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7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959 (Elm Street)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Gingins, Switzerland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For Vegans, they offer an "allergy" menu. I thought it was an unhappy start to the experience. The food was good but small serves for what I would consider a mid-high price. The service was a bit slow. We had to ask to receive knives and one of my colleagues ordered tuna salad and was offered chicken. There was a... More 

Thank scottpoynton
Philadelphia, PA
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186 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a late Saturday lunch here while visiting my kids. It's a block from the center of Bethesda, a great spot to eat before checking out the independent movie theater around the corner. They had a nice corner window table behind some drawn columns of beads which was a tad intimate and fun. They also have at least one... More 

Thank pabirds
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is really something for everyone here. We love to share the small tapas share plates, good soups too!

Thank manymiles5
Bethesda, Maryland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. I just can't help but keep coming back. Such wonderful Spanish flavors, so many tapas to chose from, such colorful presentation. Good wine and sangria selection.

Thank Tiggger007
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd not been to any of Jose Andres's Jaleo restaurants in many years, but recently decided to try the Bethesda venue for the first time. From the start, the service was welcoming and suitably attentive. The sangria was complex and refreshing, the classic gazpacho savory and robust, and the tapas we tried -- including datiles (bacon-wrapped dates), tortilla patatas, and... More 

Thank Jonathan R
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196 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is just as quirky and good as the DC one but is less crowded and noisy. The prawn and calamari paella was very good. It can compete with some of the best I have tried in Spain. It has deep flavors and the rice is cooked the right way. We also had the calamares en su tinta which... More 

Thank OrpheusTexas
Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Happy noisy and bustling. We love this place for a boisterous group of old friends or large family. The food is for sharing as is the fun of eating/sharing food together. Some people call this "Breaking Bread together." It is a great bonding experience. Food is tasty and comes out fast in a series of plates sure to please everybody... More 

Thank TacyTelego
Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Busy, lively, fast-paced service. Great food, choices from vegan to far-out (sea urchin anyone?) Always delicious, try different things, expand your palate.

Thank Dianne4444
Alexandria, Virginia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to Bethesda for lunch and a movie and wound up at Jaleo. Very tasty meal, by the way. I started with a salad and my wife had the gazpacho. I then had the Jaleo version of a BLT and my wife had the grilled veggie sandwich. Everything was yummy. About the only down side is the fact that... More 

Thank AgeOldDinosaur
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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263 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We came for an early dinner, so we decided to sit at one of the high top bar tables to take advantage of happy hour. Some of the classic tapas are reduced in price- patatas brava and gambas al ajillo are not to be missed!

Thank Amy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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: 13019130003

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