- J Feb 19, 2006 09:20 PM
Drive past Mari Luna on Riesterstown a lto and it is always crowded. Is it any good?
i went the other day and enjoyed my meal. i think the hanger/skirt steak dishes are wonderful-- for $12 you can get a generous portion of steak and grilled vegetables over rice and beans. The fried plantains are excellent and the soft shell tacos also tasty, filled with lean grilled meat. It's a BYOB, which is fun. The apps were good we had the sample platter. The chile relleno and tamales were fabulous and the roasted pepper salsa delicious.
I live in Federal Hill and my girlfriend lives in Ellicott City, yet we regularly make the trip there. The chiles rellenos are the best I've ever had (and I come from Oklahoma and New Mexico). It's very good and reasonably priced.
We went to Mari Luna about five to six months ago on a friend's recommendation. We've never been back. Our chorizo appetizer had a very black thick hair in it and our entrees were less than good. We did not finish our meal. I hope it has improved since that time.
This is probably the best Mexican restaurant in Baltimore,,,,,very authentic !
I've never been disappointed...been there at least 12 times. The owner/ chef is Mexican but is a French trained chef. The specials ...especially the fish are outstanding ! I highly reccomend this place!!