Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paladarlatinkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 9544550700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    APRIL TO NOVEMBER
    Thu - Sun: 11am to 4pm

    DECEMBER TO MARCH
    Wed- Sun: 11am to 4pm

    Dinner
    Sun - Thu: 4pm to 10pm
    Fri - Sat: 4pm to 11pm

    Bar
    Sun -Thu: Until 11pm
    Fri - Sat: Until 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Caribbean, South American
  • Executive Chef: Orlando Arroyo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Your guests will love discovering the flavors of Latin America at your off-site catered event. Consider Paladar your partner in organizing a successful event. Please contact us to discuss further or view our catering menu at www.paladarlatinkitchen.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 9th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
*Received 3 stars from the Sun-Sentinel* Paladar is a fresh, colorful and fun Latin American restaurant experience inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the Latin Caribbean. With guidance from our warm and welcoming staff, our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cultures of Latin America. Our approachable menu features freshly prepared guacamole, slow roasted and grilled meats, fresh seafood and homemade salsas. The rhythm of Latin Music sets the tone at our unique rum bar that offers fresh muddled Mojitos, over 50 selections of Rum and an affordable and exciting wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (22)good for groups (16)special occasion (15)fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (11)vibrant bar scene (10)romantic (10)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)scenic view (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great As Usual
    Jimmie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food here is always tasty here. This was my 3rd or 4th time eating at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SALTY FOOD/POOR MANAGEMENT
    F1OCAMPOVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Salty food/poor management We had the Ropa Vieja for 4 people, and the food was so salty that the only way we were able to eat half of it was by eating a good amount of white rice.. When we let the waiter know about the salty food he looked at us in shock (No reaction). We told him to bring two-three more plates of rice to be able to eat the rest of the food. The manager brought the two plates of rice with no interest of finding out what the issue was with the food. To top it off, we were celebrating a birthday and they forgot to bring the cake.. We walked at that point.. I will never go back.. What a disappointment…
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Couldn't ask for a better evening. Our waiter was very helpful and made suggestions. Food was awesome and the bread pudding had to be the best I've had in some year's. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone and we will be sure to return in the very near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lnyn
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Service was very good. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Food was so-so, not that great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT place!!
    mskimmip
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A group of friends and I tried this place out during Miami Spice. What a GREAT find. The food was so delicious; from the appetizers to the desserts...WOW! There are plenty of options to choose from, but not overwhelming. The food was seasoned to perfection. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cleanliness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food and service were very good. My only petpeve was that there was still a bit of food and paper on the floor from the group that sat at our table previously that should have been cleaned up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant work in progress....
    RussC
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went to Paladar's at 7:30 on a Saturday night. Beautiful room, great bar. We ate inside. Service was "okay" to "pretty good", but there were lapses of inattention. Finished/dirty dishes were left on the table a LONG time even while servers attended to other matters and we had extended periods in which the servers didn't check in at all. Not bad service by any stretch, but a little spotty or inconsistent. The flavor of the food was excellent. A bit pricey, but the restaurant is at a tourist destination so that's to be expected. Prices were okay for the quality and quantity of the food served. Only BAD comments would come from the tomatillo salsa verde. Great flavor, but served like water. Impossible to cling on chip assortment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New & Learning
    Prospector
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We couldn't wait to return after our first visit. The food was very good- it was the overall service and staff apathy that made our visit unpleasant. This location has seen a number of eateries come and go, if they don't wake up, they will be but a memory.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    JsnABriggs
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Outstanding tacos and Lindsey is one of the best servers we have ever had!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Handled my dinner party of 24 with ease and care! Good food & the best service coupled with the family atmosphere - thanks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    cielos
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Overall this is a great place to get together with friends or with the family. The happy hour specials are great. Too bad the ceiling fans outside were not working. I had reserved a table for a large group outside and it was extremely hot. Since we were a large group, we were told that we couldn't be accommodated inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great menu items with a variety of different foods. I was a bit disappointed in the abundance of the kale and sweet potato salad. There was minimal specks of sweet potato. I added chicken to the salad and there was only about 2 ounces of shredded chicken in there. The guacamole and chips were outstanding as was the strawberry sangria! The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • “EXCELLENCE IN DINING”
    Farbs
