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Feb 19, 2006 09:20 PM

Mari Luna

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Drive past Mari Luna on Riesterstown a lto and it is always crowded. Is it any good?

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: etg

      Mari Luna is indeed great. Nice Peruvian chicken and Chicken with Mole as well. Try it!

    2. Agree that ths place is woth a stop or even a trip. Try the lamb shank.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

          1. 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!!