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7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959
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Ranked #18 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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70% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I travel regularly to Bethesda for business. There are TONS of restaurants to choose from within walking distance of Jaleo, but this is by far the best! I've traveled all over the world, and this is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The food is fantastic, the service is great, and the ambience is nice. I will say that I... More

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Rockville, Maryland, USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Jaleo brings fun to the Woodmont Triangle area in "new" Bethesda. It has a lively colorful Spanish decor, a great tapas menu, electric atmosphere and an excellent bar. All of the dishes we tried were superb and service was fast and efficient - even for a busy Friday evening. Highly recommend for couples, dates, etc. Leave the kids at home... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Always enjoyed going here, and the new decore is so much better. It's airy, light, and comfortable. Food seemed better this time then the last as well. We had several small plates and a paella. All of it was very good. paella was cooked perfectly. We've tried making a few of the small plates at home, and as good as... More

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Randy H, Manager at Jaleo, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for the feedback we really appreciate it. If there is anything that we can do for you in the future please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to serving you again soon! Randy Hill General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

I was sufficiently impressed to return for a second night. Warm and attentive service. A wide selection of clever dishes served fresh and tasty and smart. A very enjoyable experience.

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Randy H, General Manager at Jaleo, responded to this review

Hi, this is Randy the General Manager at Jaleo. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your most recent experience with us. We hope to see you again the next ime you're on the this side on the "pond". More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The advantage of getting tapas is that you're able to sample a bunch of small dishes and be adventurous trying things you normally would not to be try a full portion of. Of course it takes quite a few tapas to fill you up- my husband and I went for brunch and had about 7 tapas. Prices range from roughly... More

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Olney, Maryland
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209 reviews 209 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

First off, this is one of the better gluten-free menus you will find. Lots of creative choices. Clearly, this kitchen is comfortable doing GF. We sat at the bar on a late Saturday evening and were a little put off when the waiter not only said he couldn't make an espresso martini, but didn't really express much of an interest... More

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Brownsville, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We came here with a seven people and our bill was close to 300.00. Tapas are small but the paella is worth it. Delicious. I recommend getting the paella and the bacon wrapped dates tapa. Paella takes 30 min to make so be patient. The tapas are small portioned. Service was top notched.

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