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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Broad menu, friendly service, very lively atmosphere

We were a large group here on a Friday night, I'm not sure who in our group was ordering but the tapas kept coming. I enjoyed everything and there were many choices, for all tastes. The dining room was very busy, loud and lots of activity. Good for groups, perhaps not for a meaningful conversation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
BGBeth
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Dayton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Spanish first
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English first
Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were a large group here on a Friday night, I'm not sure who in our group was ordering but the tapas kept coming. I enjoyed everything and there were many choices, for all tastes. The dining room was very busy, loud and lots of activity. Good for groups, perhaps not for a meaningful conversation.

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Arlington, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I guess we are spoiled from eating tapas in Europe here if you order cheese you will get 2 slices with a drop of jam no bread had to ask the food was good too small for the money one of our friends ordered the pork belly 13$ for a 1inch by 1 inch piece tasted like barbecue the right... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We ate here for lunch twice and dinner once. The tapas were quite tasty and service good. The tapas are a somewhat larger than the tapas you get in Spain. The lunch menu is a better value than the dinner menu. We will probably eat here again when we are in Crystal City next month.

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Snyder, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great variety and a wonderful selection. I think you could eat here 20 times and not have any duplication. Great taste flavor and atmosphere. Server was very informative, helpful and responsive. First time on a business trip. I'd definately go back.

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Keller, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visited with a group. Food came out to share. Had about 16 courses. Food was very tasty and temperature as appropriate for item. Enjoyed sampling so many different items.

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New Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If I was by myself, I wouldn't have chosen Jaleo in Crystal City, but since I was with a group there I was. The meal was amazing. The tapas just kept coming - three appetizers, three pre entrée offerings, three entrees and two desserts all washed down with an endless supply of sangria. Waiters were very attentive and service was... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I went with my family and was not disappointed! We opted for the tasting menu which was around $70 per person. The dishes started flowing and at first I was concerned that I was going to leave hungry and this was weighing on my experience. However, the dishes kept coming and all were complex in flavor and ingredients. By the... More 

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Rocky Mount, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I recently celebrated her birthday at Jaleo. Since we were attending a show at the Kennedy Center that evening we dined early. The food was fantastic as usual, as was the service. The dish that stood out was the baby squid. They were lightly fried and extremely delicious. The Jaleo Staff made my wife's birthday something special.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Jaleo is known for their tapas. However, at lunch they have four sandwiches on the menu that are the bomb. Served quickly with a glass of rosé wine, lunch could not be better! The restaurant itself is modern and beautiful and the staff are friendly and attentive. A go to spot in Crystal City.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have been to this restaurant before for lunch by myself and had one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. The lamb on this was outstanding and the soup that was paired with it made it a meal to truly remember. But when I went here last night with my partner for dinner, I was left feeling a... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?