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$29 for Four Tapas and One Bottomless Pitcher of Sangria for Two at Recess Tapas Lounge (Up to $88 Value)

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

90% of 520 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Venezuelan-born chef shows off his roots by serving Latin American tapas in a sleek lounge

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Extra $15 fee per person for sangria for any parties over 2. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Reservation recommended Friday and Saturday. Two-hour time limit applies to visits on Friday and Saturday evenings. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

In tapas-style dining, you share small plates with fellow diners, unlike family-style dining, in which you share a giant spoon with your brothers. Dine in good company with this Groupon.

The Deal

$29 for tapas and sangria for two (up to an $88 total value)

  • Four tapas plates (up to a $14 value each)
  • One bottomless pitcher of sangria (a $32 value)
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Recess Tapas Lounge

Chef Will Vivas was raised in a restaurant. His mother ran a small eatery out of their home in Venezuela, an experience that left him with a passion for culinary arts. At Recess Tapas Lounge, Chef Vivas flexes his cooking muscles and pays homage to his home country with a menu of Latin-inspired tapas dishes. He stuffs his own chorizo sausage and pairs it with double-fried green plantains, showcases pan-seared scallops on a platform of pesto risotto, and arranges chicken croquettes on small plates. When the kitchen grills cool off, a DJ heats up in the lounge with late-night tunes and games of vinyl frisbee. Patrons enjoy the food and good cheer amid the interior’s colorful lighting, from the blue backlit panels on the wall to the purple bar lights and rectangular deep-red fixtures that dangle from the ceiling.


I visited Recess for lunch today and was frankly blown away. The staff were polite, engaging, knowledgeable, and fun.

John G., 5/16/13


90% of 520 customers recommend

  • “They could lower the lights a bit!”

  • “I've been several times and enjoy this spot for HH, dinner, or as a night spot. Unfortunately, the servers often seem overloaded and stretched, as they disappear for...”

    “I've been several times and enjoy this spot for HH, dinner, or as a night spot. Unfortunately, the servers often seem overloaded and stretched, as they disappear for long periods of time without checking in. And while it's always good, food is often brought out cold or lukewarm--not as if it cooled off, but as if it was almost never hot or heated up. I have sent back several dishes for reheating (2 of 4 last night). Otherwise, it's a great spot with a nice vibe that could benefit from a tad better lighting. :-)”

  • “Sangria could have been less watery”

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    Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

    727 15th Street Northwest

    Washington, District of Columbia 20005


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