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Samantha's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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ANTOJITOS / APPETIZERS‏
Tostones Con Queso
Crispy and tender fried green plantain, topped with spanish cheese
6.95
Nachos
Our high quality corn chips, topped with refried beans, monterey jack cheese, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo
6.95
Ceviche
Fresh flounder‏ marinated in fresh lime juice, red onions, cilantro, ginger celery and jalapeño peppers
7.95
Ceviche Mixto
Fresh flounder, shrimp, calamari and scallops marinated in fresh lime juice, red onions, cilantro, ginger celery and jalapeño peppers
12.95
Gambas Al Ajillo
Fresh black tiger shrimp, sautéed in our delicious sherry wine, garlic and butter. Served with bread
8.50
Queso Fundido Con Chorizo
Generous portion of melted monterrey jack cheese topped with sautéed spanish sausage. Served with flour tortillas
7.95
Quesadilla Al Carbón
A tex-mex style tortilla stuffed with cheese grilled chicken or beef and served with freshly made guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo
Cheese7.95
Beef+8.95
Chicken+8.95
Mejillones Al Gengibre
A large portion of mussels marinated and cooked with garlic, spring onions, fresh ginger in a cherry wine sauce
8.95
Yuca Con Chicharrón
A salvadoran treat, softly cooked cassava wedges topped with sautéed tomatoes, pico de gallo and lean tender fried morsels of pork
7.95
Taquitos
Our rolled‏ corn tortillas filled with chicken or beef, fried to golden brown and served with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo
7.95
SOPAS Y ENSALADAS / SOUPS AND SALADS
Ensalada Tropical
Fresh lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, hearts of palm, cucumbers and red onions, served with our house dressing
8.25
Ensalada De Palmito
Fresh lettuce, hearts of palm and red onions served with our house dressing
6.95
Ensalada De Pollo a La Parrilla
Fresh lettuce, grilled chicken breast and red onions, served with our special house dressing
10.50
Taco Salad
A crispy‏ flour tortilla shell, with a touch of refried beans, shredded chicken or beef, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream
9.95
Caldo De Crema De Cangrejo
Cream of crab with a south of the border twist
6.95
Sopa De Rez (Beef Soup)
A salvadoran mix of herbs and vegetables mixed in a fresh broth served with rice and tortillas
10.50
Sopa De Mondongo (Tripe Soup)
A salvadoran mix of herbs and vegetables mixed in a fresh broth served with rice and tortillas
10.50
Sopa De Gallina India (Country Chicken Soup)
A salvadoran mix of herbs and vegetables mixed in a fresh broth served with rice and tortillas
10.50
Mariscada
Our house specialty, a combination of lobster, mussels, clams, salmon, shrimp, scallops in a blend of seafood juices and herbs. Platos favoritos mexicanos / mexican favorites
19.95
ESPECIALIDADES DE LA CASA / HOUSE SPECIALTIES‏
All entrees are served with white spanish rice and cuban style black beans
Milanesa De Carne
Breaded, shirt steak, pan seared topped with red onions and served with salad
14.50
Chuleta De Puerco
Two marinated fresh pork chops topped with sautéed onions, green peppers and tomatoes, served with salad
13.95
Pollo Saltado
Fresh white breast of chicken sautéed with red onions, cilantro, tomatoes, green peppers and French fries, in our peruvian style sauce
13.95
Lomo Saltado
Tenderloin tips sautéed with red onions, cilantro, tomatoes, green peppers and French fries in out peruvian style sauce
15.50
Mariscos Saltado
shrimp and scallops scallops sautéed with red onions, cilantro, tomatoes, green peppers and French fries in our peruvian style sauce
16.50
Lengua a La Portuguesa
Fresh beef tongue, marinated in red wine, garlic and served in a rice red wine sauce
13.95
Bistec a La Criolla
10 oz. Certified angus beef mesquite grilled rib eye steak, topped with sautéed spanish onions, tomatoes and green peppers. Served with salad
17.95
Costillas De Puerco
Fresh marinated‏ pork ribs, grilled with our homemade BBQ sauce and served fajita style
14.95
Camarones Entomatados
Shrimp sautéed with tomatoes and onions in a white wine sauce
14.95
PLATOS FAVORITOS MEXICANOS / MEXICAN FAVORITES
A fresh, crisp tortilla rolled with your preference of beef, chicken or seafood. Served with beans, rice, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream
Beef / Chicken
11.95
Chicken
Seafood
Seafood
13.95
Chicken
Seafood
Two soft, fresh corn tortillas stuffed with your choice of cheese, beef chicken, spinach or seafood covered with melted cheese topped with a homemade sauce. Served with beans and rice, lettuce, pico de gallo and sour cream
Cheese
10.95
Spinash / Beef / Chicken
11.95
Seafood
13.95
A fresh, soft flour tortilla rolled with your preference of beef, chicken, spinach or seafood. Served with beans, rice, lettuce, pico de gallo and sour cream
Spinash / Beef / Chicken
11.95
Seafood
13.95
A LA CARTA / A LA CARTE / SIDE ORDERS‏
Pupusas
Queso/frijoles and queso / revueltas / chicharron / pollo /carne / zuchinni / lorocco / spinash
1.60
Pupusas De Mariscos (Seafood
2.50
Taco Al Carbón
3.95
Chile Relleno Beef/Cheese
4.95
Enchiladas - Cheese/Chicken/Beef
3.95
Seafood Enchilada
5.50
Guacamole
4.95
Sour Cream
1.50
Rice
1.50
Bean
1.50
POSTRES / DESSERTS
Empanadas
3.50
Flan / Chocolate Mousse / Tres Leches / Cajeta / Sopapillas
4.50
Fresas a La Romana / Xiango
4.95
CAFÉS / COFFEES‏
Cappuchino
3.50
Espresso
2.50
Coffee, Hot Tea
1.95
BEVIDAS/ BEVERAGES
Coke
1.75
Diet Coke
1.75
Sprite
1.75
Gingeralo
1.75
Cola-Champan
1.75
Horcheta
1.95
Tamarinda
1.95
Maraiion
1.95
Maracuya
1.95
Cebada
1.95
CERVERAS/BEERS‏
Corona
3.95
Xx
3.95
Tecate
3.95
Negra Modelo
3.95
Heineken
3.95
Modelo Especial
3.95
Miller Lite
3.25
Burweiser
3.25
Margaritas
½ Pitcher15.95
Picther29.95
Glass6.25
Pliiia Colodas
½ Pitcher15.95
Picther29.95
Glass6.25
ESPECIALIDADES DE LA CASA / HOUSE SPECIALTIES
All entrees are served with white spanish rice and cuban style black beans
Milanesa De Carne
Breaded, shirt steak, pan seared topped with red onions and served with salad
14.50
Chuleta De Puerco
Two marinated fresh pork chops topped with sautéed onions, green peppers and tomatoes, served with salad
13.95
Pollo Saltado
Fresh white breast of chicken sautéed with red onions, cilantro, tomatoes, green peppers and French fries, in our peruvian style sauce
13.95
Lomo Saltado
Tenderloin tips sautéed with red onions, cilantro, tomatoes, green peppers and French fries in out peruvian style sauce
15.50
Mariscos Saltado
shrimp and scallops scallops sautéed with red onions, cilantro, tomatoes, green peppers and French fries in our peruvian style sauce
16.50
Lengua a La Portuguesa
Fresh beef tongue, marinated in red wine, garlic and served in a rice red wine sauce
13.95
Bistec a La Criolla
10 oz. Certified angus beef mesquite grilled rib eye steak, topped with sautéed spanish onions, tomatoes and green peppers. Served with salad
17.95
Costillas De Puerco
Fresh marinated pork ribs, grilled with our homemade BBQ sauce and served fajita style
14.95
Camarones Entomatados
Shrimp sautéed with tomatoes and onions in a white wine sauce
14.95
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mexican
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations, Full Bar
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

