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Some recent words of wisdom from Washington City Paper‘s Restaurant Raters:

  • Bethesda’s Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Cafe is “[v]ery very child friendly (Bethesda is soccormomlandia), so if that’s your thing, you’re in the right place. Food/service great. Being child friendly, it is noisy so if you’re looking for a quiet dinner, not your place.” And “portions are big and food is very fresh, had lunch for the next day!”
  • Those seeking “[u]npretentious storefront Thai” should head to Thai Square Restaurant: “No neon, no cute name, just good, good food. Has lines sometimes on the weekends.”
  • Zaytinya “was a bit of a letdown. [T]he food was great, but it was not good enough to mask over the pretension of the staff and the overall atmosphere of the place.”
  • “The view” at Indigo Landing (which City Paper food columnist Tim Carman recently reviewed) “was definitely better than the food. The value definitely did not measure up.”

If you make it to any of these places this weekend (or anyplace else) you can sound off here.