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    From the moment you are greeted, you can expect a caring dining experience. The hostess asked questions and ensured you were seated where you requested, all with eye contact! Our server was knowledgeable and took the time to answer our questions. We were 3 adults and ordered a number of different appetizers and meals. The delivery and timing were perfect. During our meal the wait staff as well as the 'bus' staff maintained a clean and uncluttered table. The taste of the food was simply exceptional. Each dish had its own flavors and aromas you come to expect with great preparation. The different levels of spice was perfect per item. This was a first time for this eatery, it will not be our last.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Birthday Dinner
    mrnmrsfoodie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My husband and I took mom here for her birthday dinner. We had never been but reviews looked good, and they were right on! Best Latin fusion dinner we've had. Prices are excellent and affordable but still feel like a million bucks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better than expected
    dotcomER
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    food was amazing! do not pass on the mojo pork. would recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD AND SERVICE
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    ALOT OF BIG PORTIONS AND HOME COOKED MEALS , WONDERFUL STAFF
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paladar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Been to this restaurant 4 times now. Food is amazing every time. I've tried the Veracruz seafood stew, the sweet potato tacos and fish tacos, and my dad always gets either the lamb stew or Feijoada stew. We always start with shrimp or tilapia ceviche and ALWAYS end with sweet potato donuts (yummm)! Everything always tastes fresh and delicious. My only comment is the service. Our waitress on Father's Day was extra slow and absentminded. She kept forgetting to refill our waster glasses, brought the wrong condiments that we'd asked for, and barely even stopped by to check on us. I could understand, maybe, if the restaurant was packed, but she only had one other table. Otherwise, very happy with the food and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing...
    PicapauEBabu
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went for my anniversary dinner and it was an amazing experience, service was great, food was delicious, overall my dining experience was delightful, I would recommend the restaurant to everybody I know...I'm certainly amazed with such a wonderful experience, thank you to Paladar staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Stopped in for dinner and enjoyed the food and decided to try the brunch. The place was empty for brunch, the food was cold and looked like it was reheated prior to being served. Dinner was definitely much better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    cbunny
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The vibe was great our waiter (steve) was on point and always ready for us. The food was amazing. Overall it was an awesome dining experience. We have referred you to friends already and can't wait to go back ourselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Monty122
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It's located in a great spot love the set up with outdoor and indoor drinks are good and food enjoyable! I had the best empanadas with portobello mushrooms definitely a hit
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar reviews archive.
  • Great place for Cinco de Mayo!
    Rotem
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I had a girls' nite out on Cinco de Mayo and we had a blast! This place has GREAT happy hour specials and combined with their cinco de mayo specials, we had a great nite out for a great price. I love this restaurant. I haven't had a bad dish yet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't let the location fool you.
    JDNYC
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    As General Manager of a family owned 300 seat restaurant in NYC's Little Italy, I wasn't expecting delicious food from a restaurant at the Gulfstream Racetrack. I was pleasantly surprised. The five of us sampled many of the happy hour snack dishes that go for $5 a piece, followed by main dishes, dessert and coffee. Everything was tasty and delicious with wonderful ingredients. Our server Joe was exceptional and Ian (a manager or captain) was a pleasure as well. I will definitely be taking people back here.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service despite large group
    DeliciousSeasons
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    A group of 10 with a 1 yr. Old celebrated a birthday recently hrre. Everyone commented on the great Service provided by the one waitress assigned to us. Drinks were constantly refilled and we were checked upon without it feeling like a nuisance. Food was good and accommodations and substitutions were made for the table of picky eaters. Over all a nice place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded our expectations
    SFvegan
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Small and medium chain restaurants in clusters - think malls or plaza settings like this one at the Village at Gulfstream Park - typically serve average food, at best. That was definitely not the case here. With a menu that meets a variety of dietary preferences (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free selections are all clear marked) and outstanding service, Paladar definitely goes above and beyond.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    DineOutsideVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    While we love outdoor dining and Latin/Caribbean flavors, we wouldn't return to Paladar. We started out with the mussels appetizer. It happened to be very good and figured that if it was any indication, we were in for a great meal. My husband ordered the mixed grill and I had a jerk style chicken dish. His entree was definitely not worth the money for the portion size nor the very plain presentation. Mine was tasty, but that's about it. They have an interesting drink menu, but our two drinks each added to a final bill that would have been better spent elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SubPar Food Great Drinks!
