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Samanthas Restaurant

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631 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901-3769
+1 301-445-7300
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Bethesda, MD
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank LaNonna
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Celeste F
Lexington Park,MD
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

Thank shekit
Washington DC
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank TinkWDC
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,006 reviews
652 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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 

Thank jaseaton
Rockville, Maryland
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Susie G
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and lovely people. Great tacos and beans. Skip the mints that they give out at the end of the meal.

1 Thank Gore W
Mequon, Wisconsin
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309 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

About the parking...park in the lot AFTER the restaurant not before at the hair salon. There is a lot of traffic in front of the restaurant, but people were kind in letting me out. I did really enjoy the cloth napkins. It is a nice looking restaurant on the inside. One of the more upscale Latin restaurants that I have... More 

Thank Ttttraveler
Herndon, Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Found this place in this month's Washingtonian and also read TA reviews. Go early to assure parking. The food will not disappoint! We went dressed very casual for a family birthday dinner there are white linens on the tables so you could easily go dressed up for a romantic date. Definately recommend the skirt steak tacos.

Thank hlasik
Columbia, MD
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

On 4-27-16 a friend of mine and I had lunch for the first time at Samanthas. The food was as good as previous reviews from TA had suggested. The service was prompt and friendly. The guacamole was the best I ever had in a restaurant. it is tricky to get there because of major road utility work near by. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
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?