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El Golfo

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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8739 Flower Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901-4035
+1 301-608-2121
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Crestview, Florida
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456 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on Cinco de Mayo, so it was busier than normal, I'm guessing. This was my first time there. Is a large open parking lot just a couple doors down with free parking. Service was a bit slow and it was very very busy in the bar. But our waitress in the dining room was very charming and... More 

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Thank kmsmolen
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for chain restaurant Mexican food keep on looking. El Golfo provides a great range of fresh Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Latin American options. Live life on the edge and go fresh. If you hit the right night you'll get some music and/or dancing too. Trio Fajitas in the pic.

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Thank Phillip R
Potomac, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We were a party of six came to listen to the Jazz night which we enjoyed. The food was ok. I had a salad which was very bland and not appealing. My husband had the steak which was tough. The waiter was very nice and helpful.

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Thank tobyzlot
Williamsburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted Mexican. So, went to Trip Advisor for our search....This place was close by so we decided to try it:( They did not have queso dip for our girls! The salsa was watery!!! The food was bland and the pinto beans had large pieces of onion in them...they were not good! 3 out of 5 of us got water!... More 

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Thank VickBurg
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,067 reviews
700 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We did a take-out dinner from El Golfo. Although the place has been around for years, I somehow missed it. They have a large dining area with a space for a band (neither bad nor good tonight). My wife got a pork dinner; I got a ceviche. Both were better than average and yet nothing to write home about. Still....since... More 

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Thank jaseaton
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

The food was very fresh and came quickly. There is unlimited chips and salsa, the quantity is pretty substantial so you definitely won't go home hungry. I really recommend the chicken nachos especially if you have kids with limited taste. Overall great environment great time great food

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Thank Tommy F
Silver Spring, Maryland
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221 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We came for lunch and both enjoyed our selections. My wife ordered a salad. I got an entire fish baked with olives. I really enjoyed mine.

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Thank NoPegasus
Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Always great food and service. Their seafood is exceptional and their menu is varied...something for everyone.

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Thank cjbeard2016
Takoma Park, Maryland
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been eating here for years. Prices are reasonable and the service is typically friendly and efficient. The food is the real deal. Very good and consistently delicious. Undoubtedly, we will be returning for years to come.

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Thank susporead
Eugene, Oregon
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

My sister-in-law took me to El Golfo to order dinner for the rest of the family and the food was delicious. The owner was gracious and the staff very friendly to us. We ordered Pupusas, Spinach Enchilada, Platanos and fish tacos. The spinach enchiladas were excellent with fresh spinach, great cheeses and excellent sauce. And the platanos were cooked perfectly... More 

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Thank Ruthann M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8739 Flower Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901-4035
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-608-2121

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?