Cheap Eats 2009: Evo Bistro
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Comments () | Published June 19, 2009
Cheap Eats (2009)

Evo Bistro
Address: 1313 Old Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-288-4422
Neighborhood: Mclean, McLean/Tysons Corner
Cuisines: Spanish/Portuguese, Tapas/Small Plates, Moroccan, Greek/Mediterranean
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 10 PM; Friday 11:30 AM to 11 PM; Saturday 1 PM to 11 PM; Sunday 11 AM to 9 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Clams with chorizo; mussels with shallots; red peppers stuffed with goat cheese in yellow-pepper coulis; fried calamari with smoked-paprika aioli; Evo crepe with lump crab; shrimp in garlic sauce; merguez with olive salad; lamb shank with couscous.
Price Details: Small plates, $5.50 to $12.50; main courses, $19.50 to $40 (for paella for two).
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Scene:
Food Specials
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday, 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Why go: Dinner and drinks on a Cheap Eats budget? This convivial McLean wine bar makes it possible with a Mediterranean/Moroccan small-plates menu and a wine dispenser that doles out mini-pours of more than 30 wines.

What to get: Piquillos rellenos, goat-cheese-and-wild-mushroom-stuffed Spanish peppers; fried calamari with smoked-paprika aïoli; grilled lamb sausages with olives and harissa; chicken-leg tagine with green olives and preserved lemon.

Best for: Girls’ night out; date night for parents.

Insider tip: Portions are generous, so you can go easy on the number of plates. And skip dessert—it’s not up to the rest of the meal.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for dinner.

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