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7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959
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Ranked #16 of 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Elm Street
Transit: We are walking distance from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I like the sizze of the servings because I can not eat large portions. This enables me to have different courses and try new items on the menu. I like desserts and they have excellent desserts as well. It has also an excellent location and is near Bethesda Row theater, Barnes & Noble and you can even get there on... More

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Chesterland, Ohio
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252 reviews 252 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There are Jaleo locations in DC (where we have eaten several times), in Bethesda, and elsewhere in the DC area. This was our first time in the Bethesda location. We like the bright, bold decoration which is similar (but by no means identical) among the locations. They apparently have somewhat different menus between different locations, depending on the chef's whim,... More

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Randy H, General Manager at Jaleo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the very nice review! We are so pleased you enjoyed dining at Jaleo and can't wait to see you again! Best, Randy Hill More

Takoma Park, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Bartender while behind the bar felt appropriate to tell a customer "You are such a girl" and "You are being such a girl" repeatedly for all to hear. When I confronted him with his misogyny, his only pathetic response "I was having a personal conversation."

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Randy H, General Manager at Jaleo, responded to this review

Hi Andrea, On behalf of everyone at Jaleo, I would like to extend a warm thank you for choosing to dine with us recently. At Jaleo, we are committed to delivering operational excellence to all of our guests. We pride ourselves on our hospitality, personalized service and the highest quality food. This is why your voice and opinion are so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

One of best Tapas restaurants in DC. Love their small bites with signature cocktails. If you like gin and tonics, be sure to try their version!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stepped into Jaleo on a rainy weekday night. The place was quiet, and I sat at the bar. Ordered one of the specialty cocktails, made with Aperol and bourbon - quite nice. Had two tapas entries - chicken croquettes and a potato salad with peas and tuna. Both were prepared flawlessly. Had a flan with creme Catalane whipped cream -... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good food and value. Large selection on menu. Delicious chocolate hazelnut mousse. Centrally located in Bethesda. A bit noisy on week-ends.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Celebrated family birthdays with a great experience at Jaleo! Having never been before, we tried the Jaleo's Classics package which provided a seemingly never ending variety of house favorite tapas! Everything was good, fresh and tasty! The service was great - as each new dish came out, there was our waiter explaining the dish. I was worried that the four... More

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We seek out tapas wherever we go, and this has been the best we've found so far (in the Mid Atlantic region). Chef José Andrés has three locations around D.C. plus one in Vegas. The dishes are more authentic to traditional preparations but with a twist, such as adding a chili pepper to the Gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp).

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Mendham, New Jersey, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Incredible food. My sister and her husband have been here before and we had a group of 6. Superb waitress Irene who was very helpful - she is from Spain - and assured us that the jamon (ham) was authentic and it was wonderful! Tried 15 different tapas plus 3 desserts. Trilled with all of them. Will definitely go there... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went last weekend. I like the new look since I has Ben there last. The food is outstanding. The pulpo,paella,bocadillos,patatas bravas etc. we're great. The wine list was a knockout with tempranillos,alba rhinos,and shery. We wish we had a jaleo near us in nyc.

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