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Dined at the Crystal City location. Other than the great expense, the very salty paella, the incredibly slow service, and the fact I was starving after spending $50 on myself as one of a party of 8, Jaleo was great.
we visited Spain years back and went to many tapas bars. Sure the tapas in Spain were small but they were much much cheaper. Tapas here are too large and much too expensive, after downing $25 worth of tapas, you are still hungry! Most tapas here at Jaleo are bland and uninteresting.
Terrific result with the tasting menu. We had to wait for our reserved table for about 15 minutes, which was a shame, but we spent it at the crowded bar. Once we sat down and settled on the tasting menu, there was no turning back. Course after course of the most delicately prepared authentic Spanish tapas, all accompanied by copious amounts of Jaleo's outstanding red sangria. Not something you can do every week for affordability reasons and tastebud reasons (it's very rich), but an excellent dinner date.