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La Malinche

4.3
4.3
473 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

Three brothers and a brother-in-law from El Salvador realized their long-held dream of opening a restaurant together in November of last year. Jaime Sorto, his brothers Hugo and Jose Bonilla, and his brother-in-law Jose Zelaya looked for a name that symbolizes their concept of two cultures coming together.
They chose La Malinche, the name given to a historical figure who has been at the center of controversy for centuries. The noble Mexican woman was enslaved and given to Hernán Cortés, a Spanish conquistador. She became his interpreter and confidante. Their son was viewed as the first mestizo, a child of mixed blood.
Many Mexicans consider La Malinche or Doña Marina to have been a traitor, but today, she is also honored as the symbolic mother of the country’s mixed-race people.
At La Malinche, all of the starters, vegetables, meats and seafood are served as Spanish tapas, called botanas in Mexico.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Tex-Mex, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–8:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 562-8622

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    yes, you can pick up from our menu or we can customize your menu please call us to get more information at 301 562 8622 or at 202 321 0260

  • Private party facilities

    yes, up to 100 people in normal time

  • Neighborhood

    Silver Spring

  • Cross street

    Georgia Ave

  • Parking details

    Public Parking at Fenton St and Ellsworth Place

  • Public transit

    Metro red line

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Brunch Combo

Every Sunday at 11:00am

  • Brunch Combo for 1$35.00

    Choose 3 tapas + 16oz. of Sangria or Mimosa. Combo for 1 (Food): Pancakes, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Datiles, Emp. Carne, Emp. Pollo, Torta Chorizo, Torta Vegetales, Tortilla Espanola, Benedictos, Churros. Combo for 1 (Drink): Sangria Tinta, Sangria Blanca, Mimosa

    • Brunch Combo for 2$65.00

      Choose 6 tapas + 32oz. of Sangria or Mimosa. Combo for 2 (Food): Pancakes, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Datiles, Emp. Carne, Emp. Pollo, Torta Chorizo, Torta Vegetales, Tortilla Espanola, Benedictos, Churros. Combo for 2 (Drink): Sangria Tinta, Sangria Blanca, Mimosa

      A Special Menu

      • Pollo Acapulco$15.00

        Grilled chicken breast topped with sauteed zucchini, onions, and tomatoes. Served with white rice and black beans

        • Camarones El Cantinero$22.00

          A generous portion of jumbo shrimp sauteed with onion, tomatoes, garlic, green pepper and glazed with tequila. Served with white rice, black beans, and cauliflower

          • Nacho Platter de Pollo$11.95

            Crispy corn chips covered with black beans, melted cheese, jalapeño pepper, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo

            • Quesadilla de Camarones$14.00

              Grilled shrimp served with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream

              • Quesadilla de Carne$10.95

                Ground beef served with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream

                • Quesadilla de Pollo$12.00

                  Served with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream

                  • Tacos de Pollo (Main Dish)$15.00

                    Grilled chicken breast with two corn tortillas served with pico de gallo, rice, and black beans

                    • Tacos de Camaron (Main Dish)$16.95

                      Grilled jumbo shrimp with two corn tortilla served with pico de gallo, sour cream, rice, and black beans

                      • Tacos de Carne (Main Dish)$15.00

                        Grilled outside skirt steak with two corn tortilla served with pico de gallo, sour cream, rice, and black beans

                        • Fajita Mixta$25.00

                          Grilled steak, chicken, and sauteed jumbo shrimp whit sauteed onion, peppers, cilantro, rice, black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream

                          • Fajita de Camarones$21.95

                            Sauteed jumbo shrimps with sauteed onion, peppers, cilantro, rice, black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream

                            • Fajita de Pollo$17.95

                              Grilled chicken breast with sauteed onion, peppers, cilantro, rice, black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream

                              • Fajita de Carne$18.95

                                Grilled outside skirt steak with sauteed onion, peppers, cilantro, rice, black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream

                                • Nacho Platter de Carne$12.95

                                  Ground beef, crispy corn chips covered with black beans, melted cheese, jalapeño pepper, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo

                                  Tacos

                                  • Tacos de Carne$13.50

                                    Three corn tortilla grilled steak tacos with guacamole pico de gallo and aioli

                                    • Tacos de Pollo$11.00

                                      Three corn tortilla tacos grilled chicken breast with guacamole pico de gallo and aioli

