The District of Columbia is not the only place for good Restaurants. Once you cross into the state of Maryland, you will find the some of the most ethnic places to eat.
14418 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20906
This Latin American restaurant offers some of the best Brazilian and South American food in Maryland. I had the Salvadorian Trout and was blown away by how delicious it was. The Gambas (shrimp and garlic) was a great appetizer to start off the night.
Cuba de Ayer
15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
This first-class mom and pop kitchen serves some of the best Cuban dishes in the entire Washington area. Ropa Vieja (shredded beef) is spectacular. The dish Arroz con pollo(yellow rice and baked chicken cooked in Olive Oil) is a favorite among the restaurants patrons. The outside appearance (which is located in a horrid strip mall) is not appealing, but one taste of it great dishes, and you will be hooked.
19743 Frederick Rd., Germantown, MD 20876
South India is thoroughly represented with more than a dozen of dishes that caters towards vegetarians. For meat eaters, the Lamb vindaloo with vinegar and red chili punch is sure to satisfy the appetite. The butter chicken with tomato, cream and sweet herbs are very good.
7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Voted “Best Dining in a Group” in washingtonpost.com’s Best Bets 2004 Readers’ Choice contest, Jaleo caters to all with the variety menu. This Spanish and Tapas cuisine restaurant has the best service and a friendly staff, always ready to make your visit a good one.
200 South Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
With a new location and a newly creative menu, Zest is ready to compete among the best restaurants in the area. This restaurant has some of the best cooked American dishes and a reasonably priced wine selection.