Penn Quarter


Get directions | 7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, Maryland 20814


Hours | Sunday 11am-10pm, Monday 11:30am-10pm, Tuesday 11:30am-11pm, Wednesday 11:30am-11pm, Thursday 11:30am-11pm, Friday 11:30am-12am, Saturday 11am-12am


If there were founding fathers of DC dining, Jose Andres is our George Washington. The man set the bar for what a great spot in this town should be, and he’s still doing it at the original location 20+ years later.
In a city that get’s a bad wrap for being an overly-pretentious and political place, chef numero uno on our proverbial Mount Rushmore has done more to combat that notion than anyone else. Jaleo redefined what DC dining could and should be. It doesn’t have to be a place that requires a suit and tie to get a decent (or in this case, f*cking great) meal. It should be a place where everyone can come together and grab a good bite. Not to get all sappy and patriotic on you, but all that good ‘USA mixing bowl’ stuff. You should see someone in a jacket sitting next to someone wearing a hoodie and have it not matter. That’s what he’s done, completely removing the stuffiness from his restaurants, and there’s no better example of this than his flagship. It’s something we’ve dubbed as the Jose Andres’ Anti-Stuffiness Check MarkTM (Jose, let’s talk figures for this trademark).
All of that atmosphere and vibe stuff is great to have, but even if it didn’t we’d love this place; the food is flat-out phenomenal. These are true tapas style portions, so come here with a few people ready to sample and share a lot. The proteins really shine here, but feel free to round out your meal with some of the lighter options as well. The service is top-notch: don’t be afraid to put yourself in their hands in terms of ordering. Explain what you like and are looking for, and they’ll be an excellent guide.
So pop in after work in your suit, or before a Caps game in your Ovechkin jersey, or on the weekend for brunch in those trendy sweats you just bought. It won’t matter, and you’re guaranteed to get some of the city’s best food.




