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Samanthas Restaurant

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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631 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901-3769
+1 301-445-7300
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way to DC looking for a restaurant that served pupusas, an El Salvadoran food that is hard to find near Philadelphia. This little restaurant was a pleasant surprise; lunch service with white tablecloths, very friendly servers and amazing food. We all had pupusas and tamales, but the plates of food we saw others ordering made us wish we... More 

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Thank Lynn M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,042 reviews
682 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It's been a long time since I tried Samantha's for dinner, but on a Sunday night my wife and I did takeout. The parking lot was saturated, and the place was TOTALLY full. Even so, it was quiet (easy to understand conversation at a normal tone of voice). Our dishes -- a ceviche appetizer and a pork entree -- were... More 

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Thank jaseaton
Greer, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My husband & I ate here for dinner on the recommendation of our b&b hostess. We were expecting Mexican & it definitely had more of a Latin influence. There were a lot of seafood options. There are no refills on drinks (but sodas are only $1.50). I had the tacos al carbon & the marinade for the steak was fantastic.... More 

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Thank Kris H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We had shrimp, taquitos and pupusas from the appetizer menu. Everything was amazing! Quick service. Cup was never empty. Outside of building does not represent the inside... JUST GO IN!! We will return! The BEST sauce for the chips. Also great for the pupusas.

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Thank Meshelle P
Bethesda, MD
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We love coming here. The service is always friendly and helpful. The vegetarian enchiladas have lots of tender spinach and the chicken dishes are delicious. The chips are the thinnest, least greasy chips we've ever had! And there are always lots of happy families eating at Samantha's.

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Thank LaNonna
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

When I'm in the mood for Latin American food, I travel a good distance to come here. Food is always good and fresh. Service is also good. You can't go wrong having dinner here. It's nestled in between two businesses so you can miss it if you're not careful. Don't let the surroundings fool you. This place is a must... More 

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Thank Celeste F
Lexington Park,MD
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I went here with my husband, daughter, and son-in-law. The food was excellent, and the service was very good. (My only complaint is that they were slow to refill drinks.) Since my daughter moved to Silver Spring, we've been looking for a good Mexican restaurant, and we've finally found one. Both my daughter and husband enjoyed the cream of crab... More 

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Thank shekit
Washington DC
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant long as I've been living in the area - well over 10 years and the food is always fresh and tastes wonderful! I've watched the staff grow their business and their families. It feels like home! Service is great!

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Thank TinkWDC
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,042 reviews
682 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Samantha's is an old favorite...a place that looks like a gritty hole-in-the-wall from the outside, but on the inside is a surprisingly good, family-oriented and relatively quiet Mexican restaurant in Silver Spring. One of my regular default dishes is the Ceviche appetizer. This time, for take-out, I chose the Ceviche Mixto which has a mix of shrimp, scallops and fish.... More 

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Thank jaseaton
Rockville, Maryland
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I saw this place listed as one of the top mexican places in the area and it was on my commute to work so one day I picked up dinner. I ordered the marisco saltado and fajita mixo. Both were delicious! They tasted very flavorful and buttery (scared to ask how much butter was used in the cooking process). We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901-3769
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-445-7300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?