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Jaleo

Jaleo

Tapas Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
Arlington
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  • Tulio Q.
    "Jose Andres gin and tonic is amazing"(2 Tips)
    Pamela H.
    "the Sangria and berenjenas a la Noel are amazing!"(8 Tips)
    Sam Y.
    "Traditional paella of summer vegetables"(4 Tips)
    Pink L.
    "Try the Jamon Serrano Fermin"(3 Tips)
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  • Ismael C.
    Everything I ordered was good. Cuban Rice!!
  • Thomas V.
    The tasting menu during Restaurant Week is a great way to walk through the menu and get a wide variety of tastes.
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChinOctober 24, 2017
    Soaked Banana dessert yum! The chorizo also good and steak and eggs for brunch
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RovigAugust 17, 2017
    Stick with the tapas. Liquid olives-molecular gastronomy and acorn-feed Iberico ham. Both will melt in your mouth!
  • FrecklesUSA U.
    FrecklesUSA USAMay 17, 2017
    Loren Israelson (Google him) just made a significant recommendation for the D.C. Jaleo (at the 2016 #MJBizCon).
  • Zoe
    ZoeMay 14, 2017
    Food is really good. Unfortunately, the service is ugly and the space is even more ugly. Salt air margarita is a great choice.
  • Chelsey H.
    Chelsey HoodApril 15, 2017
    Love the jamón ibérico
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayDecember 30, 2016
    Chorizo! Any tapas that have it! Cavalier is perfect.
  • Christian H.
    Christian HummelOctober 26, 2016
    Service, food & atmosphere.
  • Mike t.
    Mike the ElderSeptember 18, 2016
    Decent Spanish food. Of the different things we tried the croquetas de jamón were the best. Nice selection of embutidos (cured meats). Friendly staff and very well stocked Spanish wine list.
  • Nancy Q.
    Nancy Quincy McDermottAugust 24, 2016
    Go here for Restaurant week. Fabulous for $35, 5 courses.
  • Liane B.
    Liane BanseAugust 7, 2016
    Best tapas in the Metro DC area. The have special events sometimes which are always fun and lively. Great food. Be sure to get on the mailing list for events.
  • Beti F.
    Beti FajardoJuly 18, 2016
    Everything was great! But ask for the special olives if you wanna be blown away.. It's a whole different experience! If you're with guys they might wanna sit at the little soccer table which is fun!
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisApril 9, 2016
    Try the 'Pan Con Chocolate' - My favorite dessert at Jaleo! #laterspot (via @Foodspotting)
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisApril 9, 2016
    Try the Patatas Bravas - A few more #laterspots from Jaleo Crystal City: patatas bravas are one of my must order dishes (via @Foodspotting)
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisApril 7, 2016
    Try the Pan De Cristal Con Tomate - Simple but one of my favorites. Tomato on toast. #laterspot #dc (via @Foodspotting)
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisApril 7, 2016
    Try the Jamon Serrano , Jamon Iberico, Fermin, Jamon Iberico De Belotta Fermin - That's a lot of ham. #laterspot #dc (via @Foodspotting)
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisApril 7, 2016
    Try the Conos de Salmon - Salmon tartare and trout roe. Great bite to start! #laterspot #dc (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jim S.
    Jim ShireyDecember 3, 2015
    What's good here? My clients/guests. Noise level was unacceptable. Food was ho-him. Server tried to be courteous; inexperienced; not knowledgeable. Unfortunate choice in 'dining'; NOT to be repeated!
  • Steve D.
    Steve DahlgrenNovember 23, 2015
    Tapas, sangria
  • Antipologirl
    AntipologirlAugust 17, 2015
    The chorizo with cripy potato and piquillo pepper tapas are to die for.
  • Paulina L.
    Paulina LeonovichJune 14, 2015
    Dear Lord, its sooo good. The place is like an Oyster bar, appetizers only but the food is magnificent! Try duck with apricot - cocktail Albariza. And water with no ice by default! #Europestyle
  • Erika
    ErikaJune 5, 2015
    Jaleo hour is a bargain! Only had 2 tapas plates & 1 dessert & came out pleasantly full. The dessert was amazing- caramalised bread,brioche ice cream and chocolate flan, perfect combo of salty&sweet!
  • Kim G.
    Kim GanemNovember 23, 2014
    This place is awesome, try it all!
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    From Washingtonian: Get the Mini-Hamburguesas
  • Rupert P.
    Rupert PupkinSeptember 14, 2014
    Side note: bartender is a total asshole if you are not a hot chick.
  • Rupert P.
    Rupert PupkinSeptember 14, 2014
    Fried dates wrapped in bacon... I didn't know food could be this good
  • Cathy H.
    Cathy HenrySeptember 12, 2014
    Great restaurant for tapas & sangria!!!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TavaresAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place👌👌
  • Diane L.
    Diane LauerJune 27, 2014
    Sometimes things are "famous" for a good reason. Don't miss the Gambas a ajillo - perfecto!
  • Gerber B.
    Gerber BabyMay 11, 2014
    Everything was good. Except patatas bravas were too salty.
  • Dean S.
    Dean SuhrMay 1, 2014
    Food is good. Selection OK. Prices fairly high (I'm an out of town visitor). Had to go down the street for a cup of Coldstone ice cream to fill me up. We will not be going back.
  • Irene C.
    Irene ConleyApril 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Sangria on the patio. No regrets
  • James W.
    James WhiteheadFebruary 22, 2014
    The sautéed cauliflower is Devine !!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There is nothing bad on this menu. Seriously. Jaleo is the best.
  • Trish L.
    Trish LessardDecember 26, 2013
    Spinach was excellent, we went during clementine had duck and rabbit. Pork was great as well as the dates. The squash soup was delicious.
  • Liza C.
    Liza CorrineDecember 13, 2013
    Spanish tapas bar...great dining experience with pleasant and friendly staff.
  • Elaine N.
    Elaine NystromNovember 23, 2013
    The Jaleo Experience chef's menu is amazing!
  • Ashley F.
    Ashley FrelighNovember 11, 2013
    Excellent dinner, and great service. Will definitely go back.
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YoonNovember 10, 2013
    Try the Gazpacho - Very fresh! Taste of EVOO and earthly tomatoes.
  • Anadila M.
    Anadila MahbubOctober 27, 2013
    Bland. Bland is not what I expect when I eat Spanish food. The Sangria at Ping (an Asian restaurant) is better.
  • Steven S.
    Steven SchwartzAugust 28, 2013
    The bacon wraps are not the best as Josh G previously indicated.
  • Steven S.
    Steven SchwartzAugust 28, 2013
    There are no substitutes allowed whatsoever because it would ruin the Chef's vision. That's what I was told.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FAugust 13, 2013
    Tapas for brunch...? Who'da thunk?
  • Carlos E.
    Carlos EscobarAugust 11, 2013
    Ok... Not the best paella in the area :(
  • Megan I.
    Megan IngramAugust 8, 2013
    Amazing food and the sangria was great. I def would get the pitcher. We went there for my birthday and split 3 per person. Loved the potato gratas.
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YoonJuly 30, 2013
    Try the Vivreau - #WorldWideWater-Spain
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YoonJuly 29, 2013
    Try the Arroz De Verduras De Temporada - Traditional paella of summer vegetables
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YoonJuly 29, 2013
    Try the Fideua Negra
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YoonJuly 29, 2013
    Try the Croquettas de Pollo - CROQUETTAS!!! I am SCREAMING for JOY!!!!!!!!
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