Cheap Eats 2012: Jaymar Colombian Breeze
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Jaymar Colombian Breeze
Address: 348 Main St., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-869-0023
Neighborhood: Gaithersburg
Cuisines: South American
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Thursday 11 to 8; Friday and Saturday 11 to 9; Sunday 11 to 7.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Beef empanadas; arepas with beef, cheese, fried eggs, or red beans and rice; bandeja tipica (a plate of rice, red beans, fried egg, plantains, minced beef, and sausages); bandeja paisa (chorizo, skirt steak, cracklings, beans and rice, and plantains); Col
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Cheap Eats 2012

This tile-lined storefront specializes in hearty all-day breakfasts, Colombian style. The bandeja paisa is the grand slam of the bunch—packing onto the plate a slab of grilled steak along with pork sausage, cracklings, rice, beans, avocado, a cheese arepa, sweet plantains, and a fried egg. In the calentado, a fried egg tops white rice clinging to red beans—it’s a simple, homey pleasure, as is the carrot-and-pea-studded arroz con pollo. An ensalada de aguacate is unremarkable on its own, but the raw vegetables balance out the stick-to-your-bones stuff.

Also good: Cheese-stuffed sweet plantain; arepa con queso, fried corn cakes with mozzarella; chicken and pork tamales.

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