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2250 Crystal Dr, Ste A, Arlington, VA 22202-3796
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Ranked #21 of 676 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 23rd Street
Transit: 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.
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75% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a wonderful assortment of different Spanish tapas dishes. The seafood paella was very well seasoned and the taste of squid was pronounced (which I liked). (Admittedly, paella is different all over Spain, I prefer mine to have a little crunch with the rice. This one had no crunch at all.) The sangria was not too sweet or... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have had good experiences at the Jaleo downtown, so when we had guests in town and were looking for a fun, tasty place to take them and could not get reservations there, we decided to try the one in Crystal City. By no means was this place terrible, but the food is not quite as good as the one... More

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Shelby, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Last night was one of those perfect mother/daughter nights that will always be remembered with a smile. My daughter, who lives within walking distance of Jaleo, suggested we have an early dinner at this wonderful little restaurant before going to the Kennedy Center to see the "Lion King". The bar was bustling with Friday evening libations & laughter. Our server... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Best to come with adventuresome friends and everyone get at least one dish they have never had! The pan con tomato, potatas bravas, and flautas hamon are my favorites. Don't overlook the cheese selections either. Everything here is good. If the weather permits, dine alfresco... And don't skip the wine!

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Bowie, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The tapas/breakfast selection was great, good service and nice ambience. Enjoyed the experience and will come back again.

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Cold Spring, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Underwhelmed and overpriced.Nice looking restaurant to bad the food and service didn't measure up to it.

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Detroit MI
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went here with a business group of nine. Luckily, we weren't in any hurry, because this was really not the place to go if we had been. First, serving the dishes was completely disorganized. Every dish came at a random time. All of mine were served early, some of the others didn't get their first dish until half an... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If weather permits, get an outside table. Order a bunch of plates and a bottle of wine. Enjoy unforgettably delicious, authentic tapas with friends. I can't wait to return!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We've been fans of Jaleo for some time. The Crystal City outpost is just as good as downtown. It's fun to try different things every time and we've never been disappointed. We had our 15 month old with us and the staff was accomodating and there are plenty of friendly options that worked great! We usually order the red sangria... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Jaleo which is renowned chef, Jose Andres restaurant at Crystal City has a great happy hour with tapas options and wine. Food is great, the ambiance and crowd are better! Do not miss it

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