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About Jaleo DC

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.

480 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 AM – 11 PM
Friday: 11 AM – midnight
Saturday: 11 AM – midnight
Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM
Monday: 10 AM – 10 PM

Cross Street:
E St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 628-7949

Website:
http://www.jaleo.com/

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.

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.

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

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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Limited a la carte dinner is from 5pm-7pm with a 2 hour time limit (regular dinner menu is not available). Reservations after 8pm will be $90 per person that includes the table for the duration of the evening, party favors, music, cava toast at midnight and the Spanish tradition of 12 grapes at 12pm

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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.

Jaleo DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (204)
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Fit for Foodies (136)
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Fun (115)
Authentic (103)
Good for a Date (89)
Special Occasion (82)
Pre/post Theatre (80)
Casual (78)
Good Vegetarian Options (65)
Great for Lunch (64)
Tasting Menu (63)
Hot Spot (61)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Good for Groups (59)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
People Watching (50)
Handcrafted Cocktails (45)
Business Meals (44)
Bar Seating (40)
Happy Hour (38)
Worth the Drive (38)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (34)
Notable Wine List (32)
Healthy (31)
Quick Bite (29)
Comfort Food (26)
Late-night Find (26)
Romantic (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Kid-friendly (17)
Spicy (17)
Cozy (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Seasonal (9)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Vegan (4)
Scenic View (3)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We consulted with the waiter and had a great wine at a reasonable price. The waiter was knowledgeable answered all our menu questions. We had great service and a wonderful time.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent as well as the atmosphere! We were going to the Janet Jackson concert and had reservations at Jaleo.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

I had the Rusa salad, the monkfish and the garlic shrimp tapas.
The Rusa seemed to have sat around in the fridge for a long time. All the tapas were a bit salty. Bit of a letdown

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Jaleo was amazing. They catered to our daughter who has a multitude of allergies and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The food is too notch and the service was spectacular. I highly recommend Jaleo.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Most of the people they do what other do otherwise they do nothing because they have nothing to do nothing to say, they are the shadow of themselves as Jaleo feed you with a shadow of the food.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We tried the Pre-Theater meal ($30). It was delicious and looked so pretty when it was served. My choices were: gazpacho, garlic shrimp; spinach lightly sautéed with garlic, pine nuts, and raisins, and crepe brûlée. I must admit this would have left us hungry, except for their delicious bread. Their red sangria is always delicious! I doubt there is anything served that is not wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tapas, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

The Patatas Bravas and the flan were divine 😃. The Quail egg and sautéed vegetables weren't great. Overall excellent food.great prices at Happy Hour

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We always enjoy visiting Jaleo! The food is delicious and the staff is always helpful. efficient, friendly and professional. It's one of our favorite restaurants in America!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was outstanding again. We have been to Jaleo several times and we are never disappointed....

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was one of the best meals of our lives. We shared 6 small plates and everyone was better than the last. The ethereal bread with tomato was crazy good. The hamburger was delicious and the desserts was incredible! You must eat here !!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had the Jaleo brunch experience. It was fantastic!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Usually the service is much better. I think our 9:30PM reservation on 11/11/2017, Veterans Day Weekend, only available at time of call at around 6:45PM placed us at a disadvantage. It was too crowded by that time and naturally the demand might have been too much for the kitchen which resulted in slow service. In addition the food was not to the expectation/quality that we have previously enjoyed. I will try not to have such a late reservation in the future.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good place but go a little early no where to stay

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious tapas. I especially loved the fried eggplant. We dined with our young toddler, which can be challenging. However, the staff was incredibly kind, courteous, and attentive throughout our meal. All of us enjoyed our meals- the portions are larger than expected for tapas. We actually ended up with some left overs!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and i knew the noise level would be high but found the food very much worth ignoring that issue.
We were not seated until 15 min after our reservation time, but it was a very busy Saturday night. Our waiter was very helpful in answering our questions about portion size and as we were quite hungry, suggested ordering a couple of dishes that could be prepared relatively quickly, e.g. flautas with iberico ham (2 per order) and the pea salad which could readily be shared and was a perfect complement to the ham flautas. I then ordered the scallops in romescu sauce and my husband ordered the housemate pork sausage with beans. These were all excellent and left us just enough room for dessert, flan and clementine ice cream with caramel garnish. Just enough food and reasonably priced considering the high quality.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really lovely delicious tapas and such a variety of offerings. Wished we could have eaten more dishes but will have to save some for the next visit. Highly recommend and can't wait to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Incredible food and great vibe. Would definitely repeat it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came here for my birthday. Sandra was fantastic!!! Planning on coming back very soon!

