Fine selection of tapas in a leisurely atmosphere. Large table area, reservations recommended. Enjoy.
The owner of this restaurant is a world renowned chef. He is a close friend of Ferran Adrià of El Bulli fame and a pioneer of "molecular gastronomy". This is a traditional tapas place and everything is good. My favorite is the bacon wrapped dates. They sound disgusting, but are to die for.
We walked there from our Bethesda hotel and were seated in 3 minutes on a Thursday evening. The place was mostly full and too noisy but we could still converse. All the dishes were good but the cauliflower was the best. We spent $120 for 4 adults with 3 beers plus tip. We might go back but would probbly try... More
We dined here for my father's 70th birthday. We ordered the Chef's Classic Tasting menu for the 6 of us. We enjoyed the croquettes, garlic shrimp, jamon, salt codfish, dates wrapped in bacon, tomato bread, spanish omelet, marinated chicken, olives, cheeses, fried pasta with seafood, goat cheese and red peppers, chocolate mousse, flan and many others that were all wonderfully... More
We used to go for tapas and amazing sangria but the last few times we were there it was not quite as good. The sangria recipe must have changed. The tapas are good but a bit overpriced. Very crowded but you can usually get a place in the bar area.
We enjoy Jaleo's frequently changing menu, so it is never boring. Terrific selections for all eaters. Lots of vegetarian options. Do not overlook large meals - paellas authentic and tasty. Special cuts of Iberian pork to share are very good though portions a bit skimpy. Much less crowded at lunch and week nights.
What a let down this restaurant is, we have tried it several times to see if the restaurant improves, but unfortunately, the food is tasteless, quality of food is not great. What is going on with Washington, D.C.'s tastebuds? I don't understand what people like about this restaurant.
Have been to Jaleo in Bethesda and in DC and have been wanting to try many of the small plates but because I cannot eat salt and have to avoid high-sodium foods, I have very few choices. This is not the fun I would choose though many of my friends enjoy sharing these unsual selections.
Very good tapas and great ambience. Only problem is, you have to spend a lot to get full. Portions compared to prices ratio is not good.
We were a party of six this time for an adult birthday. We ordered the “Classic” from the fixed-price menu. It was remarkable. It was more fun because we didn't know what we were getting. We only asked if there was shrimp as one of the tapas. There was plenty of food and a good variety of tastes and flavors.... More
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