Jaleo has long been one of my favorite places to eat, and to bring friends. The varied nature of the menu works well for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, and I think the dishes have very delectable seasonings and flavors. It can get a bit pricey if you order lots of tapas, but my advice is to order a core number to start with and then order more if you're still hungry. The bread and olive oil is also delicious. I also like the original downtown Washington DC location. The Bethesda location is ambient though can get a bit noisy. There are some tables in the large dining area that tend to be a little quieter, likely due to some acoustic effect. Good to go early, or reserve a table for a larger group.
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