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“Great Tapas Selection and atmosphere!”
Review of Jaleo

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Ranked #5 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Woodbridge, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
310 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great Tapas Selection and atmosphere!”
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!

Visited July 2014
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Bowie, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Sunday brunch”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Cold Spring, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Not worth the trip”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Detroit MI
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Not for large groups”
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 hour later. The servers who came out didn't know who had ordered what, and often we didn't either, because it was hard to tell (for example) which shrimp dish matched what on the menu. And at least three dishes were forgotten until we asked about them at the end (because how would you know they were forgotten until the very end, since everything came at a random time?)

We asked up front for separate checks - admittedly, this is kind of a hassle with a large group, but the solution was, bizarrely, to have us all figure out our own bill by hand, using two checks, labelled with a shorthand for each dish. Sheesh - it wasn't a huge task, but making everyone do a brain-teaser after dinner was just weird, and added another 20-30 minutes to the whole experience.

The food itself was pretty good on the whole - I had a salmon cruda which was delightful, and a wonderful salad (served at the end of the meal because it was forgotten, but still...). The bacon-wrapped dates missed the mark, unfortunately - they were deep fried, which was an oops. I'd give Jaleo a better mark based only their food, but with the poor service, three stars it is.

  • Visited July 2014
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“All good”
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!

  • Visited June 2014
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