Jaleo DC

4.8
9377 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
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 José Andrés. 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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Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 9377 people are saying
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vipTexasFran
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I’ve had at the restaurant. We ordered the classical tapas and they were DELICIOUS!! Warning: there is a LOT of food, so be prepared to take some home.
The service was impeccable. Loved it!

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MaryP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and lots of fun things to eat and drink!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow - Jose’s tasting menu was excellent

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James
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant was fine but we ate outside on Sunday evening and the noise was deafening between fire trucks, buses, trucks and the ever-frustrating dirt bikers roaring up and down 7th street.

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VirginiaD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, attentive staff, and a fun meal. Difficult to converse due to the noise level.

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, especially as I’ve fractured the heel in my foot and have to use a knee scooter to keep all weight off that leg. They were very kind and accommodating. As always, the food, wine, service, and ambiance were impeccable.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The classic Jaleo tapas dishes are always just amazing! We sat outside, under the umbrellas, which provided perfect shade, while enjoying scallop and shrimp dishes, complimented by beet salad, sautéed spinach with pine nuts, and patatas bravas. Rounding out the meal with the olive oil ice cream was perfect! Thank you, Jaleo!

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AnneJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved everything we tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. Our server was very friendly and attentive to our needs. He provided amazing food and drink suggestions. We would definitely recommend this place. And plan on trying some of the chefs other locations. If we are back in DC we will make another trip to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing and the food was exceptional!

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JohnK
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's good to have Jaleo's open again. The food remains delicious and varied with some changes in the menu which made the evening even more fun. Another change is that the offerings seemed larger than before, so two dishes apiece worked well.

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LindseyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Jaleo was wonderful! Great drinks and delicious food; the gambas al ajillo were fantastic. Our only disappointment was that they weren’t checking vaccine cards, as we had read they were requiring vaccines.

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Jane
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent and friendly service-excellent food, comfortable

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SuzanneB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all six tapas we got! Stand outs were the mini burger, mushrooms, and Cuba Libre.

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NormaB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first experience with the restaurant, and it was great! The manager stopped at our table twice to find out whether things were going well (they were), and we appreciated the attention. The food was outstanding, as was service from the waiter. I will definitely return.

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vipDCFoodLvr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top-notch service, amazing food and even complimentary tapas sent our way to help celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Thanks for making it special Jaleo!

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EricW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jaleo continues (after decades) to be a consistently delicious and pleasant place for a meal. Jose Andres and his team are GREAT!

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vipEleanorH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wide ranging menu, tapas are good for sharing. Service is a bit unfocused; not a good restaurant if you're trying to have a quick meal.

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JillA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to Jaleo since before 2013! I was so glad to be back! It’s still as good as I remember! Food, drinks, service, ALL OUTSTANDING!

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vipDub1
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food awesome as usual. Service not so wonderful, but hoping that getting out of pandemic will help that. Staff need polish.

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KateM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants of all time. A large menu, so many good options to chose from. And great portion sizes! I was impressed by the value. Will definitely return every single time I'm back in DC.

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RebeccaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge variety of tapas and small plates. Waiter was spot on with 3 dishes each. High prices but very high quality.

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GreatS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each dish was delicious, as were the drinks. Service was also fantastic. It was clearly very busy on a Saturday night, but the timing of the dishes and the meal overall was perfect!

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ChristineB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience
Food, service always top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

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DanaO
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas of all kinds…great sangria and we loved the atmosphere. Outdoor seating available :)

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ArunR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. A great experience. Highly recommended.

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AugieM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Spanish, love their white sangria, food very tasty,great mix of flavors and textures, extremely good service, refill water 4 times level of attention, nice building located very conveniently near Gallery Place DC Metro Station.

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GailN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jaleo! What more needs to be said? The food service and atmosphere are all terrific and happy to support a chef whose mission in life is to help others.

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GinnyO
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had Julio’s tasting menu & wine flights.
There was a delicious variety to the foods, where the wine…I would have preferred a single selection over the options presented.

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vipBethesdaDiner
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first time back in many months, The 1/2 pitcher of Cava Sangria was just right for two people. None of the tapas were disappointing. Bacon-wrapped dates and chicken croquettes were delicious. Chorizo patatas were also good. Seven dishes for two diners was adequate. Servers staged them nicely so the table was never too crowded with the little plates.

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vipJoeLogan
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaleo never disappoints.

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MichelleN
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. Food was fantastic and staff was attentive. Loved the rose sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great quality and thete is no better resturantuer in country than Jose Andrés.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in from out of town. Everything was excellent! I wonderful time!

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vipTenor
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tapas. Will be back.

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vipWarrenQ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server and the overall service were just outstanding.

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SusanN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was blown away by the food. We both had the classic sampler and I'm so glad we did. Everything was beautiful. I had a Cuba Libre for the first time in years and it did not disappoint. I would give Jaleo 10 stars in every category if I could. I just cannot say enough good things about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was just good

FAQs

Jaleo DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Jaleo DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 628-7949.

Jaleo DC is rated 4.8 stars by 9377 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.