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Jaleo

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2250 Crystal Dr, Ste A, Arlington, VA 22202-3796 (23rd Street)
We are a 5 minute walk from the Crystal City Metro Station, located on the Yellow and Blue Lines. To reach us, exit the Metro, go left on 18th Street, right on Crystal Drive, and walk 5 blocks to 23rd Street, finding us on the right. Or come halfway up the escalator, left into the Shops, and proceed to 23rd Street, turning left to Crystal Drive.
703-413-8181
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 144
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  • 124
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice tapas place!

Overall, nice atmosphere. The service was good and food diverse, They have many tapas options to choose from, some typical Spanish, and others

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
LesS_RH
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Toronto, Ontario
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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347 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

What a great deal for all you can eat paella. I went with a friend, and we split a pitcher of sangria and two different types of paella. If I wasn't from out of town, I would make this a regular lunch spot. Absolutely delicious.

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Arlington, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went before it was remodeled and was highly disappointed. But went back after the remodel and it's off the charts. If you love gin and tonics definitely get the Jose's Gin and Tonic, plus the gin pour is highly generous.

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Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Even after considering this is a tapas-style restaurant, I felt as if the prices were too expensive for the amount and quality of food. Between the four of us, we ordered 7-8 dishes. None of them, including the paella, really stood out. We felt as if the food here is "toned down" compared to more authentic Spanish restaurants. I could... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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149 reviews 149 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Our server was fabulous. Attentive without overdoing it. The food was ok, but nothing special, and was a bit overpriced. Our group tried a number of items on the menu, and nothing was "bad" so I would consider going back. It's a great setting for a small group to have fun trying a number of different things. But I've had... More 

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was our first experience with a meal of authentic Spanish tapas. Our waitress was exceptionally knowledgeable about every option; she was professional, polite, and patient with our questions. It was clear she'd personally tasted the selections so could answer our questions with amazing detail. The beautiful presentation and the innovation flavor combinations of the tapas created a wonderful and... More 

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Bellbrook, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Brought some friends out to have a good time. Service was slow. Meals were forgotten and brought at random times (ok for some folks). Food was OK. We had various things. Not worth the price. I recently tried had La Tasca near Chinatown and would recommend that place over this one. Service, food and prices at La Tasca hands down!

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Toronto, Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Overall, nice atmosphere. The service was good and food diverse, They have many tapas options to choose from, some typical Spanish, and others

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Ohio City, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

compare to real tapas in Spain, food here is so bland. If you are looking for a real Spanish cuisine experience, this is not quite the place. The space is quite nice though, and prices seem reasonable.

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Washington DC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Dropped by for a light lunch on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Very friendly maitre d' and server. Complimentary sparking water, very good tapas (I had the gazpacho and ferran adria olives) and Estrella on draft. Reasonable prices. Spacious, modern interior, and pleasant outdoor seating for people watching. The place has relaxed class. What a pleasant surprise to find a little... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went here on a Friday night. Not super busy but had reservations since we were a big group. Atmosphere was great for dining with friends. We just ordered a bunch of tapas and shared around the table. I am not big on tapas but was pleasantly surprised by how good all of the food was and reasonably priced. Only negative... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2250 Crystal Dr, Ste A, Arlington, VA 22202-3796
    (23rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are a 5 minute walk from the Crystal City Metro Station, located on the Yellow and Blue Lines. To reach us, exit the Metro, go left on 18th Street, right on Crystal Drive, and walk 5 blocks to 23rd Street, finding us on the right. Or come halfway up the escalator, left into the Shops, and proceed to 23rd Street, turning left to Crystal Drive.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-413-8181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?