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Jaleo - DC, Washington, DC
Award-winning

Jaleo - DC

4.7
4.7
10423 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 173 times today

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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

Offers

  • Gin & Tonic Festival

    Apr 15 - Apr 28, 2024
    Sun - Mon - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Tue - Thu - 4:00 PM - 10:45 PM,Fri - Sat - 4:00 PM - 11:45 PM
    Celebrate the National Cocktail of Spain and one of our favorite springtime sips, the Gin & Tonic! For two weeks beginning April 15th, we'll offer a special menu of seven Gin & Tonics, plus tasty fried tapas to pair with your cocktail. Salud!

    Gin & Tonic Festival Photo

What 10,423 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

10,429 Reviews
  1. FP562

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment you step into Jaleo, you are transported to a vibrant Spanish bistro, echoing with the lively energy reminiscent of Madrid’s bustling tapas bars. This restaurant isn't just a dining experience; it's a festive celebration of Spanish culture, served up one plate at a time. **Ambiance and Service:** The ambiance at Jaleo sets the stage for a memorable evening with its modern, yet warmly inviting décor influenced by traditional Spanish aesthetics. The staff here goes above and beyond to ensure that your meal is not only enjoyable but also an engaging experience. Service is prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable, with waitstaff ready to offer pairing suggestions from their extensive wine list, ensuring a perfect match for your meal. **Culinary Delights:** The menu at Jaleo is a treasure trove of Spanish tapas that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. A standout is certainly the Manchego cheese, which arrives at your table perfectly aged and rich in flavor. The croquetas are another must-try; these little bites are creamy on the inside and impeccably crisp on the outside. Seafood lovers will rejoice over the gambas, cooked to tender perfection, and the carne asada provides a hearty option for those in search of something more filling. Each dish is crafted with meticulous care, displaying both traditional roots and a modern twist that is nothing short of culinary artistry. **Wine Selection:** A highlight of Jaleo is undoubtedly its wide selection of wines. With options ranging from robust Riojas to sparkling Cavas, there’s something to complement every dish on the menu. The knowledgeable sommeliers are adept at navigating the list, helping diners find the perfect glass to enhance their meal. **Overall Experience:** Jaleo is more than just a restaurant; it’s a destination.

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  2. BethR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the desserts were phenomenal. Perfect end to our evening in DC.

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  3. Great

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time! Jaleo never fails! Server was attentive and courteous and food delish.

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  4. Satnights

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a weeknight dinner with a colleague. The restaurant was packed for a Tuesday evening. Enjoyed the tapas and cocktails. We were seated in a nook, That was a little bit separated from the main dining area therefore enjoyed a slightly more serene ambience. The restaurant is beautifully set up. Service was efficient with good hospitality. Had a great time. 

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  5. JaimeG

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Spanish food! Beautiful ambience! Friendly and courteous wait & service staff! A must do! Need I say more?!

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  6. Willowwhereru

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived prior to reservation and bar experience was not good. Host desk just ok. Server, Freesia, was pleasant and provided recommendations. While paying, the food was taken away without asking if we were done eating or wanted it for take away. Spoke with the GM, J. Perez, and he did not seem concerned at all. We will NOT return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Jaleo many times as it’s one of my favorite restaurants. Last night though, things were off. The hostesses were standing around playing on their phones; the grilled bread was soggy; the server was overwhelmed. Never got refills on our water and drinks. I’m used to much better service from Jaleo.
    Jaleo - DCResponded 1 day ago
    Hey, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're glad to hear that you've enjoyed your previous visits to Jaleo. However, we're truly sorry that your recent visit didn't meet expectations. We understand how important timely service is, and we're sorry that we fell short in this area. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly address these issues with our team to ensure a better experience for you in the future. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide you with the top-notch service and dining experience that you've come to expect from us. Best Regards, Jaleo - DC Management Team

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  8. WishIWasInFrance

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious fun dinner! Everything we ate on the tasting menu was incredible. Will absolutely come here again, and try the one in Orlando!
    Jaleo - DCResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, WishIWasInFrance! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at Jaleo - DC. It's fantastic to know that our tasting menu hit the mark for you. We're already looking forward to your next visit, and even more so to serving you our Orlando experience. Thanks again for your kind words and support!

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  9. BrendaC

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely options. Great allergy menu. Service was top notch.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, clean space, outdoor area was lovely but the tables were a bit wobbly. Servers were attentive and helped fixed the table as soon as they saw us struggle with 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 10423 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 173 times today

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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