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Jaleo

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Downtown / Chinatown
Spanish, Pub, Tapas
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480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207 (E St.)
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.
+1 202-628-7949
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful evening

Not perfect but got a great table outside and enjoyed a wonderful night. Good cocktails and Spanish food. The sea urchin was ok but not crazy fresh...I just got back fro Tsukiji so tough comparison but still...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Some of the finest Tapas I've ever had. Jose Andres really puts his fresh mark on this wonderful eating experience. Don't miss the fabulous cocktails as well!

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Geneva
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food. Tapas was delicious. Homemade pork sausage with white beans really tasty. Loved the shrimps in garlic. Super fast service. Nice athomosphere.

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48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Not perfect but got a great table outside and enjoyed a wonderful night. Good cocktails and Spanish food. The sea urchin was ok but not crazy fresh...I just got back fro Tsukiji so tough comparison but still...

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong, it was a good restaurant and we enjoyed our meal. I just had very high expectations heading in, and very little we had was spectacular. We ate outdoors and felt that our service suffered for it - we barely saw our waitress. I am someone who likes salty food, but a few dishes were extremely salty,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I dined at Jaleo's with my fiancé and future parents-in-law for supper. We ordered about 9 or 10 tapas to share which left us all quite full. Our favorite dishes were: the jamons (cured hams), salpicon de cangrejo (crab meat, cucumbers, tomatoes, cauliflower and brandy sauce), and puntillitas de Cadiz salteadas con pochas (baby squid and white beans). The dishes... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Thanks to Trip Advisor for giving me and my family the opportunity to discover this gem of a Resturant . Service was great, drinks were good and food was delicious. How crusty bread fresh from the oven. Tapas were interesting and flavorful, with lots of variety. Ordered rounds of them along with drinks. Went in middle of the afternoon on... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Another late review. Went to Jaleo without a reservation. Despite the crowd, was given a table for 6 within 5 minutes. The staff who attended to us was really professional and efficient. He controlled the amount we ordered. The tapas came and went quickly. Seafood was fresh and delicious, especially the prawn dishes. There was a longer wait for the... More 

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Park City, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great selection of Tapas and as close to Spain as you're going to get in the USA. If you like Sangria, this is the place! Atmosphere is great, very relaxed and the service is absolutely impeccable.

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Toronto, Canada
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175 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great place for a light lunch. Tapas are delicious. Busy. Trendy. But not over the top. Itis a bit pricey for the portion sizes.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a fun and energetic restaurant. The selection of tapas is great and the sangria is even better!

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-628-7949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Pub, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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