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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 - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice - very lively

I am a real fan of tapas and this place really hit the spot. There's a large menu of some really creative dishes. The sangria is good. I had gazpacho which was excellent; garlic shrimp that was very garlicky with good sauce to dip bread in; and then I had one of the evening specials - a lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
MJ2E
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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292 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Spanish first
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English first
montgomery county md
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We just got back to eating here after not visiting it for quite a while. We had some wonderful tapas. We did try the small plate paella, which wasn't our favorite and were so full by then, that we didn't finish it. Both our server and one of the managers came over to ask if it was "OK". We reassured... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We came here often and always enjoyed it. We had octopus again tonight and it was excellent, as before. The bread was very good. The grilled pepper and onions delicious. A few things didn't go right tonight however. They couldn't seat us outdoor, as we had reserved. The waitress didn't check us after taking our order, until we finished our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

While many people seem to really enjoy Jaleo, I didn't find that the food was that authentically Spanish. However, it is good to be able to try many different items in a meal. The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice, and the seating is comfortable.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere is always good and I love most of finger food in the restaurant. Food is fresh and delicious. Always require reservation for dinner.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My most recent experience at Jaleo Bethesda was muh. What should have been a delicious brunch with a wide variety of options left my friend and I with a disappointed palate. The food -- especially the pork belly eggs (we are pork belly fanatics and order it whenever it is on offer) were bland, not even up to diner level... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I went here for a quiet, romantic dinner. While the staff are Spanish locals, the food and atmosphere was subpar. We have gone to many better tapas locations.

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Gillette, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The waitstaff was very helpful throughout the meal. Multiple people recommend this location and raved about the food. We visited on a slow Tuesday night at 6. We put our paella order in first as it needs 45 minutes to cook. The tapas were great, but didn't live up to the hype. Considering the overwhelmingly positive reviews I think we'll... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I am a real fan of tapas and this place really hit the spot. There's a large menu of some really creative dishes. The sangria is good. I had gazpacho which was excellent; garlic shrimp that was very garlicky with good sauce to dip bread in; and then I had one of the evening specials - a lovely bread topped... More 

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have been going to Jaleo for years, ever since it opened back around 2002. Wonderful tapas restaurant with very good paella and sangria (always important). We also enjoyed the grilled scallops and roasted quail. Jaleo has been around a long time and continues to be a fun place for couples, groups, and families!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My friends, husband and I have been going to Jaleo (both in DC and Bethesda) for years. We love Jose Andres and his restaurants. However, on our last two visits, we haven't been nearly as happy with the food or the sangria. About a year ago (I believe), Jaleo made changes to their decor, menu and sangria. Decor looks great,... 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

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?