Jaymar Colombian Breeze
348 Main St.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Cuisines: South American
Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM to 8 PM; Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Closed Mondays.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
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
Starters, $4.75 to $10; entrées, $14 to $23
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups, Breakfast
Scene: Outdoor Seating
This is a tiny, family-run operation, and it’s not out of the question that you’d hear, “Sorry, we are closing. Mama isn’t feeling well.” Still, it’s worth seeking out the soulful soups, arepas (corn cakes), and massive meat-and-threes that taste as if the kitchen has spent all day on them. Colombian is one of the heaviest Latin American cuisines. It takes this kind of finesse to keep you from groaning halfway through.