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 4:00 PM - 8:30 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!
I was disappointed in the food, especially for a Jose Andres restaurant. Service was slow, no forks until we asked. No follow up on wine with empty glasses. I’m being kind giving three stars, but because of the pandemic, I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. Wouldn’t go back, even though I enjoyed the ambience.
Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Highly recommend.
Another fantastic experience at Jaleo. Great food, great service, and attentive servers. Thank you Jaleo!
Great service, great food!
Fabulous brunch with a wide variety of delicious courses!
The food was fine, but that's about it. We got the omelet and the endive with goat cheese, and neither were impressive. We also got the gin and tonic flight. Nothing was served with any sort of quality of presentation, which is fine when at a cheaper establishment, but was out of place for a restaurant that tries to emulate a higher class experience.
Really delicious. Can’t go wrong with Jose!
The food quality has slipped a bit. Service was great. The G&T flight was too much! I did not realize it was 3 full drinks.
Great place. Food is delicious, staff is friendly. Nice location. Wine Wednesday is a great bargain.
Jaleo is always fantastic. Have never been to the Crystal City location, but it compares beautifully with the original downtown location. Our server, Mark, was great, as was our experience in the wine shop. We enjoyed introducing our out-of-town visitor to a DC landmark.
Was so thrilled to be back at Jaleo. We always love it, the service, the menu and the food are all perfect.
Five-star experience, delicious food and delightful service.
Jaleo is always a memorable experience. We very much enjoyed our early dinner. The food could not have been better and the service is impeccable.
Every visit to Jaleo is always an exceptional dining experience.
The service was great!
Consistently great food and excellent service.
I was very shocked at the lack of brunch options, portion, and lack of condiments to compliment the food. I’ve never been to a restaurant that didn’t have ketchup. Just all so odd but I guess this is the pandemic menu and perhaps more items will be added soon. Let’s hope so! Cheers.
Tonight we tried to enjoy items we had not tried before, so we shared the "flauta de jamon iberico de bellota", "endives, goat cheese, orange and almonds", "bunuelos de bacalao", "rossejat", "carne asada con piquillos" and the "ensaladilla rusa".
The flauta featured the jamon, but the garlic olive oil and tomato made the "sandwich" come alive!
The endives were a nice light tapa, but I guess I expected the almonds to be marconas and they were just sliced toasted almonds.
The bunuelos are 7 light, cod and potato fritters served with honey aioli...yum!
The rossejat is a hearty dish, like a fideua with chopped calamari, topped with 2 large prawns. It's an easy way to get many of the flavors of the "Arroz a banda con gambas", with broken-up angel hair pasta instead of rice. So good!
We asked for the "carne" medium rare and it was well-prepared and the sweetness of the pepper with the savory steak made our mouths smile.
The ensaladilla was delicious, not heavy on the tuna, but big on flavor.
It was a busy Saturday night with many large groups, but the host, waiter and other staff made sure we were well watered and fed.
The red sangria was as good as I expected and my wife's limonada was tart and sparkling, a nice complement to the meal.
Excellent selection of tapas and drinks! Sangria is the best!!!
I've been to Jaleo in Crystal City many times and it's always been a great dining experience. Saturday was no different. Great service, great environment and great food. Except for the steak dish. My date was disappointed and so was I (I tried her food and the steak was dry and lacking in flavor). But the manager kindly removed it from the bill. I still love Jaleo.
We enjoyed a fantastic meal here for date night. The Gazpacho soup was a stand out. Our server was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!
So many options on Crystal Drive, but none with the variety of flavors, and oh the red sangria a la sueca!
Food is always good there but the menu is some what smaller than normal-pre covid time .
As usual, food was great, service was good, and the garlic shrimp was outstanding.
Love the foosball tables!
Amazing food as always, plus Patricia is an excellent server. I would have preferred dialogue requesting we leave the restaurant rather than a brusque clearing of a table by a non-verbal male. Overall, I will be returning.
Great food and wow
This is my favorite place in Crystal City. The food is phenomenal, the staff friendly, and manager is awesome! Best tapas I’ve had in the city.
Great food and service
Good and wine were excellent. Our waiter Daniel was attentive and friendly!!!
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).
Always delicious and we really enjoyed the Tour of Spain which was an excellent value.
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.
Jaleo Crystal City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Jaleo Crystal City is rated 4.7 stars by 3824 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.