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El Aguila

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
8649 16th St, Silver Spring, MD 20910-2265
+1 301-588-9063
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“beef fajitas” (2 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Salvadoran, South American
$$ - $$$
8649 16th St, Silver Spring, MD 20910-2265
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Walked in early on a Saturday night for dinner. DJ was setting up and offered to play requests betwwen 8 and 9 pm. We took him up on that and sang "Unchained Melody" while danced at our table. He actually sang about every other song,...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I really wanted to like El Aguila. Though not in an ideal location (strip mall), it produces good smells. We went there on Cinco de Mayo because our usual place was PACKED. The fact that this place was not should have clued us in, but...More

Thank jonekn
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Went to lunch at what was one of our favorite places to eat central American food. Don't know if new management but this place has gone downhill. First the were no servers only the manager. It was lunchtime when there is a buffet and regular...More

Thank gpappap
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

El Aguila has been in the same spot for nearly 20 years. They were never noteworthy, and they haven't invested in the place since it opened. Chairs have gashes in the fabric; tablecloths are stained; tv's blare soccer at both ends; the lunch buffet is...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Atmosphere was great. Place was clean and first impression was good. Neither of our Waitresses spoke English and we didn't speak Spanish but this did not stop us from ordering food and drinks. I was very happy with my chicken fajitas. Vegs were cooked perfect...More

Thank pat71451
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent little restaurant tucked away in the Spring Center shopping center on 16th Street. Try the lunch buffet weekdays. Nice Sunday brunch for cheap price as well. Great chicken and beef fajitas. Generous drinks and a nice friendly staff makes for a good dining exoerience.

Thank barymad
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Sneeze and you'll miss it. El Aguila is hidden in the far corner of a strip mall - between the post office and a sub shop. If you arrive anytime before 8pm, it may more closely resemble a ghost town than lively restaurant. But looks...More

Thank JNetteDC
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Wow! The flavors at this Mexican restaurant are the best in town! I began with a stiff Cadillac margarita and continued with a wonderful platter of three enchiladas. The enchiladas were the best I had in years! I notice that there is a lunch buffet...More

Thank MikeInUSA
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

My friend and I decided to get together at the last minute and she suggested this place. They have their own parking lot in the back, the space is huge, the servers and bartenders are friendly, the drinks are well poured-no disappointment on the amount...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

I ordered the chicken tacos for lunch l. All the usual ingredients in a typical dish, but I was impressed with the amount and moistess of the chicken. People were friendly. Prices were just a tiny bit high, but their lunch specials on a weekday...More

Thank jaseaton
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tom r
5 December 2015|
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$8.99 Monday thru Friday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Salvadoran, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8649 16th St, Silver Spring, MD 20910-2265
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-588-9063
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