                                      • Tacos de Pescado$13.00

                                        Three corn tortilla pan Seared Tilapia, Coleslaw, and Green Sauce

                                        • Tacos de Camarones$14.00

                                          Three corn tortilla grilled shrimps with guacamole pico de gallo and aioli

                                          Chef's Special

                                          • Pulpo$13.00

                                            Grilled octopus mashed potatoes garlic parsly olive oil

                                            • Boquerones$7.00

                                              White anchovies toasted bread garlic parsly olive oil

                                              • Pollo la Plancha$11.00

                                                Pan seared chicken breast with mashed potato, coleslaw, and mushroom sauce

                                                • Chuleta de Cerdo$11.00

                                                  Grilled pork chop mashed potatoes sauteed spinach drizzled with a ginger sauce

                                                  • Quinoa Cod$10.00

                                                    Cod fish filet quinoa salad with lemon butter sace

                                                    • Esparragos con Jamon$9.00

                                                      Grilled asparagus wrapped with jamon serrano and drizzled with a balsamic glaze sauce

                                                      • Cauliflower con Ajo$8.00

                                                        Sauteed cauliflower garlic butter sauce

                                                        Cured Meats & Cheeses

                                                        • Jamon Iberico$14.00

                                                          100% Acorn-feed, Iberian black leg

                                                          • Jamon Serrano$8.00

                                                            Famously nutty "Mountain Ham"

                                                            • Cana de Lomo$8.00

                                                              Iberian pork loin

                                                              • Manchego$8.00

                                                                Salty sheep's milk cheese

                                                                • Mahon$8.00

                                                                  Semi-soft cow's milk cheese

                                                                  • San Simon$8.00

                                                                    Soft sheep's milk cheese

                                                                    • Cana de Cabra$8.00

                                                                      Soft goat cheese

                                                                      • Tabla de Quesos$28.00

                                                                        Assorted of all cheeses

                                                                        • Tabla de Carnes$30.00

                                                                          Assorted of all meets

                                                                          Meats

                                                                          • Chuletitas de Cordero$16.00

                                                                            Grilled lamb chops, fingerling potatoes in demi glace de veau (veal stock reduction)

                                                                            • Buey al Jerez$15.00

                                                                              Grilled NY strip steak mushrooms, fingerling potatoes in a demi glace sauce

                                                                              • Chorizos a la Parilla$8.00

                                                                                Slightly spicy grilled spanish sausage

                                                                                • Albondigas a la Malinche$8.50

                                                                                  Ground beef meat balls, pepper and onion in a green tomatillo sauce

                                                                                  • Croquetas de Pollo$7.00

                                                                                    Lightly buttered chicken croquettes, served with garlic aioli

                                                                                    • Steak Fajitas Pequenas$13.00

                                                                                      Grilled outside skirt steak with sauteed onion, peppers and guacamole. Served with two corn tortillas

                                                                                      • Chicken Fajitas Pequenas$12.00

                                                                                        Grilled chicken breast onion green peppers and guacamole served with two corn tortillas

                                                                                        • Empanadas de Carne$9.00

                                                                                          Stuffed pastry shells, ground beef side of chipotle aioli

                                                                                          • Empanadas de Pollo$8.00

                                                                                            Stuffed pastry shells, chicken breast with side of aioli

                                                                                            • Empanadas Mixed$8.00

                                                                                              Stuffed pastry shells, ground beef a one chicken with chipotle aioli

                                                                                              Paella

                                                                                              • Paella Martin Cortez$43.00

                                                                                                Traditional paella, cebolla rice, calamari, scallops, shrimp, and chicken

                                                                                                • Arroz Caldoso de Verdura$39.00

                                                                                                  Paella prepared with fresh seasonal vegetables

                                                                                                  Pinchos

                                                                                                  • Pinchos de Pollo$10.00

                                                                                                    Grilled chicken breast skewers drizzled with guajillo sauce

                                                                                                    • Pinchos de Camarones$11.00

                                                                                                      Grilled bacon wrapped shrimp skewer stuffed with monterrey jack cheese

                                                                                                      Salad

                                                                                                      • Spinach Salad$9.00

                                                                                                        Baby spinach, quinoa, mixed nuts, dried cranberries with ginger dressing

                                                                                                        Seafood

                                                                                                        • Gambas a la Cazuela$13.00

                                                                                                          Sautéed jumbo shrimp white wine and garlic and chili flake served with toasted bread

