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“Great Tapas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jaleo

Jaleo
7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959
301-913-0003
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Ranked #14 of 305 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Elm Street
Transit: We are walking distance from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.
Miami, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

It is highly recommended to make reservations to this great place.
The tapas selection is phenomenal and it is a matter just selecting what you want to taste....
the shrimp paella was just ok, nothing exceptional
the wine selection is extensive and a little pricey

finally, if you drive there be ready....parking is very difficult

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Same Menu and Every Bit as Good as Downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

These are the best tapas I've had outside of Spain, and are better than many I have had in Spain. Two of my favorites are chorizo in crisp potato nests and bacalao served cold in a salad with olives, peppers, tomato, and other stuff. (Those aren't their names or descriptions for the dishes, but they'll get you where you want to go on the menu.) Jaleo is expensive but worth it. It also has a very varied wine list with many selections of Spanish wines you won't find elsewhere.

Visited March 2013
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New York City, New York
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Okay Tapas in Bethesda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Confusing menu. Some portions are tiny others are huge. No way to anticipate. Some were interesting, most were tasty. May come back.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Best paella ever..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. The waitress recommended an assortment of Tapas.. They were all great but the highlight of the restaurant was the seafood paella, it was simply heavanly and the best I've ever had. Highly recommended.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Went here on the raving recommendations of other travelers and was sorely disappointed. The tapas was a bit tasteless and unimaginative, the date and bacon sounded intriguing but was just was fried mess. Not worth the hype.

Visited February 2013
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