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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%
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“tapas” (668 reviews)
“paella” (141 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (84 reviews)
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Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I decided to try several of Chef Jose Andres' restaurants on my recent trip to D.C. and his Spanish place Jaleo was my favorite. For the somewhat insane bargain price of $25 you get a four course small plates menu AND a glass of sangria....More

Thank BirderNYC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Continuing our restaurant tour of "Top Chef"-fy kind of restaurants..here is the lowdown on what we ordered..remember it's a tapas restaurant, so don't think I'm a pig: 1)salad of fennel, apple, and manchego - it sounds boring but it was my FAVORITE THING! So light,...More

Thank drpclarke
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I haven’t been to Jaleo in quite a while, and I’d almost forgotten just how good it is. On a recent date night, we reacquainted ourselves with the restaurant. We arrived on a Saturday night without reservations and opted to sit at...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding and timely service. Always on point but not pressuring. Food is excellent. Sausage, beef, seafood, and vegetarian dishes all excellent. White sangria is the best.

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here for lunch on my way to The National Portrait Gallery. The atmosphere was great. Wait staff friendly and accommodating. The grilled lamb sandwich with soup were delicious.

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful respite from the spring break tourist crowds in DC; we took their tag line “lunch like a Spaniard” to heart with gusto. The croquetas were the best I’ve ever had; papas frites, gambas (shrimp with garlic) and mussels were all amazing. Fun decor...More

Thank pkarabinus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party was able to sample about 15 dishes and 4 desserts. It’s so much fun to share this experience with friends. More people, more things to try! I loved everything. The gentleman that waited on us made wonderful selections for us when we were...More

Thank KristenWi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Really nice experience. Cheeses were good, salads delicious. Good ambiance. A nice night out.

Thank SpokesMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cheese platter and the breaded aubergine are incredible! Excellent wine and good service at the bar even though it was crowded

Thank B0RR4N1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jaleo started off on the wrong foot, with a table not available upon reservation. One might imagine that a restaurant this big would have reservation management under control. The prix fixe menu was good, but not as satisfying as one might have imagined. From essentially...More

Thank RDwarrior2010
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Questions & Answers
13 July 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
25 March 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.
4 January 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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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