Jaleo Crystal City
Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés. Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.
Jaleo Crystal City is the proud home to the only all-Spanish wine shop in the DC-area. Stop in to grab a bottle for your next dinner party or for your meal at Jaleo. We are ready to help you select something perfect from our unique collection.
Book your next event with us
Multiple dates availableJoin us for Spanish brunch! Saturday and Sunday 11:30-3:00pm. ½ price pitchers of sangria or mimosas with either brunch tasting menu.
Jaleo Wine Shop
Multiple dates availableCome visit our wine shop located inside Jaleo Crystal City. Best selection of hand-picked Spanish wines in the area!
Jaleo Tasting Menus & Spanish Sips
Multiple dates availableJaleo Classics Tasting Menu $55pp: Enjoy a chef selected collection of classic and traditional tapas, in addition to some original Jaleo favorites. The Jaleo Experience Menu $75pp: Take a tour of Spain with the ultimate Jaleo experience, featuring our chef’s favorite traditional and modern tapas. Spanish Sips $40pp: Sip your way through the vineyards of Spain with this specially selected collection of Spanish wines and beverages to pair with your chef’s tasting menu.
Mar 12 - Dec 31, 2021
Wed - Fri 4:00 PM - 8:45 PMWednesday-Friday join us from 4:00-7:00pm in our bar lounge for a glass of sangria rojo, canita, or vino. Selection of tapas available including our famous gambas al ajilo and patatas bravas. Also available togo. Don’t miss the fiesta!
Nice use of patio along sidewalk for outdoor dining!
Best restaurant in the United States
We sat outside and enjoyed the space. We both ordered the pre-fix Tour of Spain menu, which featured a lot of favorites. We thought it was an excellent value. The food was all good with the exception of the potato omelette. Mark, the server, was great, as were the other servers. And the drinks were excellent: the margarita with sea salt foam is, I think, one of the best in the area, period.
Jaleo is a great pick if you are looking for creative, well prepared food in a fun environment. We love it.
You get exactly what is advertised. Great ambiance, quiet and nice outdoor seating. If you are going for a full meal dont. This is a tapas restaurant, for those who don't understand its mostly nice finger food but you can always get the chef's sampler thats really good.
Jaleo has a very nice outdoor space for dining. We love their salad with apples, fennel and manchego cheese. The brunch item with smoked salmon on cristal bread with chopped egg, capers and goat cheese was a big hit with our group as were the chicken fritters. Especially enjoyed the 'London Dry' gin cocktail.....cool and refreshing on a warm and sunny day.
Excellent food and service. We had a combination of tapas an paella. This is one of our favorite restaurants.
Always enjoy dinners at Jaleo.
Wonderful to be back at Jaleo's. Our last restaurant pre-lockdown was at Jaleo's DC so fitting that our first post-vaccinated restaurant dining was Jaleo in CC. We dined outside - on a lovely early spring evening. Food as good as it gets: bread and olive oil wonderful, berenjenas fabulous as well as everything we ordered - both food and drinks. Warm, friendly and efficient service. Thanks to all
As a celebratory first meal indoors in a year the experience was everything we had hoped for and the paella was spot on.
Great service, great brunch, & safe dining space!
I've decided that I need to dine at Jaleo more frequently. The food is reliably interesting and excellent. The staff is uniformly friendly and helpful. The Crystal City dining room is comfortably high-ceilinged, airy, and attractive. I find it to be an ideal place to dine.
Great food as usual, very accommodating and tolerant of my silly pups. Thank you, will be back💕
We had an excellent experience. The waitress was wonderful.
Chef's tasting menu with chef's wine pairings. Everything was amazing but the service set it apart. Our regular waitress was delightful, and even brought the somme over to talk about how fortified wines are made. Very special night.
Excellent food and service - best in Arlington, by far
Our table shared 10 plates of tapas and enjoyed each one of them. It was their Gin & Tonic Festival so we tried two of those (delicious) and had some of their signature sangria. A great afternoon meal for certain!
I love this restaurant! Thank you for a great night.
Everything was excellent. Our server was pleasant and bubbly. As always, the food was execellent!
Absolutely fantastic meal. The wait staff were awesome and the food amazing!
From the time we arrived to departure, everything was perfect
We havent been in 2 years and hope not to have to wait that long again. But will be a repeat visit again.
Delicious food and great service.
Great vegan options
Jaleo is one of our favorite restaurants because of the excellence of the food. One truly outstanding item is the salad of apples, fennel and manchego cheese. We always start with that and then add other tapas to fill out the meal. We are never disappointed.
Everything was good . Wish they had a smaller size paella.
Food was terrible. Waitress was not familiar with basic drinks like: Shirley temple. We ordered 8 items and they were all terrible.
Felt very safe. Love the Jaleo food. Staff lovely.
Our group enjoyed a shared meal of paella, crisply fried eggplant, patatas and tomato bread with a crianza. Very accommodating and attentive staff and servers. A great restaurant to meet friends at!
We can not express our gratitude enough to the staff. Superb cocktails (the salt air margaritas are something everyone should experience). The food was great. It was everything you would expect from Jose Andreas. Special recognition for our wonderful server Patricia and one of the great managers Milo.
IT'S GREAT! Food, service, everything. The outdoor dining is also very nice and feels safe.
Always a great time.
Jaleo continues to do a terrific job in tough times. Food delicious, staff friendly, as always. So glad it has been able to remain open.
Fantastic food and service. Jaleo is my go-to restaurant when friends and family are in town.
great service food not so appealing for the price and quantity..little pricey indeed
Great food. Great service. Great social distancing
Late afternoon lunch.
It was my first time treating my mother and my sister to Spanish Tapas. Jaleo transported me back to a Tapas Rambla in Spain. The staff was very attentive, the food was superb, the sangria, best sangria I have ever tasted. I definitely will come back and invite my network of friends to come to this restaurant where the experience is genuine, authentic, and first class.
Double date. Lovely time, great service, delicious food. Highly recommend!
The place never disappoints you. Great food awesome ambiance!
I have been to this spot for years from a recommendation from a friend that has a family member as a chef there that makes the food and the over all experience amazing and has my friends and I coming back for more.
First time to dine there and had the Menu Declasicos. It was a great way to sample many tapas. All were fantastic!! Great environment and service was outstanding!! Would highly recommend.
Jaleo Crystal City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Jaleo Crystal City is rated 4.7 stars by 3772 OpenTable diners.
Jaleo Crystal City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thinkfoodgroup.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.