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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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.
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.
Always wonderful experience, from food to service, we will be back many more times
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!
The expanded outdoor table areas are a definite plus. The food was superb as usual.
Excellent food and service, covid friendly set up outdoors
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.
Our waiter Julian was excellent. We’ll ask for him next time we go back.
Great food. Paella perfectly plated fir everyone at the table. Fun cocktails
Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. We love going here, we have never had a problem.
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.
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!
Jaleo always delivers... continues to be our go-to place for meeting friends visiting DC
Absolutely delicious. Can't wait to be back in DC and come to Jaleo again!
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.
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!
Excelente ubicación y atención, uno de los mejores restaurante de Washington
The Almuerzo Rapido was outstanding - 3 large dishes plus dessert for $20.
Awesome experience great good and drink
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.
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.
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.
The gin and tonic flight was fantastic and the good was amazing!
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.
Fantastic! Took Tour de Espana with wine pairing. What a treat! Even bought 3 bottles of wine to take home!
The rice was too undercooked and oily. I don’t recommend the rice plates
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.
Delicious food but the service was all over the place
Delicious! Everything we ordered was wonderful. It is just like eating tapas in Barcelona.
Delicious food, excellent service, well-curated wine list and cocktail program.
Amazing food and service. The manager was so attentive
Everything on the menu is amazing, it comes down to whatever you like. Service is timely and attentive. Felt very safe with Covid precautions.
Had a delightful meal with the set menu, "Tastes of Spain."
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
Excellent food and great service. Happy hour prices are awesome too!
Flavorful and great value almuerzo rapido. Service very attentive and respectful of Covid 19
This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. A tried and true, quality dining experience. Everything is flavorful, seasonal, and prepared with mastery.
The best tapas we’ve had.
Enjoyed the $20 lunch special on a glorious day on the outside patio
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.