Looking for authenic Spanish/Catalan/Basque restaurants in DC/NoVa area with local Spanish wine lists and at least some atmosphere. Don't let me down!
Jaleo. Chef Jose Andres. Go to the Crystal City location in Arlington. I like the mini-hamburguesa, quail with rosemary, spinach with raisins, patatas bravas, beet salad with citrus, baby wrinkled potatoes, tortilla al moment, cod fritters.
There are a couple of options in DC. I think the best (especially with the most atmosphere) is Jaleo (I like the original Gallery Place location) or Estadio. Taberna del Alabardero is also very, very authentic but quite expensive. The best deal in Monday-Friday when they have their 1/2 off tapas and sangria deal.