Jaleo DC

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$31 to $50
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Spanish
As part of phase 2 reopening, we have limited patio and indoor seating for parties of 6 or less. We cannot guarantee a request for the patio. 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service! Taking all precautions for COVID protection

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vipEricR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service as always!

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BeatrizB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was our third time at Jaleo. We love this place, amazing food and great service. We'll repeat for sure!

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LisaK
New England
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very eclectic offering of tapas in a colorful very modern decor. The tables were spaced far apart and separated by plexiglass sheets. A very good meal.

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AnnemarieS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always. All of his restaurants are amazing

Food and wine tasting were great

The staff was wonderful

We had a wonderful experience

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vipShaziaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in DC and had a delicious experience, as always.

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GoBLue92
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Felix, was fantastic! Love the food and always appreciate José Andres and the work he is doing to feed the hungry!

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AntoniaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully done authentic tapas service, with wide range of items: pork, seafood, chicken, vegan. Artisanal cheese plate from Spain outstanding. Gourmet seafood--shrimp, scallops, salmon exquisitely prepared. A treasure!

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Feliz
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside because of Covid. Felt very safe. Don't even remember thinking about it, just focusing on the food and company.

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Jason
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Great 4 course meal, delicious food.
Nice patio seating. Definitely will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Lo único bueno fue el servicio por que todo lo demás no fue de mi agrado

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vipGlenB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular evening. Dined outside -- easy to get reservations on a Tuesday. Easy to find parking! Jaleo consistently delivers great food and great fun.

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jaleo is a good restaurant - the dishes are good, although this time, the spinach was a bit overcooked, but I didn't complain. I'm sure they would have done it over if I had. The service is always great - the servers are always so friendly and attentive! We sat outside so it was kind of loud but that wasn't Jaleo's fault. Apparently, there are some bikers riding up and down the street outside there and you have to shout to have a conversation at times - it's a bit odd and I'm not sure what's going on with that. Also, it did get chilly and the heaters weren't on but it could be me being cold sensitive.

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vipMary
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was attentive without being a nuisance. Food was delicious and nice amounts per serving. Sad to see downtown so empty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was wonderful. I always make a point of dining at Jaleo when in DC. The restaurant staff works well and service is always flawless. The young lady that had our table was very sweet and took good care of us. I also love what Jose Andres has done in terms of helping people affected by disasters by feeding them. A meal is more than just food to people. It is memories and time spent with family and friends. A meal during time of strife gives people hope and for a few minutes a sense of normalcy.

Looking forward to my next meal at Jaleo.

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marialc
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty good overall. Food was okay - the brussels sprouts were way too salty, and so was the bread with tomato. Service; however, was great!

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vipdancindvm
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. I was impressed with how they are handling the distance between tables.

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SarahM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safety precautions due to covid, were outstanding. I felt that every precaution was taken. Outstanding food, Service was amazing. Best dining experience I have had in years.

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AxPaul
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here during CoVid19 era, sat outside. they had heaters and every table was socially distanced. mask required. will come back food and drink was awesome

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MichelleK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at this Jaleo location (the Crystal City one is lovely, too!). This time I brought my 10yo daughter for just a little girls' night out. The service was friendly, food always spectacular (you can't beat their patatas bravas), and we loved the extra accommodations they made to keep folks safe and clean.

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vipGenevieve
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. A person in out party has a dairy allergy and our waiter knew the entire menu and what they should not order. He was also super friendly.

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John
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was stellar as always. I’ve been multiple times and never had anything that wasn’t delicious.

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Anonymus
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nos faltó el pan y que las raciones fueran algo mayores.

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vipMalvern
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We had Sunday Brunch on 10/11. There were only 4 items on the Sunday brunch menu - which I didn’t catch when I looked at the website. We were never told until our food was delivered that we could also order from the main menu - not just the Sunday brunch menu.
Part of the problem could have been we had some trouble getting service when we got there. I had to find someone to ask where our server was. A little unusual, since the restaurant had only a few seats filled.
The food was excellent - but a little disappointed in everything else Not a typical Garces experience. Maybe I just expect more from his restaurants.

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Louis
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good social distancing for outdoor dining! Menu a bit shorter than usual but still very good!

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Barnicello
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a table outside on a beautiful evening. Service was excellent as was the food.

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MPishu
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pleasant outdoor patio & incredible service. Inconsistent food.

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HAOFN
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good, nothing impressive but good. I tried some "bocadillos" that were good and a Paella Valenciana that was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a really awesome experience. Will definitely come back :)

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AlexM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Olga was amazing!

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HilWil
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Great for outdoor seating as well.

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Xiaomin
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice separation from guests. I actually forget to bring a mask and they actually gave me one during my visit. The Menu is now on your phone, so bring your phone.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing but the service was slow. We had the tasting menu and the servers did not really explain what each course was.

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PaulH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The prix fixe lunch menu has terrific selections and is a great value. The creme brulee is to die for.

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Teahops
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Weekday lunch was quiet but the staff was very attentive and helpful. The food was extremely tasty and the "pick 3 plus dessert" $20 lunch menu gave us both enough choices to have an interesting meal by sharing bites between us.

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Nick
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food, wine, and sangrias. The staff are very accommodating, and they're taking COVID precautions seriously. I can't wait for my next trip back!

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CEG88
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Made a last minute reservation for a solo lunch. The almuerzo rapido was a great deal - 4 courses with a sangria for $25.

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vipFoodielover
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice service. Great care was given to the table.

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vipJDDDC
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It's not the same level of execution at this time as it had been in the past. Is the food good? Yes. It is a good tapas bar. Is it the same level of dining experience that it has been in the past? No. If you want Jose's type of "gastronomy" from his days at El Bulli, this isn't the place anymore.

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Tessa
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaleo DC is one of my all time favorite restaurants. My party & I went to experience the Tomatina Festival menu & it did not disappoint. Each food offering was exquisitely delicious. The service was impeccable & the atmosphere relaxing.

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 4.7 stars by 8953 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.