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DC's Best Celebrity-Chef Cheap Eats

Cuisine from celebrity chefs doesn't have to come with a side of sticker shock. Check out this list of affordable options from famous toques.

  • Jaleo
    • Spanish
    • Arlington
    Food
    24
    Decor
    22
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $42

    Good to know: Sangria and tapas are the draw at this local chainlet overseen by “rock-star” Spanish chef José Andrés.

  • Jaleo
    • Spanish
    • Bethesda
    Food
    24
    Decor
    22
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $42

    Good to know: Sangria and tapas are the draw at this local chainlet overseen by “rock-star” Spanish chef José Andrés.

  • Jaleo
    • Spanish
    • Penn Quarter/Chinatown
    Food
    24
    Decor
    22
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $42

    Good to know: Sangria and tapas are the draw at this local chainlet overseen by “rock-star” Spanish chef José Andrés.

  • Good Stuff Eatery
    • Arlington
    Food
    24
    Decor
    18
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $16

    Good to know: Former Top Chef contender Spike Mendelsohn is behind this popular counter.

  • WE, THE PIZZA
    • Pizza
    • Capitol Hill
    Food
    23
    Decor
    17
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $13

    Good to know: Located on Capitol Hill, Spike Mendelsohn’s NY-style pizza joint is continuously packed with hungry political interns.

  • Eamonn's A Dublin Chipper
    • Irish
    • Alexandria
    Food
    22
    Decor
    17
    Service
    18
    Cost
    $16

    Good to know: Known for crisp and hot fish 'n' chips - easy on the wallet.

  • El Centro D.F.
    • Mexican
    • 14th Street Corridor
    Food
    21
    Decor
    20
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $29

    Good to know: Richard Sandoval’s Mexican triplex includes a rooftop bar and a bustling basement tequileria.

  • Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
    • Cuban
    • Penn Quarter/Chinatown
    Food
    18
    Decor
    20
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $38

    Good to know: This nuevo Cubano transports with wrought-iron balconies, lush plants and street lamps - and plenty of rum.

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