 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2005
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2005
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Review 38 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/13/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 39 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/08/2016
 2010
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Review 40 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 42 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/11/2016
 2008
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Review 43 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointed

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Service was horrible. We had to ask for bread. Hot food arrived cold. The only good things we had were a cold appetizer and coffee. When cash was given to pay the bill, no change was returned. It was a memorable dinner for the lack of what we received.
I do not recommend this place to anyone for any reason.
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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2010
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Review 44 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2013
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/28/2016
 2013
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Review 46 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Delightful. Except!!!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Everything was perfect except for the loud, obnoxious political pundit sitting at the table who wanted to be sure everyone there heard his opinion. Almost ruined a special for us"
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/09/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 48 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Unusual Place

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We've known this restaurant for more than 20 years and every time we go to Washington we can't stay away from it. The food (Spanish) is consistently very good and authentic. the service is always attentive and professional and the wine list is enriched with new additions, usually from Spain, that are very well selected. It is not a cheap place but neither is outreously expensive, primarily for Washington DC. If you like Spanish food (great Paellas) or you want to get acquainted with it, I know of no better place than this."
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2006
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/05/2016
 2002
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2002
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for La Taberna del Alabardero
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Ole

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Fantastic place – warm ambiance, quiet enough for private conversations, and exceptional service. Food was exquisite, the suckling pig was so tender it fell off the bone and the salted ice cream was refreshing. The other entrees were also excellent – sweetbreads and a caviar dish that tickled your tongue with the nectar of the Gods. I guess you might say that the Lord has blessed this establishment given that it was founded by a Priest in order to provide a means to teach homeless children a skill that would allow them earn a living. Will definitely return to taste more dishes and drink their fabulous wines."
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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