Evo Bistro

1313 Old Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA 22101


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

Cheap Eats 2009: Evo Bistro

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

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.

>> See all 2009 Cheap Eats restaurants here