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Jaleo DC

4.6
6714 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday: 11AM – 10PM
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 AM – 11 PM
Friday – Saturday: 11 AM – midnight

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Phone number
(202) 628-7949
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What 6714 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
service
4.3
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dustbunnymom (Indiana)
4.0
Dined 9 hours ago

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

The food and service overall were good. But we were assigned to a table, which was extremely cold. Some of those tables should not be assigned to guests. It was not comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We enthusiastically recommend the Jaleo Experience. It did take over 2 hours but it was worth the time! The selections were excellent and weren’t necessarily options we would have tried if left to our own devices. The 13 course experience culminated with two amazing desserts...we were both stuffed, happy, and thrilled to have gotten to try so many traditional and modern Spanish tapas.

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PJH2016 (Boise)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

This place is just ok for us. Bit fusion-y for tapas, which if you just want regular tapas as in Madrid, this is not for you. Great location, nice building. $16 cocktails are also something I’m morally opposed to.

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Mercedes (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

It's always wonderful--Jaleo never disappoints! We got the Brunch Tasting Menu and enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

I've been to Jaleo quite a few times. This past experience was probably the worst service wise but the best food wise. We had to wait over 20 minutes for a table and while other groups were offered free drinks/appetizers in apology--my group was not. I guess we should have complained. It also took almost 10 minutes before a waiter came over to us and even longer for him to come back to take an order. However, once we ordered and chose the Experience Tasting menu & wine pairing, the night quickly improved. The food was delicious and creative. It was good deal for the price, considering all the food you get to try! My favorite dish was the goat cheese and salmon roe cones or the croquettes or the asparagus! My least favorite was oddly the paella. Overall, it was a good experience.

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vipDineindc (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

Arrived a few minutes early but didn’t end up sitting down until about 20 minutes past reservation time. Food was good and came at a good pace. However the tables are so close that everyone is in each other’s business while talking. This is not a place for a private conversation of any kind which kind of ruined the meal because you sometimes want to have a one on one conversation.

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vipvk12 (Cincinnati)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

I LOVE Jaleo! I go there each time I am in DC and have been doing since 1995
However, we made a reservation for 4 people (including 2 young kids) and had to wait 25 minutes before the table was cleared. The food was great, but the kids exhausted. It made for a difficult night....

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

I have been to Jaleo before - always loved it. This was the first time I did their set lunch and it was excellent! Will definitely go back for lunch!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

I have been going to Jaleo's for over 20 years. It is still as good as the first time. Always new dishes to go along with mainstay tapas. Full meals including paellas also available. They will also prepare off menu items upon request. All Spanish wine list is outstanding. Wines available by the case upon request. You will not find a better wine list in Spain. We always go to Jaleo's for at least one meal when in DC or Crystal City.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday: 11AM – 10PM
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 AM – 11 PM
Friday – Saturday: 11 AM – midnight

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Cross street
E St.
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 628-7949
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Catering
Catering on a whole new level; José Andrés Catering elevates catering and event planning to new heights in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Now you can experience the inspired creations of celebrated chef José Andrés at your own party or venue. Visit us for more information at www.joseandrescatering.com, or call us at (202) 628-7949.
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Public transit
We are located 1 block south of the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station on the yellow, green and red lines. Take the 7th and Arena exit, walk one block south. The restaurant is located on the right hand corner of 7th and E St.

We are also 1 block North of Arhives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station on the green and yellow lines.
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Executive chef
José Andres; Head Chef Rodolfo Guzman
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Located in the heart of the Penn Quarter, the lively atmosphere of Jaleo DC makes it a great place to host a lunch or dinner. For menus, pricing, availability and other information on events at Jaleo, please contact our Events Manager at (202) 628-7949.

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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 We offer a variety of spaces for your special event.

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