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Jul 9, 2008 08:35 AM

Lunch in Beltsville

I have to attend a meeting in Beltsville, and I'll likely be on my own for lunch. I don't know the area at all, so where can I go for a quick bite? I'll have my car and I'll probably only have about an hour. The meeting is at a hotel on Powder Mill Road.

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  1. If it's the Sheraton you're talking about there's a strip mall across the street from you with a Giant and a few restaurants. Of them the Mexican place (Sierra's Grill?) is probably your best bet. My husband really likes their chimichanga.

    1. Powder Mill to Rte 1 isn't far. There's Pho Vn 1, Pho 88, a decent little Mexican joint called La Fuente, another called El Mexicano, and a Korean Noodle place, Myung Dong. There's a couple Carribean places too.

      Workin' in Beltsville is preferable to K St. I find. More interesting lunch options, and the people are more real.

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      1. re: mrsammich

        I 2nd La Fuente!!! Co-workers and I were just talking about it yesterday. Get the Pollo Encebollado! Really though everything I've gotten from there is so flavorful and very good!! Exactly the right amount of spice!

        1. re: mrsammich

          For anyone digging up an old thread (as was my case this weekend) - Pho VN 1 in Beltsville is temporarily closed for August and September set to reopen in early October. I think remodelling?

          So we instead went to Pho 88. Pretty good, but more expensive than I'm used to pho being (calibration - Annadale, NoVa, and Baltimore places). Regular bowl ends up being over $6, and a large is $7. Prices are with tax.

          That said - thoroughly enjoyed my stop at TenRen in College Park. One of the best bubble teas I've had in a long time.

        2. In the strip center is Tjs which is not bad. See the attached review which I think is accurate.