Patatas bravas – Jaleo

Patatas bravas - Jaleo
Fried potato with spicy tomato sauce and aioli. $7.50
Jaleo, Crystal City VA

Mmm, this was SO good! I’m not even a fan of THAT much aioli, but the dark flavorful tomato sauce help to drown out the excessive amount of aioli. Patatas bravas are one of my favorites tapas and Jaleo did right by it. I’m in heaven!

Sunset over Arlington
Sunset over Arlington.

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Butifarra casera con mongetes – Jaleo

Butifarra casera con mongetes - Jaleo
Housemade grilled pork sausage with sautéed white beans and aioli. Almuerzo rapido (3 items) $20
Jaleo, Crystal City VA

This pork sausage was yummy especially with the fried white beans. My favorite part was the texture of the beans with the crispy bits. This was definitely a hearty little plate.

Potomac River with Crystal City in the distance
Potomac River with Crystal City in the distance.

Gambas al ajillo – Jaleo

Gambas al ajillo - Jaleo
Shrimp sautéed with garlic. Almuerzo rapido (3 items) $20
Jaleo, Crystal City VA

Wow! Garlic shrimp is probably one of my favorite tapas items and this version rocked! I absolutely loved the garlicky sauce and the shrimp were cooked perfectly. I wanted a huge bowl of that sauce to dunk pieces of bread into. Noms!

Old Dominion Boat Club
Old Dominion Boat Club, Alexandria.