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Jaleo - Bethesda

2720 reviews
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$30 and under
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Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés. Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

* We are open daily throughout the day.
* Lunch menu served until 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
* Brunch menu served until 3:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.

Sunday - Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Phone number
(301) 913-0003
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
José Andrés; Head Chef Miguel Rebolledo
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Catering on a whole new level; José Andrés Catering elevates catering and event planning to new heights in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Now you can experience the inspired creations of celebrated chef José Andrés at your own party or venue. Visit us for more information at, or call us at (301) 913 0003.
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Cross street
Elm Street
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Parking details
There is street metered parking available and we are within walking distance from a public metered lot.
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Public transit
We are walking distance from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.
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Jaleo Hour

Sunday - Friday: 4:30 - 7 PM

Saturday: 10:00PM - midnight

Available at the bar only
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Special events & promotions
Our events team will be happy to assist you in choosing a menu from our events package and planning your special event whether a birthday celebration, corporate meeting, or office get together. Also, make sure to inquire about our private cooking demonstrations!
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Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés and with a variety of spaces for your special event, we can accommodate any special occasion.

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What 2720 People Are Saying
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vipParisgalore (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very nice, relaxed atmosphere with good service. The dishes were all very tasty but the lamb was by far, my favorite. It was very flavorful and cooked just right. Yum!

vipwineyahoo (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Not inexpensive, but a great way to explore Jose's take on tapas. Great wine list.
Also nice to celebrate a special event, day etc.

ECooperB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food is always fabulous, small plates are the way to go for variety. Good wine list.

vipHarv (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

While the food was excellent, service was spotty. Had to ask three times for a refill on the o live olive oil supplied for dipping with the bread. Other than that, service was good.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Mi esposa que es puertorriqueña y yo queríamos ir a alguno de los restaurantes de Jose Andres ya que lo admiramos muchisimo por su labor humanitaria en Puerto Rico.
Magnifica comida y servicio.

NBethesdaDiner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Overall, a very pleasing dining experience with all but 1 dish excellent and attentive service. Also very accommodating about food allergies. Their patatas bravas are the stuff of dreams, the shrimp lovely, the cauliflower with dates and olives a delightful combination, the endive with goat cheese reliably great, the pan de cristal had wonderful flavor and crunch... Sadly, the quail was uninspiring.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day

vipScreech (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was less than expected.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine's 2018. The restaurant provided complimentary Rose cava, and had special and regular menus available. The restaurant was crowded but the food and cocktails were lovely. We had a great time.

vipSuZeQuZe (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We used to go to the downtown Jaleo frequently after the theatre, and always enjoyed the variety and tastiness of the small plates. So we were looking forward to our treat in Bethesda on Valentine's Day. We ordered the tasting menu @$55, and a bottle of Spanish wine (very good). The food, however -- 8 different plates -- was either bread with something on it (tomato, eggplant) or fried (cheese) or some kind of cured meat (sausage). In short -- nothing succulent or inviting, like the baby lamb chops we used to get downtown. Even the spinach w pine nuts and raisins, wh I always used to order, was thrown together here and oily. I hate it when a good restaurant gets careless and tries to save money on the food. Especially when they're charging so much.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We came Jaleo's because of the truffle festival, and because it was Valentine's day. We ordered one of the set menus of the day, and added truffles to a couple of the dishes. On the down side, the truffles were either too bland or to subtle for me to taste. But having lived in Italy and experienced fresh truffles every year, I don't think they were subtle. On the bright side, every single dish was so wonderful that we didn't really mind the blandness of the truffles. The lesson- trust the chefs at Jaleo's to create what they want, and don't try to mess with perfection!

MarkA (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Jaleo is one of the few reasons I would ever venture to downtown Bethesda. It's great to see the Jaleo brand retaining its high quality when expanding out of downtown DC into the 'burbs.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good!

Betty (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Wow food is EXQUISITE! Servers are Outstanding!

CarolineM (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was delicious as usual! This visit was for a Sunday lunch with my sister. I have been to the Bethesda and Washington Jaleos several times each. Have never been disappointed!