Two Silver Spring restaurants were named to the 100 Very Best Restaurants list this year by Washingtonian magazine.

El Sapo Cuban Social Club came in at #57 while Urban Butcher was ranked #75. The two are the only local restaurants to make this year’s list.

El Sapo has made the list twice in the 15 months since it opened, which Urban Butcher has been listed six times in row, according to Raynold Mendizábal, chef/owner of both establishments.

Mendizábal termed the news “positive and uplifting for our community” in a message to the Source.

The full list is published in the February issue of the magazine, now on newsstands, but is not yet online.

Source file photo by David Lay

Two Local Restaurants Named to “Very Best” List