Fodor's Expert Review Estadio

$$$ U Street Corridor Spanish Fodor's Choice

The name of this polished palace means "stadium," and its gorgeously baroque interior, which surrounds a high-wire open kitchen, makes a perfect stage for energetic and flavorful uses of top-notch ingredients. The menu, developed during research jaunts throughout Spain, is a master class in tapas, with smoky grilled scallions punched up by garlicky romesco sauce and tortilla española smoother than any served in Barcelona. The bar menu is equally inventive. Try a slushito to get a delightful alcoholic twist on the beloved slushie. For dessert, don't miss the sweet-and-salty manchego cheesecake with pistachio granola.

Spanish Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

1520 14th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005, USA


Known For:
  • Classic Spanish tapas with new flavors
  • Boozy slushies
  • Beautiful dining room
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. No lunch Mon.–Thurs., Reservations essential

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