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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.
13019130003
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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  • 22
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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
tasty tapas

Jaleo's Bethesda location is quite good. The menu is very extensive. We have stuck tapas and have been quite pleased. Next time we may try some other dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
waterandmore
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jaleo's Bethesda location is quite good. The menu is very extensive. We have stuck tapas and have been quite pleased. Next time we may try some other dishes.

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Thank waterandmore
Maryland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jaleo is a great 'go to place' for a wonderful meal, ambience (noisy but fun) with awesome service. We usually order our Tapas (small plated shared meals) by asking the waiter, "What are your favorites tonight?" But don't miss the Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes, Strip Steak, and Calamari dishes. We dined with two of our friends this time and also ordered... More 

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Thank terpMaryland
Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent Tapas, atmosphere, and service. The restaurant is nicely located in downtown Bethesda. A wide range of tapas are offered all of very high quality (and vey tasty)

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Thank Dawasi
Danville, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for an authentic Spanish restaurant, this is your place. The menu is very large, and a bit confusing. I had to rely on our server, who had a very thick accent and it was extremely loud in the restaurant. She did lead me in a good direction and the food was excellent.

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Thank gentry42016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jaleo is one of my go to's. Maybe it's the solid sangria (get the cava sangria if you REALLY want to have fun!!!). Maybe it's the kind service. Maybe it's the extensive options for veg-centric diners like myself. I can't put my finger on just one thing, but it's delicious. Consistently. Here are some of my veg-centric favs: pan de... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had a group event here and it was such a great experience. The service was impeccable and the food was divine. There was enough variety on the menu that everyone had something they liked. The location is excellent near Bethesda row. I've eaten here several times in smaller parties and ordered off the regular menu and always had... More 

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Thank Patricia R
Middletown, md
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for lunch around 1 pm on a Sunday. All the local restaurants were booked except Jaleo. About half the restaurant was empty. Surprising, considering many of the other restaurants in Bethesda were teeming with people. We were promptly seated and handed multiple menus: food, drink, and drink. We settled on the food. Overall, we enjoyed our food.... More 

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Thank Vulturecap
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I come to DC to visit my daughter, I have to go to Jaleo. I try to go with at least two or three other people so that we can order 9 or 10 dishes. Every one of them is exquisitely prepared and delicious! The menu changes frequently, so you will never not find something new to try. Put... More 

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Thank WHMeg
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Under the pretext of serving Spanish tapas, you end up getting a few little cups of some typical dishes like ham, shrimps and vegetables for the price of what would otherwise be a full plate: a few shrimps with no rice or whatever to go with it, half-a-dozen meager asparagus with some king of tomato paste on the side, a... More 

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Thank 28970Patrick
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last month my friend and I met during the busy week before Christmas at Jaleo in Bethesda to celebrate her birthday. It was a crazy busy weekday night with traffic jams abounding. I arrived a bit late but before my friend and was well treated by my server as I relaxed with a glass of sangria. We had an unhurried... 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: 13019130003

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?