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480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
+1 202-628-7949
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (760 reviews)
“paella” (145 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (79 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
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Reviewed yesterday

We came to this resident by accident and loved every minute! The service was excellent; our waiter explained the small plates concept and answered our every question. The variety of choices was amazing. Particular favorites were the gazpacho and the sausage with white beans -...More

Thank kindeltfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant on a Thursday evening and boy the place was it jumping. We were lucky to get a table as it was busy. In short food was brilliant, ambience great and service superb. Would definitely recommend to others.

Thank Henry P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have arranged for an afternoon lunch for a group of 12 people to congratulate three of the party who received UN medals. Jaleo prepared very nice pre fixe menu for us (see picture). We were there mid afternoon, so It was quite quiet. The...More

Thank JDTeddington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled to this modern, hip and stylish restaurant while finishing our 4 hr bike tour through all the dc monuments and indulged on their sparkling cava sangria pitcher for which i thought was expensive until they made it in front of us with a full...More

Thank Javieth D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we came here after long day of museums and we were hungry. they sat us promptly and the front hostess was very kind. the waitress was quick and came by to refill often. the food was yummy

Thank Shanna s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is OK but over pricy, food portions is a bit small, the only good thing is the waiters....

Thank sami z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Service and Food were at the height of what you would expect of a Jose Andres restaurant. From the front desk to every person that we encounter the service was A Plus. The food was delicious, creative and everything was cooked to perfection. They...More

Thank LMBaez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always visit Jaleo's when I am in DC. The food is wonderful! The decor is lovely. The staff is fantastic! I have never been disappointed at Jaleo's. No matter what dish you try,you will be delighted.

Thank DrWindsor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hate writing negative reviews and generally my experience was food. The food was great. I had the 5 course restaurant week menu and I was stuffed. Each course was really good, but the chocolate flan for dessert was phenomenal. I've been to Jose Andres...More

Thank crazyzete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for a quick bite late in the afternoon. Unfortunately, it was restaurant week and we succumbed to a 4 course lunch: a gazpacho that far exceeded my imaginings; appetizers included peppers stuffed with goat cheese(great) and for my wife breaded fried Japanese...More

Thank Ian T
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Questions & Answers
July 13, 2015|
Response from PeterJDC1 | Property representative |
We will happily be able to accommodate these restrictions, please simply let your server know about them upon being seated.
Joanna V
March 25, 2015|
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Response from Amy Dara H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I've seen kids in Jaleo, and several menu offerings are kid-friendly.
January 4, 2015|
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Response from PeterJDC1 | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely! We would recommend Croquetas de pollo - chicken fritters; Ibérico de bellota mini hamburguesa - Spanish mini burger; Pan de cristal con tomate - Toasted slices of uniquely crispy and ethereal bread brushed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
    (E St.)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-628-7949
  • E-mail
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 Jose Andres. 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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