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Jaleo

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Downtown / Chinatown
Spanish, 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 - 10:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Casual Elegant

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  • 63
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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
Fantastic menu

Stopped here for lunch. It has a wide and diverse menu to suit everyone. Friendly staff in a jazzy restaurant that served really tasty food. An added bonus was the table football table we sat at and played whilst waiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Manchester
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

food and service at Jaleo never disappoints! Excellent!! will go back again and again....delicious appetizers, and salad and dessert.......the best......

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We ate at this restaurant on a Saturday evening and it was the best meal I have ever had! The food was outstanding! We ordered a variety of small plates and shared. Everything tasted great!

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Newport, RI
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has really packed in the tables and chairs - you can hardly move around inside - maybe 16 inches in between tables. If you get lucky, the people sitting next to you won't be too annoying. The tapas were OK - nothing special. They dried out the rice. The vegetables were bland. The olive oil ice cream was... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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66 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I have been to Jaleo 2 or 3 times and...you need to go. I am from Spain and to me this is the best real Spanish restaurant that I have tried. If you happen to be in DC you can not miss it- The croquettes are a must, they test even better than in Spain. The zamburinas (mini scallops) are... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

From start to finish the meal my wife and I had was just great, we somehow got the room right in the front of the restaurant which was awesome, giving us a nice private table. In terms of the food we got a bunch of different things so I'll just list my recommendations below: - Pan de Cristal con Tomate... More 

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Manchester
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stopped here for lunch. It has a wide and diverse menu to suit everyone. Friendly staff in a jazzy restaurant that served really tasty food. An added bonus was the table football table we sat at and played whilst waiting.

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wine flight really good. Every item we ordered from veggies to seafood to lamb prepared perfectly. Really delicious. Had no reservations...ate in bar! Liked IT!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had just arrived from LA, and parked near the Verizon Center. We had 3 teens with us ( one of whom is vegan), and the kids just "wanted to EAT", as it was 2pm, and we had skipped breakfast. I spotted the restaurant across the street and said, "let's go there" not even realizing it was a Jose Andres... More 

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The waiter was great in recommending what to order. The food was terrific and the service was superb. What's more, with our grandchild in attendance we had a lot of fun with all the different plates arriving at times and tasting each one. Well worth a visit when in DC with or without the family or with friends. Recommended to... More 

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Munising, Michigan
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35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had visited Jaleo 7 years earlier and fell in love with the menu and the food. There have been changes to the menu but the quality, style and presentation of the food is better than ever! Can't wait to go back and try them again!!

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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, 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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