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Photo Diary Of The Delicious Meal At Jaleo

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One of my greatest dinning pleasures in the last few years has been to find places where I can go and have something other than a salad (as a vegetarian) which is also delicious and healthy. I was recently invited to try the brunch menu as Jaleo, Bethesda and it was one of my most satisfying meals ever. 

We had not been here before so this was a new experience for us. The hostess was friendly and greeted us with a big smile. They weren't too busy that afternoon so we were seated fairly quickly. 
Our server was extremely knowledgable and made excellent recommendations which in turn made our meal perfect.

For starters, we had a house lemonade paired with crispy bread with tomatoes, and a cheese platter about which I cannot rave enough. Just take my word for it and order it. We followed that with soups: Homestyle fish soup for my husband and a delicious Gazpacho for me. 

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Now to the good part and why I cannot wait to go back ... I was impressed with the vegetarian options that were available. We ordered four dished to share which was plenty to split between two - Escalivada catalana (Roasted red peppers, eggplant and sweet onions), Empedrat de mongetes (Traditional Catalan bean salad with tomatoes, onions, black olives and sherry dressing), Espinacas a la catalana (Sautéed spinach, pine nuts, raisins and apples), and Coliflor salteada con aceitunas y dátiles (Sautéed cauliflower with dates and olives).

I could tell ingredients were fresh and that the dishes were made to order. While I liked all the vegetables, cauliflower was one of my favorite. The portions were tapas style. This is a great place to go with a big party where you can order a lot of dishes and everyone gets to try a little bit of everything. 

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Last but not the least the desserts ... can we just take a moment and appreciate the presentation? Not only does it look beautiful it was extremely tempting. While I am off sugar, the chef strongly insisted we tried the desserts ... so guess what I did? I made my husband try it. I did take a small spoonful of each just to be polite. I can honestly say that the olive oil ice cream with grapefruit sorbet was absolutely lip-smacking. My husband cleaned that plate of classic Spanish custard with 'espuma' of catalan cream and oranges, clean. Safe to assume it was delicious. 

If you have not yet checked Jaleo out, I would highly recommend it. Their menu is diverse and intriguing. There is something for everyone no matter what dietary restrictions or interests. My suggestion would be to come here with a big group and a big appetite so you can try a little bit of everything on the menu. Ask your server for recommendations if the menu looks intimidating; they are all super friendly and more than happy to provide suggestions.

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I was invited to try the menu for the purpose of this review. 
All opinions mentioned are my own. 
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36 comments

  1. That is certainly delicious. I'mm going to have to look ths up when I visit DC next.

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  2. This meal looks so delicious!! Adding this to my list of DC spots to visit.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  3. This looks so yummy! Sounds like an amazing meal!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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  4. Great to find a resturant you enjoy. Your pictures are wonderful and show how good all the food is.

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  5. OH my goodness Tanvi, this all looks INCREDIBLE! I was born and raised vegetarian, and these dishes both look and sound absolutely delicious. The beet gazpacho is such a beautiful color too.

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  6. I've heard great things about Jaleo but have never tried it myself! Your meal looked delish!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

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  7. This restaurant is amazing. I had to look at their website. I know you had some fabulous food and fun there! I'd love to go myself.

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  8. Everything looks amazing! We do not have many vegetarian type places to sample around here. Most places only offer salads for those who don't eat meats. So refreshing to find a place that is serving something unique and wonderful!

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  9. WOW!!! I want to go here. My mouth is literally watering right now! Looks so good - thanks for sharing!!! xo

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  10. That looks wonderful! My husband is a vegetarian, so I understand the struggle of finding variety when eating out.

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  11. Sounds really delicious. And the meals look beautifully presented. I am glad that you had such a good experience there! :)

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  12. Wow, all of this looks sooo yummy!! Definitely need to try it someday!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  13. All of the food looks amazing! I’ve never heard of olive oil ice cream!

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  14. It’s so hard to find places that offer full vegetarian menus, so glad this does. The fish soup looked delicious as well as the desserts.-Chastity

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  15. Wow, I like you photos! Very pretty!! :))

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  16. It is always useful to know where the good vegetarian restaurants are. 👍🏼 All the dishes years look scrumptious! 😋Yummy.

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  17. The meal looks delicious. I too am off sugar but I doubt if I could have resisted these.

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  18. I want everything! Looks SOOO good!

    xo Laura Leigh
    www.louellareese.com

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  19. Everything at this restaurant looks absolutely divine! The colours are so rich.

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  20. This all looks so good. I love the vibes of this restaurant too!

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  21. The food looks amazing there!

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  22. I love my food and this is up my alley. The beet gazpacho is so inviting and mouth watering!

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  23. Everything looks scrumptious. That red soup, is that the Empedrat de mongetes as it's called? I'm so eager to taste it even just from basing it from the picture.

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  24. This looks like an incredible place to visit. The vegetarian dishes sound really delicious!

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  25. Everything sounded very original and delicious And your pictures just made me hungry!

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  26. The food looks incredibly delicious! I also liked the decor! Looks very contemporary and creates such an inviting vibes! Would love to visit there!

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  27. Love the ambience and interior of the restaurant. The food looks great as well. I will take a note of it whenever I am in the area!

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  28. That looks like a really nice place, I am loving the ambiance and interiors of it. The food looks so delicious, would love to check this place out.

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  29. Of everything you reviewed, I think the olive oil ice cream and grapefruit sorbet stands out. I would love to give it a try.

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  30. Wow the prawns look good! In fact, all the dishes look like they are cooked and prepared with love. I think I will enjoy having them if I ever get the chance to.

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  31. Yum! I also appreciate places with many veg options to try. This restaurant looks terrific.

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  32. Being a self proclaimed foodie I always love to taste new dishes. In every pics from this restaurant which you shared it is quite yummy. I also liked the ambience of this restaurant and the representation of foods too.

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  33. I think every meal should start with a cheese platter. The whole things looks amazing!

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  34. Everything looks so delicious (and beautiful!) what a fun experience

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  35. I’m putting this restaurant on my list of places to visit when I go to DC! All that food looks amazing!

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