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From its eye-catching patio to the waterfall and live fig tree inside, Zaytinya is a beautiful restaurant. The Penn Quarter restaurant is packed almost every night with people who want to be seen at a José Andrés restaurant. If that’s your vibe, Zaytinya is one of the best spots to go. Unfortunately, the food doesn’t quite match up, so if you’re looking for great Mediterranean food, there are better options. If you do find yourself here, get a side of hummus to enjoy the baskets of pita bread that keep landing on your table, then grab the Turkish coffee chocolate cake topped with pistachios.

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