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Takoma Park (not the downtown) Recs?

Foodgeek | Nov 21, 201505:13 AM

I just moved to an area of Takoma Park full of ethnic restaurants
There are a lot of restaurants near Piney Branch and Flower or University. What are the best ones? I've tried El Gavilan (it's good), Beijing (hit and miss takeout, but serviceable, has fried apple pies like teh McDonald's of my youth), Chicken Loco for Mexican baked goods (good versions of what they are, which aren't too exciting to start with), Flower Deli (a really low end counter, been there since the 40's).

Has anyone tried (are they good, what do you order there):

Chicken loco (especially the pho, it's owned by Vietnamese)
Samantha (I hear great things)
La Casita
Pupuseria Azucena
Manna (Dominican)
Tropical (has a longer name)
El Golfo
The Ethiopian carryout (unsure of name)
Eastern Carryout (Is it better than Beijing?)
The fish store (been there 40 years)

What is the Best delivery pizza to this area? Delivery Thai?

Thanks

El-Gavilan Restaurant,
Chicken Loco,
La Casita Pupuseria & Market,
El Golfo,
Eastern Carryout & Cafe,
Eastern Carryout
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