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7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2959 (Elm Street)
+1 301-913-0003
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 10:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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749 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friends and I came here for lunch when in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. I didn't have high expectations because I had been to the DC location and wasn't that impressed, but it was the only restaurant where we could make a reservation for 10 people so we took a chance. I was pleasantly surprised! I got a sangira... More 

Thank Jvalliant
Annandale, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is THE place for Tapas in the DC area, and belongs to the Jose Andres restaurant empire. However, the new place just a few blocks away has a smaller but more interesting menu, in my opinion. Jaleo is fine, I've never had bad food there, but it never wows me.

Thank absentspace
Bethesda, Maryland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently my husband and I took my cousins visiting from Hong Kong to Jaleo in Bethesda for lunch. First, they were thrilled the minute we entered the place when they saw it was a Jose Andres restaurant. They also loved the festive and attractive, open, colorful decor. Then the food came and every selection was hot, fresh and delicious. I... More 

Thank ChicagoAlumFan
Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurant s in Bethesda for lunch or dinner. Very delicious, authentic tapas, everyone will find something they like on the menu. Whimsical decor and great staff. It can be a little loud on a busy evening.

Thank TK5417
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant, part of the Jose Andres empire in Washington, never disappoints. The service is excellent, the food is mouth-watering, and the atmosphere lively and attractive. I love the fact that it is consistent...that you can always count on a good meal, which is more than you can say of a lot of restaurants in Bethesda.

Thank Barbara M
Bethesda, Maryland
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love their combos and their small plates which, portion size, are great for lunch. A good place to meet friends for lunch.

1 Thank mdeshmuk
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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213 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

What a relaxing place to have lunch and if you land a table by the window watch the Bethesda street scape. There are so many delicious items to try. Tiny items like the salmon tartare in a cone are a favorite. I love the fava bean salad. Such great flavors with such subtlety are found on this menu. Jaleo serves... More 

Thank Hollin D
Nimes, France
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Not a great start when the man on the desk is surly and seems unable to work the reservation computer - or perhaps deciding which of the many empty tables to assign is too much for him. He then stood and watched disdainfully as I struggled to pull a heavy table out a few inches to get to the banquet.... More 

Thank muchtravelled001
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have been to Jaleo in Crystal City several times. The food is very good -- consistent from restaurant to restaurant. I recommend getting at least 2 tapas per person..then if still hungry..go for more. Our waiter knew the menu and made very good recommendations.

Thank Kathleen C
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A group of four of us started with several tapas plates. All were good and well-prepared. The server mentioned they also have paella, so we ordered two: One vegetarian and one shrimp. Freshly prepared and served table-side, the two paella looked very good. However, both were simply rice with very little else. The vegetarian had few veggies and the shrimp... More 

Thank Kirk C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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: +1 301-913-0003

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