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Jaleo - DC, Washington, DC
Award-winning

Jaleo - DC

4.7
4.7
10500 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 149 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 11:00 am–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (202) 628-7949
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ramon Martinez
  • Catering
    Bring a taste of Spain to your next meeting, event, or offsite with Jaleo's new lunch catering menu. Choose between individual lunch boxes or customizable sandwich packages, featuring favorites like our fútbol club and gazpacho. Catering is available for both delivery and pick-up within Washington, DC.
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the heart of DC’s exciting Penn Quarter neighborhood, Jaleo DC is just steps from all the excitement of our nation’s capital and provides a bright setting for seated meals or standing receptions. For smaller events, our Standing Tapas Bar is perfect for after-work gatherings.
  • Private party contact
    Coleen Bendig: (202) 638-1910
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Penn Quarter
  • Cross street
    E Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Raul Perez Wine Dinner

    $225.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 11, 2024 only
    Join us at Jaleo for a special dinner with renowned winemaker Raul Perez. Since producing his first vintage for his family’s winery in 1994 at the age 22, Raul has been at the forefront of modern Spanish winemaking, and has twice been named best winemaker in the world. On June 11th, he'll join us at Jaleo to share his winemaking philosophy and guide you as you taste your way through six wines. Each course will be paired with elevated Spanish cuisine from Chef Ramon Martinez, including pulpo a la gallega and beef cheeks with caviar. We hope you'll join us for this rare opportunity to share a glass of wine with Raul and all of us at Jaleo!
    Raul Perez Wine Dinner Photo

What 10,500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

10,500 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Small plates good food. Good wine selection, limited choice of liquor. 30min delay in sitting. Friendly service. Very, very noisy.

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    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good place to eat delicious food en a great atmosfere and good service.

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  3. JamesB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, it is a treat to eat at Jaleo. The team is so committed to outstanding service and sensitivity to any food allergies. The food is marvelous and the entire experience spoils one for anything else. The team combines warmth with complete professionalism. We feel welcomed when we arrive, catered to while there, and warm and happy at the end of another wonderful meal. In addition, supporting one of Jose Andres’ restaurants given his leadership, both there and at World Central Kitchen, is an honor. We will be back again and again. With much gratitude.

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  4. ToniB

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I could give more stars I would. We were celebrating our anniversary in DC and wanted to try one of Jose Andres’ restaurants. Exceptional service (I wish I had caught our server’s name but his initials are JPR), excellent food. We tried so many dishes - pan con tomate; jamón, aceitunas Ferran Adria; grilled octopus; mushrooms with poached egg; buñuelos de bacalao; and of course shrimp and garlic and olive oil. The chef kindly sent us a bowl of seasonal peas, sugar snaps and pea shoots on the house. We finished with a delicious pear sorbet and our server treated us with a glass of sparking wine. An absolutely memorable meal.
    Jaleo - DCResponded 1 day ago
    Thanks for visiting us, ToniB! We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional experience celebrating your anniversary in DC. It's great to know that you enjoyed our shrimp and garlic and olive oil, as well as the seasonal peas, sugar snaps, and pea shoots. We're also glad that you found our service exceptional and enjoyed the pear sorbet. Your kind words mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable meal soon. Best, The Management Team at Jaleo - DC

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We wanted to love Jaleo, but that didn’t happen. The server was unhelpful and unknowledgeable. He wasn’t able to answer questions about wine or the cheeses on the menu. The food was just okay, but we expected more. The grilled chicken thigh with vegetables was especially disappointing. For dessert, we received a service plate that had a dangerously sharp chipped edge. I work in food service and this should never happen. I let the server know, and he removed it. It was a lackluster meal.
    Jaleo - DCResponded 1 day ago
    Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience at Jaleo - DC. We're sorry to hear that your visit didn't live up to your expectations, and we sincerely apologize for the shortcomings in our service and food. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and attentiveness, and it's clear we missed the mark during your visit. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our service and offerings. Having said that we would like to contact you so we can have a better understanding of what happened last night. If you do not mind to share your information we would connect with you right away. Respectfully Best, The Management Team

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ¡Fantástico, la comida es excelente y abundante. Lo recomiendo!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a bit too expensive for the type of food they offer.
    Jaleo - DCResponded 1 day ago
    Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our service and found it to be a good value. We understand that you found our pricing to be a bit higher. We assure you that we aim to provide the best quality food and service to match. We appreciate your feedback and hope to serve you again soon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Making a reservation makes a difference. We had prime seating, and amazing service. The food timing was perfect and allowed us to try a variety of items on the menu. Definitely get the gin flight!
    Jaleo - DCResponded 1 day ago
    Thanks for visiting us at Jaleo - DC! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. It's great to know that our prime seating and amazing service made a difference to your visit. We're also glad that you enjoyed the variety of our menu items, including our gin flight. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, The Management Team

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jalen never disappoints. Festive, good food, and good times.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great service! I would highly recommend it.

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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 10500 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 149 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Jaleo - DC

480 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    E Street
  • Neighborhood
    Penn Quarter
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 11:00 am–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ramon Martinez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 628-7949
  • Catering
    Bring a taste of Spain to your next meeting, event, or offsite with Jaleo's new lunch catering menu. Choose between individual lunch boxes or customizable sandwich packages, featuring favorites like our fútbol club and gazpacho. Catering is available for both delivery and pick-up within Washington, DC.
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the heart of DC’s exciting Penn Quarter neighborhood, Jaleo DC is just steps from all the excitement of our nation’s capital and provides a bright setting for seated meals or standing receptions. For smaller events, our Standing Tapas Bar is perfect for after-work gatherings.
  • Private party contact
    Coleen Bendig: (202) 638-1910
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