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Taberna Del Alabardero

La primera Taberna del Alabardero abrió sus puertas en 1974 en Madrid, frente al Palacio de Oriente, tomando su nombre de la guardia real; los alabarderos.

En 1989 abrimos nuestra sede en Washington, donde podrá disfrutar de lo mejor de la gastronomía tradicional española, nuestros reconocidos vinos y el ambiente familiar de nuestra casa, que también es la suya.

The first Taberna del Alabardero opened its doors in 1974, in front of the Royal Palace of Madrid, taking its name from the royal guard:
the alabarderos.

In 1989 we opened in Washington, where you can enjoy the best of traditional Spanish gastronomy, our well known wines and the warm hospitality of our home, which is also yours.

Taberna Del Alabardero Washington DC is part of Grupo Lezama, which has operated in Spain since 1974. Established in Madrid, Grupo Lezama manages other fine dining establishments in Marbella, Seville, Malaga, and Basque Country, as well as a prestigious culinary school in Seville.

Over time, the Lezama Group has constituted itself through a series of service companies in different areas. Some are public corporation, others private, limited liability companies. All are made up of the long-serving employees and governed by managers chosen from among themselves, including the President and company founder, Mr. Luis de Lezama, who serves as a Board Member within the structure of the company’s corporate governance. The Board debates key business decision-making and plans the development of the various business locations and the uptake of new projects. The proposal of a new project by a Board member, or by the President, following the development philiosophy of giving priority to the creation of new sustainable jobs and the creation of new business locations, with those already in existence contributing with some profits or other constructive asset. From each consolidated project springs a new one. From one trained corporate team comes another one in formation. Such a dynamic demands a particular understanding of the workplace with a service vocation to a certain philosophy and with an open, learning attitude.

Private Dining

Taberna del Alabardero offers three elegant private dining spaces, a bar, the main dining room and our patio, all well suited for a broad array of events. A selection of special banquet and cocktail menus are available for parties of 10 or more.

Hours of Operation

Pick up and delivery:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Monday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday - 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Saturday: 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Sunday: 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Happy Hour!
Monday - Friday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Complimentary Parking 

Monday to Friday after 4:00 pm,

Saturday and Sunday all day

Penn Parking next to 818 18th St.

between H and I streets.


1776 I Street NW
Entrance on 18th, between H and I
Washington, DC 20006

P: 202-429-2200
F: 202-775-3713