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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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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, 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
FUN PLACE, GOOD FOOD

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Park City, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Besides the incredible variety of the Menu, the quality of the food is amazing, just as if you were in Spain. I will go back for sure!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Food was amazing. We had the chef's choice of tapas it was a trip around Spain and service was very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The food is amazing, really great taste, lost of variate but the portions are really small and won't full you, prices are "ok" but just a couple of tapas won't do it

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The food here is excellent, which is why we keep going back. ANd, there one of the few good places in the Penn Quarter district. We especially liked the shrimp soup, and they have very good bread. But, everything we have tried has been excellent. That said, the hostess is rude and the service is generally poor. Unlike a lot... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Came for a late dinner and enjoyed interesting array of tapas dishes. Suggest sticking to the traditional tapas vs. reinvented items if you want the stuff you would eat in Spain. Potato chips with tomato sauce doesn't cut it for Patatas Bravas. Busy spot so be sure to book a table so you won't be standing up waiting around.

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Little Rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had dinner while in DC for work at Jaleo. I ordered the Chef's Tasting menu and it was amazing. Too much food really for one person so I would suggest sharing it. Started off with the tomato bread and a trio of the smoked meats, which I believe were the iberico, chorizo and serrano, then came the endive with goat... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant. The service is a little slow, but it's worth it. The food is absolutely delicious. We ate there about 5 times, and everything we tried on the menu was delicious. You really can't go wrong.

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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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