Jaleo DC

4.8
9141 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
As part of phase 2 reopening and recent mandates from the DC Mayor's office, we have limited patio for parties of 6 or less. We are open for lunch and dinner daily. For more information on our commitment to our guests, please visit jaleo.com/commitment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
169 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our waiter seemed puzzled by our asking for a bottle of wine. Instead he brought one glass though it was obvious there were two people at the table. Same when we ordered a dozen oysters, he brought us six, a single order. The food was up to the usual high standard of Jaleo and it was good being back there after more than a year.

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Alex
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even if downtown DC seems unnatural and very quiet right now, Jaleo is indeed a bright spot. As usual, food was great, service was excellent and there was close to the usual ambiance by the evening. The flan was even better than usual. We'll be back soon.

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vipYosh
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always wonderful experience, from food to service, we will be back many more times

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing! Service was excellent and the food and wine as well! The music and ambiance was not what we expected but would definitely go back!

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vipMyronL
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The expanded outdoor table areas are a definite plus. The food was superb as usual.

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CaitlinD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, covid friendly set up outdoors

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AmyOC
New England
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner. 5 of us. Ate outside. Paella and a bunch of tapas. Fabulous cocktails and service. Order the Compadre! Paella a little salty. Would absolutely come back. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Julian was excellent. We’ll ask for him next time we go back.

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DocM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Paella perfectly plated fir everyone at the table. Fun cocktails

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MikeK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. We love going here, we have never had a problem.

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CHkar
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a vegetarian, had plenty of options. Loved the beet gazpacho, patatas bravas, sautéed spinach and mushrooms. Delicious red sangria. Great service. Pretty lively even during Covid. We visited 3 Jose Andres restaurants, this was our favorite. We will surely return when we visit DC again.

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HeatherM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gin & Tonics are a must-try! Everything on the menu is truly exceptional. Servers are very friendly and attentive. Can't wait until we get to go back!

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vipGrady
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Jaleo always delivers... continues to be our go-to place for meeting friends visiting DC

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DavidR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Can't wait to be back in DC and come to Jaleo again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food!

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JohnT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had the larger tapas tasting menu with paired wines — 7 “rounds” with 2 or 3 items per round. A great experience with great food and wine.

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MacGregory
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and some of the friendliest, most informed staff I’ve ever come across. Jaleo is always my favorite restaurant in Washington DC and a must every time I visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente ubicación y atención, uno de los mejores restaurante de Washington

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vipHutt
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Almuerzo Rapido was outstanding - 3 large dishes plus dessert for $20.

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amys
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience great good and drink

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vipleejay
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great table in the bar area - well distanced from other patrons and a good vantage point to check out others' meals! We were greeted with a glass of Cava for his birthday. Attentive staff, excellent food and drinks - we couldn't ask for anything more.

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EllenD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious dinner here. We ate outside and found it to be comfortable, even on a cool evening. The servers were all friendly and attentive. The white sangria was light and fruity. Every plate we ordered was delicious. We tried both desserts on the menu as well and couldn't pick a favorite. All around, I would recommend Jaleo.

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vipAlonzoW
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of people there on Saturday to our surprise. But we found a safe table away from the crowd inside. All dishes were delicious. It would be nice to see more vegan options, since many veggie plates do still have lots of cheese etc.
We had to ask for paper menus since as is wont to happen, the QR access codes for the menus really work only for the iPhone and not for many Android phones. Persistent software glitch unfortunately, although you CAN pay with the phone.

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MaggieK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gin and tonic flight was fantastic and the good was amazing!

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Nayy
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t believe we almost canceled our reservation 🥺 We’re so glad we didn’t. Everything we ordered was great. This is definitely a do over when we’re back in the area.

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Danlagourgane
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Took Tour de Espana with wine pairing. What a treat! Even bought 3 bottles of wine to take home!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

The rice was too undercooked and oily. I don’t recommend the rice plates

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AllisonE
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch getting to try several of the different small plates... beet & tomato gazpacho and potatoes bravas were our favorites. Fun atmosphere and a menu with a great variety of choices.

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Christine
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Delicious food but the service was all over the place

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Dind
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Everything we ordered was wonderful. It is just like eating tapas in Barcelona.

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vipCrawfordC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, well-curated wine list and cocktail program.

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SiyaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The manager was so attentive

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AndrewK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is amazing, it comes down to whatever you like. Service is timely and attentive. Felt very safe with Covid precautions.

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BVilleDiner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delightful meal with the set menu, "Tastes of Spain."

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RobertaG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was wonderful to return to Jaleo dining indoors. After my first Metro ride, arriving at Jaleo I felt my return to my favorite restaurant was returning to happier times.
Our Server was polite , knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful to make our lunch a delight and memorable. When we indicated a wish to share the Gaspacho, it arrived as two servings. He served the rest at a good pace. Perfect and cant wait to return

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ErinS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Happy hour prices are awesome too!

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vipAlonzoW
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful and great value almuerzo rapido. Service very attentive and respectful of Covid 19

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. A tried and true, quality dining experience. Everything is flavorful, seasonal, and prepared with mastery.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best tapas we’ve had.

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vipruthiet
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the $20 lunch special on a glorious day on the outside patio

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 4.8 stars by 9141 OpenTable diners.

Jaleo DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thinkfoodgroup.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.