    LuvMojitos
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    BAD- The hosts set a 4 top with 1 food and 2 drink menus. She didn't wait for us to close our bill at the bar. She left the menus and pointed to our seats! The black beans were dried out from sitting under a heating lamp. The veggies in the coconut curry dish were overcooked to mush and dried. There was more rice than vegetables on the plates. The pork tacos burned a whole in our friend's mouth! She couldn't finish her food and left it! Lastly, I am still not sure why Haitian brown rice (didn't taste like Haitian rice) is on the menu at a Latin Cuisine spot? GOOD- the duck tacos were AMAZING! Very well seasoned and proportioned. We love rum and they have a pretty good selection here. The drinks is what gives this place a recommendation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paladar - a Real Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    As always, Paladar did not disappoint! We always bring guests to Paladar, and everyone has always said they would love to return. Great food, great waiters, beautiful area. This is a great location, and with the parking garage, easy access.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comida excellente
    BerryDlish
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Every appetizer, entree, and drink tasted was absolutely superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Two of my girlfriends and I stopped by for lunch while shopping one afternoon. The food was so good we made reservations for a large group on Valentine's day. Everyone loved the food and atmosphere. This was our third trip to Paladar and once again, everything was wonderful. The waiter was friendly, helpful, and timely. The food was prepared perfectly, and we thought the prices very reasonable. My husband is a vegetarian, and there are few restaurants (other than Italian) where he can order without asking for special preparation of food. Paladar's menu is well marked for vegan and it made our experience even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful and delicious
    Kristian
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Went for a date night and sat outside by the beautiful fountain. Menu was extensive and food was superb. Not the cheapest prices, but worth the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recommend it
    elegonza
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We really liked it the guac was great and the scallops were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we love this place...cuban/spanish.
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    You can get just about any Cuban,spanish or south American dish here. We had te amazing quacamole with an unusal dipping basket of chips.--mostly fried vegies yet crispy like crackers And we ordered the coconut mussels.. Shared some Jamaican curried shrimp...killer More than enough food and served with a smile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Val18
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I love Latin food but unfortunately this just missed the mark. The black bean soup was too salty and the chicken salad (recommended by our waitress between two dishes) was just ok - needed more flavor. Churros were over fried. We all sort of enjoyed it and if friends wanted to, I would go back and give it a second try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The meal started off great
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The meal started off great but it seemed as though our server paid no attention to our order and as a result, got a number of things wrong. A few of us had the fish tacos and the seasoning was not great for the combination. Some was overseasoned - maybe to mask that the fish was not the freshest. So all the leftover tacos yielded one and half orders all together! The chef needs to taste the tacos him or herself!
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  • amazing night
    canada
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    I went there for the first time. Food, service, quality, portions, we're all amazing. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a large bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Bars have variable service, are loud, and the drinks are good. That was our experience in a nutshell. The fish racis are excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What a shame!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Such potential, such poor service and besides the appetizer, such mediocre food. The place. Has such potential with its location and décor, but this is our second attempt at dinner, and there won't be athird!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good brunch!
    WineGal33VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Went to Paladar for a friend's birthday brunch. We were able to sit for a bit with drinks and chips/guac before ordering. We sat outside and had a great view of the horses doing their little stroll in the Gulfstream promenade. It made the occassion a little more festive. We all enjoyed our meals. I ordered off the brunch menu and others ordered from the regular lunch menu. We had the mango/cilantro mojitos that were delicious. I would definitely come back and would love to try happy hour at Paladar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome!!!!!!
    Juice
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    The service was great the food was amazing and thr atmosphere was devine. Fish tacos rocked and the spicy guacamole was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.