Dinner w/2 friends Thursday evening. Three different entrees, shared appetiser. Consensus: Great service, good size portions, excellent fare. This restaurant in itself was worth the 320 mile round trip Central Pa. to Silver Springs, Md. I will travel there again just to enjoy the food....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Edstots1
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Good tasty food, good portions, and good service too. Prices good. Clean. Good vegetarian selection; I had the spinach burrito.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank HazelFromNewOrleans
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

As always this is a nice place to eat, service was very fast and the food is very tasty but make sure if you order from the day menu ask for the price because we order a Chilean sea bass and we ended paying $34.99...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank martiner27dc
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Samantha's serves authentic Latin American food in a slightly upscale setting. (The tables have white tablecloths). It's still an informal neighborhood restaurant and the service is good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Martha H
Reviewed January 31, 2019

While many describe Samantha's as Mexican food, it's really more Pan-Latin. You have influences from all over Central and South America. It's one of my favorite restaurants in the area hands down. While on the outside it doesn't look anything special, inside feels both a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank C_Razzano
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We are old friends who get together for lunch now and then, and Samantha's is one of our favorite places: when was the last time you ever ordered enchiladas or Tacos and received something truly special? I had settled into a routine of getting Samantha's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jaseaton
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We were just trying to avoid traffic and find dinner. Google showed Samantha's Restaurant as an option and we tried it. Our table wobbled and the table setting method of putting a large sheet of paper over the tablecloth was a bit odd. The tables...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank verrine
Reviewed July 22, 2018

One of the best small little restaurants in the Silver Spring area. I have been here several times and the food has always been excellent. Parking can be an issue at certain times and there is no reservations so the wait time for a table...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank wad919
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Our family of three went for dinner. This is a Mexican fine dining restaurant and well worth the Uber ride or drive from downtown Silver Spring MD. The restaurant has the typical Mexican food you’d expect, as well as specialized beef, chicken, and pork dishes....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kbast
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Samantha has been a cut above the usual Tex-Mex place for years. I most often get the Ceviche (plain, not the mixto) and a Corona. Today's wasn't quite up to the standard of the past, bit maybe that's because it was busier than usual. Still...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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