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Jaleo

2250 Crystal Dr, Ste A, Arlington, VA 22202-3796
703-413-8181
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Ranked #22 of 686 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A group of colleagues met for Sunday dinner at Jaleo. We opted for the 'family' paella for $20 per person. We each received an individual gazpacho (delicious), a salad (if you love beets then go for the ensalada de remolacha con cítricos), paella served at table side, and dessert (flan). While we did not have drinks...the sangria sounded terrific. This... More

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Seoul, South Korea
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is the first restaurant we visited in Arlington. They serve various Tapas and we loved them. If you want to taste more, you'd better dine with other friends. It was spacious but there were not enough staff, so we often had to wait to order.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Stopped into Jaleo for a light lunch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Pleasant, bright atmosphere. Attentive and accommodating staff. The food is excellent, a bit pricey for lunch based on a minimum of two tapas each -- maybe three. And, it is certainly a restaurant at which to be adventurous.

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Denver, Colorado
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139 reviews 139 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This place is incredible. The service is very good and each little plate of treats was better than the next. I had a business dinner here and it was quite interactive and a great way to get to know everyone.

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Falls Church, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a big, loud place in Crystal City with food that is often so-so. We tried the Restaurant Week menu, which had a few very good dishes and a lot of mediocre ones. My beet salad was pretty tasty, but had 3-4 pieces that were untrimmed, still sprouting beet tops, so they were both inedible and quite unappetizing. Roast... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have eaten here countless times and the food is always outstanding. If you want a lower price tasting menu, try Jaleo hour (happy hour). Small plates, most people order 3-4 each, works better if you are in company with people that don't mind sharing and trying other's food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Diverse selection of Spanish cuisine and a friendly staff to make for a wonderful evening. If you are looking for something different, it offers small portions of food to sample a variety of plates. Everything from cheeses to meaty entres which are perfect for sharing. Everything we had was rich and flavorful. The ambiance was warm and colorful with a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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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