To understand the passion behind this restaurant in Washington, DC, you need to know a little more about the company and its founder Don Luis Lezama Barañano.
The founder is a priest, journalist and innkeeper. He graduated in Image, Radio and Television and started a long stage of radio programs that earned him the 1972 international award ONDAS for the best religious program.
Don Luis opened his first bar restaurant in the the front of the Royal Palace in the center of Madrid: La Taberna del Alabardero, in 1974. In 1992, he opened the School of Hospitality of Seville. In 2006, he opened a parish school called the Santa María la Blanca. In 2007, he opened the Higher Hospitality Open Studies (ESAH) in Zaragoza. In 2014, he opened a branch in Mexico City, Gastronómica Internacional. There are more than 12,000 students enrolled today. Today, Grupo Lezama manages 14 owned restaurants, 3 catering schools and 2 hotels.
Taberna del Alabardero DC has remained an award-winning Spanish restaurant offering the most authentic cuisine for over 25 years in Washington, DC.
Chef Javier Cuesta, newly installed as executive chef of Taberna del Alabardero, has created a five-course ($85) Valentine’s Day dinner at the iconic traditional Spanish restaurant.
Taberna del Alabardero. 1776 I Street NW (entrance on H Street) Washington DC. (202) 429-2200.