Cheap Eats 2009: Zorba's Cafe
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 22, 2009
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Zorba's Cafe
Address: 1612 20th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-387-8555
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 10:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Tzatziki; taramasalata; loukaniko; fasolatha; gyro; moussaka; keftethes; yogurt with honey, walnuts, and cinnamon; grilled Greek sausages; fasólia; feta-cheese rolls; galaktoboureko.
Price Details: Appetizers, $2.25 to $4.75; entrees, $5.95 to $10.50.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: Think good, affordable dining in DC’s Dupont Circle is hard to find? Try finding good, affordable al fresco dining. This 25-year-old cafe is the exception. In a neighborhood of destination dining and hotel cooking, it serves up good Greek fare at an honest price in cheery, cozy surroundings.

What to get: Supreme versions of hummus and taramasalata; a salad of warm chickpeas in olive oil garnished with chopped green onion; one of the best gyros around; keftethes, grilled meatballs flecked with parsley; yogurt with honey and almonds for dessert.

Best for: A fast meal before a show; a lingering meal after.

Insider tip: In warm weather, take your tray outside to dine under the wide umbrellas on the patio and take in the scene along Connecticut Avenue.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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