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480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207 (E St.)
+1 202-628-7949
11:00 am - 12:30 am
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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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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was good. Tapas need good ingredients and execute them simply and you win. Jaleo succeeds. Atmosphere was buzzing. One wine caught my attention Emilio Moro at $75 dollars. I travel to Spain frequently and know this wine well. Retail it can be bought at €12-€15, restaurants might charge a top price of €35. This pricing forced by wine selection... More 

Thank lodea
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited here with a couple of friends and decided to go all in for the menu and wine sampling. It was very pricey, but the quality of the food and the overall experience were absolutely worth it. There were food creations and combinations I would never have dreamed of, yet they were all fantastic. If you're... More 

Thank Chris M
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for happy hour-- good luck getting a seat! We were here on a Sunday around 5:30 and we found a tiny corner -- unfortunately they were out of the draft beer special and the Moritz (another beer that we loved in Spain) but the $5 sangria was great, and the patatas bravas were a little over sauced but... More 

Thank ALP2013
George Town, Grand Cayman
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience at this Jaleo location! The wait staff was top-notch, food was amazing, and Sangria was the best I've ever had (even topped Barcelona). We tried over 10 tapas and cheeses and shrimp were my personal favorite. Sangria pitcher was very large, it came with fruit, juices and white wine and then they open a brand new bottle... More 

Thank kleoil
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Trendy - great selection - absolutely delicious. Latin cuisine. Tapas style. Discovered some favorites here. Bacon wrapped dates are just enough salty/sweet. Be aware that they do come fried in a batter. The homemade olives stuffed with anchovies were so good. The fritters are decent – my children (eight and 12) preferred the chicken ones and I preferred the ham.... More 

Thank winnsmash
Houston, Texas
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274 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant had wonderful food, but some was different such as the liquid olives. Our waiter had too much on his plate and was very slow with our requests. We even had to remind him several times. The restaurant is crowded and the noise level is high. Cocktails were good.

Thank gbwcs
Logan, Utah
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great stop for my daughter and me. She loves olives and they serve "liquid olives" which were a total treat. The croquetas de pollo, shrimp in garlic sauce, and ox meat were all delicious. We sat outside where there was a corner musician jamming. Although not related to the restaurant, it added great charm.

Thank MelanieMDR
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tapas style restaurant has something for everyone. I think I enjoyed the potato dishes the most. They have many gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian options.

Thank Wendy W
Miami, Florida
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for quality Spanish food, from tapas to larger sized typical plates, including all the Iberic delicacies, this is a great place to go. It's a large venue on a lively corner, featuring attentive service. They graciously accommodated a reservation I had bungled and got us a table at lunch time. I had the lunch menu (gazpacho, tomato... More 

Thank SAmTrax
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sangria was undrinkable and served in a broken glass. It tasted like licking a Yankee Christmas candle. Who puts loads of nutmeg and clove in sangria, yuck! Music was totally off putting, service was horrible. I had to bite off pieces of cheese from the cheese plate as the waiter did not bring us any knives, at least until... More 

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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
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
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