Jaleo DC

4.8
9082 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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Dind
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Everything we ordered was wonderful. It is just like eating tapas in Barcelona.

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vipCrawfordC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, well-curated wine list and cocktail program.

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SiyaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The manager was so attentive

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AndrewK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is amazing, it comes down to whatever you like. Service is timely and attentive. Felt very safe with Covid precautions.

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RobertaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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ErinS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Happy hour prices are awesome too!

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vipAlonzoW
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful and great value almuerzo rapido. Service very attentive and respectful of Covid 19

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. A tried and true, quality dining experience. Everything is flavorful, seasonal, and prepared with mastery.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best tapas we’ve had.

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vipruthiet
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the $20 lunch special on a glorious day on the outside patio

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vipLisa
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value for $20 lunch special and excellent choices

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globalgranny
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out in the year, it was wonderful!

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AuroraB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, attentive staff, nice host. Best croquettes, ensaladilla and paellas. We love the sangria as well. Right portions.

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MMBOSCH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great as always! The food is perfection and the drinks off the charts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was expensive for the quality of some tapas Other tapas price quality was good

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Sean
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch. During the pandemic, they took excellent precautions and we felt safe. They keep surprising with new items on their menu despite being in business for years in this DC location. We had our rehearsal dinner for our wedding here years ago and we're glad it's still as good as ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sangria, classic tapas, and some with a refreshing spin. Attentive service and a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Great food!!

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LingM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Expected more from Paella -- it is not enough for 4 people, even with other food/drink ordered,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Food was incredible

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vipfrequentdiner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Sat outside don’t recommend that
Not a pleasant experience
Food and service were excellent

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Jaleo is a tapas restaurant with small portions that are shareable. The food is good quality and deceptively fattening, so I try not to eat here too often as it's loaded with carbs and fats, but very tasty! The cocktails are not that great, but the wine list is interesting and different. During the pandemic, I always felt very safe eating inside as well as outside. Inside, the tables are spaced very, very far apart, ventilation is strong, the ceilings are higher than a church's, and there is plexiglas between each table. They're very careful. Service is usually great.

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JenniferQ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit based off of a personal recommendation. There was so much to decide from, we ended up going with the Jaleo Classic tasting for our group. We were stuffed! The waiters were super attentive. We waiting for nothing. Plates were brought out with perfect timing and drink glasses were never empty. I have Celiac's disease and need to stay gluten free. I was pleasantly surprised how knowledgeable and easily accomodated my diet was.

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CCme
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food as expected. Good for party more than 2 to share different varieties. Will definitely come back.

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BrianGrace
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

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Misha
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, and the pricing very reasonable. We especially loved the croquetas de pollo and manzanas con hinojo y queso Manchego. The ambiance was chic, and I liked how each table had it’s own plastic walls to separate it from the others.

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JoeD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very impressed with our Jaleo experience. Interesting and diverse menu. High quality food and the service was outstanding. We would recommend this restaurant.

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MarcG
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, food was delicious and staff was awesome. I recommend this place to everyone. You won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance.

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Mrmogg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been dating at Jaleo with my family for almost 8 years. Always delicious and special.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We order chef’s menu for $55 per person. Nothing outstanding. Quantity is small. Not worthy the price tag. The waitress doesn’t introduce the items in the menu. Poor choice

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DivR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was expensive but worth it. Loved eating here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from beginning to end! We showed up 30 minutes early and were accommodated 15 minutes later, totally unexpected but very appreciated. Service was amazing, as was the food, cocktails and wine service. I would highly recommend this experience to all.

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vipMaryM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They remembered my birthday! awesome service! Really appreciated the gesture

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaleo is a resplendent hideaway in the middle of down town DC. A moments walk from the mall, Jaleo offers a taste of spain in the heart of America. Their dishes are top notch and their service is impeccable. The only weird part was the decor on the bathroom floor. Seriously. Who made that decision?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food is beyond nasty and expensive for nothing

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything, great service and the food was excellent!! We had croquetas de jamón and patatas bravas and the most amazing chicken and mushroom paella, my party of 3 ate it all!! For dessert, although we were full, we had the creamiest flan and a delicious cortadito. Please reserve a table, you won’t regret it!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quiet isolated table for our anniversary dinner.

Service friendly - all wearing two masks.

Food and wine were delicious. Although, my wife was miffed that the crepe brûlée was served cold.

I am sure it is a fun place with a great atmosphere without the pandemic precautions.

We will likely go back!

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ChristopherD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu was excellent and a surprisingly good value. Service was personable and efficient. The outdoor seating was comfortable but also felt festive.

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lisaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the Chef Experience and it did not disappoint.

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 4.8 stars by 9082 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.