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2250 Crystal Dr, Ste A, Arlington, VA 22202-3796
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Ranked #19 of 692 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Round Rock, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had eaten at Jaleo before but it had been 3-4 years. I wanted to take my 12 year old daughter to try Tapas on our visit to DC, so I went back to Jaleo in hopes that it would be as great as we remembered. I was not disappointed!! The service was great. Our waitress was very friendly with... More 

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Murphys, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I am a paella fanatic--full stop. If you want a great one, look no further than Jaleo. My wife and i went for the $20 paella Sunday special--soup, paella and dessert. It was a cold day so the soup was a winter squash one in stead of a cold gazpacho--much appreciated! Our server Beatriz was incredible--very kind, explained everything to... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We walked here from our hotel. there were 16 of us. The restaurant was very busy and packed but we had reservations. It's a "sample" eating place, small plates (tapas)of everything BUT very good. Noise level very high which can't be helped in a busy restaurant. We had to ask twice for a few things; too busy!!!

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I always think I am in Barcelona when I go to this bustling fun restaurant. It is always noisy but who cares? A great variety of hot and cold tapas plus entrees if anyone wishes. The wine is very good but reasonable. It is my favorite Spanish restaurant in the area.

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SF Bay Area
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Making a meal of tapas is not cheap, because you want to sample a lot of different ones. For a couple, 4-5 dishes is about what you'd want for a meal. The dishes were all good, although on the salty side. The special with tiny fried shrimp with eggs and potatoes; the was a nice surprise, the runiness of the... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I live around the corner from this tapas restaurant and finally made it there for a late dinner with my roommate. She's eaten here a number of times before, so she would suggest a number of plates and I chose from those. We started with the quail, which was delicious, but the portions were minuscule. I probably wouldn't choose it... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have eaten at this Jaleo location several times over the past couple of years and the food remains top quality. Likewise the wine list. I am impressed with the quality of the spanish wines on the list, several of which are available by the glass. The dining room service has steadily declined with each visit, however. It was so... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I take all of my visitors here. I love tapas and this restaurant never disappoints me. To top that off, they have a variety of my favorite Jerez (sherrys) AND a place to buy them. If you have never had tapas, this is the place to learn about them. I've eaten at the DC Jaleo, but prefer the space and... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were at a convention hosted at the Hyatt Regency - Crystal City & we wandered down the street & found this tapas restaurant. We liked it so much that we went there twice over the week. The happy hour was reasonable. The regular drink prices were steep (but probably average for the DC area). Our favorite drink was the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Jaleo is perennially good. Great for happy hour or large groups. Lots of good food and drink options. I've been going for years and the quality never wavers.

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Additional Information about Jaleo

Address: 2250 Crystal Dr, Ste A, Arlington, VA 22202-3796
Phone Number: 703-413-8181
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Spanish

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