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Sat, 2/24
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10:30 PM
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Jaleo DC

4.6
6820 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.
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Private dining
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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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
José Andres; Head Chef Rodolfo Guzman
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E St.
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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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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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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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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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What 6820 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined a day 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!

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AdrianA (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

My only complain.... There isn't one
In San Francisco.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

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yumyum (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always happy to return to Jaleo. Never disappoints.

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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Potatoes were good , garlic shrimps tasteless

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StaciB 
5.0  Dined 6 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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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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.

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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.

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AndrewB (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was fine but it took the intervention of the manager to get it delivered and we barely made the curtain at the play we were going ti.

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Rich (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

From beginning to end a special moment the tapas was savory, the drinks exquisite and the service impeccable. Exactly the right choice for the moment. The liquid olive was startling and unique. The combination of tastes was from elegant to home style. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Birthday for my wife. She wanted Paella and she was not disappointed. Everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Paella to die for!!!

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HMMFoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Fabulous tapas- scallops, cauliflower with dates & olives, jumbo lump crab with cucumbers & peppers and a light brandy sauce. Pork filet with Gorgonzola & mashed potatoes. Nice wines. Brought us free custard for dessert for our anniversary. Excellent bartender and nice service.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Forgot it was Valentines Day weekend. Server was extremely busy and some of our food took longer. I think he forgot to put an order in. Other staff chipped in but still felt unattended to.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Did the tasting menu - lots of food but worth it to try new things.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food is amazing got to love traditional spanish cuisine !!

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Liketogoout (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

My family ate here after a day at the museums. My young daughters loved the fresh bread and the ham croquettes. We had the nicest waiter. Would definitely be back!

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