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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    March 21, 2015
  • Last Review
    March 21, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
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The inspiration behind Mala Tang is Sichuan Master Chef Liu Chaosheng’s hometown of Chengdu. Here you'll find the streets filled with diners sitting at tables gathering around bubbling hot pots, in which dozens of dried chilies bob up and down in an oily red broth. <br /><br />The hot pot itself is a pan that sits on a portable burner, surrounded by an array of small plates piled high with fresh ingredients. Guests select pieces of food and drop them into the broth to cook, and then dip them into delicious sauces. <br /><br />For the main hot pot course, Mala Tang serves a variety of proteins including chicken, lamb, all-natural beef, and fresh seafood; starches such as sweet potato noodles, and a plethora of vegetables ranging from bok choy to lotus roots. Those who are "afraid of the chili heat," as the Chengdu locals jokingly warn incoming travelers, can tone down the mala flavor with a mild version of the cooking broth.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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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. Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Another great dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I go to Jaleo Crystal City four or five times a year. It's always an excellent meal and a very pleasant experience. My most recent visit was great, even by Jaleo's standards. The hostesses and the server exceeded Jaleo's normally high standards for thoughtful service. The food is always delicious."
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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