Jaleo Crystal City
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.
ThinkFoodGroup requires all staff and guests over 12 years of age who are dining indoors to be fully vaccinated.
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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 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, 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!
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Sad that this location is closing permanently in 6 days.
Sad that they are closing this location.
This is a great restaurant and I'm sad to know it is closing at the end of this week. Hopefully, another one of their restaurants will return to the Northern Virginia area -- be it in Crystal City or even Alexandria. The staff here and the food have always been among the absolute best! Thank you!
We were there for my mother’s bday. Hostess acknowledged this note in the reservation, nothing from the waitress, who didn’t even introduce herself so I thought she was busser at first. Had questions about accommodating a dietary restriction and her answer was basically take it or leave it because nothing can be done. Food and ambiance good, service was just ok. Been to several of Jose Andres’ restaurants so surprised by how mediocre this place felt by the end.
We love this Jaleo!!! Our go-to place ever since it opened!
Great as always. We will miss going to the Crystal City location. Please come back!
Delicious food—our server offered great suggestions on the eggplant and sangria in particular—with reassuringly distanced tables and air purifiers. If your party is large enough for a shared paella, ours was excellent!
We found the food to be very interesting and quite delicious. The taps-small plate concept is one we both enjoy. The service was just as good, with prompt, attentive service from all (Austin was great!). Everyone was very friendly. We also found they knew the menu well, and made nice suggestions for add-ons that were worth the cost. The garlic shrimp was right on spec, but perhaps our favorite was the potato salad with tuna and veggies, topped with trout roe -yummy! We will make it a point to return when in the area, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.
Outdoor seating is good and all covid precautions are taken. Service was great as always, and food and drinks delicious. We asked to be seated before our reservation time and the staff were very accommodating. We'll keep coming back to Jaleo.
Restaurant was empty. Hostess insisted on seating us in the back though I had requested a window table. That table and most of that area were still unoccupied when we left.
The meal was good and staff accommodating of our low carb request.
Fantastic “Taste of Spain “. Portions were perfect and the sangria was amazing! We’ll be back!!
We opted for inside because it wasnt crowded and the decor and ambiance is so co.fortable and inviting. Sangria Hour is a wonderful way to sample delicious tapas and wine. Then, on to the paella. It was delicious and perfect for 4, could even have gone further. Wait. staff were friendly and attentive. Ambiance is lovely. It was quiet due to pandemic, so easy to social distance.
Very nice atmosphere
We did the Tasting Experience and were delighted with the quality and quantity of food. Standouts included the Catalan-style (a dried fruit, a fresh fruit and a nut) spinach, the rum pineapple, and the gazpacho). All of the dishes were delicious and there were a LOT of dishes! We did have a setback with our drink but the manager was very responsive. Our server, Mark, was informative and attentive, as were the assistant servers.
We did the Jaleo Experience - this was $75 a person for about 13 tapa plates. The food was overall great, some was over the top delicious, and some were just okay. I would have expected a little more honestly. i do think a menu walking you through what each tapa was would be nice, with staff in masks (which we love!!) it was IMPOSSIBLE to hear the descriptions of the food. Mostly, i have been to other Tapa places that i think are better, and for $75 a person i did not feel totally blown away. I will come back, but i would probably just order a select few instead. Also, they say they require vaccination cards but never asked to see ours, that does not make me feel like it is an enforced requirement.
The ambience was perfect. The food, amazing. Our service, knowledgeable, friendly, prompt. Great time.
Excellent birthday dinner. Fabulous service.
Excellent experience. A/C was a bit high which was making the interior a little cold (and cooled the food quickly). Food and service were outstanding, beautiful setting!
I am gluten free and they always do a great job or informing me of any issues, cross contamination, etc. We had the classic tasting menu and they were able to make small modifications to keep all of the plates gluten free. I love Jose Andres and everything I've ever eaten at Jaleo. We are always glad to dine here and look forward to coming back!
So glad we found Jaleo on our visit to Arlington. The food was so well done with unique flavor combinations. Service was excellent!
Everything was well thought out and delicious. Our server was attentive, knowledgable, and energetic. It was a very special way to celebrate an anniversary.
Excellent! Another wonderful dinner at Jaleo’s on a beautiful September evening.
Great choices for a price fix lunch guaranteed to be completed in 1 hour!
I'm already a big Jaleo fan which is why I chose the Crystal City location for a special occasion. Outdoor eating option was perfect (I didn't even notice any traffic noise). The menu selections and presentation are so creative. Our server (#217) was extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable about the menu options. I continue to love Jaleo and admire Jose Andres for his humanitarian efforts.
Really appreciate that they allow you to make reservations for an outside table and that for indoor dining everyone needs to show proof of vaccination. Our wait staff person gave us great food recommendations and we tried a new cocktail “el compadre”. It was delicious!
Delicious food, causal and comfortable setting, good service…
Delicious, as usual.
Great food and fantastic service. Tons of choices and everything was delicious. We loved the chicken thigh
Inventive tampas and cocktails what could be more fun? The restaurant does not disappoint. Service was prompt and attentive. The flan was heavenly.
The food was good, great service, and it has a nice atmosphere. Come here if you want Spanish food 🥘👍👍👍
New and interesting food. Glad I tried new things but some of the more traditional things would be my choice next time
Great brunch with a mixture of tasty plates, bread, and a pitcher of sangria.
Had a really nice meal, all the staff were very attentive, including the manager.
Great variety of tapas, everything we tried was delicious. The shrimp in garlic sauce is a favorite. Cocktails and wines selections are excellent as well. Servers are attentive but not obtrusive. Proof of Covid vaccine is required for indoor dining, the staff was masked, and tables spaced well apart, so there was total peace of mind for this dining experience.
Nice atmosphere. Good food. Excellent service
I always love Jaleo for excellent food and outstanding service, and this visit actually exceeded my expectations. I also very much appreciate Jaleo's policy of requiring proof of vaccination for indoor dining, supplemented by table separation and plexiglass dividers. These measures made it much more comfortable for my friend and I to have the outing.
We LOVE Jaleo (and tapas in general)! The food is amazing, the service was very good. It can get a little busy and noisy but not so much it was a problem. We had a 3 cheese tray, a fennel salad, fried potato/chicken bites and a seared scallop dish. All were delicious. You think you might still be hungry but it was plenty for two people. Not our first visit, won't be the last either!
Very enjoyable experience. Food and service were terrific.
Jaleo Crystal City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Jaleo Crystal City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 413-8181.
Jaleo Crystal City is rated 4.8 stars by 3867 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.