Mario and Martha Amaya opened this wonderful cozy restaurant in May, 2000 and it has become a favorite among Gaithersburg residents.
Casual and bright, Laredo Grill offers incredible value with cooking bordering on the sublime. This Festival Shopping Center outpost shows an expertise with fresh seafood rarely displayed in the regions Mexican/Salvadorian restaurants. Owner Mario Amaya says many regulars dont even look at a menu, heading straight to the specials board for fresh fish such as whole red snapper and flounder, pan fried in garlic sauce or a house “Laredo” sauce of tomatoes, onion and green pepper. Flaky, moist Salmon Compeche is broiled just to charred and glazed in a Cancun sauce that is like delicate bisque, with a clam, shrimp and lobster base mixed with light cream and white wine. Scallops are wonderfully sweet and fresh here, appearing in a lovely saffron and cilantro-accented seafood soup and in several main courses. Standout meat dishes include the New York center-cut Came Asada steak is sea
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