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Monterey Mexican Restaurant

4449 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 20716
301-262-8080
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Ranked #65 of 103 restaurants in Bowie
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 9, 2014
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57% Recommend
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English first
Bowie, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

It closed last year. It used to be good, but then went downhill. Why is it being presented for review?

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Bowie, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The restaurant closed in Summer, 2013. I didn't see any reason posted on the door, but we went by to have some dinner and it was closed. Didn't want to send anyone on a wild goose chase, so thought it best to make the notation here.

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Bowie, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went for dinner in April 2013 and it had closed. This was a restaurant with good food, fast service and very reasonable prices. This is the second restaurant that has closed because of the poor location of the property (Memphis BBQ previously).

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Bowie, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My husband and I wanted to have some drinks so we decided to stop at our local Mexican Restaurant. We have eaten here in the past and everything was ok. While eating our salsa a slew of roaches began to crawl out of the salsa! THE MANAGER/OWNER WAS SITING BESIDE US AT THE BAR AND THE BARTENDER TOLD HER IN... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I ate here last week (2/10/13) and we both agreed that Monterey fell right in the middle- the food wasn't outstanding but it wasn't awful either. I had the burrito San Jose which was filling but it came smothered in too much cheese for me. My husband had shrimp tacos which he liked. Our server was terrific,... More

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College Park, Maryland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We had high expectations from this restaurant and we were disappointed. The salsa was pretty good and fresh tasting. The guacamole was surprisingly bland and expensive for the portion size. We ordered enchiladas supremos and chicken fajitas. Both pictures looked great in the menu. The food was so bland. I dont know how you make fajitas bland when its served... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Love, love, love Monterey. Authentic Mexican food in a quaint and festive looking dining area. Fabulous and prompt service. Great food - starting with the free chips, salsa and white dip (not sure what it's called). No frozen prepared entrees at that place. Check it out - I promise you'll become a regular.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This place is what I would consider a local dive. It’s a large restaurant (space wise), most of the staff knows me, like a Cheers of sorts. The ambience is that of a typical Mexican restaurant with scenes of Mexico and Sombreros hanging, etc. They have Karoke a few nights a week, a live band on Friday and Saturday nights... More

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Powhatan, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We took our daughter and her husband to this restaurant on a "football" weekend. Our 2 grand kids were along as well and we wAnted a casual place where if the kids were a little loud it would be OK. The food was your typical Mexican restaurant food. There were 6 of us (including a 5 year old and a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

Monterey was a great place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The queso with sausage is positively unforgettable. Drinks were also good. There was nothing negative about the evening. Worthy of a return trip.

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