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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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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Better than it used to be

We stopped going to Jaleo for a few years because we thought the food was greasy and the portions were small. But we started going back about a year ago and have enjoyed it very much. The interior is really well designed and the food is much better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Jillnt6772
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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stopped going to Jaleo for a few years because we thought the food was greasy and the portions were small. But we started going back about a year ago and have enjoyed it very much. The interior is really well designed and the food is much better.

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Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent a pheasant evening in pleasant surroundings. They need to Boost their menu though as it can get a bit monotonous after a few visits.

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

great ambience, good food, good service - a pleasure. The staff were friendly and made good recommendations.

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were here for a large party after an event. It was a Monday and consequently endless paella night. To me, this was much nicer than mere tapas. I've always found the endless variety of confusing meals on the menus of tapas restaurants confusing. The four-course endless paella comes with a gazpacho starter, a salad, two kinds of paella and... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was my first visit in about 10 years, and how things have changed. Let's start with the service. We made reservations about 2 weeks in advance. Despite that, we got one of the worst tables in the restaurant even though the place was a third empty and there were two same sized open tables (there were six in my... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I live in Bethesda and decided to drop by to try the restaurant week menu for dinner. I tried the beet salad, mushrooms, shrimp with garlic, pork tenderloin with onions and blue cheese, and the flan for dessert. I think everything was good but nothing was awesome. It was still a deal for the price you pay for restaurant week.... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went with a friend to celebrate my birthday. Great service and great food in a fun whimsical environment. It was midweek so it wasn't packed which was nice. Had a bunch of different tapas-can I say the brussel sprouts were a revelation? It's a little expensive so I would recommend for a special occasion. Have fun and try a dish... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our favorite escape for a romantic bite and a movie or a Sunday afternoon brunch with the whole family. Always innovative and delicious!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

While I am not a huge fan of NYE celebrations, I was very positively surprised by our experience at Jaleo's in Bethesda - our favorite tapas place - this past New Year's Eve! We had a nice table for 4 and the prix fixe menu was very diverse and certainly gave ample selections! And, the tapas were UNLIMITED -- yes... More 

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dc metro area
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The ambiance is quite inviting! from the music to the decor never mind the tapas! we had olives and manchego cheese, served in a what looked to be a sardine's can, calamari and fritters, all were served quite promptly and were very tasty, I had a glass of sparkling white spanish wine and my husband had a glass of sangria,... 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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?