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.

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