                                                                                                          • Calamares Aztecas$10.00

                                                                                                            Golden fried calamari with spicy tomatillo sauce

                                                                                                            • Veiras a la Plancha$10.00

                                                                                                              Pan-seared blackened scallops with yellow corn salsa and guajillo sauce

                                                                                                              • Salmon$10.00

                                                                                                                Grilled blackened salmon on a bed of brussels sprouts potatoes and guajillo sauce

                                                                                                                Sides

                                                                                                                • Beans$2.50

                                                                                                                  • Tortillas$2.50

                                                                                                                    • Pan con Ajo$2.50

                                                                                                                      • Arroz$2.50

                                                                                                                        Starters

                                                                                                                        • Pan a la Catalana$5.00

                                                                                                                          Slices of toasted bread, tomato spread, butter, olive oil, and minced garlic

                                                                                                                          • Aceitunas a la Mancha$5.00

                                                                                                                            A mix of olives marinated in olive oil, herbs, and spices

                                                                                                                            • Montaditos de Jamon y Queso$8.00

                                                                                                                              Toasted bread, tomato spread, sliced Manchego cheese and Jamón Serrano

                                                                                                                              • La Malinche a la Vida$12.00

                                                                                                                                Fresh tilapia and shrimp ceviche, red onion, ginger, and Serrano pepper

                                                                                                                                • Calavo y Limon$7.00

                                                                                                                                  Garlic infused guacamole with Calavo avocados, olive oil, pico de gallo, and tortilla chips

                                                                                                                                  • Datiles$8.00

                                                                                                                                    Bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with Monterrey jack cheese

                                                                                                                                    • Yuca Frita$6.00

                                                                                                                                      Crispy cassava with jalapeño aioli

                                                                                                                                      • Platanos Fritos$6.00

                                                                                                                                        Fried plantains with Mexican cream

                                                                                                                                        • Montodo de Salmon$7.00

                                                                                                                                          smoked salmon, cream cheese, and red onion on toasted bread

                                                                                                                                          Vegetales

                                                                                                                                          • Patatas Bravas$7.00

                                                                                                                                            Crispy cube potatoes with spicy chipotle and aioli sauce

                                                                                                                                            • Tortilla Espanola$7.00

                                                                                                                                              Tradicional potato and onion omelet topped of a guajillo and aioli

                                                                                                                                              • Esparragos$7.00

                                                                                                                                                Grilled asparagus spears, parsly garlic olive oil

                                                                                                                                                • Champinones con Ajo$7.00

                                                                                                                                                  Sauteed mushrooms garlic olive oil

                                                                                                                                                  • Bruselas$7.00

                                                                                                                                                    Steamed brussels sprouts, garlic butter sauce

                                                                                                                                                    • Espinacas Salteadas$8.00

                                                                                                                                                      Postres / Desserts

                                                                                                                                                      • Churros$6.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Sopapillas$6.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Flan$6.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Tres Leches$7.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Sorbet$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Combinacion de Postres$20.00

                                                                                                                                                                  Online Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                                  • Sangria Tinta

                                                                                                                                                                    Red Wine, Brandy, Triple Sec, Apples, and Oranges

                                                                                                                                                                    • Glass (16 Oz.)$14.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Sangria Blanca

                                                                                                                                                                    White Wine, Rum, Peach Schnapps, Cinnamon Sticks, ans Peaches

                                                                                                                                                                    • Glass (16 Oz.)$14.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Sangria Cava

                                                                                                                                                                    Sparkling Wine, White Grape Juice, Brandy, Triple Sec, and Blueberries

                                                                                                                                                                    • Glass (16 Oz.)$14.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Sangria Rosada

                                                                                                                                                                    Blush Wine, Cranberry Juice, Tequila, Triple Sec, and Strawberries

                                                                                                                                                                    • Glass (16 Oz.)$14.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Malinche Margarita

                                                                                                                                                                    • Glass (16 Oz.)$16.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Jalapeno Margarita

                                                                                                                                                                    Jalapeño Infused Reposado Tequila, Triple Sec, and House Sour Mix

                                                                                                                                                                    • Glass (16 Oz.)$16.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Marques de Caceres Rioja

                                                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$25.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Las Perdices Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$25.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Las Perdices Malbec

                                                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$25.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Thomas Henry Pinot Noir

                                                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$25.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Abadal Cabernet Franc

                                                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$27.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Cuvee des Agnes

                                                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$25.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • La Mothe du Barry (Bordeaux Superieur)

                                                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$25.00
                                                                                                                                                                  • Thomas Henry Zinfandel

                                                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$20.00

                                                                                                                                                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  What 473 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                  4.3
                                                                                                                                                                  4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                                                                  • 4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.2Value

