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.
Absolutely delicious and incredible food. It’s also adorable inside and the staff is super attentive and helpful. My sangria was super tasty and the queso was TOP NOTCH. Highly recommend. I’m also a Celiac so hesitant to eat out but they have a separate menu and I felt very well taken care of.
The food was creative and very tasty! The rise sangria was different and very refreshing.
I screwed up my reservation date and showed up a day earlier than I had booked - for my anniversary with my wife and 2 sons. The host, staff, and waiters couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful. The food was amazing. Highly recommend.
Was ok, but was not wowed considering who the owner is I was expecting a little more. Everything seemed a little tired and flat. Had much better tapas in hole in the wall places.
We had a nice table in the window, so people watching was fun. Music was a little loud. The wine we had was delicious. The service was excellent. We were just left a little underwhelmed by the flavours of the dishes.
Excellent food, very attentive staff.
The flan with Catalan cream was out of this world!
We had a wonderful evening. Loved the decor. Waiter was very helpful with ordering. Ordering can be complicated and stressful at small plate places, but it wasn’t here. Every bite of food was fantastic.
While we deeply appreciate owner/chef Jose Andres' culinary and social justice work, we were a bit disappointed in Jaleo. Our paella was not as flavorful as we would have liked and as we have had in the past at places like Boqueria, Cabana (NYC) etc. The Gambas al Ajillo, Manchego & Serrano Ham and Watermelon Salad were the better parts of the meal. The flan had a great consistency and was cooked to perfection, but again, not as flavorful as we have had in the past at the other Spanish/Latinx restaurants that we frequent in NYC and DC.
Amazing! We tried the experience tasting menu and it was well worth it!
Passing through DC
Loved it. Wonderful food and great service
Tasty food and excellent service
Superb food...our server was so friendly and knowledgeable. He made us feel like friends visiting his home, without being too intrusive. We had an amazing time.
Fun place to eat. Service and food were excellent. Sangria was delicious!
A little expensive, but very good food
Great service, fantastic food. Loved it!
Yes! Definitely recommeded. We've never been disappointed with the food, drinks or service.
Beautiful restaurant. Everything I ate was well prepared and high quality. Some of the flavors we a bit odd like sweet spinach, but I came here to explore and overall was super happy. Service was excellent. Ambiance is good but a bit loud and the tables are close together, both of which I expect in DC. A great destination place to experience.
Service was very quick and very amenable.
Fui con mi familia a almorzar, pedimos el menú del mediodia y toda la comida estuvo deliciosa. Los camareros muy atentos y amables! Volvería sin dudarlo!
As always, the food was excellent and the service exemplary.
The food was so good and came really quickly. No complaints!
We had a wonderful time at Jaleo. Food, service and ambience was great!
Some of the best food I've ever had!
I grew up with authentic Spanish food and Jaleo absolutely hits the mark. As soon as I entered I was hit in the face with the aroma of saffron; this is what you want in a Spanish restaurant.
The food was excellent and the staff was extremely professional and attentive. The scene was very energetic as it was a Saturday and the restaurant was full. Upon leaving the manager asked my opinion on several things and he actually wrote down some suggestions I made. I will absolutely be returning to Jaleo.
Tour de España was very tasty. 4/5 plates we’re a big hit. Only miss was the mushrooms and garlic, a bit bland for my taste. Kids options would be nice. Service and ambiance were outstanding. Overall great experience, will recommend and try to return.
Me gusto la comida, el ambiente, las porciones fueron más grandes de lo que nos comentó el mesero por lo que pedimos más de la cuenta, pero realmente sabroso
Great food: calamares, dátiles and patatas bravas. Top!
Nice welcome back from an old friend. Have been to Jaleo many times but went for the first time in a long time and food still just as tasty. We did the tasting menu and enjoyed the variety and the pleasure of not making choices but getting many delicious bites. Got a table in the wayyyyyy back and kinda got forgotten about but still fun and reliable good food:
We were a family of 4 - and not all foodies - and yet there was something for everyone - we each picked a dish and shared and then picked a couple more, relying on our server. The goat cheese/squash was by far the favorite!!
$20 lunch menu outstanding. Top ingredients, preparation, service. Bravo.
Service was attentive without being overbearing. Very knowledgeable and all recommendations were spot on. Food was fantastic (best octopus I've had outside of Portugal). Great wine list and excellent cocktails. Walked out full and satisfied for far less than we expected to pay. Would return 100%.
Nick was the best
Always a great meal!
The new lunch special is a phenomenal value. We have eaten at Jaleo for years and this is the beat deal ever! Select 3 courses from the set menu, then choose a dessert, all for $20! If you’ve been wanting to try Jaleo, now is the time to go!
The food was very authentic and delicious. Our server was fun and attentive.
Loved this restaurant! Service great and food delicious. Felt like we were in Spain!
Plan on spending some time here to fully enjoy the experience. This food should be enjoyed at leisure.
Always an excellent meal with each tapas prepared meticulously.
We’ve been to Jaleo many times and always enjoyed it. This time we got the Jaleo Experience tasting menu to try things that we don’t normally get. It was a LOT of food but so good. Service and food were top notch as always.
Jaleo is a favorite for many years now. Reliably tasty tapas and good service!
Jaleo DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Jaleo DC also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 628-7949.
Jaleo DC is rated 4.7 stars by 9351 OpenTable diners.
Jaleo DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thinkfoodgroup.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.
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 bookings at the moment.