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Absolutely wonderful from start to finish! Knowledgeable & gracious staff, incredible service, welcoming atmosphere. One of the best places to get together with friends & share fabulous food that I have ever been to. Will DEFINITELY be back!!!
The price of the Sunday Special Tapas meal, without any alcoholic beverages, was so incredibly reasonable that I had to check the bill twice to make sure they didn't forget to include something. The food was exceptional. Our waiter was a delight. Definitely going back.
We've been coming to Jaleo for years, and the food is fantastic. But..... I don't know if the portions are getting smaller but even for two to share some of the tapas, they seemed very skimpy. We will continue to go to Jaleo but will questioning our waiter/waitress in the future for more details about the size and amount of our dishes.
food is good.
Very good, and plan on returning
I'd heard of good things about Jaleo for many years and only knew of the one in DC. Not sure why I never made it there but I'm happy to find this restaurant in nearby Crystal City. Great ambiance, great food and service - and convenient free parking after 4 pm! I'll be back!
Great food and drinks! I'm never disappointed when I go to Jaleo or any Jose Andres restaurant.
terrific food. Try the paella and a selection of small plates. Reasonable and tasty wine choice around $50/bottle. worth a visit.
Great variety of food. Highly recommend the fried eggplant, Catalan spinach, and piquillo peppers. Vegetarians/pescatarians may want to ask about ingredients as a dish came with an unexpected ham garnish. However, the restaurant handled the situation very well.
Always so good!
So glad I made a reservation here. The place was packed when we arrived. Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait a few minutes for a table to clear up. No big deal. There were three of us and we each ordered three to four tapas. Definitely a lot of food. Service was great and so was the food. Jaleo is a favorite and we will be coming back.
I’ve been to jaleo before and was looking forward to eating there again, Unfortunately I was disappointed this time. Especially the paella. You could taste nothing but salt and that’s covered up the calamari. Thank goodness the shrimp was cooked separately bc that was good. I don’t think I’ll be back again. I don’t know what happened.
Jaleos is my go to place for dinner or a weekend brunch. Can depend on them for great food and service.
Cheeses were great. Fried foods were overdone and not flavorful. Calamari was bland.
This was one of my favorite places to eat when I visit DC and I brought a friend with me expecting a wonderful dining experience. We were both extremely disappointed.
The paella is absolutely delicious (I had the one with shrimp and squid)!
Service was just shocking. Only 4 other tables in use in the restaurant and it took us 10 minutes to be waited on? I almost had to search out our server to get a second glass of wine. We would have liked to have coffee with our dessert, but never saw the server until he brought the bill way after we'd finished dessert. Lovely food , but I don't know if I could recommend the Crystal City location based on the "service."
Came here for restaurant week. I was very happy with my selections- bacon wrapped dates, shrimp, fried potatoes, salmon and chocolate dessert. Even though they are small plates, I left feeling satisfied! Waitress and supporting staff were attentive to filling up water glasses/removing plates and food was delivered hot and timely. Would definitely recommend and hope to go back soon.
I met my friend for lunch; the staff was quite friendly and helpful. If you’ve never been to Jaleo before, don’t be intimidated. They explain the menu, the “family style,” which dishes are best suited for sharing and which aren’t. Everything is delicious; not a clunker on the menu. Parking is a snap and they validate (up to an hour). A terrific experience.
The Restaurant Week Menu was fabulous. I especially loved the beet salad and dates wrapped in bacon. The high ceilings and elaborate wall decorations make this a very special space. The service was fantastic...great teamwork by the wait staff. Our dinner of many courses moved along at just the right pace.
Delicious! I went for Restaurant Week and had excellent food. I'll go back soon.
Everything is great. Tapas portions have gotten a little large
great varieties of delicious food, served in well-timed fashion, and at Restaurant Week prices. what's not to like?
Went there for restaurant week on a date, we both agreed the food was amazing. The cava sangria was a perfect compliment. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely return, hopefully soon. Thanks!
Excellent restaurant week menu! 4 course meal with 4 tapas options per course. We had 4 people, so we got to sample everything! Amazing all around. Plenty of food, and an incredible variety that added to the enjoyment and entertainment value of the evening.
We just keep coming back to Jaleo. It amazes me that this Jose Andres gem is tucked into Crystal City, but we'll take it! We snagged a Restaurant Week reservation during the brief Federal shutdown. One thing I appreciate about Jaleo is its enthusiastic participation in Restaurant Week. We ate incredibly well in a good value week for one of our favorite restaurants. The tapas allow my carnivore husband to indulge in all creatures while I get to veg out (and yes, sometimes I go for a chicken dish or the out of this world bacon-wrapped dates!) Jaleo doesn't dismiss any part of the dining experience: the restaurant is beautiful, staff is well-trained, drinks are inspired, dishes are inventive - but with the sophisticated composition Jose Andres brings which means I'm never left wondering why two flavors were paired, and desserts are a deeply satisfying conclusion to the meal. I suspect we'll be back within the month.
Met up with 3 friends for lunch. We hadn’t seen 1 of our friends in a while so it was a chance to catch up. My friends had the sangria, which they liked enough to order 2 carafes and I had the salt air margarita, which I highly recommend. We shared shrimp, Brussel sprout salad, and omelette, white bean salad, and roasted eggplant and red peppers. Every plate was delicious! We finished the meal with a chocolate flan-mouse type dessert and an apple Charlotte. Again, very tasty. Alex was our waiter and he was awesome! We lingered after we were done eating, and he continued to fill our water and was not bothered by us at all staying at the table.
Always delicious. The bacon wrapped dates are amazing! If you young kids like toddlers there is pretty much nothing on the menu for them. Especially if you have a picky eater. They do have some amazing mashed potatoes they will bring a bowl for your little one!
I enjoy bringing my family to Jaleo to shake up our Saturday dinner out routine. The tapas are good and the service is great.
Always delicious!! One of my faves for any occasion.
It was a divine evening celebrating my birthday. We tried the tasting menu after explaining that I don’t eat meat but my husband does. We still got three purely meat dishes which I found a bit disappointing. The scallops with squash and garlic shrimp stand out. We had a great selection of wine and dessert. It was a celebration so we were happy to splurge. It is a bit pricey but a great experience