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Jaleo

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Downtown / Chinatown
Spanish, Tapas
As featured in DC is For Foodies and 1 other guide
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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: 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great drinks and tapas

The food was delicious, we ordered a three cheese plate, ham, bread, potatoes, mushrooms. I also enjoyed the different gin & tonic cocktails they had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was delicious, we ordered a three cheese plate, ham, bread, potatoes, mushrooms. I also enjoyed the different gin & tonic cocktails they had.

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Burtonsville, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

One of Jose Andres restaurants on 7th Street NW, Jaleo is a Tapas Restaurant that a group can enjoy without being forced to order several of each dish so all can enjoy! Our group was 6 strong ready to eat! We ordered Datiles (Dates-stuffed, breaded and fried) - were they appetizers or dessert? They were excellent. Gambas Al Ajillo (Shrimp... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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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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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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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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