Jaleo DC

4.7
9011 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
As part of phase 2 reopening and recent mandates from the DC Mayor's office, we have limited patio for parties of 6 or less. We are open for lunch and dinner daily. For more information on our commitment to our guests, please visit jaleo.com/commitment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible tapas and the outdoor seating was still warm even on a cold night.

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LC22
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service! They took great safety measures and kept us warm outside! Awesome ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a special afternoon of drinks and snacks with dear friends in COVID safe outdoor, covered environment. Perfection!

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JeffV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great out door seating for the winter and still a great place to dine as always during these trying times.

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vipericindc
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. The heaters for the outside dining made it very comfortable.

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vipvhurteau
Berlin
38 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Choose the 5 course tapas with the chicken dish and Arroz con Leche for dessert. Excellent and you can't go wrong in this Jose Andres restaurant that continues creative and delicious choices as it has for years

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Betterserviceneeded
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I made a reservation for 830PM. My partner and I got there and we were told that only untented tables were available. This does not make sense given we made a reservation. We told a table under the tent would be a 30 minute wait so we opted for an outdoor table without a tent. The server sat us down. The server moved the space heater a bit, but did not turn it on. We waited for 20 minutes for someone to acknowledge us. No one acknowledged us or asked us for our order although we knew what we wanted in 10 minutes. I could not take the cold anymore. And no one turned on the space heater for us. We walked inside and asked for a table in a tent. That's when we saw our server (dressed in black clothing) coming up the stairs from the bottom floor of the restaurant with another man. Overhearing the staff in gray clothing it sounded like the person who was supposed to serve us (dressed in black and tall guy) was actually downstairs for 20 minutes with a guy whose name started with the letter R. We got a table in a tent 20 minutes later. So now it is about 910pm, for a reservation we made at 830pm. We were assigned a new server, and he was great (small guy) and quick with asking us for our order and providing us with the food. Didn't like the chicken with mashed potatoes because it was too mushy. Although the flan was the best flan I ever had. My partner and I also really liked the garlic shrimp plate. We could have ordered two of the garlic shrimp plates. The people inside dressed in gray did not have anything to do. They would stand inside and just get some cards and order them. They just stood there. The people dressed in gray should really help with the food service instead of standing inside doing nothing.

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vipCarmen
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed by how great the outdoor heating was!!! We weren’t cold at all :)
And of course, we love the food!!! Amazing expwrownce.

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JoMa
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, despite the pandemic, and great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!
Outstanding service!
Warm snd cozy outside seating!
Supporting a great chef snd humanitarian.

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barbarar
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Beet goat cheese salad they forgot to put the cheese on and the beets were WAY over cooked, like the came from a can. The fried dates were overcooked. Same with the shrimp. Turns out patio seating is a tent on the road!!!! I dont call that a patio. This was the worst $125 i have spent for two in some time. Well what do you expect for a pandemic.m, but andreas should be ashamed and close down for the duration if this is what you get. It seriously damages his brand. Will not likely go here again, even after things are over

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Foodtraveler
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Jaleo is consistently delicious and the staf is very friendly and helpful! It has been one of my personal favorites for the last 20+ years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were celebrating 13th anniversary and thought Jaleo would be the highlight. It however wasn’t and the food was bland. No flavor or too much salt. We ended up leaving without dessert and going to a taco stand for much better food for our money. Thank you

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Andrew12
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Spanish restaurant in US

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent experience to have with my wife, during Covid times, the restaurant has taken all the measures to ensure their guest are safe as well as employees.

I admire the level of service, the food and the hospitality.

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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AprilB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience. Great food. Even better Sangria and the vibe inside was warm and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss the eggplant

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EthanS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty good for Covid

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letseat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have eaten at Jaleo several times. The food and service is always outstanding. Especially in this time of COVID it is important to help keep great restaurants such as Jaleo in business.

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Tapaslover816
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is absolutely incredible. Our server was great -- there was just a delay in getting our first round of drinks. The restaurant has done a wonderful job creating a welcoming ambience with the outdoor dining setup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Love Jose Andres and everything he does! Have been here many times before in the past, it’s just hard to not be honest about food you’d normally love. The service was amazing and ambiance could not have been better (especially considering we were sitting outside on a 40degree night). I want them to survive so will be back but kitchen needs to pay a little more attention to the food prep and it will be 4&5 stars again! ❤️

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Trenac
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are from out of town. Glad we found this restaurant. Loved the food and atmosphere

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Happy14
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to enjoy food with friends and family. We have been fans for years!

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vippennyk
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose Andres has a knack with tasty recipes, regardless of the cuisine in his restaurant. This Spanish tapas place is just fantastic. Our fennel/apple/manchego cheese walnut salad, chorizo and mashed potatoes, garlic shrimp and Japanese fried eggplant were all well prepared and extremely tasty. Crusty bread for dipping into a garlic and rosemary flavored olive oil was just wonderful. For dessert we chose the chocolate custard with caramelized bread and olive oil and brioche ice cream. The latter did not sound that appetizing, but were we wrong! We felt very safe eating behind a clear plastic hanging barrier separating us from the closest diners, who were about four tables away. We had not been here for a while, and once again Jaleo did not disappoint.

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vipYosh
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was our second visit and we will be back. Dishes are consistently good and well executed. Hostess is doing a great job. Thank you.

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vipAdiK
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious! Our server was awesome. The restaurant did a good job of separating tables and hanging plexiglass partitions to help keep us safe. Great job Jaleo!

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LeahK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Was a wonderful experience! EXCELLENT wine and top service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience

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RobertH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas place!

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Private outdoor dining, safely spaced, fantastic food, excellent service. As always.

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KateF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was wonderful. The squash soup was delicious and presentation was very nice. Talked ourselves into desert and it was well worth it. We ate inside and had lots of room to ourselves.

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vipPSFTDG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Felt very comfortable with their cleaning and seating procedures.

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Tessa
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always awed by the level of service provided by Jaleo. The service was efficient, courteous & welcoming. The food stupendous. It was my birthday and I always drive 2-3 hours to get there & they provided the most amazing dessert I have ever eaten. I bought a friend with me that had never been before & now she is a Jaleo convert also. I have not been disappointed in any visit to Jaleo. It remains my favorite restaurant ever.

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JLMolero
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Calm place, perfect covid protocol, great service and food.

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DesireeM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Only thing is the serves sometimes gave a little too long between check ins. Otherwise it was great service, food, very cleaned and well prepped for COVID.

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vipChris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not the same place....small menu hd none of our favorites on it so very surprised. What we ate was okay, not great.

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vipTbear
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. The lunch special is a fun way to sample the menu.

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vipYosh
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent dinner, food was tasty and interesting, service was perfect, the hostess did a great job and came to check on us several time, very nicely, thumbs up!

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AnnO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed a lunch with a friend outside, in the patio seating. Very nice, food was delivered quickly after ordering, our server stopped by regularly to check on us = something that often doesn't happen when seated in an outdoor area.

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vipMMVTGuy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was spectacular almost as wonderful as my date.. thank you

FAQs

Jaleo DC does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 9011 OpenTable diners.

Jaleo DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thinkfoodgroup.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.