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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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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 104
    Very good
  • 53
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  • 21
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  • 17
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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
Real deal tapas--not disappointed

Typically I wouldn't choose a tapas place when alone, but the opportunity to sample Chef Andres' menu for the first time compelled me to do just that. I was not disappointed, but quite impressed w/ the wonderful small plates & cocktails. The scene is ultra trendy, w/ a giant semicircular bar up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Tubman74
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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161 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Typically I wouldn't choose a tapas place when alone, but the opportunity to sample Chef Andres' menu for the first time compelled me to do just that. I was not disappointed, but quite impressed w/ the wonderful small plates & cocktails. The scene is ultra trendy, w/ a giant semicircular bar up a few steps, surrounded by table seating. There's... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Last visit to the restaurant was Sunday July 12, 2015. Tapas were good as usual but service dismal. Although restaurant was half empty we had to wait a long time to be served. One order arrived together with desert. One guest was seated in armchair extremely wet - as if a child prior guest had peed on it. We had... More 

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Dix Hills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The restaurant was alive with both outdoor and indoor seating. We had the house sangria which was great and surprised us on how it was made. The tapas were all well spiced and most had a very nice presentation. Food overall was very good and nice portion size.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's in Cosmopolitan hotel and is one of their signature restaurant. We were a large group...about 30 people who went there for lunch and they had put together an entire afternoon of experience for us. We watched live cooking on huge wide hot plates with fire bursting out periodically, learnt how to guzzle wind straight from beakers into our mouths... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Have really enjoyed dining here, and do so often--lots of small plates for sharing. The waiters are very helpful in selecting tapas that are popular. Items that we order regularly include the hanger steak with mustard sauce, cauliflower with dates and olives, rice with cheese and mushrooms, spinach with raisins, apple and pine nuts, and flan. If you are dining... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We so enjoy tapas and Jose Andres restaurants and were happy to find this one in the DC area that we were visiting. We were hooked on tapas after our trip to Spain. All of the tapas that we ordered were delicious and the service excellent. We are looking forward to returning on our next visit in the area.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved being able to sample many different small portion dishes and share with a friend. Drinks were also excellent.

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Bethlehem, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Stopped in for late night tapas and wine. The host simply stared at us. When we asked for a table for 2, he silently grabbed two menus and walked away. The food was excellent. The menu offers a broad array of small plates, including some excellent vegetarian options. Good w8ne optiona. The server was pleasant, but a bit inattentive considering... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I've been a TV fan of Jose Andres for years, loving the authenticity he projects. I'd never been to any of his restos but on a short swing through DC was happy to note that a family dinner would be here. I'm sorry to say everything was a disappointment except perhaps the cheese plate. From the most basic tortilla patatas... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stopped in for lunch, our first experience with tapas. We had walked by several times and thought it looked interesting and fun. The food was at best average. We were a little surprised that the seasoning/flavoring of the food wasn't better. We had the garlic shrimp, dates wrapped in bacon, and potatoes along with a lunch sandwich that we split.... More 

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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, Pub

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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, Pub

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

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