Jaleo DC

4.7
9374 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.

ThinkFoodGroup requires all staff and guests over 12 years of age who are dining indoors to be fully vaccinated.
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Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 9374 people are saying
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vipDCFoodLvr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top-notch service, amazing food and even complimentary tapas sent our way to help celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Thanks for making it special Jaleo!

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vipEleanorH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wide ranging menu, tapas are good for sharing. Service is a bit unfocused; not a good restaurant if you're trying to have a quick meal.

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JillA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to Jaleo since before 2013! I was so glad to be back! It’s still as good as I remember! Food, drinks, service, ALL OUTSTANDING!

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vipDub1
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food awesome as usual. Service not so wonderful, but hoping that getting out of pandemic will help that. Staff need polish.

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KateM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants of all time. A large menu, so many good options to chose from. And great portion sizes! I was impressed by the value. Will definitely return every single time I'm back in DC.

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RebeccaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge variety of tapas and small plates. Waiter was spot on with 3 dishes each. High prices but very high quality.

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GreatS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each dish was delicious, as were the drinks. Service was also fantastic. It was clearly very busy on a Saturday night, but the timing of the dishes and the meal overall was perfect!

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ChristineB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience
Food, service always top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

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DanaO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas of all kinds…great sangria and we loved the atmosphere. Outdoor seating available :)

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ArunR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. A great experience. Highly recommended.

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AugieM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Spanish, love their white sangria, food very tasty,great mix of flavors and textures, extremely good service, refill water 4 times level of attention, nice building located very conveniently near Gallery Place DC Metro Station.

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GailN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jaleo! What more needs to be said? The food service and atmosphere are all terrific and happy to support a chef whose mission in life is to help others.

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GinnyO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had Julio’s tasting menu & wine flights.
There was a delicious variety to the foods, where the wine…I would have preferred a single selection over the options presented.

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vipBethesdaDiner
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first time back in many months, The 1/2 pitcher of Cava Sangria was just right for two people. None of the tapas were disappointing. Bacon-wrapped dates and chicken croquettes were delicious. Chorizo patatas were also good. Seven dishes for two diners was adequate. Servers staged them nicely so the table was never too crowded with the little plates.

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vipJoeLogan
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaleo never disappoints.

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MichelleN
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. Food was fantastic and staff was attentive. Loved the rose sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great quality and thete is no better resturantuer in country than Jose Andrés.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in from out of town. Everything was excellent! I wonderful time!

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vipTenor
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tapas. Will be back.

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vipWarrenQ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server and the overall service were just outstanding.

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SusanN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was blown away by the food. We both had the classic sampler and I'm so glad we did. Everything was beautiful. I had a Cuba Libre for the first time in years and it did not disappoint. I would give Jaleo 10 stars in every category if I could. I just cannot say enough good things about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was just good

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JonD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Happy Hour Sangria is very diluted and tastes like sugar water

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JulioS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best and friendly restaurant in DC for Spain food

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DinaC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors here, our party of five enjoyed ordering multiple courses of tapas throughout our dinner and everything was wonderful. The service was also outstanding, the sangria delicious and completed at the table for us, and desserts (not shared by us) just capped off an excellent evening.

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SamanthaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So GOOD! Great service and food. Couldn't have been better. Love all the COVID precautions they're taking.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous! must try Flauta de jamón ibérico de bellota
ask for Julian! great service helps with making food decision when you have such wonderful choices!

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TausifBashar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Definitely on my must go places to eat when I visit again

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LauraE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Evening. Exceeded expectations. Thank you.

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Oasis
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative and tasty food. It is fun having each person choose a different plate to share. And Jaleo has possibly the best deserts in DC!

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NaomiB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaleo is always delicious. I have favorite dishes that I typically order but also try new choices. Last night, I tried dessert, flan. Never disappointed. Wine is excellent. Service is lovely.

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SusanO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been coming to Paleo for years. We order a variety of salads, veggie plates, meat and fish plates and then we share and pass around our choices. The food has always been delicious and inventive. The price for young and old is very reasonable and the service is friendly and knowledgeable.

To Jose' Andreas, you are my hero, both in the kitchen and in the world

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vipRMP4
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at Jaleo. It's our favourite food in the DC area and we miss having it in Bethesda. Endive, spinach, potato omelette, garlic shrimp and more of our old favourites.

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vipCindie
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in DC! The food is always delicious, great variety, and the service exceptional. We keep coming back.

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vipNayy
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Jaleo’s. Same awesome experience as the first. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and they made us feel special. Great service.
In addition, you have to show proof of Covid vaccination, that made us feel safe. Thank you for mandating this for your restaurant and doing your part to keep patrons and employees safe and your restaurant open during this pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef tasting experience was incredible

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vipLisa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food at Jaleo and the service was excellent.

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Jaleo - so happy they're now requiring proof of vaccination for safety and to reduce the spread of the Delta variant! I hadn't known ahead of time (open table needs to include that) but fortunately had a photo on my phone. Our server was amazing - cannot remember her name but she was so friendly, cheerful, and and checked on us (and the other customers) constantly - without being obtrusive. She made excellent suggestions as well. Everything was deliciously prepared. I highly recommend Jaleo although this neighborhood gem always fills up fast with reservations lately!

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 4.7 stars by 9374 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.