Taberna del Alabardero
Washington, DC 20006
Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sat. 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
- Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, and Tapas
- Meals Served: Dessert, Dinner, and Lunch
- Price Range: $$$$$ ($31 & up)
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Restaurant Style: Bistro
Huge paellas meant for sharing, excellent seafood dishes and heralded tapas make Taberna del Alabadero a delight for diners sick of typical American cuisine. A Spanish priest in Madrid started the original restaurant, and they offer fresh, simple dishes such as the jamon Serrano y queso Manchengo, cheese with ham, cut from the bone in front of you, shrimp croquettes and fresh, delicious sardines. The décor is dramatic and romantic with baroque-style curtains revealing plush red chairs and red walls. Unless, you've been to Spain, you may never have seen anything like it.