Spotluck Spolight: Mexicali Cantina

“My first time here I had the Carne Asada tacos which were the, excuse the slang for lack of a more fitting term”, said one reviewer of Mexicali Cantina. That line sets the tone of what many users think of Mexicali Cantina, which serves fine Latin American & Mexican cuisines in historic Frederick, MD.

Some other favorite dishes diners have enjoyed are the fajitas, enchiladas and their mussels – Mexicali style. Along with their great food options is their festive drinks that you can choose from.  Sangrias, margaritas, and much more.

So if you’re trying to figure out a place to celebrate Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, add Mexicali Cantina into your considerations!


Mexicali Cantina

467 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701


Sunday-Thursday: 11:30AM – 10:00PM
Friday-Saturday: 11:30AM – 11:00PM

Spotluck Spotlight: Döner Bistro

Döner? What the heck is that? According to Döner Bistro’s website: 

“The Döner Kebab (meaning “turning meat”) is a traditional Turkish dish served with rice on a platter. In the 1970’s, a Turkish entrepreneur in Germany altered this dish by stuffing the Döner meat into a flatbread with salad and sauce.

This form better suited the German taste and hectic lifestyle, and its popularity quickly spread from Germany throughout Europe into Australia, Canada and across the world.”

The Döner became a staple for Germans, and Döner Bistro has high hopes for it to become popular in the US.  They started out as a food truck, and now have permanent locations around the DC area.  Frederick is one of the few lucky spots, and they will be opening up a location in Adams Morgan soon.

Besides the Döner, they also have other european dishes and a great selection of beer. One reviewer said, “…The food was delicious and extremely authentic, and that is in total agreement with my husband, who is a native German.”

So, take a spin by Döner Bistro and see what the Döner is all about!

Döner Bistro
50 Carrol Creek Way #110
Frederick, MD 21701

(301) 624-2424

Mon.: 11am – 9pm 
Tue. – Thur.: 11am – 10pm (Winter: 9pm)
Fri. & Sat.: 11am – 11pm
Sun.: 11am – 9pm
(Winter hours October through March)

Spotluck Spotlight: Sabor De Cuba

Sabor de Cuba opened in early 2012, and has been delighting downtown Frederick diners with their authentic Cuban cuisine. The restaurant draws on closely held family recipes to enhance a menu of traditional Cuban favorites. One reviewer of Sabor De Cuba stated “…this is the closest we have come to true Cuban food next to Miami! My husband was born in Cuba and his family lives in Miami, so we know good Cuban food and this is the real deal!” So Spotluckers, take a spin and get ready for a great meal!

Sabor De Cuba
9 E Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 663-1036

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 am-8:30 pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:30 am-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-8pm


Spotluck Spotlight: Tommy Joe’s



When you’re considered a Bethesda staple, you know you’re doing something right, which is why Spotluck is happy to announce the newest addition to our Bethesda Row HubTommy Joe’s! Whether you’re in the mood for a delicious pub-style menu and an ice-cold beer or a relaxing evening with scotch and a cigar on the heated patio, Tommy Joe’s has got you covered. Give the wheel a spin today and find out why this Bethesda staple has stood the test of time.


Tommy Joe’s
4714 Montgomery Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

Monday-Thursday 11:30 AM – 1:00 AM
Friday       11:30 AM – 2:00 AM
Saturday   11:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Sunday     11:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Spotluck Spotlight: Guardado’s



GUARDADO’S has joined our Woodmont Triangle Hub! Featuring truly authentic cuisine from Spain and a variety of Latin American locales, their extensive menu boasts everything from robust entrees to tasty tapas to delectable desserts.

Chef Nicolas Guardado and his wife Reyna opened Guardado’s in 2007 and just celebrated their eighth anniversary. Please join us in celebrating their many years of feeding happy locals and now welcoming them to theSpotluck foodie community!


4918 Del Ray Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:30AM-10PM
Sunday: 5PM-9PM

Spotluck Spotlight: Yamas Mediterranean Grill



Yamas Mediterranean Grill is a 2014 Washingtonian Readers’ Favorite!! The “wallet-friendly Bethesda Greek place that recently opened a second location near U Street” is a #1 value Spot.

Take a spin for Yamas on the Spotluck App to support this authentic Local Spot! 


Yamas Mediterranean Grill

4806 Rugby Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814


Monday-Wednesday: 11AM-10PM
Thursday: 11AM-1:30AM(Open Mic)
Sunday: 12PM-10PM

Spotluck Spotlight: El Mariachi

We’re proud to announce our first Mexican cuisine in RockvilleEl Mariachi! For nearly ten years, this fixture on Rockville Pike has been wowing local diners with its wide variety of Mexican, Spanish and Latin American treats. Creamy cheesy enchiladas. Fresh Ceviche. Perfectly tart margaritas. Housemade Salsa. All with the local hospitality that comes standard at Spotluck Spots.

Take a spin for El Mariachi on Spotluck today! 


El Mariachi
765 Rockville PIke #D
Rockville, MD 20852

Sunday-Thursday: 11:30AM-10PM
Friday-Saturday: 11:30AM-11PM

Spotluck Spotlight: Black’s Bar & Kitchen



Welcome Bethesda favorite, BLACK’S BAR & KITCHEN, to Spotluck!! A frequent inclusion on the DC area’s “Best of” lists, Black’s extensive seafood and wood-grilled meat menus have something to please everyone’s palettes. Along with these powerhouse menus, owners Jeff and Barbara Black have given the interior a sleek yet comfortable feel to create the ultimate dining destination. You’ll find the raw bar, dining room and patio bustling on most any night of the week.

Download Spotluck and take a spin for Black’s today!! 


Black’s Bar & Kitchen
7750 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814


Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday: 12 Noon – 3:00pm

Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm – 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Monday – Thursday: 2:30-10:00pm
Friday: 2:30pm – 11:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm – 9:30pm

Sunday: 11:00am – 2:30pm

Spotluck Spotlight: Smoke BBQ



We’ve been burning to let everyone know that SMOKE BBQ has joined Spotluck!! This Bethesda (Woodmont Triangle) country-cookin’ joint serves whatever delicious meat you’ve been craving – all smoked or grilled in-house. Pulled Pork. Babyback Ribs. Wings. Beef Brisket. BBQ Chicken. Roasted Lamb. All with the standard cadre of wholesome BBQ sides and a solid craft beer list. Also rocking to live music on occasion, come on down to be transported to Memphis. Or Carolina. Or Texas.

Take a spin for Smoke on the Spotluck App today!


Smoke BBQ
4858 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

Monday-Thursday: 11:30AM-10PM
Friday-Saturday: 11:30AM-11PM
Sunday: Noon-10PM

Spotluck Spotlight: Sergio Ristorante Italiano



This family owned elegant Italian restaurant is now a part of Spotluck’s Silver Spring Hub! Consistently known for it’s excellent service and very pleasant atmosphere, Sergio’s will remind you of your favorite romantic dinner in Tuscany. If you try out this restaurant once, you’ll become a regular in no time! The buzz around town is that their homemade Tiramisu keeps loyalists coming back for more! Take a spin with Spotluck and try it for yourself!


Sergio Ristorante Italiano
8727 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sat: 5:00 am – 9:30 pm
Sun: Closed