Excellent as always
The food and service overall were good. But we were assigned to a table, which was extremely cold. Some of those tables should not be assigned to guests. It was not comfortable.
We enthusiastically recommend the Jaleo Experience. It did take over 2 hours but it was worth the time! The selections were excellent and weren’t necessarily options we would have tried if left to our own devices. The 13 course experience culminated with two amazing desserts...we were both stuffed, happy, and thrilled to have gotten to try so many traditional and modern Spanish tapas.
This place is just ok for us. Bit fusion-y for tapas, which if you just want regular tapas as in Madrid, this is not for you. Great location, nice building. $16 cocktails are also something I’m morally opposed to.
It's always wonderful--Jaleo never disappoints! We got the Brunch Tasting Menu and enjoyed everything.
I've been to Jaleo quite a few times. This past experience was probably the worst service wise but the best food wise. We had to wait over 20 minutes for a table and while other groups were offered free drinks/appetizers in apology--my group was not. I guess we should have complained. It also took almost 10 minutes before a waiter came over to us and even longer for him to come back to take an order. However, once we ordered and chose the Experience Tasting menu & wine pairing, the night quickly improved. The food was delicious and creative. It was good deal for the price, considering all the food you get to try! My favorite dish was the goat cheese and salmon roe cones or the croquettes or the asparagus! My least favorite was oddly the paella. Overall, it was a good experience.
Arrived a few minutes early but didn’t end up sitting down until about 20 minutes past reservation time. Food was good and came at a good pace. However the tables are so close that everyone is in each other’s business while talking. This is not a place for a private conversation of any kind which kind of ruined the meal because you sometimes want to have a one on one conversation.
I LOVE Jaleo! I go there each time I am in DC and have been doing since 1995
However, we made a reservation for 4 people (including 2 young kids) and had to wait 25 minutes before the table was cleared. The food was great, but the kids exhausted. It made for a difficult night....
I have been to Jaleo before - always loved it. This was the first time I did their set lunch and it was excellent! Will definitely go back for lunch!
I have been going to Jaleo's for over 20 years. It is still as good as the first time. Always new dishes to go along with mainstay tapas. Full meals including paellas also available. They will also prepare off menu items upon request. All Spanish wine list is outstanding. Wines available by the case upon request. You will not find a better wine list in Spain. We always go to Jaleo's for at least one meal when in DC or Crystal City.
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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 We offer a variety of spaces for your special event.View Private Dining Details