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Oct. 21, 2002

Samantha's

by Laura Blythe-Goodman, Page Editor
Name: Samantha’s
Location: 631 University Blvd. Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone Number: (301) 445-7300
Price Range for entrees: $6.25 – 14.95

Samantha’s offers a variety of dishes from many Latino countries. While there is the traditional Mexican cuisine, there is also the option of trying something from El Salvador. If you want just a sample of different dishes, I recommend making your own meal out of the a la cart options, such as pupsas, enchiladas, or platanos maduros. There are also many excellent combination platters and individual meals. The typical Mexican choices include favorites such as the enchiladas, burritos, or chimichangas. For something more unique, the Lengua a la Portuguesa (beef tongue) or the Trucha Frita a la Salvadorena (Salvadorean Trout) are two of many options. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice, with friendly waiters and elegant table arrangements. The food is delicious, but the service is slow.

Located on University Blvd. by the intersection of University and Piney Branch, parking can be difficult. There is a parking lot next to the restaurant, but it gets full very fast on weekend nights.



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  • Robin on November 16, 2002
    try the pollo saltado
  • mathwinj on November 21, 2002
    Let's get another review up.
  • loko on November 4, 2003
    The pupusas are really good.
  • 06 blazer on November 7, 2003
    mmm... mesitas de puerco from samantha's
  • tq (View Email) on December 23, 2003
    Everyone i know loves the mesitas de puerco but the lomo is just as good and the seviche is good too
  • thomas on July 4, 2004
    try the ceviche mixto.
    great margaritas, too.
  • joann (View Email) on January 19, 2005 at 11:04 AM
    I am intersted in cooking el salvadorean foods. please email me receipes. please
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