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$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207 (E St.)
+1 202-628-7949
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Southport, Connecticut
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my girl friends stumbled upon Jaleo after attending the Women's March. We were stunned by the delicious food, fantastic service (ask for Paula) and life changing Flan. This was truly a memorable and delicious meal. I can't recommend this more highly. Be sure to have a meal here. The chef Ramon is kind and charming. We are fans!!

Thank TrevorMullineaux
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here was pretty good. We had a selection of about 6-7 dishes and to be honest, it was all as described and tasty. We had a deep fried barracuda option with a garlic or aioli dip - can't remember which and that was really tasty! We also had a grilled tuna dish that was really delicious and fresh.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't believe this but they have a lunch special of a $10 sandwich that comes with salad or soup. BIG sandwich. And very flavorful as we'd expect from Jose Andres. How they do it, I don't know but it's amazing. I had roasted lamb on ciabatta. Several other options exist also.

Thank Barb W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is generally excellent. My favorite is a cauliflower with olives and dates, but there are so many wonderful dishes that it's hard to choose. Since these are tapas, the costs mount pretty quickly, which is why this isn't a 5 star rating. In the summer, there's a tomato menu and the winter has its annual clementine menu. Both... More 

Thank Cara S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been going here since I lived in DC for a year in the mid 1990s. This restaurant by Chef Andres (and he has some great ones in DC) is a great place to go with a group, since you can try many things. They have standards like jamon, manchego, garlic shrimp, and patatas bravas, but also more adventurous items.... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed dinner here in late December and LOVED the experience. The restaurant itself has a great electric feel to it with bright modern colors and artistic design (like the bathroom sinks...you'll have to check them out for yourself!). Our orders came out in a timely & appropriate rhythm with excellent recommendations from our server. Due to the holiday week,... More 

Thank Kveronica615
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large modern, casual, bordering on too loud music. Excellent, large menu of a variety of tapas. Attentive service. Good for casual dining although the price is a bit hefty for the casual dining environment- will need at least 3 tapas plates each

Thank BostonBostonGirl
DeLand, Florida
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jaleo was our family's choice for a nice dinner on a recent trip to Washington D.C. This is a tapas restaurant that was a lot of fun because it provides the opportunity to order a variety of Spanish dishes. Our waiter was very helpful and patient as we ordered several rounds of dishes - it seemed like we were intent... More 

Thank KatmaiKeith
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner on our first night in DC. Not only did they have a dedicated gluten free menu but you could also have a tasting menu designed specifically for gluten free. My partner in a coeliac, so we both enjoyed a GF tasting menu! It was absolutely amazing- had a range of dishes that took us through a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An exciting delicious experience in usa making Washington DC worthwhile. Great tapas great knowledgeable service and advice not to be missed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?