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El Golfo

8739 Flower Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901-4035
+1 301-608-2121
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good54%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“ceviche” (3 reviews)
“duck” (3 reviews)
“trout” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
$$ - $$$
8739 Flower Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901-4035
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is the closest restaurant to my house. Very reasonably priced, excellent chips and dip, and a really great selection of vegetarian and even vegan entrees. Also has live music often, and great margaritas.

Thank elissa412
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We went here on a Saturday night. The food and service was excellent. The night we were there, there was a very good jazz band playing. Very nice place with a good parking lot next door. Free parking

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We ordered takeout. All four entrees were pretty good, but none stood out. We have had better versions of each dish elsewhere.

Thank Potomac_11
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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...More

Thank kmsmolen
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Phillip R
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank tobyzlot
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank VickBurg
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Tommy F
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.

Thank NoPegasus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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