HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 129 times today

Jaleo DC

6816 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • Tapas (201)
  • Creative Cuisine (133)
  • Fit for Foodies (130)
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday: 11AM – 10PM
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 AM – 11 PM
Friday – Saturday: 11 AM – midnight

icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(202) 628-7949
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
José Andres; Head Chef Rodolfo Guzman
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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, or call us at (202) 628-7949.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
E St.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
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

Private Dining

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.

View Private Dining Details
What 6816 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 11 hours ago

We’ve been to Jaleo many times and it never disappoints! Every dish is delicious! A great place to go with friends because choosing and sharing the food makes fun conversation, and the menu is so varied and interesting, there’s something for everyone. Tonight’s stars were the cheese board, octopus, potato tapas with salmon roe, grilled cauliflower, chorizo, and chocolate flan. Yum!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food, massive flavors and subtlety left us more than satisfied.

yumyum (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always happy to return to Jaleo. Never disappoints.

CeciliaH (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The tapas were to die for. We went for my friend's birthday, and the staff were so fun and friendly, we got them to sing for her :) Great atmosphere, delightful service, delicious food.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Potatoes were good , garlic shrimps tasteless

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

One of the best dining experiences of my life. Perfect table for two right next to window, top-notch service. Three days later and we are still talking about it.

vipDelphi (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

As always, the device was excellent and the food delicious. This evening we had the Conor de salmon crudo, datiles con tocino , patatas bravas, and tortilla al moments. For dessert there was the orange flan. All excellent.

The Cuba Libre at Jaleo deserves mention as well. It is made with rum and Coke, but the addition of Angostura Bitters and a cinnamon stick add wonderfully to the flavor. It is highly recommended.

Overall, a most enjoyable dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very good, the goat cheese stuffed peppers were incredible...

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

I thought the food was pretty mediocre and quite salty in general. It was busy at lunch time so the service was pretty slow but wasn’t terrible. I guess since food wasn’t that great it was not easy to enjoy the experience. 2/3 dishes were disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We came to Jaleo becuase I am from Puerto Rico and want to thank Jose Andres for all the help he has given to the Island, thank you Jose Andres.