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“Pricey but very good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jaleo

Jaleo
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Ranked #5 of 347 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Elm Street
Transit: We are walking distance from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.
Newark, Delaware
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pricey but very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love this restaurant. It's best to go with several people so you can sample more things. When they have some of their seasonal Spanish hams, you must, must order a dish!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Gail Y
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“We liked it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

My wife and teen age son visited Jaleo for some tapas. We arrived in the middle of a weekday so it wasn't busy. We each ordered two small plates, including shrimp, salmon, spinach, mushroom and potato, and bread w/ tomato. We liked everything, especially the mushroom and puree potato dish (we ordered a second helping). We also had Sangria. We also had the Chocolate Flan and Rice Pudding desserts; liked the flan best but it was small. The service was great and the atmosphere was pleasant. The bill was about $112 for three of us, which seemed a bit high but probably not unusual. We would certainly return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Jaleo - difficult to pronounce but one very fun place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Jaleo sits in downtown Bethesda, MD and it is one terrific place for dinner.
Ask your waiter about the deals that provide a survey of all the great tapas.
It's about $55 per person - a little pricey perhaps but you will be raving it about it for days.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MJ J
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Miami, Florida
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank william w
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Same Menu and Every Bit as Good as Downtown”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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