The Latin Spot Grill Opens in Federal Hill

| September 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Latin Spot Grill has opened 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, was 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.”

The menu at The Latin Spot Grill is modeled after his catering menu. It is 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, chicken wings, and Latin fries, 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. Desserts include churros and soft serve ice cream. The Latin Spot Grill has a variety of sodas and drinks including Jarritos.

The Latin Spot Grill offers carryout, indoor bar seating, and delivery options. It also offers catering for local offices, events, and construction sites.

Ulloa took on a cosmetic renovation of the space which has exposed brick, the bar seating, a wood and metal ordering counter, and a Latin American-themed mural. The wood-trimmed storefront now has a gray and black color scheme.

The Latin Spot is open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 9pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 2am.

Ulloa said he is excited to open and hopes the community enjoys the different types of fusion. He looks forward to handing out samples on the sidewalk in the early days of business.

Arnoldo Ulloa pictured

Photos below courtesy of The Latin Spot GrillĀ 


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