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved everything that we ordered, but the chorizo wrapped in potato was a group favorite

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Mediocre food, mediocre service. We ordered an 8 course tasting menu. After the first 8 came out, we inexplicably received another 4 - one of which was an item we'd already gotten. Some of the food was great, some less so.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We met a friend for dinner while in town and it was a great experience. The food and service were great!

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tenía curiosidad por el Restaurante de Jose Andrés y me ha dejado muy satisfecho, su fórmula es buena calidad y precios baratos, entrante, primero, segundo y postre por 20$ es increíble en EEUU . El único pero como Aragonés es que no haya ninguna representación demuestra gastronomía ni de nuestros vinos., espero que añada algún vino y algún plato de ternasco , sería una satisfacción.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Too big. Service good but slow. Food not as expected. Despointed us.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It’s always a wonderful dining experience at Jaleo! Please order the Cuba libre and enjoy!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great place to eat. Very friendly people help you making the right choice for food and drinks. Food is great. Ate with 8 people. Was easy to make a reservation and i got a perfect table. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I love this restaurant. The food always meets or exceeds expectations and this time the expectations were high and exceeded. Perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Average tapas. No rioja. Reservation for 9:45 yet kitchen stopped cooking at 10.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The paella was not very good. I prefer LaTasca for paella.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

As always Jaleo is a great place to just kick back and relax with good food and drinks. The gin drinks are especially good. The food is wonderful and remind me of Spain.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Fun, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

I wanted an interesting dining experience for visiting friends. We chose the chef's tasting menu, and were handsomely rewarded for the choice. Plate after plate of delicious food was presented, and it was all extraordinary. The serving staff was also very friendly and gracious. It was a terrific culinary adventure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Tapas, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We enjoyed the tapas, including the garlic shrimp, chicken with parsley, spinach and pine nuts, beef and others. The ice cream dessert including olive oil and bread was very good. Their sangria is always fantastic. Wait staff are very attentive. It is very loud (but not as loud as the one in Bethesda) so conversation in a group of more than 4 is difficult, particularly if anyone is hard of hearing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food excellent service.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved it ...for my bday it was amazing ...definately love jose andres style and uniqueness. Going back soon

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely incredible. Some dishes are better than others, but we nailed the order and the meal was fantastic. Best beans I’ve ever had.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great time at Jaleo. Unfortunately, the restaurant was packed and we weren't able to be seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time, but the hostess was apologetic and tried to seat us as fast as she could. Once we were seated, the service was excellent. Really enjoyed all the food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My date and I ordered about 5 items to share. and they were all delicious. The warm spinach salad is remarkable. Truly different and delicious. The scallops, hangar steak and the mini-burger were also delicious. The flan was the best I've ever had and the Pan de Chocolate was outstanding. Warning, the "carafe" of sangria is a pitcher. Stay thirsty my friend!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very disappointed. The bacon wrapped dates were FRIED. Everyone was just so-so. Perhaps having lived in Spain tainted me...but this just wasn’t that great despite good reviews. Service was fine.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best restaurant in dc. Best tapas in the us. The beans in buraferra danial monahan are great

Tags: Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Tapas
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husand ordered the Jaleo Experience for us to share with our 6 year old daughter. The food was amazing but there were so many courses that I couldn't enjoy it as much as I would've if I wasn't so full. Overall, it's a great restaurant with quality food, service, and ambiance. We will definitely return but for smaller bites.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious food. Very unique.
Quality is top priority.
Wait staff very knowledgeable and efficient.
We had a delightful experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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