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Zorba's Cafe

1612 20th Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20009

202 387 8555

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Zorba's Café has been family owned and operated since it first opened its doors in 1984. The owners, together with their dedicated staff, will cater to your palate needs. The service is friendly, fast and precise. While your mousaka or pastitsio is being prepared, you might find yourself involved in conversations with other guests and the owners, mostly talking about that unique part of the world, Greece.

Zorba Café's recipes have been passed down in the family over four generations. Fresh ingredients and wholesome herbs are used to prepare the long menu of wonderful dishes like roast leg of lamb, keftedes, spanakopitta and chicken reganato. Enjoy delicacies like taramosalata, tzatziki, hommus, tabouli salad and many, many more. The food is always fresh, and everything, including the bread rolls and the pizza dough, is made at Zorba's Café daily.

Another big attraction of Zorba's Café is its outdoor sidewalk patio. From April through October you can relax and enjoy the deliciously prepared food, the Greek music, the colorful flowers, while the aroma of the jasmin blossoms makes you believe that you are really on an island in the Aegean Sea with your friend Zorba the Greek!

Zorba's Café uses high quality fresh ingredients and does not add preservatives or artificial flavors. Zorba's authentic cuisine is created from scratch, using olive oil for cooking and peanut oil for frying. In dishes requiring butter, only USDA Grade AA -finest quality is used. Enjoy our authentic Greek cuisine at Zorba's, known for its emphasis in healthy eating!

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Editorial Reviews

Cheap Eats 2010: Zorba's Cafe
Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano, Washiingtonian | June 9, 2010

Why go: You don't stick around for 26 years without having mastered a few things, and this low-key Greek cafe has mastered many. The cooking is consistent, and you can roam the multi-part menu without worry—there are few clunkers. And no restaurant this cheap is this versatile: It's a prime pick for pre- or post-show eats, a come-as-you-are destination for catching up with friends over big plates of food and pitchers of beer, and in warm weather an ideal spot for sipping, grazing, and people-watching from a table on the patio.



Restaurant ID: 462

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