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Jaleo DC, Washington, DC

Jaleo DC

4.6
4.6
9588 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish

Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés. Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 628-7949

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    José Andres; Head Chef Robbie Meltzer

  • Catering

    Catering on a whole new level; José Andrés Catering elevates catering and event planning to new heights in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Now you can experience the inspired creations of celebrated chef José Andrés at your own party or venue. Visit us for more information at www.joseandrescatering.com, or call us at (202) 628-7949.

  • Private party facilities

    Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés We offer a variety of spaces for your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Janice Conner: (844) 843-6573

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    E St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located 1 block south of the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station on the yellow, green and red lines. Take the 7th and Arena exit, walk one block south. The restaurant is located on the right hand corner of 7th and E St.<br /><br />We are also 1 block North of Arhives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station on the green and yellow lines.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 9,588 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Spanish

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  1. P

    Pamelav

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter was very helpful with explaining the menu choices. We enjoyed the authentic dishes

  2. l

    laderamom

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was delicious as always, our server was nice, hostess not at all welcoming.

  3. CL

    ClaireL

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The food was amazing. I loved everything I ate there. The noise was deafening and the atmosphere chaotic. We had to wait for a table even though we had a reservation. And the decor is not relaxing, verging on downright ugly. (Also, what's with the football player/cheerleader on the restroom doors? A bit sexist, no?) But the food . . . so good.

  4. DW

    DavidW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, experience, and service. A bit on the pricy side, but you get what you pay for. Would definitely recommend.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We are huge fans of Jose Andres and support his nonprofit. What an amazing purpose. That’s why we chose to go to his flagship restaurant. I would say that ultimately the food was very good but not outstanding. My wife and I have eaten amazing Spanish tapas meals in Spain and throughout the US—this was not the best tasting. We chose the selection that was $105 per person to get the best sampling and not have to think about it. The next time we go back, we’ll be selective. The two main savory dishes in the end—paella and pork shoulder. Tasted bland. That aside, the ambiance, the service, the view was great. The spirits were awesome. It books quickly. I’d go back, but I’ll be more selective on what I pick and it’ll need to be a special occasion.

  6. JA

    JACK

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family reunion

  7. DY

    DcYoPro

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    basic, greasy, boring food, but the drinks are good

  8. PR

    ParisR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience4

    Outstanding service — waiter, hostess and management. Unfortunately the dishes were not tasty. I tried to expand my pallet, but it was very basic and disappointing. My shrimp was spoiled. Manager took it off the check.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely incredible service incredible food Nothing like I have seen before

  10. I

    Insaf

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    I had my girlfriend birthday! No one cares to celebrate her !

  11. J

    Janet

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Jaleo never disappoints...except when you can't get a reservation!

  12. KE

    KELLYU

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we've had on the menu, which is most of it because we have been here a few times, has been outstanding. Everything about this place is outstanding. Even something as simple as the iced tea has been thought about and made with care. I've very particular about iced tea and many places don't even give it a thought. This iced tea tasted like a jasmine black tea. It was so good. I mention this to illustrate the level of attention to detail. The staff are super friendly and will show you the meaning of hospitality. I will be back many more times!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Service was terrible. We sat outside and waited over 30 mins just to get water. Finally got to order the tasting menu. Food was not worth it. I would go to a different restaurant by Jose the chef.

  14. DM

    DavidM

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding

  16. LJ

    LisaJ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service! Wonderful delicious food. . Fun atmosphere !!

  17. e

    ethel

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Comes fast. Will go back! Xxxxxxxxxxx

  18. JH

    JuliH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place was very busy. We had a window seat and were not in any hurry, so we ordered in several rounds. Everything we ordered was tasty!

  19. CT

    ChristineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous food and our waiter was very knowledgeable.

  20. L

    Lynn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After all these years, Jaleo's doesn't disappoint!

  21. CG

    ClayG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious food. We loved the two vegetable dishes - spinach and cauliflower, both made in totally unique ways. The deep fried dates were a miss, though. Busy busy place, so waiter could not be as attentive as he - or we - would have liked.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great service. Amazing food. Nice location

  23. l

    lenore

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A memorable experience .. can't wait to go back. Every staff member, from arrival to paying the check, was professional, thoughtful, responsive and made us feel like very special guests. Our server, Eduardo, was terrific, patient and couldn't have been more gracious. The food is FABULOUS! The decor is beautiful. It's noisy and, at our request, we were given a table that was more private, in a corner, and we weren't disturbed by the noise of diners having a wonderful time. They accommodated every request with grace. GO .. GO .. GO !!!

  24. C

    Chris

    Baltimore

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our second visit and the food was just as good as the first time. Stand-out dishes included the pressed ham-and-cheese sandwich, the garlic shrimp, and the grilled chicken thigh. The pan con chocolate was rich and full of chocolate. Good-sized portions means that three tapas per person are plenty. Food service a little off since courses two and three came out within minutes of each other, but otherwise an excellent evening.

  25. D

    Dcling

    Washington DC

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the first time for one of the out of town guests to visit Jaleo, but she will be back. I ordered for table several of my favorites and all were hits. I live in the building and have been a regular since. shortly after it opened. There are many consistent favorites as well as new items to try.

  26. SP

    SuziP

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular, as always. Exceptional food and service.

  27. T

    Trisha

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Good wonderful food! Lively atmosphere

  28. SK

    StefanoK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Good restaurant, nice location but I haven’t been particularly impressed by the food.

  29. F

    Foodfanfun

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly Excellent dinner…. Everything was SO delicious. We were first time diners as we were in from out of town. We will definitely return!!! Our server Bruce was outstanding.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente ambiente, la persona que nos atendió nos dio muy buenas recomendaciones. La comida estaba muy buena.

  31. CD

    ChasD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I have been going to Jaleo for over 20 years. It is still a fun, enjoyable experience and some of the food is really excellent. We sat outside on a beautiful night. Service was just about perfect. The dishes ranged from good to truly excellent. I look forward to going back.

  32. JS

    JasmineS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    For and experience was great!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I always love Jaleo. Our service was great and food is always delicious.

  34. h

    hostess

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service, I would definitely come back.

  35. GE

    GoodEatsNYC

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and the staff recommendations did not dissapoint.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jaleo is always an excellent experience! Food and service are as top notch.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Jaleo! Bruce’s recommended the Jaleo Classico from the tasting menu, which was on point! Absolutely amazing selection. the food was prepared and served perfectly! Highly recommend!

  38. SC

    SueC

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the omelet, cod fritters, small paella, sausage & beans and the cava sangria. Every dish was outstanding as was the service! Looking forward to a return trip!

  39. LL

    LizLobsterLover

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as always!

  40. CR

    CeciliaR

    Greensboro

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Increíble So good, food and service Would eat there every day!

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Jaleo DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Jaleo DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 628-7949.

Jaleo DC is rated 4.6 stars by 9588 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Jaleo DC

480 7th St. NW Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E St.

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located 1 block south of the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station on the yellow, green and red lines. Take the 7th and Arena exit, walk one block south. The restaurant is located on the right hand corner of 7th and E St.We are also 1 block North of Arhives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station on the green and yellow lines.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    José Andres; Head Chef Robbie Meltzer

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 628-7949

  • Catering

    Catering on a whole new level; José Andrés Catering elevates catering and event planning to new heights in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Now you can experience the inspired creations of celebrated chef José Andrés at your own party or venue. Visit us for more information at www.joseandrescatering.com, or call us at (202) 628-7949.

  • Private party facilities

    Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés We offer a variety of spaces for your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Janice Conner: (844) 843-6573

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