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“Subpar food...great ambiance”
Review of Jaleo

Jaleo
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Ranked #5 of 373 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Elm Street
Transit: We are walking distance from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.
Reviewed January 16, 2008

The food is not what I expected.

The Manzanas con Pasamontés Manchego or Apple and ‘Pasamontés Manchego’ cheese salad with walnuts was very delicious and refreshing but it was downhill after there. I had the black bean stew which was canned black beans heated up with a piece of pork belly thrown on top and the Croquetas de pollo are chicken fritters but tasted like fried cream of chicken soup. Overall I saw some things i would have probably enjoyed better than my selections but for the price I'll try another tapas spot

For dessert I had the fresh fruit with the goat cheese ice cream and it was delicious.

The food comes out as it is ready so if you're dining with a friend hopefully they don't finish well before you

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Reviewed January 2, 2008

Best Tapas on this side of the Atlantic. Every item on the menu is very good. Excellent place to bring your friends. Service is pretty good and decor is nice.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed January 1, 2008

Excellent happy hour, but the tapas will hurt your wallet, but are very, very tasty.

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Washington, DC
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Reviewed January 1, 2008

We love Spanish food. Here it is often crowded, food preperation is uneven. Table management (when you sit vs. when there are open tables) is poorly managed. Advise: Sit in one of the raised tables in the bar. Order the tapas and skip the rest.

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Cabin John, Maryland
93
Reviewed December 24, 2007

If you love waiting, overcrowded tables, and mediocre food. It's not even trendy anymore!

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