Jaleo DC

4.8
9045 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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AlfredG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They offered an awesome assorted menu for Valentine's Day.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

All the tapas that we had were underseasoned. It seems like someone is not putting salt on dishes. It was very underwhelming. Spanish food should be stronger on garlic but it was pretty weak. Our hanger steak was overcooked. Our server was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day. Food was amazing and at a great value. Service times could be improved, but I guess it is normal in a busy day like Valentine’s. Overall an amazing experience.

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AnnaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I always love the food and atmosphere at Jaleo. Knocked down to 4 starts because the service was subpar. We were yelled at for trying to get in at our reservation time because they were behind schedule, which I understand, but the manner in which they handled it was unprofessional. Will still keep returning for amazing food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Waiter took 45 mins to bring us any drink or food, rarely checked in on us. Food was fine not great. Understandable because of Covid but not a great experience overall.

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vipCarole
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We sat outside (on the street) under the tent. Even though there was a heater right beside our table, we were FREEEEZZING!!! It took a few hours for my body temp to come back to normal after we left there. Definitely would NOT recommend sitting outside as it was not warm at all.
Other than this, the food was amazing, and service very good.

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snowy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food as always was delicious. they did a great job with spacing tables and making everyone feel safe.

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BruceH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Tapas menu is excellent. Very unique dishes. We will definitely return.

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Bernadette
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaleo is always great! The food is always delicious and never disappoints.

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viplindaz
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my all-time favourite restaurants in Washington the food never fails to disappoint and services always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A very vibrant restaurant my girlfriend and I got lucky Valentine’s Day weekend in dc

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot! I wish the Bethesda location was still open. :/

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Razzle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t talk about Tapas in DC without having at least eaten at Jaleo.

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ErinP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

So disappointed with the food. Lack of simple seasonings, under salted items and generally bland. Didn’t know it was restaurant week, but that shouldn’t matter.

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Mara
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week was amazing! Delicious food and great service.

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vipSpencerC
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great ambiance! Would definitely recommend and will go back soon.

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vipMattF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We sat outside under a tent during a cold evening. Food was great, service a bit slow but very warm and kind, the outdoor seating less so. Our heater wasn't really working (tank was eventually replaced after we asked about it a few times), and the speaker playing music was directly in front of us. Overall, it was a fun experience, but there needs to be a little more attention to the details outside.

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vipJchurch
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always love our meals at Jaleo... consistently wonderful food. They did a good job managing how to dine safely with current pandemic issues which we appreciated. Also, we are grateful that Jaleo has long made food allergen information clear on their menu. A family member has Celiac disease and Jaleo was one of the first places that made gluten info clear. Such a gift to be able to go out for excellent food and know that it's safe as well.

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Tessa
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food & customer service. My favorite restaurant to visit when in DC.

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CarolineD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great tapas selection, portions not so small. We were there for restaurant week and loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining set up and all safety protocols make for a wonderful lunch! The cuisine is always top notch!

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vipMerfann
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so nice to be back at Jaleo. I have missed them so much over the last 10 months. We sat outside, it was breezy on the day we were there, but the tents are three sided and the tables a little close together, but we felt fairly safe. The staff was as attentive as always and the food was fantastic as usual. A teeny sliver of normalcy in this crazy world!

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever had! Service, food, and ambiance were 12/10

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week. Fantastic menu as always. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great but outdoor seating was freezing!

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MeganL
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and attentive. The drinks were delicious (get the rose sangria!)

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JoeyL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Jaleo for the DC Winter Restaurant Week. The food and service was great as usual. The only thing I would recommend is to pick your own wines instead of doing the tasting.

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vipDankicker53
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere, and food was excellent. Went during restaurant week and food was amazing.

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Lingdc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong with the many choices - they do a great job with outdoor dining as well as incredible attention to outdoor dining.

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PaulW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb meal and superb service. Especially loved the carne asada and the shrimps with garlic. Our waiter made a great wine recommendation as well.

It's a bit sad to have the tables separated by large clear plexiglas, so you're safer...just less like the crazy controlled chaos of pre-covid visits. Keep this great restaurant open! You'll love it.

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JustinH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did the tasting menu and wine pairings it was fantastic!

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Jimmy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the tasting menu. It was a great way to try a variety of dishes!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible tapas and the outdoor seating was still warm even on a cold night.

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LC22
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service! They took great safety measures and kept us warm outside! Awesome ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a special afternoon of drinks and snacks with dear friends in COVID safe outdoor, covered environment. Perfection!

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JeffV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great out door seating for the winter and still a great place to dine as always during these trying times.

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vipericindc
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. The heaters for the outside dining made it very comfortable.

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vipvhurteau
Berlin
38 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Choose the 5 course tapas with the chicken dish and Arroz con Leche for dessert. Excellent and you can't go wrong in this Jose Andres restaurant that continues creative and delicious choices as it has for years

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Betterserviceneeded
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I made a reservation for 830PM. My partner and I got there and we were told that only untented tables were available. This does not make sense given we made a reservation. We told a table under the tent would be a 30 minute wait so we opted for an outdoor table without a tent. The server sat us down. The server moved the space heater a bit, but did not turn it on. We waited for 20 minutes for someone to acknowledge us. No one acknowledged us or asked us for our order although we knew what we wanted in 10 minutes. I could not take the cold anymore. And no one turned on the space heater for us. We walked inside and asked for a table in a tent. That's when we saw our server (dressed in black clothing) coming up the stairs from the bottom floor of the restaurant with another man. Overhearing the staff in gray clothing it sounded like the person who was supposed to serve us (dressed in black and tall guy) was actually downstairs for 20 minutes with a guy whose name started with the letter R. We got a table in a tent 20 minutes later. So now it is about 910pm, for a reservation we made at 830pm. We were assigned a new server, and he was great (small guy) and quick with asking us for our order and providing us with the food. Didn't like the chicken with mashed potatoes because it was too mushy. Although the flan was the best flan I ever had. My partner and I also really liked the garlic shrimp plate. We could have ordered two of the garlic shrimp plates. The people inside dressed in gray did not have anything to do. They would stand inside and just get some cards and order them. They just stood there. The people dressed in gray should really help with the food service instead of standing inside doing nothing.

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vipCarmen
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed by how great the outdoor heating was!!! We weren’t cold at all :)
And of course, we love the food!!! Amazing expwrownce.

FAQs

Jaleo DC does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 9045 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.