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Jaleo

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7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959 (Elm Street)
We are walking distance from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.
301-913-0003
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 125
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  • 105
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 22
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for lunch

Looks like a good place for after work drinks. Went there for anniversary lunch and had the tapas. Among my favorites were the cured beef, the manchego cheese, and the cod balls as well as the bread with tomatoes. It was a very early lunch; 1130AM but we would like to return at another time. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Looks like a good place for after work drinks. Went there for anniversary lunch and had the tapas. Among my favorites were the cured beef, the manchego cheese, and the cod balls as well as the bread with tomatoes. It was a very early lunch; 1130AM but we would like to return at another time. The service was good as... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The original tapas restaurant. Everybody does small plates these days, but Jose Andres is still the best. They have a cadre of standards to which seasonal plates join on a recurrent schedule.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Jaleo is my favorite Spanish restaurant in Bethesda. It is good for couples and families and has great outdoor seating.

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Novi, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good tapas, pricey but worth it. Unfortunately we had a waitress that was very rude, first she was rude when we asked the difference between 2 types of bread, but the worst when she brought a wine glass with 2.5 oz insisting it was 5. We measured the same glass when we came back to our hotel to make sure... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had pulpo a la gallega $ 12:00 small portion also puntillita fritas $ 16:00 small portion also we had 2 other tapas small portion for the price overall the food is good but the price very$$$$ expensive from last year almost double , not going back

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Ogden, Utah, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a great tapa experience! Ingenious flavor blending and perfect balace in each dish. As for dessert, the espuma crujiente de chocolate con leche (crunchy chocolate-caramel mousse with coffee-rom mousse and cocoa no ) might be the Perfect Dessert.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Once again we had a wonderful dinner at Jaleo Bethesda. The food really does put sunny and delicious Spain on a plate. The service is generally impeccable especially if you have that beautiful veteran, Laura. She is very caring, attentive, and adorable! Recently I discovered some of my friends have avoided the superb " omelette" thinking it is one of... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

What a fun place to dine. the service was great and the food was excellent. we were a large group. 30 people, and walked in at 10 pm. they welcomed us. we dispersed and sat at open tables in small groups. we ordered lots of different dishes and shared them. every dish was excellent!!! i highly recommend Jaleo

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Typically I wouldn't choose a tapas place when alone, but the opportunity to sample Chef Andres' menu for the first time compelled me to do just that. I was not disappointed, but quite impressed w/ the wonderful small plates & cocktails. The scene is ultra trendy, w/ a giant semicircular bar up a few steps, surrounded by table seating. There's... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Last visit to the restaurant was Sunday July 12, 2015. Tapas were good as usual but service dismal. Although restaurant was half empty we had to wait a long time to be served. One order arrived together with desert. One guest was seated in armchair extremely wet - as if a child prior guest had peed on it. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959
    (Elm Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are walking distance from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-913-0003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?