Jaleo Classics
A tasting of the classic and traditional tapas in
addition to some original favorites
55 per person
Spanish Sips
Enjoy specially selected Spanish wines and
beverages to pair to your tasting menu
35 per person with Jaleo Classics
50 per person with The Jaleo Experience
60 per person José’s Way
The Jaleo Experience Menu
A tour of Spain with Jaleo’s favorite
traditional and modern tapas
75 per person
Sherry Tasting
Enjoy sommelier-selected sherries to pair
to your tasting menu 25 per person
José’s Way
Eat like José! A selection of José’s top
culinary tapas and plates from Spain,
unique and adventurous
95 per person
Tasting menus available Monday – Friday after 4:00 PM. Saturday and Sunday All Day!
Queso Manchego Pasamontes
‘Hey, you’re here! So start eating…’
Pan con tomate
Toasted slices of crispy bread brushed with
fresh tomato and extra virgin olive oil 14
Plato de queso Manchego Pasamontes
Raw sheep’s milk cheese, handmade from
an ancient recipe. Nutty with a tangy,
lingering flavor 14
A traditional raw Manchego cheese
Rey Silo Blanco
(D.O. Asturias) Intensely-flavored cow’s
milk cheese
Rey Silo Rojo
(D.O. Asturias) A bold and spicy raw cow’s
milk cheese
(D.O. Leon) An intensely flavored blue cheese
of cow and goat’s milk
Ostras al natural
Fresh oysters from local (and José’s)
favorite Rappahannock Oyster
Company 15
Ibérico de bellota mini hamburguesas
Spanish mini burger made from the
legendary acorn-fed, black-footed ibérico
pigs of Spain and ibérico bacon 9 each
Paletilla ibérica de bellota
48-month cured ham from the legendary free
range, acorn-fed, black-footed ibérico pigs
of Spain 30
Flauta de jamón ibérico de bellota
Flauta bread brushed with tomato and
extra virgin olive oil, topped with cured
ham from the legendary acorn-fed ibérico
pigs of Spain 18
Jamón Serrano Fermín
20-month cured Spanish Serrano ham from
Salamanca 16
Salchichón ibérico de bellota
Cured acorn-fed pork sausage 15
Bikini de jamón y queso
Pressed traditional sandwich of Spanish
ham and cheese 16
Chorizo ibérico de bellota
Cured pork chorizo from the legendary free
range, acorn-fed, black-footed ibérico pigs
of Spain 15
Selección de embutidos
A selection of all cured meats 40
Selection of three 24 | Selection of five 36
Served with Chef’s selected pairings
Queso Massimo del Rey Silo
con magaya de sidra
Exclusively made for Chef José Andrés
and Jaleo, Asturian raw-cow milk
cheese cured for four months
Cono de salmón crudo con huevas de trucha*
Salmon tartare and trout roe cone 4
Cono de mermelada de tomate y queso de
Tomato marmalade and goat cheese cone 3
Caña de cabra
(Murcia) A soft, semi-sweet goat’s milk cheese
San Simón
(D.O. Galicia) A birch-smoked cow’s
milk cheese
*-Please be aware that consuming raw or undercooked food increases your risk of foodborne illness.
Special menus are available for guests with certain allergies and dietary restrictions. Please ask your server.
‘Slurping allowed! Sorry, Mom!’
Roasted red pepper, onion and eggplant with
sherry dressing 9
Gazpacho de remolacha con queso de cabra
Classic chilled Spanish soup made of
beets and tomatoes with goat cheese and
pistachios 10
Papas arrugás con mojo verde y mojo picón
Canary Islands-style wrinkled baby potatoes
with mojo verde and mojo rojo sauce 10
Pimientos del piquillo rellenos de queso
Seared piquillo peppers filled with caña de
cabra goat cheese 8
Sopa de pescado
Traditional fisherman’s soup made of
mussels,shrimp and clams 15
Aceitunas tradicionales y modernas
Stuffed anchovy and piquillo pepper olives
and liquid olives “Ferran Adrià” 16
Garbanzos con espinacas ‘Que-bien
cocinas Tichi’
Moorish stew of chickpeas and spinach 10
Add fried egg 2
Ensalada verde con tomates, cebolla,
aceitunas y piparras
Mixed greens with tomatoes, onions, olives
and piparra peppers with sherry dressing 12
‘Frying is overrated… Yeah right!’
Croquetas de pollo
Ensalada de remolacha
Red beet salad with citrus, pistachos and
Valdeón cheese 12
Traditional chicken fritters 11
Buñuelos de bacalao*
Fried cod and potato fritters with honey alioli 10
Ensaladilla rusa*
The ultimate Spanish tapa: potato salad with
imported conserved tuna, carrots, peas and
mayonnaise 10
José’s way with trout roe* 16
Dátiles con tocino ‘como hace
todo el mundo’
Fried bacon-wrapped dates served with an
apple-mustard sauce 10
Manzanas con hinojo y queso Manchego
Sliced apple and fennel salad with Manchego
cheese, walnuts and sherry dressing 11
Patatas bravas*
A Jaleo favorite: fried potatoes with
spicy tomato sauce and alioli 12
Ensalada campera
Salad of conserved tuna, fingerling potatoes,
green beans, red onions, tomatoes, capers and
hard-boiled eggs with sherry dressing 16
Berenjenas a la malagueña con miel
Crispy Japanese eggplant, finished with
organic honey and lemon zest 10
Coles de bruselas*
A warm Brussels sprout salad tossed with
sherry dressing, apricots, apples, grapes and
serrano ham 12
Pork roll, filled with serrano ham and cheese,
breaded and deep fried 18
Chistorra envuelta en patata frita*
Slightly spicy chorizo wrapped in crispy
potato with membrillo alioli 10
Endibias con queso de cabra y naranjas
Endives, goat cheese, oranges and almonds 9
Espinacas a la catalana
Sautéed spinach, pine nuts, raisins
and apples 10
Gambas al ajillo
The very, very famous tapa of shrimp sautéed
with garlic 15
Coliflor salteada con aceitunas y dátiles
Sautéed cauliflower with dates and olives 10
Traditional ‘paella’ of toasted pasta with head
on shrimp and squid 18
Setas al ajillo
Sautéed button mushrooms in a garlic
and white wine sauce 9
Calamares en su tinta
Basque-style squid with rice and
squid ink sauce 15
Tortilla de patatas clásica
Spanish omelet with confit potatoes
and onions 9
Pulpo a la Gallega
Boiled octopus with peewee potatoes,
pimentón and olive oil 20
Salmon con puré de calabaza
Seared salmon filet with butternut squash
purée, candied pumpkin seeds and pumpkin
seed oil 15
*-Please be aware that consuming raw or undercooked food increases your risk of foodborne illness.
Special menus are available for guests with certain allergies and dietary restrictions. Please ask your server.
Pollo con pisto y salsa de ajillo
Grilled chicken thigh with stewed vegetables
and garlic sauce 12
Carne asada con piquillos*
Grilled hanger steak with confit piquillo
peppers 14
Butifarra casera con mongetes*
Grilled house-made pork sausage with
sautéed white beans 12
When I was a young boy, I used to help my
father cook the best-known dish in Spanish
cuisine: paella. He would put me in charge
of the open fire where we would cook for our
friends and family. This is where I learned the
art of controlling the heat, a skill needed by
any chef. While heat is important to creating
the perfect paella, the real star is the rice.
Bomba rice from Valencia or Calasparra from
Murcia are the best to absorb all the amazing
flavors and to keep a perfect texture. ¡Buen
provecho!- José Andrés
Chorizo casero con puré de patatas al aceite
de oliva
House-made traditional chorizo with olive
oil mashed potatoes and piquillo confit 13
Entire pans of paella are prepared to order for
4-6 guests and presented tableside. Please
allow up to 45 minutes of preparation time for
all paellas.
Conejo en salmorejo con puré de albaricoques
Canary-islands-style marinated rabbit confit
with apricot purée 15
Available all day weekends, and Monday
through Friday 5 PM until 45 minutes prior
to closing.
Canelones de cerdo gratinados con salsa
de béchamel
‘Canelones’ stuffed with pork and béchamel
sauce 14
Paella Valenciana
A true classic of chicken, rabbit, and green
beans 60
Arroz de setas y verduras
Vegan rice with seasonal mushrooms and
vegetables 50
Arroz de pollo con verduras y setas*
Paella of chicken, vegetables
and mushrooms 60
Arroz a banda con gambas
Literally meaning ‘rice apart from shrimp’,
made with shrimp and calamari 65
‘Pan con chocolate’
Chocolate custard with caramelized bread, olive oil and brioche ice cream 9
Flan al estilo tradicional de mamá Marisa con espuma de crema Catalana
A classic Spanish custard with‘espuma’ of
Catalan cream and oranges 9
Texturas de pomelo con helado de aceite de oliva
Olive oil ice cream with grapefruit 9
Arroz con leche
Crispy caramalized rice and creamy rice pudding
with vanilla, lemon, and cinnamon 9
Helado y sorbete
Ice cream or sorbet 9
ask your server for daily selection