Jaymar Colombian Breeze is Up For Sale

The Colombian restaurant's arepas and empanadas may not be around for much longer.

A tipster let us know that Jaymar Colombian Breeze—a fixture on our Cheap Eats list for the past three years—is up for sale. Karen Vanegas, owner of the family-run Gaithersburg eatery confirmed the news, and says there are no plans to relocate the operation once it has been sold. 

The good news? While this is the only Colombian restaurant in Washington, you may be able to get your fix for a while longer. Vanegas reports that the “For Sale” sign has been up for months, and there’s no sign of an imminent move. Still, we’re heading to Gaithersburg for a hearty platter of chorizo, skirt steak, chicharrón, and plantains while we can.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.