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Not Jose's best, but still good!
Written by discojing on 7/13/2009

I love the high ceilings here, and it has an indoor cafe feeling–complete with LIVE music. It was a little loud at first, but as I got used to it, it really added to the atmosphere. Jaleo has an impressive wine selection (unfortunately, I don’t care that much for wine), so I opted for the mojito lemonade, which I had to send back because it was too strong. There were many great sounding things on the menu, but I didn’t know many of the ingredients, and the menu reads like it is in Spanish. We got several dishes, and the amount of food was not always relative to the price. Some dishes we ordered: Pan con tomate (Toasted slices of rustic bread brushed with fresh tomatoes), Chistorra envuelta en patata frita (Slightly spicy chorizo wrapped in a crispy potato), Codorniz con salsa de romero y alioli con miel (Grilled quail with rosemary sauce and honey alioli), and Calamari with garlic alioli, though other tapas staples such as bacon wrapped dates, or slightly unusual “pork cheeks” sounded good. Jaleo, staying true to its Spanish roots, is also famous for its paella, and has several varieties in house.

Food: 7 | Ambience: 8 | Service: 8 | Will you return? Yes
Not as good as D.C.
Written by wineswirl on 12/10/2007

Jaleo is always a festive option for group dining. Their tapas menu remains true to authentic Spanish preparations & ingredients. The food quality of the Arlngton Jaleo, however, does not compete with their D.C. location. Meats are often overcooked & cold dishes oversauced.

Food: 5 | Ambience: 8 | Service: 7 | Will you return? Yes
Love tapas? You'll love Jaleo.
Written by Nattienaturally on 12/7/2007

If you're a fan of tapas, you should love Jaleo. Just expect a wait, which allow time for a pre-dinner margarita!

Food: 9 | Ambience: 8 | Service: 8 | Will you return? Yes

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