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“Mediterranean food, Chipotle style!” 4 of 5 stars
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Cava Mezze Grill
4832 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202
301-656-1992
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Ranked #29 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Greek
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Bethesda, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Mediterranean food, Chipotle style!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Really fun, quick Mediterranean restaurant. Just like Chipotle, with the ordering and layout. Seating is sparse, however.

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
upstate NY
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151 reviews 151 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great food. Fast service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

This is a great place for lunch or dinner if you are looking for a quick bite. Very limited menu of pitas and salads with a few choices of meats and toppings. Ate there twice and the food was delicious and cheap!
The restaurant is set up in a cafeteria line, no table service and can be pretty busy and noisy at peak lunch time.
We will definitely return!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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120 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Chipotle of the mediterranean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

They make great pita & rice bowls with tzaziki, falafel and crazy feta (it's got a kick). Quick & delicious. Only change I would ask would be to cover up the walnuts for their fresh yogurt, my wife has a severe nut allergy

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worth the Wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

You know the food is good when people on their lunch break are willing to wait 10 minutes to either sit in a cramped dinning area or carryout their food. You begin by selecting either a pita, rice or salad bowl base. Toppings are first added, then a meat or felafel. and then more toppings. Everything is super fresh. I've tried all but the felafel. All very good.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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73 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Cava does it again - and great - with a fast food version”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

If you've ever been to Chipotle which I imagine you have, Cava Mezze Grill, is a Chipotle knockoff but with Greek food. Same layout, same look... you get a fresh pita or a bowl with rice or a salad bowl... choose from several fresh spreads, choose from one of several flavorful meats, add some toppings and sit and eat. I had pita with chicken (which was the recommended meat from the server) and it was outstanding. The seating is tight and communal. It's affordable and tasty.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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