November 1st, 2018
If you love authentic Spanish food, then you know Chef Jose Andres. He is the leading force behind some of the country’s top Spanish food restaurants, including his restaurant Jaleo, which has a Crystal City location in Arlington.
Expect bold, sharable plates that celebrate both the traditional cuisine of Spain as well as a modern take on their classic ingredients. Seafood, vegetables, and meats are all prepared simply, but with masterful care and precision. Jaleo serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, along with a sangria hour complete with classic tapas like patatas bravas, croqueto de pollo, and salmon tartare. Jaleo’s vibrant interior makes a weeknight dinner feel like you’re celebrating, and the staff are equally as accommodating and welcoming. Be sure to make a reservation and preview the menu before you visit. There are so many specialties that it will be hard to decide once you sit down!