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La Mexicana

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13016 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874-2617
+1 301-972-0500
11:00 - 22:00
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Germantown Maryland
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380 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner last night at La Mexicana with friends. When you walk in the bar is full of locals just drinking away. This have been the case for more then two decades, favorite watering hole. The establishment itself is not much to look at, definitely a dive. The waitress is pleasant and she took our orders quickly. The prices on... More 

Thank D4379
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

They have pretty good food at a reasonable price. I especially like the pork chops. Nancy likes the steak fajitas. You have to watch out for the chips and salsa, it's too easy to fill up on them. They have a choice of spicy or mild salsa. I've had their sunken burrito on previous visits. It's also very good.

Thank John N
Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This restaurant has a good atmosphere. As you walk into the restaurant you get the good smell of tasty food. However, my problem began with the chips, they make them so thin that the break in the salsa. I ordered "carne asada" that comes with rice, beans tortillas. I took the first bite and the steak was way to salty,... More 

Thank Jd1914
Frederick, Maryland
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159 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We went to La Mexicana on Shady Grove Rd, last night because ours friends band was playing there. I called the restaurant ahead of time to make sure they had some gluten free options. Ash, assured me that they did. He said to ask for him when we got there. Also, want to mention that the band told them that... More 

Thank piercetd
Montgomery Village, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I have been going to La Mexicana for a few years. Its not fancy, but the food is usually good and the service is attentive. However, since they opened a second location in Gaithersburg, I eat there more often. This visit the food was disappointing. We ordered veggie nachos with refried beans, as an appetizer. What we got was chips... More 

Thank Michele W
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Great food for reasonable prices. Our waitresses are always kind and helpful. Drink specials on weekends are wonderful.

Thank Jeannie A
Germantown, Maryland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

The food here is amazing. Whoever they have back there in the kitchen knows what he/she/they are doing. UNFORTUNATELY, the service is horrible. I have gone back here many times because of the food only. I know that when I go here, I am not expecting a whole lot from the front of restaurant staff. Keep it simple and easy... More 

Thank Sonicdpo
Germantown, Maryland
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

The food is inexpensive and there is a lot of it. I prefer visiting at lunchtime because there is more emphasis on dining. The bar and bar crowd can be overwhelming. I don't see it as a great place for families because the bar customers can be a little loud and have definitely enjoyed several adult beverages. It is a... More 

Thank Telluabtmisoreback
Washington D.C.
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92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

A good alternative to going down to Uncle Julios in Gathersburg. Food is well prepared and service is good. Atmosphere is a nice. Appropriate for dating or family dinner.

Thank ABLUE60
Germantown MD
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

6 of use had dinner and arrived at7:00. The guacamole and cheese quest appetizers were fine. When we received our entry about 10 minutes later, it tasted as everything was microwaved. The shredded beef Chimichanga was way too salty and wasn't crisp or real hot. My husbands steak was also over salted. Others in our party all agreed the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13016 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874-2617
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Germantown
  • Phone Number: +1 301-972-0500

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