Best Tapas & Small Plates Restaurants in Washington, DC

Best Tapas Restaurants in DC Barcelona Washington, DC

Barcelona's Patio | Image via Travel Channel

My husband and I have a standing date every Friday night. We started the tradition when we got married and it is still going strong (almost) three years later! I'm lactose and gluten intolerant, so I am partial to restaurants that have allergen menus or are willing to modify dishes as needed. And for whatever reason, many of our favorite date night spots are tapas or small plates restaurants. So, I figured I'd share the top small plates restaurants in DC.

Jaleo // Spanish tapas

China Chilcano // Peruvian small plates with Asian and Spanish accents

Oyamel // Mexican small plates

Zaytinya // Mediterranean small plates

Tico // American small plates with Spanish and Mexican flare

Estadio // Spanish tapas

Barcelona // Spanish tapas

Boqueria // Spanish tapas

Kapnos // Mediterranean small plates

As you can tell, we love all of Jose Andrés' restaurants (including Jaleo, China Chilcano, Oyamel, and Zaytinya). Also, in my experience they always have allergen menus which is a plus.

Do you have any favorite small plates restaurants in DC? If so, please share in the comments, we love trying new restaurants on date night!


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