Tapas Tour DC 2024

  • Culinary Arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Sun, June 16 —
    Sun, September 15, 2024
Tapas Tour DC 2024

This summer, the inaugural “Tapas Tour” will provide a gastronomic experience to discover Spanish restaurants in the DMV area and the culinary diversity of Spain.

Tapas Tour 2024 starts on the International Day of the Tapa, June 16th, and proposes a gastronomic experience to discover the Spanish restaurants in the DMV area, with the aim to promote both Spanish gastronomy and the local restaurants that offer it.

The tour includes a contest between participating restaurants in which the audience will be able to vote for the best tapa of 2024 (see voting conditions at the end), which will be revealed in the Tapas Fest 2024, a cultural event to celebrate Spain’s great products and cuisine.

collage of various tapas

The list of participating restaurants and their featured tapas in the first edition of the Tapas Tour is provided below. Get your cards for the Tour at each of the participating restaurants.

Purple area

  • Boqueria Dupont: Dátiles con beicon (1837 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036).
  • Boqueria Penn Quarter: Tortilla de patata Española con cebolla (777 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001).
  • Casa Teresa: Porra antequerana (919 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20006).
  • Jamón Jamón: Bikini clásico no tan clásico (919 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20006).
  • Brasa: Talo de txistorra (919 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20006).
  • Tapas Bar: Gilda clásica (919 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20006).

Orange area

  • Taberna del Alabardero: Torrezno de Soria con puré de revolconas (1776 I St NW #255, Washington, DC 20006).
  • Tía Pepa: Morcilla de arroz (801 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006).
  • Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge: Gambas al ajillo (3116 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007).
  • Barcelona Cathedral: Torta de Santiago (3310 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016).
  • Barcelona 14th St: Ensaladilla rusa (1622 14th st NW, Washington, DC 20009).
  • Barcelona Reston: Arroz meloso de tomate y albahaca (Reston Town Center, 12023 Town Square St, Reston, VA 20190).

Green area

  • Jaleo: Buñuelos de bacalao (480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004).
  • Spanish Diner: Croquetas de cocido (7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814).
  • Spain Wine Bar: Croqueta & Vermouth Duo (13 St Louis Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842).
  • Joselito: Tostada de brandada de bacalao, naranja y quicos (660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003).

Voting conditions

To obtain the right to vote for the best tapa, the consumer must have visited and consumed at least 5 tapas (for a fixed price of $10) from 5 different participating restaurants, one from each color area (purple, orange, green). Once the card is complete, participants must present it to the Cultural Office either in person (2801 16th St NW Washington, DC 20002) or by email ([email protected]).

Cards will be collected starting August 1st, and will not be accepted before that date. The first 75 people to deliver the complete card with the minimum number of restaurants stamped will have the right to attend Tapas Fest 2024 with a plus one (if the card is sent by email, the original will need to be handed at the entrance at the Tapas Fest; no card means no entrance.) Each restaurant has a different color for the stamp, so don’t be tempted to cheat!


Venue map

Various venues, Washington, DC


Presented by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain and the Office of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in Washington, D.C.



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