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!
We dined at Jaleo on a Sunday evening so the restaurant was 3/4 full. High ceilings and spaced out tables (for COVID) will never add to the atmosphere, nevertheless the music style and volume made it cozy enough for a dinner date. Jaleo has a broad menu for a range of appetites and of the six dishes we had, all were excellent. The tastes and scents brought back memories of Barcelona and Southwark food market (yes they have some phenomenal Spanish cuisine in London).
excellent tapas, as always. we love the spinach, chorizo with mashed potatoes, croquetas, red sangria, and more. outdoor seating much appreciated, although you are sitting near a busy street. would like to see more beer options.
Absolutely incredible food in a great building! Highly recommend the Paella!
Plenty of outdoor seating. Tables were spread out apropietly. All employees wore masks. Excellent service. They allowed our big door for outdoor dining
We dined outdoors. The food and service were excellent. I recommend the shrimp dish, which was served in a tasty garlic and chili oil sauce with bread on side. Wonderful!
Always a great time. Delicious and server was wonderful.
Excellent as always
Always wonderful at Jaleo , this was no exception.
Great service but food was subpar and overpriced. Very underwhelming.
Was our first time trying Jaleo. Our just was great, the servers were attentive..never had to ask for a refill of anything. It was nice to see variations if traditional Spanish foods..
Will return if in Crystal City!
Mother’s Day dinner with my daughter.
Waiter was great but very busy. Food was so-so, although appetizer was good (sliders).
We had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch. The food and service were excellent! It was a great to celebrate the day with a little taste of Spain.
Awesome in every aspect. The food the service were absolutely impressive. Would recommend highly!👍
The service was excellent!!! The team worked well together
Jaleo's is aways a great tapas place to visit. We go several times per year. With your while to try it.
Great food as always. Tasting menu is divine.
Everything was delicious! We loved the patatas bravas and garlic shrimp, and the sangria was delicious
A group of seven of my co-workers met for the first time in person since the start of the pandemic. The service at Jaleo was exceptional. We preferred outdoor seating but the weather was unpredictable, they set up tables for us both inside and out, so we could seamlessly make the move when the rain started. The food was excellent, we all had different items all perfect; the service was attentive while also unobtrusive. The spacing in the restaurant felt safe. I am already planning my next reservation!
Nice use of patio along sidewalk for outdoor dining!
Best restaurant in the United States
The brunch tasting menu offers two options, we chose the higher priced along with a half pitcher of white sangria. Both provided great flavor and value. The food highlights were the salmon, the shrimp and spinach/beef tapas. Lowlight was the dessert which was just good. The sangria was light and sparkling, supporting the food and brunch atmosphere.
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.
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.
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!
Jaleo Crystal City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Jaleo Crystal City is rated 4.7 stars by 3793 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.