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480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
+1 202-628-7949
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (652 reviews)
“paella” (136 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (83 reviews)
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Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
480 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fernendo was a wonderful waiter. He suggested the tasting menu which is what we did. The food was wonderful and fresh. So many different things to try. A few were Spicey which I don't eat so be careful. The wne was also good.

Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great place for authentic, Spanish tapas! Friendly staff and the location is great for when you’re exploring the area.

Thank caroldiaz421
Reviewed 6 days ago

We lived in Spain for several years and miss Spanish tapas a lot. Dining at Jaleo was everything we hoped it would be. Traditional Spanish tapas and each more delicious than the last. The service was fantastic. I wish Jose Andres would open a tapas...More

Thank COtravelfam04
Reviewed 1 week ago

After trying the utterly mindblowing tasting menu at China Chilcano, my friends and I were eager to try out the tasting menus at the other Jose Andreas restaurants. Next up was Jaleo. It did not disappoint. We opted for the tasting "experience" and the wine...More

Thank C_Razzano
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot. Their tapas menu is immense and all the food was very tasty. But it's definitely on the pricier side -- small, expensive plates.

Thank danibrig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plates of Iberian ham star at this wonderful tapas restaurant. There are many other fine choices as well. The atmosphere is fun and the service is attentive.

Thank waverlymuse
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a late lunch and were very pleased with every aspect of Jaleo. Since we were anxious top get to a museum, we chose their "Almuerzo Rapido", the quick lunch which consisted of three course of tapas and dessert. The courses offered several...More

Thank Grey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us shared 6 dishes and had more food than we could finish. Delicious food, unique flavors and friendly service. Jaleo's offers a noon time special for $20 each and one can select 3 different dishes.

Thank SFGAL8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a discovery! As a spaniard, I miss typical Spanish food a lot,and, discovering Jaleo in Washington was a surprise and a revelation. Mahou beer in the States! Bocarte Anchovies with crystal bread and tomate! Yesterday I was in heaven. Don’t miss the pan con...More

2  Thank OldieMarta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time at Jaleo. The ambiance and service were excellent. The dishes were a mix some better than others but overall very flavorful! The desserts were definitely a hit.

Thank brusselscitygirl
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Questions & Answers
13 July 2015|
Response from PeterJDC1 | Property representative |
We will happily be able to accommodate these restrictions, please simply let your server know about them upon being seated.
Joanna V
25 March 2015|
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Response from Amy Dara H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I've seen kids in Jaleo, and several menu offerings are kid-friendly.
5 January 2015|
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Response from PeterJDC1 | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely! We would recommend Croquetas de pollo - chicken fritters; Ibérico de bellota mini hamburguesa - Spanish mini burger; Pan de cristal con tomate - Toasted slices of uniquely crispy and ethereal bread brushed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-628-7949
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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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