We've been living in Baltimore for a year now and have yet to find Mexican food that we're really crazy about (or Chinese, for that matter). One of the restaurants that I had high hopes for was Mari Luna Mexican Grill.
I met a friend from college there recently. She's not from the area and I don't know Pikesville very well, so we both decided to check Mari Luna out. One plus for them is that they started us out with free chips and salsa. I hate it when Mexican restaurants do not serve chips and salsa. And they were pretty good, too. The chips were multi-colored, but didn't seem homemade. The salsa was yummy and fresh.
I ordered the Make Your Own Taco Platter and got one shrimp and one steak taco and it all came with rice and beans ($10). The shrimp was very good and the toppings on each were good, as well. The steak was very dry, though. The rice and beans were pretty standard. Our service was also extremely friendly (and spoke Spanish to my fluent friend, which I always like). All in all, this is a good place for Mexican in the area, but I still haven't been wowed.
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