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Mari Luna's Mexican Grill

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102 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208
(410) 486-9910
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
SO WHAT DO A CARVEL,S SOFT ICE LOCATION AND A MEXICAN CANTINA HAVE IN COMMON.

Well if you are a native Baltimorian you might remember that this use to be the location of a Carvel's soft ice cream location. Well, no more the owners have transformed this into a colorful little Mexican cantina, family friendly, and reasonably priced. They offer everything from a simple taco to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
MANLIN322
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Maryland
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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well if you are a native Baltimorian you might remember that this use to be the location of a Carvel's soft ice cream location. Well, no more the owners have transformed this into a colorful little Mexican cantina, family friendly, and reasonably priced. They offer everything from a simple taco to deliciuous meals of Mexican favorites. THer eagaer staff is... More 

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Thank MANLIN322
Baltimore, Maryland
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219 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place could be on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, because it is a real dive. Sitting on a broken parking lot, in a run down building, this place really looks like it would be terrible. But its really amazing, if you can get past the slummy appearance. Home cooked Mexican, served with a smile makes this a highlight of the... More 

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Thank mttaylor9
Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Very pricey for the quality it offers. Mix of different types of Latin American cuisines without real identity. Food is bland, not representative of the wonderful South and Central American cuisines. The place smells strongly of detergent which is unappealing while eating.

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Thank PascaInMD
Baltimore, Maryland
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I've been going to this restaurant for years and it never disappoints! The food is always fresh and tasty. The carryout is always fast and easy. If you choose to dine-in, you can bring your own wine or beer. They charge you a small cork fee but it's worth it. Everything is good! Empanadas, steak quesadilla, or black bean soup... More 

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Thank TravelDiva95
Pikesville, Maryland
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Though their name says "Mexican", they offer great specialties from throughout Latin America. Took my family there last week for our forth or fifth dinner there this year, and everyone was very pleased. We did have to BYOBs of wine(2) and beer(2), for which there was a single $5 corkage fee, but that's only fair as they provided the glasses,... More 

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Thank Tom P
Baltimore, Maryland
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have always enjoyed the food here and the fact that it is BYOB certainly makes a visit very economical. I strayed from their authentic dishes this time and wont again. Ordered a special that included ribs, skirt steak lamb chops and shrimp with crab imperial. Just okay as portion for the price small, shrimps fair at best and ribs... More 

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Thank MrandmrsT84
Baltimore
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Mari Luna serves authentic Mexican food, well prepared and always served right from the stove. Great place for a very casual meal with a good variety of dishes for all tastes.

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Thank Stepmd1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This great Baltimore area dining spot has truly authentic Mexican meals that will have you returning regularly.

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Thank 411Business N
Somerset, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a small and quaint, but very busy place, where you get a whole lot of fresh food for a reasonable price. We were a group of four people. As soon as we entered, we were served a basket of colorful chips and salsa. In addition, for appetizer, we had the Jumbo Coconut Shrimp. The dish came out hot,... More 

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1 Thank FoodieandHistoryBuff
Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Love coming here for the freshest Mexican food in Pikesville. The staff is great and you never wait long for your food. I love the croutons in the salads, they are polenta stuffed with cheese. Peruvian chicken never disappoints.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Pikesville
  • Phone Number: (410) 486-9910

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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