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7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959
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Ranked #15 of 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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229 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mendham, New Jersey, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We tend to shy away from restaurant week but we hadn't been to Jaleo in a number of months. We had a lovely meal on a Monday evening--4 tapas plates plus dessert for $35.14. Everything was as we remembered the food here. The service was attentive without being cloying. This meal made us remember how much we like the food... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband is a huge fan of Jose Andres so we were very excited to get a reservation last Friday night while visiting DC. The atmosphere is loud--we could not hear each other across our very small table on the lower level. The decor is red, red and more red! Lovely music was playing but you could not hear it... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went back to this Jaleo after quite a break. I wish I could give a split rating five stars for some aspects and 1-2 for others. The 3 is an average. Bottom line: order carefully and make sure you get what you ask for. We had some amazing calamari and asparagus. I would go back for more. The selection of... More

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Washington DC
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131 reviews 131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've been to Jaleo several times and it seems to have gone down in quality and quantity! I love José Andrés restaurants, but Jaleo just doesn't seem to be as good as I remember. Prices are very high for small plates that are very, very, small. Most dishes were average, although the croquetas de pollo were really good!

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Kensington, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great food and good drinks at reasonable prices. Sangria beer, wine, and several terrific tapas dishes for $4! Service can be a little slow because it can get busy, but it is worth visiting. The mini burgers are delicious, terrific shrimp dishes, and so much more. Order 2 plates per person to share and order more if you heart and... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

if you like small tapas (small dishes served in a variety) then Jaleo is a nice place to spend an evening. There is a very large assortment to choose from. most dishes are quite tasty. Many dishes are simple, but some have an unexpected level of complexity. It is best to come in a larger group as it would get... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Having had tapas in various restaurants, Jaleos is by far the best. The food is fantastic, tastefully decorated. All the staff members are fast and efficient. When my husband and I can we like to sit at the bar. The bar staff are great for menu suggestions not to mention the great sangria.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a brunch review. I’ve been to Jaleo plenty of times for tapas, but this was my first brunch. They offer a refreshing mimosa with very freshly squeezed orange juice. Stay away if you don’t like pulp. The “huevos estrellados” dish was very good: scrambled eggs with potatoes. BTW they are scrambled NOT fried as stated on the menu.... More

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