Austin Grill - Silver Spring
This soon-to-be-national chain specializes in heaping fajita platters and frozen margaritas.
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published December 12, 2006

Austin Grill - Silver Spring
Address: 919 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Phone: 240-247-8969
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Cuisines: Tex-Mex, South American, Mexican, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 1 AM, Friday 11:30 AM to 2 AM, Saturday 10 AM to 2 AM, and Sunday 10 AM to Midnight.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Longhorn nachos; East Austin nachos; chili con queso; chicken wings; fajitas with shrimp or steak; pork carnitas; tacos al carbon; Cadillac margarita.
Price Details: Starters, $3.99 to $11.50; main courses, $7.50 to $18.99.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly

From April 2000

The twentysomethings are downstairs guzzling Herradura margaritas. Upstairs is more subdued, with space aplenty for families and larger groups. Both levels sport color-splashed walls and floors—lime green, boat blue, and sunshine yellow. Food runs from deftly done nachos—we like the Longhorn version with fajita beef and the East Austin with chili and grilled jalapeños—to orange-scented pork carnitas. Tacos al carbon filled with marinated beef, pork, or chicken are always a good chew. Grousers will want to avoid peak times, when waits are legendary and the kitchen sometimes off. But this remains one of the brighter stars of the local chain.
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