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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Difficult Menu

The menu is overbearing if you are not fluent in Spanish. The tapas dishes are great. Try the cod fritters! Quail is always my favorite. A bit overpriced. I wish I could afford to try more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Walt M
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Makati, Philippines
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I've been a TV fan of Jose Andres for years, loving the authenticity he projects. I'd never been to any of his restos but on a short swing through DC was happy to note that a family dinner would be here. I'm sorry to say everything was a disappointment except perhaps the cheese plate. From the most basic tortilla patatas... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch, our first experience with tapas. We had walked by several times and thought it looked interesting and fun. The food was at best average. We were a little surprised that the seasoning/flavoring of the food wasn't better. We had the garlic shrimp, dates wrapped in bacon, and potatoes along with a lunch sandwich that we split.... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If your taste buds have been looking for a change-up, Jaleo in Bethesda Row is a wonderful choice. The array of tapas is varied and each looks more enticing than the next. Our selections (gazpacho, almond soup and chicken croquettes) were surprisingly generous portions, so we were glad we kept our enthusiasm in check. A final plus was the restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The menu is overbearing if you are not fluent in Spanish. The tapas dishes are great. Try the cod fritters! Quail is always my favorite. A bit overpriced. I wish I could afford to try more.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Having had the real deal tapas in Barcelona, we have long wanted to give Jaleo a try given the reputation of chef and owner Jose Andres. On our first visit we opted for a medley of olives and manchego (Aceitun) ($7), Croqueta mix (chicken and ham $13) and Patatas Bravas ($7.50). All were first rate, savory and reminiscent of Barcelona's... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I contacted Sarah the event coordinator at Jaleo Bethesda about hosting a special birthday party for my wife. Sarah gave me all the information I needed including meal and beverage choices including pricing, answered my questions, and invited me to the restaurant and personally explained how the setup would be. I had a somewhat large number of people attending and... More 

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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Jaleo is a Bethesda staple . The food is always solidly good . It's just not exceptional . Better in the summer , when they make dishes with local and seasonal ingredients . The server is your friend there . Have them guide you thru the best tapas .

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a large group and decided to try the least expensive tasting option. There was so much food and it was all wonderful. There were a few samplings that I wouldn't have ordered off the menu -- fresh veggies, pickles, etc., but, overall, the selection pleased our large group's diverse palates.

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Kensington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Authentic tapas and wide selection. We've eaten here many times and always had a good meal and do not need to get stuffed to get variety.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our waiter was very friendly; so much so that he often neglected us to mingle with other customers. The small plates are SMALL. The drinks were different and excellent. We had Blonde Negronis.

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Additional Information about Jaleo

Address: 7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959
Phone Number: 301-913-0003
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Spanish, Pub

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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?