There’s a lot to see at Jaleo, José Andrés’ flagship restaurant in Penn Quarter, from the dramatic beaded curtains over booths, to the red modern chandeliers, to the croquetas served in see-through dishes shaped like sneakers (complete with laces) to the glass-topped foosball tables you can eat off of. It’s a surrealist fantasy, albeit one that serves *pan de cristal* and has a serious dedication to eggs, Spanish omelettes or otherwise. If you can’t choose between Benedicts with jamón ibérico de bellota or smoked salmon on cristal bread, order the tapas-packed tasting menu, and let the kitchen decide. These are the flavors of Spain as experienced through the madcap lens of Andrés, D.C.’s national treasure of a chef.
Imagined through the creative lens of Chef José Andrés and his team, Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain by showcasing the rich regional diversity of Spanish cuisine. Celebrating the traditional as well as the cutting-edge, Jaleo offers a taste of Spain in a festive, stylish, and casual atmosphere. First opening in downtown Washington, DC in 1993, Jaleo has evolved to represent modern Spain at every moment. With each extension in Maryland, Virginia, and Las Vegas, it embraces the local community while staying true to its roots: providing a comfortable, welcoming space in which to explore, discover and share the incredible spirit of Spain. Jaleo ranks consistently as a top DC dining destination, and was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2017 and 2018 Michelin Guide to Washington, DC.
There is nothing we love more than preparing nourishing, comforting food for our guests. And, now more than ever in these challenging times, we want to continue feeding you and your families as best we can. These menus will be available daily, prepared safely and ready at our restaurant front doors for pickup by calling ahead or GoTab, and delivery via UberEats or DoorDash. We can’t wait to see you again, but in the meantime, we hope to make your days brighter and your plates fuller.