                                                                                                                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                                                    TanyaM

                                                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                    Food average, smell of marijuana coming from the kitchen, servers attentive and friendly but coming by the table too frequently

                                                                                                                                                                  2. DN

                                                                                                                                                                    DonnaN

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food3service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                    We reserved an outdoor table but none were available when we arrived on time. Sat indoors in an airless corner. Service was slower than usual. The scallops order usually has 4 scallops but there only 2. We will give it another chance, but it has now one strike against it. 🙁

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                                                                                                                                                                    AnneGleaves

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    A neighborhood gem, excellent food courteous service, and pleasant ambience. Perfect if you are taking in a movie at the AFI or enjoying the vibrant downtown Silver Spring scene.

                                                                                                                                                                  4. DP

                                                                                                                                                                    DaleP

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                    Terrible service, the waiters are rude and the manager has no control over his establishment. For brunch there should be a cut off at 2PM. There isn’t enough time for someone who has made reservations to eat after 2 pm when brunch is over 3pm.

                                                                                                                                                                  5. FK

                                                                                                                                                                    FionaK

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall1food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Had to leave because my friends did not want bottomless.

                                                                                                                                                                  6. BS

                                                                                                                                                                    BarbaraS

                                                                                                                                                                    Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Have never had anything here we didn't like. Sangria, appetizers, seafood, vegetables, poultry, deserts!

                                                                                                                                                                  7. CF

                                                                                                                                                                    CaraF

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Loved it! The staff was great too! The food was great and value very good.

                                                                                                                                                                  8. JE

                                                                                                                                                                    JEllis

                                                                                                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                    70 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    70 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Restaurant was very dark. Server was pushing the $35 brunch when we really wanted something lite. After a bit of questioning, she finally brought us the regular menu. We enjoyed each tapas. The restaurant is no frills, but the food is good.

                                                                                                                                                                  9. CM

                                                                                                                                                                    CrystalM

                                                                                                                                                                    Madrid

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Awesome service, space, and food!

                                                                                                                                                                  10. S

                                                                                                                                                                    Seating

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                    Food was good, but brunch time on Sunday was very crowded so hard to get the attention of over-worked wait staff.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Joeg

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Great food and drink. Went for brunch and did takeout once

                                                                                                                                                                  12. S

                                                                                                                                                                    wendyS

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Great all around spot.

                                                                                                                                                                  13. JM

                                                                                                                                                                    JustinM

                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                    41 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    41 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Really very good variety of dishes all expertly prepared.

                                                                                                                                                                  14. HF

                                                                                                                                                                    HaroldF

                                                                                                                                                                    Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Nice place!! Great food and service

                                                                                                                                                                  15. MB

                                                                                                                                                                    MattB

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    A gem of Silver Spring in every way.

                                                                                                                                                                  16. DD

                                                                                                                                                                    DianaD

                                                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    We had a wonderful visit here. My daughter and I love tapas and they had a great variety. Plenty of food and good quality. The service was good too.

                                                                                                                                                                  17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Disappointed in the FishTacos which used to be superb. Overall food was good.

                                                                                                                                                                  18. JN

                                                                                                                                                                    JasmineN

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    The owner, Lucas, is very personable, he even took a picture with us and gave us his business card to make us feel right at home. The food was amazing! This is probably my 6th time here and I’m always pleased with the experience. I bring every one I can to this place just for the quality of the experience and everyone I’ve brought loves La Malinche just as much. HIGHLY recommend. I had the plantains, then the grilled pork chop (the scallops are also really good), and then Tres Leches for dessert.

                                                                                                                                                                  19. RE

                                                                                                                                                                    RebeccaE

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Everything was delicious and service was outstanding. Moderate crowd for a Thursday evening at 7:30 pm. Sangria, bacon wrapped dates and empanadas were top-notch.

                                                                                                                                                                  20. C

                                                                                                                                                                    Catbird

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Every tapa was yummy and the staff were prompt and cordial. We'll be back.

                                                                                                                                                                  21. A

                                                                                                                                                                    Ashley

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    I have not been to La Malinche for brunch since before the pandemic so it was a pleasure to finally make it back with some friends. The food continues to be excellent and I feel like you could never go wrong with any of the sangria offerings. Add in the attentive staff and La Malinche continues to be one of my favorite offerings in downtown Silver Spring.

                                                                                                                                                                  22. M

                                                                                                                                                                    Mark

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Excellent food with very friendly service. Will visit again.

                                                                                                                                                                  23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Excellent food an excellent service. We will go back again and again.

