Jaleo vs. Firefly
I'll be in town for the first time in a couple of weeks and would like to try tapas. How do these two compare, or is this an apples-to-oranges comparison?
It is kind of apples-to-oranges. I've been to Firefly and also to e-by-Jose-Andres (which is part of Jaleo). Both are perfectly nice - I think I'd go to Firefly if I wanted "Comfort food" tapas and Jaleo for something more special. Bear in mind that e by JA is probably not exactly representative of Jaleo.
Yes, it really is an apples-to-oranges situation. Jaleo aims for authentic Spanish tapas. Firefly is more "American style tapas". Jaleo is a top notch Strip establishment. Firefly caters more to a local audience.