Zorba's Cafe

1612 20th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009



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

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

Cheap Eats 2009: Zorba's Cafe

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

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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