The Latin Spot Grill Coming Soon to Federal Hill

| June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Latin Spot Grill will be opening at the former home at Zuzu’s at 1136 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill. The restaurant is a concept from Arnoldo Ulloa who has owned a catering business called Don Julio’s Kitchen for 12 years. He also owns food trucks and has a restaurant construction company called CA Restaurant Services.

Ulloa, who lives in Arlington, VA, has been in Federal Hill in recent months working on the build-out of bakery Dulceology at 1138 S. Charles St. During this time, he fell in love with Federal Hill and decided to open his own restaurant next-door after the landlord met him and showed him the property.

“I had no clue about Federal Hill [before taking on the contracting job at Dulceology],” said Ulloa. “It’s booming, I really like it. There are all kinds of things opening and I saw so much potential.”

He said he plans on moving to the area in the future.

The menu at The Latin Spot Grill will be modeled after his catering menu. It will be a mix of American items, as well as Latin American dishes from many different countries. The menu will include cheesesteaks, chicken salad sandwiches, chicken tender subs, cheeseburger subs, as well as quesadillas and tacos with steak, chicken, and vegetables. Two “heavy plates” will be carne asada or grilled chicken served with yellow rice, black beans, and pico de gallo. Ulloa will have daily specials featuring items like pupusas and different Latin American favorites and fusions.

The Latin Spot Grill will just be carry out at this time, but Ulloa said he could be interested in expanding if business goes well. Ulloa will partner with Uber Eats, GrubHub, and DoorDash delivery services.

Ulloa said he plans to keep similar hours to &pizza across the street. He said the hours will likely be Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 3am, and Sundays from 11am to 7pm or 11pm.

Ulloa is busy working on a couple additional restaurant build-outs right now, but says he hopes to open The Latin Spot Grill in July.

“I’m excited about opening,” said Ulloa. “I hope everything goes well and I hope the community enjoys the different types of fusion.”

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