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Gazpacho in DC

OK - not so sure about the spelling, but I'm looking for the best place in or around DC to get the cold tomato based soup. Any ideas?

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  1. Jaleo's gazpacho was fantastic.

    1. Also, try the White gazpacho at Jaleo, Amazing!

      1. I liked the gazpacho at Sol de EspaƱa on Rockville Pike just south of Rockville.
        http://www.washingtonian.com/restaura...

        1. Jaleo has some of the loveliest I've had.

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          1. re: debit

            A fourth nod to Jaleo. Fantastic gazpacho, and Jose Andres has made the recipe widely available on the interwebs. It's become my go-to recipe for the bounty from our backyard garden! (hint: spend $$$ on high quality sherry vinegar for best results...)

            1. re: DanielK

              Rumberos in Columbia Heights makes a super fresh gazpacho, it's addictive.

          2. Don't laugh, but the prepared food counter at Giant used to have a consistently fabulous version of gazpacho. Lately, the situation has been very hit and miss with copious amount of sugar (!!) being added and ruining the recipe.

            1. Haven't been there a while but have had really good gazpacho at Mar del Plata in Logan Circle.

              1. You can come over to my house...i make a killer gazpacho! :)
                seriously if you really love it, it's easy to make and quite inexpensive this time of year. You chop a couple med tomatos, 1/4 cup each chopped celery, green pepper, cuke, scallions, 1 tbsp cilantro, 1 tbsp parsley, 1 tsp chives, 3 tbsp wine vinegar, 1 tbsp worcestershire, a couple cloves of chopped garlic, some S&P, a little drizzle of olive oil, 2 c of tomato juice and 1 c of V-8. What i usually do is put about half of the stuff in the food processor and pulse it and leave the rest chunky so you have a nice consistency. you mix the pureed and chunky together in a large storage bowl. If you let it marinate about a couple hours before eating it's better. that amount will last you several days.

                1. I like the gezpacho at Breadline. They only offer it when tomatoes are in season which i'm sure is soon.

                  I can't wait!