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Jaleo
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Ranked #72 of 3,707 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: E St.
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Great food, atmosphere and service. Well appointed bar, great place to meet friends for unique drinks. Make a reservation! But well worth planning ahead.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Have eaten here every few years for a long time, and it never fails to disappoint. The spinach with pine nuts, raisins, and apples is as good as ever. Olives with anchovies, pimento, and orange zest would have been better with smaller anchovies. As it was, they had an unappetizing appearance hanging limply out of the olives. The other six dishes we tried were great. Service was good. Fun place to introduce kids to unique foods.

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Thank Christina M
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the service, sangria, food choices and flavor combinations. Location on 7th is easy and the seating is comfortable.

Thank Ann R
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Known their tapas/ small plates. The brunch menu offers a few breakfast tapas that don't typically appear on the menu. My friend and I went on a Saturday. They offer a mimosa of the day. The pineapple was pretty tasty. You get fresh bread with olive oil, rosemary sells garlic when seated. I ordered a dish on the brunch menu that was similar to a French Toast as well as a lump crab salad. My friend had the salmon. All were tasty. The menu is varied so there's lots to choose from. The decor is colorful and vibrant so all in all a nice experience. Also there's outdoor seating at this location for nice days.

Thank georgiat092
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had the “Jaleo Experience” tapas sampler. It’s a very thorough sampling - we had 18 small plates over the course of about 2 hours. Everything from charcuterie to the classic patatas bravas to a delicious chicken fritter, to an amazing but simple cone with la Serena cheese and quince paste. Be sure to have the oysters and the mussels. And overall, be prepared to be pleasantly amazed by dish after dish. The service is friendly and informative, and the pacing of the dishes was just right. The room is fairly noisy, but still comfortable. We’ll be back! Very highly recommended.

Thank NCDoc
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