Jaleo - Bethesda

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED. In response to the increasing risk of the COVID-19
coronavirus and to help encourage social distancing to stop its spread, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close. More details available on our website.

http://www.jaleo.com/covid/

Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés. Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.

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vipBaltoWashTerp
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The paella here is incredible. We always have a wonderful meal and experience here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We casually mentioned to the waitress that we were celebrating our son’s birthday. After dinner she brought out some flan with a candle in it! Speaking of dinner, the paella is amazing! Love Jaleo!

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vipMSueH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We actually ended up having happy hour, Sunday night who knew? Great food, great value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice location and decor . The food is nice and the service outstanding. I love the tapas concept of the resto, ideal for dinner. A little pricey though , plan around 40$ per person of you want to main dishes and dessert

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Brite4u2c
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

it was mediocre

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vipeager
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Many dishes were tasty but too oily for my palate and dietary needs.
Also did not care for the extra loud "peppy" music, it made conversation nearly impossible.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Husband’s birthday celebration. Nice table for two by the window, Woodmont Avenue side. Weeknight and lots of big groups near us. Seemed to be work related. Had three different servers. Everything we ordered wS delicious except the paella-like tapa. Served comped it as well as the dessert we ordered since it was my husband’s birthday. Awfully expensive considering how small the tapas are with the exception of the spinach, raisins & pine nuts salad.

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KatherineW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I dined with 3 other folks and we each ordered about 2 tapas. I got the apple fennel manchego salad, which i highly recommend, and the sauteed mushrooms. Everything was delicious and service was great, but we all found the music a bit loud. Still, it did not mar our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was perfect

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CharlotteH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve ben to Jaleo many times and have always had a great dining experience there. Everything is delicious and their sea salt margarita is to die for!

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RockvilleFoodie2015
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to get reservations last minute on a Saturday, probably b/c we were dining before 6. We were immediately shown to our table - a window seat near the back which was nice & quiet. We ordered the Gazpacho de remolacha con queso de cabra, butternut squash soup (a Special - heavenly!), Espinacas a la Catalana, Salmón pisto, Butifarra casera con mongetes 'Daniel Patrick Moynihan', and Pato a la plancha con peras. Our food was served promptly and the dishes were all perfectly prepared and delicious. The staff were very gracious. One of the best restaurant experiences we’ve had in awhile. Kudos to José Andres & staff!

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ElenaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just ok tapas. Good wasn’t hot and sangria was weak.

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vipIosephus
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not Jaleo in DC. Smelled. Bathroom filthy. Got sick on food.

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vipskylonseven
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food exceptional. As was the value. Always wonderful

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vipMimi6
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was delicious. We had the Catalan Spinach and the Cauliflower.
The duck was very rich.

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vipOhioFamily
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my "must eat at" restaurants when I visit DC. Wonderful small plates that are fun to share with friends.

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ChrisY
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My wife and I went with the tasting menu and accompanying wine selection.
The food is the focal point here: it's tasty, well prepared and quite original.
The wine