                                                                                                                                                                  24. PR

                                                                                                                                                                    PaigeR

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Great food and service! Meals were prepared quickly and exceeded expectations.

                                                                                                                                                                  25. JR

                                                                                                                                                                    JacquelineR

                                                                                                                                                                    Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Wow! What an amazing menu! Everything that came out of that kitchen was perfection ❤️ Service was awesome too. We will definitely put this on a regular rotation.

                                                                                                                                                                  26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    27 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    27 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Great place to have some tapas and drinks before a show at Fillmore down the street. Service is great. Patatas Bravas are excellent as were the boquerones. Paella is ok but great value. It’s not the best tapas place in DC area but good.

                                                                                                                                                                  27. AA

                                                                                                                                                                    AmyA

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    A sweet spot right in the middle of things on Colesville Road. Went early before a theatre evening at the Black Box across the street. Got very busy as we finished to get to the show. Tasty tapas and friendly energy.

                                                                                                                                                                  28. MB

                                                                                                                                                                    MattB

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Best meal out in Silver Spring in a very long time. Will go back soon.

                                                                                                                                                                  29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    We stumbled upon this gem when looking for a place to eat in Silver Spring. The food was excellent, particularly the garlicky mushrooms, the chorizo, the garlic shrimp, and the tacos. We will be back!

                                                                                                                                                                  30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Great service

                                                                                                                                                                  31. PT

                                                                                                                                                                    PearlineT

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Not very many food options for bottomless brunch and sangria tasted watered down. Servers were nice.

                                                                                                                                                                  32. BT

                                                                                                                                                                    BarbaraT

                                                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Excellent service, beautiful decor, a huge variety that's sure to please every palate.

                                                                                                                                                                  33. MM

                                                                                                                                                                    MariaM

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Wonderful restaurant with great tapas choices, both Spanish and Mexican.

                                                                                                                                                                  34. MB

                                                                                                                                                                    MichelleB

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    The food here is always very good, and especially for the price. I'm not even talking about their all-inclusive brunches-- even a la carte, this is food that I'd expect to pay at least 50% more for. Such a sweet little spot.

                                                                                                                                                                  35. LC

                                                                                                                                                                    LynC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Amazing food, neighborhood feel, attentive service, and a great atmosphere for a business lunch. Outdoor seating was available in the entryway (shielded from the wind), but we ended up requesting an indoor table, which was lovely. I hope to return soon.

                                                                                                                                                                  36. JM

                                                                                                                                                                    JustinM

                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                    41 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    41 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Excellent variety and served very promptly. The anchovies and fish dishes were especially well prepared. Gets QUITE loud so conversation is difficult at times.

                                                                                                                                                                  37. JS

                                                                                                                                                                    JeannineS

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    This little gem has been a family favorite for several years. We especially like the starters and the dessert sampler. Please consider helping a worthy small and local business make it through these tough times.

                                                                                                                                                                  38. f

                                                                                                                                                                    foodieatheart

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Food and drinks were good but the service was not. Multiple tables seated after us got greeted, drinks and their orders taken before we did. My husband had to go inside and ask for a server after waiting for 20 minutes.

                                                                                                                                                                  39. RL

                                                                                                                                                                    RLaShaun

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday brunch with my bestie couldn't have been any better. Excellent service and everything we ate was absolutely delicious!

                                                                                                                                                                  40. R

                                                                                                                                                                    Reba

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    This is a delightful restaurant. Great ambiance and the staff are lovely and welcoming. Loved the food. We splurged on a fabulous specialty margarita so the food was even better than we thought.

                                                                                                                                                                  Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                  • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                                    • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                                    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                                                  • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                  La Malinche does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. La Malinche also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 562-8622.

                                                                                                                                                                  La Malinche is rated 4.3 stars by 473 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Google Map for La Malinche

                                                                                                                                                                  8622 Colesville Rd Silver Spring, MD 20910

                                                                                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                    Georgia Ave

                                                                                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                    Silver Spring

                                                                                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–8:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–7:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                    Tapas / Small Plates, Tex-Mex, Contemporary Mexican

                                                                                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                    Public Parking at Fenton St and Ellsworth Place

                                                                                                                                                                  • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                    Metro red line

                                                                                                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                    (301) 562-8622

                                                                                                                                                                  • Catering

                                                                                                                                                                    yes, you can pick up from our menu or we can customize your menu please call us to get more information at 301 562 8622 or at 202 321 0260

                                                                                                                                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                    yes, up to 100 people in normal time

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