Cava Mezze- Rockville

4.6
45 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
Your neighborhood hangout dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence.
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TM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

The food at Cava was delicious, as always. It became very crowded which made it hard to get our waiter's attention, and the noise level became unbearable. I had to shout to make myself heard. It was very tiring after a while. A good place for a drink or quick bite. Not the place to linger.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

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j
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and good prices. A bit noisy. Best waitress ever.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The original Cava Mezze is always great!

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MQ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable restaurant.

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J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took two friends for dinner. The food was outstanding (as always) and the service was great. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food.

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MC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Cava Mezze is a nice alternative to the depressing food landscape in Gaithersburg. Food is simple but well prepared and with some original twist in some of the dishes. Service is friendly and efficient
I find it a bit overpriced, but it's one of my favorite stops when in town for business.

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l
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Still delicious after all these years. Gluten-free friendly and server knew her stuff. Will be back!

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SH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A nice touch of spice. If you like mild, tell the server

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cava is great! The food is fantastic and the wait staff are the best. It is loud inside especially on Friday nights. Don't expect to have a quit meal.

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Y
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fabulously.
Only concern is very high noise level Have to yell to have conversations

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious.

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VS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Cava for every occasion. The food is just out of this world!!!

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LP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, especially the lamb chops and grilled shrimp. Good service in a nice neighborhood restaurant.

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DD
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming to this Cava in Traville Gateway for years and dining experience is always very good. The food and service were excellent on our most recent visit.

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s
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the mini gyros! We also had tzatiki, grilled octopus, village salad, beet salad (spicy!) and saganaki. We DEFINITELY ordered too much food (for 4,) but FYI gyro leftovers make for an amazing omelette the next morning!

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BP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a great lunch. Scallops were the highlight. Lunch was a great time to go - not as loud as dinner. Also enjoyed the giant beans. Eggplant dip was spicier than we remembered.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Tried the lamb chops this time - excellent!

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DP
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood bistro for us. Outside dining is quiet and fun on a beautiful summer evening. Service friendly and the food is always consistently great. Don’t miss the desserts.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and the food was awesome!

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T
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly and the right balance of helpful and out of the way. Food is always delicious. I had a sangria, watermelon salad and lamb chops. My friend shared the salad and ordered the shrimp. We both loved what we ordered.

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BM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Loved the lamb meatballs, shrimp, corn and calamari.

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C
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent plates, delicious cocktail options. We'll be back.

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AN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great post-theater meal with friends.
We shared and there were some new gems on then menu since the last time I visited!
Lovely time! Great service!

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B
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Whenever we’re in the Rockville area we make it a point to go to Cava. The lamb chops are second to none. Loved the watermelon salad. The restaurant has a great vibe.

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L
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. We had a variety of plates and everything was outstanding. I have yet to find a hummus that can top Cava’s hummus. Our service was also excellent. The timing if our server was great. He was in top of refills but was not intrusive. Staff that delivered the food was friendly. There were no missteps in this meal.

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PB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We had lunch on a Wednesday and the food was delicious, but the noise level was so loud, we could barely hear each other.

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P
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent service and delicious food. Just a bit too crowded and hot but would go back.

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JB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!! The New Summer Menu is amazing. The Grouper was outstanding as was the grilled octopus! Love Chef D! :)

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S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food but servers in a huge hurry to drop off plates and put them down on the wrong table only to move it to the correct table after the wrong tables kids handled the food- kind of gross.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Tables are very close to each other and the noise level was very high. Food is excellent if a bit overpriced.

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SK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is really really good--so many favorites like the flaming cheese, calamari, village salad, Brussels sprouts. The drinks are also solid. I had the red sangria last time and it was delicious. The service is also prompt and friendly. My only complaints are that it is super loud anda little dark.

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s
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I'm dropping Cava down to a "3" given what appear to be some sacrifices to their prior standards. 1) used to get a nice little serving of free pita and dip and olives, now this has been reduced to dry pita with a small (very spicy) pepper dip, if want hummus it's $8 and no sign of any olives. 2) scallops for $15 (an expensive tappa) is made up of 3 scallops which were neither large nor well prepared, on top of some pearl pasta. 3) Have forgotten how to make a lemon drop martini, it should have a sugar rim, not be saturated with simple syrup instead. 4) An order of brussels sprouts was very skimpy for the cost, maybe 6 pieces cut in half. That's enough numbering but as I said I think this represents a decline, and the maybe coincidentally the place was relatively quiet for a Friday night, no crowd at the bar and empty tables.

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SL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the food was delicious, I would recommend ordering a few dishes at a time. We ordered everything at once and everything came out at once not giving us the chance to enjoy one “course” before another one showed up.

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SB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place where you want to keep going back until you have tried everything on the menu and then won't be able to choose a favorite. Everything is that good. Casual and friendly enough for families, sophisticated and adventurous enough for special occasions. Reservations recommended for busy hours, seating is limited and you will likely need to park in the larger adjacent lot.

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PP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service was good. The only bad thing is that the kitchen closed at 10:00 pm on a Saturday day night and would not get us dessert.

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BM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. A little noisy and dark(hard to read the menu without phone flashlight). Lollipop chicken is always a favorite.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic, it’s served as small plates. Such a wide variety to choose from, some so simple yet so good! Highly recommend, the restaurant is fairly small so it gets busy fast!

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S
Wilmington
19 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food as always. We love Cava for the great Greek food, great wine list and yummy desserts.

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