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480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 202-628-7949
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Ranked #57 of 2,710 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E St.
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.
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.
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Arlington, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

3 people and we ate so much ... Torta Pascualete, Flamenquines, Gambas Al ajillo Salpicon de Cangrejo , Rabbit confit with Apricot puree , , sea urchin , chicken fritters in glass shoe, ferran adria's liquid olive , 63 degree egg with Garlic soup , ham fritters , mixed croquetas , octopus , warm oysters ( this dish i do... More 

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Portland, Oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I think we enjoyed more than any of the tapas places in Barcelona. Everything was perfect! We had the signature tomato bread (imported from Spain), Croquetas Mixtas (jamon - best ever), Chorizo, Lamb (I personally only thought the lamb was ok but my SO really liked it and he's more of a lamb person than I am), Clementine soda, 3-cheese... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Absolutely wonderful! Met my boyfriend for a mid-week hump day cocktail escape and was extremely happy with both the deliciousness and quality of the food, as well as the attentive hostesses and bar staff. We ended up getting there when a large party was in the bar; bartender immediately took extra care to be extra attentive in spite of everything... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've never had any other tapas - just Jaleo - but it's so good we keep coming back! Twice we've lucked out and been seated at a foosball table. And we are hardly creeped out at the bathroom decorations any more. The noise level is astronomical and if you're seated by the door in winter you're not only cold but... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I love this place and try to get here every trip to DC. Since I am traveling for business I just head to the bar where the full menu is available and I always can find a seat. In the summer, I love their white sangria. Delicious. In winter, they have a great selection of red wines available by the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Ate here with a friend on a busy Thursday night. Made last minute reservation and was surprised to be accommodate at reasonable time. Full disclosure--although this is my first review of this place, I have been here many times and it is all-time favorite. I'm not local, but often eat here when in DC. The DC location is conveniently located... More 

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Apparently a standout spot in DC which was a fine visit on the night I went. A bit of a wait after our reservation time. Terrific server, if not a tad slow with our order (paella) and with excitement I hoped for it to take me to Spain, but alas, it was fine. Other in my party (a local) was... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had a business dinner here in October 2014. Got the chef's tasting menu, and though each course was small, we probably had 15+ courses of food. All dishes were absolutely phenomenal, could hardly eat our main paella dish. Not cheap, but easily one of the best and most memorable dinners I've had in a long time.

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West Melbourne, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the best places we ate while in D.C. Server was very friendly and explained every items we asked about. We enjoyed the food and the service and would visit them again the next time we go back to D.C. which I hope is soon.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A very vibrant atmosphere. This restaurant was recommended by a local friend, and we were not disappointed. Everything that everyone ordered at our table was shared and was pretty good. Nothing extraordinary, but no complaints!

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Additional Information about Jaleo

Address: 480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
Phone Number: +1 202-628-7949
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
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
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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