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Jaleo

2250 Crystal Dr, Ste A, Arlington, VA 22202-3796
703-413-8181
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Ranked #21 of 683 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We had a nice lunch on our way to National Airport. Each one of the four of us chose the Bocata Combinado, all tempted by the Gazpacho (a good version, although a bit on the garlicky side for my own taste). We also had a few appetizers: an outstanding plate of the Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, shiny and redolent with... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our first experience at Jaleo's this past weekend during DC Restaurant Week. We all ordered different food items and all were great! Highly recommend!

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Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Awesome food and great customer service. I definitely recommend this as a gem in the Crystal City area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Hello TA, So must of my reviews have been for hotels but Ill begin to review my notable dining experiences. Ill begin with Jaleo Crystal City because it was my most recent pleasure. Im no stranger to Chef Jose Andres but my first time at this particular restaurant. I ran to Nordstroms up the street when I gained a taste... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent service Food was very good. We can't wait to go back again. We were seated immediately and waiter was at our table immediately.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've been to the Jaleo across from Hotel Monaco a couple of times and it's food is great but a bit rough with the throng of diners. I went to the Crystal City Jaleo on a Friday night because I had arrived late in the city and not knowing this area of DC, I decided to go with what I... More

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Eureka, CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went here with some friends when we were in town for a work conference. The place was packed and they had a great Sunday evening special. Unfortunately the great special was only if the entire table ordered it, so if 2 wanted it and 1 didn't you couldn't have the special. I have a odd food allergy and there... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Jaleo in Crystal City is one of the best happy hours in the area. Great deals and perfect with the small plates. I've been here in the evenings plenty of times, and I've never had any issues with the service. Of all the places on Crystal Drive, I think this is the best spot for drinks after work -... More

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

As a west coaster, I found the VA region difficult for my dietary restrictions. This restaurant had separate dairy and gluten free menus and the food was delicious and flavorful. I would go here again and again. Wish it was the only place I bothered to go in my VA long weekend.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I only stopped in for a quick bite around 2pm on Sunday afternoon, sat myself at a bar cocktail table. 36 mo. Iberico ham was so good, my head swooned and my eyes watered. Also tried the fritters combo which was good, but not that special. (Get the ham fritters not the chicken.) Service was lacking as the bartender was... More

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