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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 - 10:00 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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 46
    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
Another fun night at Jaleo!

We have been going to Jaleo for years, ever since it opened back around 2002. Wonderful tapas restaurant with very good paella and sangria (always important). We also enjoyed the grilled scallops and roasted quail. Jaleo has been around a long time and continues to be a fun place for couples... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Doug E
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Jaleo for years, ever since it opened back around 2002. Wonderful tapas restaurant with very good paella and sangria (always important). We also enjoyed the grilled scallops and roasted quail. Jaleo has been around a long time and continues to be a fun place for couples, groups, and families!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My friends, husband and I have been going to Jaleo (both in DC and Bethesda) for years. We love Jose Andres and his restaurants. However, on our last two visits, we haven't been nearly as happy with the food or the sangria. About a year ago (I believe), Jaleo made changes to their decor, menu and sangria. Decor looks great,... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Jaleo is a really good tapas restaurant by Jose Andres. The gazpacho is to die for. Every single thing we have tried off the dinner menu has been very good. The brunch is pretty decent as well.

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Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

JUST AWESOME! This is one of our mainstay go to Tapas restaurants in the area. The way we order is through our wait staff recommendations of the evening. We ask for a veggie, fish, beef and chicken tapas dish and have them bring out THEIR favorites. It is a fun way to order and we get the tastiest tapas. Also... More 

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Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I organized a dinner for 25 at Jaleo in Bethesda; the group included several members with food issues. The chef came through with special versions of problem dishes, or substitute dishes; the wait staff were extraordinarily careful in serving, so not only did everyone get the right food, but everyone felt well-treated. The food was also delicious, of course! For... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I dined at Jaleo while attending a conference in Bethesda with some fellow conference attendees. We ordered one of the tasting menu choices. Overall the tapas were delicious. It was disappointing that the tasting menu did not come with bread (it is really a travesty to not have bread to eat with jamon and manchego, they served little crackers shaped... More 

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

So sorry for your recent experience at Jaleo as we do have the capabilities of processing multiple credit cards. If you'd be so kind as to provide me with your contact information I would love to follow up with you and learn more about your dining experience. I can be reached at 301.913.0003. Or you can email us at randyh@jaleo.com... More 

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 via mobile

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
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207 reviews 207 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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?