SALSA GRILL

4.6
93 Reviews
$30 and under
Peruvian
Salsa Grill is the place to enjoy Spanish, Latin American, or good ol' American food in Woodlawn, right near all that Social Security office stuff. It's not fast-food cheap, but the portions are huge and the quality is special dining level. Owner Jay Angle scours local farmers' auctions, small family farms, and even his own garden for the finest produce and meats.
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vipKentA
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful, inviting place to eat and enjoy delicious, fresh food. Extremely friendly staff provide great service. I eat here frequently both for lunch and dinner, and occasionally get carry out. Consistent quality!

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JUSTINEC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best restaurant around. everything is outstanding and the food is the top of the line. it is well worth my 35 minute drive to get there.

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vipJanN
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cheesesteak that I have had in years!

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Brookss1
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salsa Grill is a family favorite for over 10 years ,
We celebrate all of our occasions there .
We know the entire staff by names and they know our entire family.
Great service
Great atmosphere
Excellent food
And the owner Jay will greet you and your table all through your dining experience
Five stars , Two thumbs up

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vipPickyEater
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Restaurant staff “lost” our reservation, although confirmed (twice) by OpenTable. Embarrassing for me with seven guests. Amateur hour. Avoid!

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vipNancyB
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the Salsa Grill! The food is consistently excellent as everything is cooked fresh from the highest quality ingredients. The owner and all his staff go out of their way to make sure you are enjoying your meal.

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vipKentA
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience. Food is awesome.

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vipPickyEater
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love taking friends to Salsa Grill so they can discover the wonderfulness that I’ve experienced since the restaurant opened! My latest obsession is the chicken Caesar salad. This visit, my friend ordered the spinach empanada combo and was enthralled. Said she’d have to come back with her husband. THAT’S how a restaurant keeps growing and I’m happy to do my part.

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vipOTDiner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Lot's of variety on the menu. Excellent service.

JP
JamesP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another very nice Mother's Day at Salsa Grill. We had several of the specials - lamb ribs and lamb sirloin stood out. Jay had made strawberry pie for dessert and had two servings left, so we claimed them. This was a layered French pastry with strawberries and blueberries sitting atop a custard base, with a ring of fresh pastry cream piped around it. All was fantastic - the lamb ribs had cooked sous vide for 48 hours and just fell apart, but still had that slight chewiness that makes them so toothsome. As usual, a tremendous treat for the family on Mom's day.

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vipMaye
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good experience!

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vipMaye
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience
Owner have us free dessert and salsa and chips. Will definitely return.

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SarahQ
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The portions where big and the food was excellent. Very attentive staff. The crab dip and paella where delicious. Very affordable for the potions they give you. Salsa Grill is a hidden gem in Woodlawn.

JP
JamesP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated another birthday for my adult son at Salsa Grill, and as usual, the experience was wonderful. Can't say enough good things about Salsa. Amazing food, friendly staff, and huge portions to share and take home for later. If you have not tried it, you should; it will likely become a favorite. Those who have will know what I'm talking about. A quiet dedication to immaculately prepared Peruvian and American comfort food is the hallmark of Salsa's longevity and success in Woodlawn. I look forward to many more happy years exploring their menu.

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SC1235567
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salsa grill is great, big portions and delicious
BYOB

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Hummingbird
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I've not been to Salsa Grill in many years, at least ten. The proportions are huge - maybe too much. The rice dishes contained too much rice. The chicken tamales contained little chicken. These were my favorite ten years ago, now a disappointment. The yellow curry sauce had a distinct taste, it was disappointing to me because I was expecting the aji pepper sauce that is associated with Peruvian food, which has more of a kick. The stuffed grilled potato was very flavorful. My companions enjoyed the spinach empanada, but thought it too big. The staff was attentive and friendly.

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vipNancyB
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay, Carlos and their staff at the Salsa Grill are amazing! The food is consistently outstanding and the service is great too! A real gem.

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JoelK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay is a wonderful host with great food choices.

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vipBeachboy
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, very tasty food, big portions, excellent value for money. Great owner/host. A group of us went and shared appetizers and entrees. As it turned out each persons top picks were different so four stars. You will want to BYOB. Liquor store just 40 yards away.

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BoanergeS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Over price menu, the next 4 out the guess where sick with diarrea. Not good!

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Curves1
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Salsa Grill Saturday evening for my birthday! The food was amazing like always . Jay the owner always makes you feel so Welcome . My husband loves there steak subs, and my daughter loves the paella . The dessert's are homemade and outstanding. Love this place one of my favorites.

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vipmmwa
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

From the front of the storefront, this doesn't look like much of an establishment. But going inside past the counter, there is a nice dining area. The food was very good with large portions. We could have just shared one entree with an appetizer and had plenty to eat.

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Bill
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, huge portions. Easily two lunches worth of leftovers from dinner, and still it's good food.

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Mendel
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is an excellent Peruvian restaurant in Woodlawn, MD. Not much to look at from the outside, but the food is incredibly good. The owner is usually there to say a few words to you. Portions are huge, as are desserts. My favorite: their Aji de Gallina.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cooked to order with farm fresh ingredients. Excellent genuine taste! Yum!

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Mrscountess
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is very very good. Service was good. Will definitely be going back.

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JUSTINEC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

another outstanding meal. I have never been disappointed with any thing that has been served here.

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Gmmurrr
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely the best! Beautiful artwork that is for sale and Jay, the owner, is great! He uses the freshest ingredients and hand picks them himself. Last time I went I got a dish with filet mignon that was spot on perfect and so tender you didn’t even need a knife! We had a party of 5 and the bill was $130–definitely a good deal. No alcohol but you can bring in whatever you want to drink and they will accommodate you. I have always been pleased with the food and the portions are huge! My meal took 3 plates! You cannot go wrong eating here.

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vipDeb3
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, surprising in a shopping center, not fancy. Excellent food, generous portions, and accommodating staff.
Best salsa anywhere. BYOB - a bonus.

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vipKentA
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal. Fresh ingredients used and consistently delicious. Crabcakes are great!

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Vicki
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing with very generous portions!

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Curves1
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love it there ! My family likes everything ! Everyone makes you feel so welcome

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DeanaG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went with co workers and we thought the food was good and also we were given several desert samples. The owner was constantly coming out to see if we were happy/comfortable. I would definitely go back.

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Curves1
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best food love it there ! Jay the owner is warm and welcoming . The food is excellent

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Curves1
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good ! The staff is so warm and friendly . The food is quick and delicious .

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Luv2eatGr8tfood
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food was EXCELLENT, and the portion sizes...let's just say your plate will runneth over! I will be visiting Salsa Grill again in the near future!

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vipNancyB
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Salsa Grill for years and just love it. The food is always outstanding and the portion sizes are very large. When we bring new people there, they always like it. Jay, the owner is wonderful and visits every table when he is in. Besides the quality and variety of food, we especially like that the restaurant is BYOB!

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Libby
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience2

One could see how this restaurant could be overlooked in the strip shopping center, but I am so glad a friend suggested it. I was there on a week day with coworkers for a casual lunch. The menu had something for everyone, with great selections at different price points. The service was outstanding. Our server was attentive without being annoying, and our meals came out together in a timely manner. The food was delicious and the portions generous. All in all, I can't think of a thing to complain about. If you're in the neighborhood, I definitely recommend you drop in.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

one of my favorite local restaurants but much more. This is the place I take friends who want a really great meal, service, something different. They are great caterers and the BEST cheesecake.

FAQs

SALSA GRILL offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 265-5552.

SALSA GRILL is rated 4.6 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.