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7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959
301-913-0003
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Ranked #11 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
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
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Jaleo is very popular. It's always hopping on a Friday or Saturday night. It's got a great urban vibe that's perfect for girls night out or a big group of friends...but otherwise, I would give it a miss. I love tapas, so I really wanted to love Jaleo, but I just didn't find it that special. The menu is huge,... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I've been to Jaleo in Bethesda twice. The service is outstanding and the tapas are breathtaking!!! The presentation as well as the mix of flavors is very creative and delicious. I love the background music as well as the location. A parking lot is very close and Bethesda at night, especially now in Christmas, is gorgeous. You won't be disappointed.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

very tasty.. wish it was more reasinable. I went there a couple of times this year for lunch and always enjoyed it. Very good Spanish Restaurant

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Pasadena, CA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Yummy! This is a fun and delicious place. It can get loud, but is part of the ambience. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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184 reviews 184 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Spanish tapas with a mouth-watering menu. When the food arrives, it is quite pedestrian though, particularly given the premium prices. The place is very noisy, service is professional but without warmth.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I can't say it was all bad, the apple fennel salad was lovely & a very cleansing salad. I should've just stuck to salads had I known the rest would've been God awful. Maybe they were having a bad day but the fisherman's soup smelled like the broth was a week old & the so-called paella must've been cooked in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My colleague and I ate here last week. The menu is huge, so we decided to have the chef's choice option and it was excellent given that we had a couple of dietary requests. They adjusted happily to our requests, but also forgot to halve the serves on a couple of dishes, so we ended up eating way too much,... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We recently visited, utilizing a gift certificate for "The Jaleo Experience", which the restaurant had generously donated to a community fundraising event. We have been to Jaleo on previous occasions, but found the food, service (even on a busy Saturday night) and overall experience this time to be the best yet! We informed our (excellent, personable) server of a few... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Jaleo is a tapas paradise. It was our go to place for Spanish food in Maryland. Some of their simplest dishes are the ones that are most delicious. Sauteed spinach with pine nuts, raisins and apples, dates wrapped in bacon (yum!), spicy chorizo, wrinkled baby potatoes with cilantro sauce, to name a few. We always ended up ordering a lot... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the best Tapas resturant in town. The food is unique and the best small plate place to go to for fun and really good Spanish wine

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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

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