Del Mar Details PleaseOpen 5–10PM Monday to Wednesday, 12–10:30PM Thursday to SundayWhat Our Friends Are SayingCondé Nast Traveler: "The Wharf neighborhood's Del Mar is a riot of color and patterns, from the tiles and the plates to the staff's custom uniforms—and the fish sculpture suspended from the ceiling. No expense was spared in this gorgeous modern Mediterranean interior, and the view of the river is just as priceless. There's a reason snagging a reservation has  become a competitive sport.In adding this new stunner to their local restaurant empire, husband-and-wife team Maria and Fabio Trabocchi have expanded beyond the Italian cuisine for which they're famous and into the realm of Spanish tapas (it's not a stretch: Fabio is from Italy's Le Marche region, but Maria is from Mallorca). The paellas (made with Bomba rice) are breathtaking. You'll be tempted to fill your table with seafood from the raw bar or cooked dishes like Andalusian gambas al ajillo, as well as charcoal-baked potatoes with aioli and brava sauce—we won't blame you. The creative croquetas don't disappoint, and the charcuterie and cheeses are also selected with care. Your biggest challenge will be in deciding. But whatever you get, cap the meal with chocolate-hazelnut churros."
4.4 stars out of 5 stars
791 Wharf St SW Southwest Waterfront, DC 20024
+1 202-525-1402 Categories: Spanish, Price Range: $$
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With one wall entirely made out of windows, Del Mar definitely has looks going for it. That being said, this exquisite Spanish restaurant also has haute cuisine going for it, too. Try to snag a seat by the window for river views and go with any of the paellas or tapas the chefs/husband and wife duo recommends.

Good For

  • Date Night
  • Waterfront Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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