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Best Latin Restaurant

Mari Luna Latin Grille

1010 Reisterstown Road, (410) 653-5151, mariluna.com

Posted 9/16/2009

When plans were announced last year for an upscale rendition of Pikesville's beloved Mari Luna Mexican Grill, longtime fans of the restaurant were skeptical. "Why mess with a good thing?" they grumbled. But in the Latin Grille, chef/owner Jaime Luna created something that's been missing from Baltimore's landscape: high-quality, upscale pan-American cooking. Flaky empanadas, grilled ribeye in chimichurri sauce, and the most economical paella in town all make appearances here. Move over, Tio Pepe.

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Other Awards for Best Latin Restaurant:

La Cazuela, 9/17/2008

Habanero Grill, 9/19/2007

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