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Good mexican and persian restaurants in Baltimore County

daynasch Aug 29, 2008 12:55 PM

Just to share...Mari Luna on Reisterstown Rd in Pikesville, and Orchard Market & Cafe in Towson. Had 2 great meals there and will definitely go back. Having lived in DC for may years, it's hard to find good ethnic restaurants in the B'more area but these 2 have definitely renewed my hopes.

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    Whitemarshjohn Aug 30, 2008 02:09 PM

    House of Kabob on Harford Road in Parkville (some days they have buffets) or you can order off the menu.

    Fiesta Mexicana on Rt 7 in Roseville (it's totally Mom and Pop

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      elgringoviejo Sep 2, 2008 04:22 PM

      I had the lunch buffet today at the House of Kabob, and thought it was delicious. It included grilled chicken and meat, an excellent dish consisting of beef and a green, leafy vegetable, a couple of oothere nice chicken and meat/vegetable stews, several types of rice pilaf, a delicious soup (Aash), both Caesar and Middle-Eastern type of salads, a cucumer and yogurt dish, fruit and cake for dessert. IMO it is one of the best lunch buffets available in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

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      carey24 Sep 3, 2008 11:16 AM

      El Salto for mexican on Joppa Rd in North Plaza shopping center. Ridiculous portions and really good food.

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        green_chili Sep 5, 2008 07:26 AM

        2nd-- el salto is amazing. we drive there from midtown like twice a month...

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          aubzamzam Sep 8, 2008 07:27 AM

          I like El Salto's Tacos de Carne Asada, but it kinda stops there. Fiesta Mexicana is in a different league altogether, best Mexican I have had on this coast since moving here in 1991. It's street food, done perfectly in an unassuming Rosedale setting. Run, don't walk.

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        MartinDC Sep 5, 2008 09:10 AM

        I have great memories of Orchard Market. It's unique, even among the few Persian restaurants I've tried here in DC. (I moved from Baltimore seven years ago.) I would like to go back, but if I do the drive from DC, I want to be sure I can get a table. It was always quite popular. Do they now take reservations, by any chance? And can we still bring our own wine?

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          jes Sep 6, 2008 06:56 AM

          Reservations onlyfor large parties but if you called and explained your situation they might help you out. Still can bring your own wine. Still wonderful,

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          MDicecreamguy Sep 6, 2008 07:55 AM

          If you liked Mari Luna before....get ready for the NEW Mari Luna LATIN Grill opening very soon, right up the street from the current Mari LUna ( which will stay open). THe new menu is much more eclectic and creative, Should be very different for Baltimore

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