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480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207 (E St.)
+1 202-628-7949
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped by Jaleo to compare its tapas with the real Spanish ones and although there is an important difference in size and price (smaller and more expensive in DC) the taste is very good. We tried croquettes (I am a Croquette monster), garlic shrimp, Spanish omelette, Chistorra and everything but the "olive that is not an olive but tastes... More 

Thank Stligochu
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always been a big fan of Jose Andres and Jaleo is no exception. We had the most delicious set of 6 tapas, including patatas bravas, t bone lamb with a rich glaze and mash, fried green tomatoes with blue cheese beet salad with jeweled citrus, delicately simmered white beans with sauteed baby octopus, and deep fried softshell crab... More 

Thank Tanya L
Blaine, MN
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164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here really is wonderful. There is so much to choose from - I honestly suggest looking up the menu online before you go to the restaurant to get some ideas. You really can't go wrong with any dish. Whether you want the tapas or have a paella for the table, Jaleo's got it. We ordered all of our... More 

Thank LandofHopesandDreams
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9 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my friends visited this place on weekends. It's better to reserve in advance on weekends in D.C. The food was excellent. My friend who had a dairy allergy was provided a separate menu. Our waiter was really good and had a good knowledge about the food. The service was little slow otherwise rest everything was perfect.

Thank Jaspreet Kaur O
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoy the cuisine and the service here. The food is always delicious. Slowly becoming the go to restaurant to host my clients.

Thank Jordan788
Miami Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very unique restaurant! From the tables to the bathroom, the decorative atmosphere to this restaurant was very creative. We came with a big group and sat at a foozeball dining table sharing delicious tapas. Would definitely recommend this cuisine!

Thank Britt2013jetset
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our server was a nice guy buy he was having an off night I think. Forgot our drink order and one of our plates, which was kind of annoying. But have to say the food is excellent. We had 2 vegetarian plates and 2 seafood plates, they were all amazing. We'd definitely go back.

Thank Elaine C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just love this place. We are in DC for a month and we would eat here every night if we could. It's such an imaginative menu, lots of little tasting dishes and wonderful wines and cocktails. We particularly love the Jaleo twist on that old favourite a Gin and Tonic - makes it almost a new drink. The place is... More 

Thank DameWendy
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVED this restaurant. The food and service was amazing. I went for the first time in a large group of 35 and the size of our group did not compromise the experience or quality of the food. One last detail I really appreciated I noticed right before I left on my trip to the restroom. They have a nice... More 

Thank AmandaO4
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A much appreciated and sincere level of helpful service, lovely server and staff. The food was excellent, shrimps in a sauce was amazing and the Iberico tenderloin truly splendid, served with blue cheese and a rich tasty sauce. Compliments to the chef! The decor and tables are a bit 1985 though and it seemed untidy. However it's clearly popular because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?