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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 #18 of 297 restaurants in Bethesda
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.
Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great tapas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Jaleo is Jose Andres' Bethesda restaurant. It maintains his high standards, without being as expensive as his DC/Las Vegas places. Try the vegetable paella, if you can wait for a few minutes to be made for you. Lots of other stuff on the menu is authentic and tastes great!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Jaleo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fine selection of tapas in a leisurely atmosphere. Large table area, reservations recommended. Enjoy.

Visited October 2013
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olney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Owned by Jose Andres, what can I say?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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.

Visited January 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

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 anther place first. The one meat dish was not tender but the flavor was right on.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Celebrated a Birthday with a Fabulous Meal, Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

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 prepared. The service was top notch- crumbs removed unobtrusively, waters refilled, wine glasses refreshed without need to request. We cannot wait to enjoy another meal here.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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