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Jaleo - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Jaleo - Chicago

4.5
4.5
680 Reviews
$50 and over
Tapas / Small Plates
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 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.


ThinkFoodGroup requires all our staff to be fully vaccinated.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 162 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 820-7771

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Clark and Illinois Streets (entrance on Illinois St)

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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What 680 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Barbara

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start to Finish Excellent Service, Food, Sangria was great!
  2. ZC

    ZhiyiC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a content experience We had Jaleo classic and it turns out to be a beautiful adventure
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service. Dishes a bit pricey, though.
  4. t

    tmari

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. We were pleased with the tasting menu. Service was spotty. Sometimes good other times too slow. We had an excellent time and despite the service.
  5. E

    Eeats

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As alway, chef’s 💋
  6. RG

    RamonG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was spectacular and the food super delicious.
  7. MS

    MSYASIA

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriends & I enjoyed the 1/2 OFF bottles of wine (every Wednesday) at the bar, and then were seated in the dining room for dinner. Our server was AMAZING and shared some great recommendations! The food was delicious and easy to share. Can’t wait to be back! :)
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  9. JJ

    JandJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We had a lovely meal and truly enjoy getting a taste of Spain here at home. I did want to share one thing with you. As former service industry folks, this is truly intended to be helpful. The paella we ordered at the start of our service was obviously forgotten. We had two rounds of tapas orders and upon finishing all of those dishes asked our server about the paella. They asked for a reminder as to which one we had ordered. It then took more than 30 min for the dish to come out. When we asked again we were told it would be a bit longer. How long it took or the fact it was forgotten was never acknowledged. I understand errors happen, and we were having a nice night so not really concerned but expected some acknowledgment of the fact they had lost track of the order or that it was going to take some extra time to complete it. Other than this the service was good and your staff attentive.
  10. II

    IeatIam

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great dinner celebrating some friends. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the service was very good. All the food we ordered was excellent and well prepared.
  11. LE

    LauraE

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef's tasting menu was very good! There were so many flavors together that I had ever tasted before. The manager followed up with an email to thank us for coming. That is going above and beyond!
  12. W

    Will

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall, we had a really nice dinner. We did the Jaleo Experience with wine pairings ($85+55)/person. We were seated in the side dining room. Pros: Wine pairings were excellent. Food had great range, and every serving was delicious. We didn't leave hungry... at all. Cons: The pace of servings was REALLY fast. We were scarfing down food, and the servings were still getting backed up. The table next to us actually asked the waiter if he could slow them down a bit. The delivery of wine pairings with food was a little off. Sometimes came well before, and other times came after we were half done with the serving. So much food. Not normally a con, but there was a bit too much food per portion. We were pretty much tapped out by the time we got our paella course. Cons were generally small nits and things that could operationally be approved.
  13. N

    Nancy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Our server could have enhanced our experience. The menu was confusing and she didn’t seem interested. She was not engaging. The food was ok.
  14. CV

    ChachaVon

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was visiting from Denver with my husband and baby. We were extremely disappointed at our experience at Jaleo. We love Chef Andres and his humanitarian efforts. We were looking forward to finally at a restaurant that he is the owner. We made reservations and indicated we were bringing a baby and needed a high chair. Once we arrived they put us to seat basically in the lobby near the waiters’ staging station. Before they seated us, we had told the hostess it wouldn’t work with the baby because there was too much activity but the manager insisted on sitting us there. Of course once seated the baby became agitated and upset by what was going on and had a total meld down and fussing. We couldn’t even other because of the situation and we decided to pay for our drinks we had already ordered and left. It took us 1 hour before we could find another restaurant because at this point we didn’t have a restaurant and every where was packed. I thing Chef Andres will be disappointed that his restaurant treated us this way.
  15. AM

    AliceM

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the happy hour.
  16. P

    Priv8diner

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Vibrant location, and the tapas was utterly amazing, meats seafood, vegetables dessert. A must see.
  17. VD

    ValerieD

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visited Jaleo in Las Vegas many years back and did not know there was one in Chicago. It looks completely different but the food was just as outstanding. Very creative updates on the usual delicious tapas offerings. Great cocktails and Spanish wine selection as well. You will love it!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was okay, service was fast and friendly.
  19. C

    Colette

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good, creative food, especially the fried eggplant, fennel salad, flat iron steak, and chicken croquettes/fritters. But the noise level was impossibly bad. Could not converse whatsoever---unless you read lips.
  20. IB

    IvanaB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food! We really enjoyed our dinner. Our teen children loved it. The lentil dish and chorizo wrapped in potato were a fit. Highly recommend.
  21. S

    Swanee

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food was delicious, nice vibe. Highly recommend
  22. SC

    SheilaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic!
  23. S

    Sandy

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent variety of very unique dishes. Fortunately there were four of us do we tried at least 12 items. I can’t wait to go back and try the ones we missed. The cocktails were also delicious. The service was great and so was the people watching at the outdoor street patio. We will be back!
  24. HN

    HopeN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Authentic high quality food - presentation on food and drinks was great we will definitely go back and recommend Jaleo!
  25. PG

    PatrickG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very mediocre tapas that are completely overpriced. Sterile ambiance. Jaleo belongs to a restaurant chain that is looking to maximize profit. Nothing Spanish about this dining experience!
  26. MA

    MAJ317

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot! Great lunch options ! Lovely service !
  27. JH

    JanaHees

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, fun and knowledge staff and cool ambiance!
  28. AM

    AliceM

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was creative and delicious. The service was excellent!
  29. j

    jb23

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A total joy. Fantastic and innovative food in loud festve atmosphere guided by an extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great for groups of friends
  30. AI

    AndrewI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very tasty but the portions were tiny. Ten translucent slices of ibérico for 40 bucks? Half inch (at most) thick layer of paella that burnt to the pan at the edges. Three of us barely sated 250 bucks later!
  31. CO

    CarolO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside and loved it.
  32. R

    Randy

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The windows were fully open on a beautiful evening providing great ambiance. Our server, Roldan, was pleasant and appropriately attentive. The paella was fantastic, and the cheesecake was out of this world. We came for a special occasion, and we were not disappointed. We will definitely be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Jared was wonderful! Food and sangria were great. Loved the open windows and outdoor seating
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing Spanish food I’ve eaten and my family is from Spain! Beyond authentic, the real deal!
  35. RR

    RaulR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was stellar - great food, great service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, amazing service!
  37. B

    Bekita

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun! Everyone friendly and well informed. Food was tops.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Service was friendly, however I ordered the marketplace fish dish and was told it would be a white fish and I was served an old piece of Costco grade frozen salmon.
  39. AM

    ArthurM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. "Take the tour of Spain" dinner option
  40. KK

    KimberlyK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are outstanding! It reminded us of being in Spain. Our server, Darma, was friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. We had an enjoyable time and will be returning soon.

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    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from Jaleo - Chicago using the Order Online button. Jaleo - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 820-7771.

Jaleo - Chicago is rated 4.5 stars by 680 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 162 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Jaleo - Chicago

500 N Clark St #465, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clark and Illinois Streets (entrance on Illinois St)

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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