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480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207 (E St.)
+1 202-628-7949
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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 - 12:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We like to visit a place where eat “Tapas”, then we go to “JALEO”. The site is awesome, “ambient”, music, (low noise from conversations) decoration, attention; all super. But the food…. authentic Spaniard cuisine…. (I know it very well, my roots come from there). We try a bunch of the Tapas, it was awesome, could not get wrong no matter... More 

Thank Ladope
Silver Spring, Maryland
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the sangria! good tapas, enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Open ate, that is another plus point.

Thank awalin
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely give this restaurant a try! The food is on the lighter fare, since it's mostly small plates. I went during restaurant week and enjoyed all my selections except the salmon (blah and lacking the oomph all the other dishes contained). Everything was prepared fresh and the tastes were exquisite. This restaurant appears to be run very well. From the... More 

Thank Scribblingscrib
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to try new things. Food, drinks, and decor were all outside the box. We will be back to bring friends. ja·le·o häˈlā-ō/ noun a lively dance of Andalusian origin, or the music or handclapping that accompanies it.

Thank Rob A
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are fans of Jose Andres and were looking forward to trying one of his restaurants on a recent trip. We have been obsessed with tapas ever since we went to Spain a year ago, and Jaleo did not disappoint. We didn't get too adventurous in our ordering and just went with 6 items off the menu and were full.... More 

Thank Erin M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for a mini vacation and decided to stop by this Restaurant and we LOVE it from the server Benjamin to every single dish from the menu, we only came to DC for 3 days and we came to the Restaurant twice!!! You need to open a Jaleo Restaurant in Miami and have servers like him is A+!! Our... More 

Thank Marielena G
Brigantine, New Jersey
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to enjoy with a group and taste a variety of small plates. Everything was delicious. It seemed like it can get noisy but the round table helped to stay engaged with everyone. Look forward to returning and tasting more items.

Thank BTF602
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 12 year old and I went to Jaleo on a Thursday for lunch. Initially I was concerned because the place was empty. By the time we ordered our appetizers the place was packed and I know why, the food is delicious! The conos de salmon and the potato wrapped chorizo are a must try. Although they are a small... More 

Thank Latrice M
Apex, North Carolina
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And great location especially if you are attending an event at the Verizon Center. We visited during restaurant week and were extremely satisfied with the menu options and portions. Don't miss the bread or the shrimp dish - both are exceptional. Service was fair - perhaps they were short handed or overwhelmed by restaurant week and the pre concert crowd.... More 

Thank LLnDD
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Atmosphere & Fabulous Menu! We ordered from Restaurant Week Menu! Everything was not only Tasty but also Beautifully Decorated! Goat Salad, Salmon Tatar, Garlic Shrimps, Sangria, spinach & the works! Everything was Nicely Served & nicely decorated! The waiters were very friendly & very helpful! Love the beautiful atmosphere & the great Selection! We had kids with us &... More 

Thank Galia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?