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

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paladarlatinkitchen.com
  • Email: rockville@paladarlatinkitchen.com
  • Phone: (301) 816-1100
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Caribbean
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Tis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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: Executive Blvd
  • Public Transit: Half mile from the White Flint metro stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available daily after 5pm and all day on weekends in our lot off Woodglen Drive, just north of the water tower. Self park options available for lunch.
A word from Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is a fresh, colorful and fun Latin American restaurant experience inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "After my first visit, I decided I wanted to return, but after the second visit, I wondered why. The food was competent but unremarkable. The highlight might be the variety of chips they provide to go with the guac or salsa"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great Latin Food and very generous portions. Everyone loved their meal. I don't eat spicy food and the chicken tacos were fabulous.The others raved about the Roja Beef dinner. A real neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food and service are always terrific. I've tried a different dish each time I have gone there and have always liked it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went to Paladar in Rockville, MD. The food was great and the service by Brandon was excellent."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I been here many times and will keep going back for any occasion. My friends and family love the menu selection, the bar scene and food. Just can't miss and and the attentive staff is warm and friendly. So lucky to have a "go to" place in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had previously discovered the Annapolis location and it is one of our faves for a casual spot, especially happy hour. I have been a 'member' of their reward programs for some time, but I'm a little disappointed that I have not received the promised offer."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We dined at Paladar for the second time in 5 days, excited to share this new neighborhood gem with close friends and family. We were SO disappointed. Our reservation was for 8pm and we didn't get so much as a glass of water until 8:25! We approached 3 individuals to get some service, and only when the manager discovered our plight did we get any attention and received a complimentary appetizer and one dessert. Once served, and it was a LONG night, the food was very good. What was peculiar, is that there was not a crowd in the restaurant, and we were a party of 6. We ostensively were invisible for 25 minutes. We are willing to try this restaurant again, but we will wait a spell before scheduling our next visit. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food is fabulous -- portions are huge -- restaurant staff very helpful and considerate. Noise level is more than "energetic," though. Not a great place to take older relatives although the wait staff was very kind and seated us in a quiet corner."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Took the wife out for a fun night on the town. The great food at Paladar and the terrific atmosphere made for a very fun night! The wait staff was very professional and I can't say enough about the food. The wife and I will definitely be making this a favorite spot."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This location saves me the trip to Annapolis!! The decor is very different from Annapolis, but, good for Bethesda. The wait staff was great, and very accomodating."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is a true neighborhood gem. The food is absolutely delicious and innovative. It's great for kids, has beautiful Latin-inspired decor, and the brunch is outstanding. We're particularly fond of the cafe con leche, the huevos and chorizo tacos, and ropa vieja. Delicious!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I went with a party of six, several picky eaters among them. Everyone found something yummy on the menu and enjoyed their meal. The prices, for what you got, seemed reasonable. The servers were all friendly and accommodating. I can't wait to go back.."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "5 Moms went out for a relaxing evening. At first they did not want to seat us because a few of our group were late. We had a 8pm reservation & asked to be seated at 8:15 when then still had tables. However, moments later another host seated us. We enjoyed our evening here. While waiting for the rest of our party to arrive, we ordered an appetizer and some of their signature mojitos. They were wonderful. Our server was friendly, but we felt she was impatient/rushed. The food was great and everything that was recommended was excellent. It was noisy enough that we did not feel like we were disruptive to other patrons, but quiet enough that we were able to talk and not have to shout. I'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was excellent. The tilapia dish was prepared just right and the guacamole was delicious."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I had the short ribs and they were to die for!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this restaurant. The service was very good and the as was the food and drinks. The food portions are large and neither of us could finish our entrees (and we are big eaters). The drink specials are also very good. The place is a bit noisy but that is not uncommon, especially on a Friday night. I did think that overall the place was a bit pricy."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great food great atmosphere and a great time bring there. Servers we're very knowledgeable and friendly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Focal point is the bar, so expect a lot of noise. Food is Latin so expect it to be hot and spicy. Many different entrees than your typical south/central american themed places. I thought some of the dishes were a little too salty. Loved the chips, plantains and salsa. Wait staff was very prompt and attentive."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The Palladar in Annapolis has a fun and vibrant decor. Not sure why they didn't make an effort at this one. The food is very good and reasonable. Unfortunately, the night we went for my birthday 3/8, our server was overwhelmed and never brought requested items, such as guacamole and chips. He took our guac despite the fact that we were still eating it and there was some left. He forgot drinks, even my sons water after 2 requests. He brought our apps with the dinner. You could tell he was overwhelmed and under-trained. He was trying, but couldn't get it together."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food is very good! The drinks are varied and delicious! I've been twice and both times have been great! Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff and bartender. They pointed us in the right direction! We sampled the flight of rums, which normally I wouldn't do and I was amazed at the taste. The guacamole with plantain chips were fresh and delicious! Also recommended were the fish tacos which were perfectly cooked with the right amount of salsa! The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, with plenty of people around, creating a fun background! I love the comfy sofa seating!! Michael, our waiter, was very nice and helpful. Thanks, Paladar! We'll see you very soon again!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "There was a special pre-fixe menu with appetizer, entree and main course-- very good price. Certain rum drinks were half-price. Fun to try Latin American dishes - very well done and good-sized portions. They had live band and the younger set was coming in as we left. Great pal to try new things!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We were a group of 5 for happy hour and appreciated the special on half-price caipirinhas. I had a bit of confusion on making reservations that seating close to the bar didn't take reservations and that happy hour specials are only available in the bar area, not the seated dining area, but the manager was very accommodating to us! We'll be coming back without a doubt because the drinks were great!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My family and I were kept waiting for over 50 minutes, despite that I have made a reservation. The manager and his team appeared too overwelmed to be of any use."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A trend--a selection of 20-30 rums, a dozen or so of them aged, ranging from about $7 to way more. A wonderful discovery for those who think of rum only as a base for Coke, daiquiris or pina coladas. Best taken neat, like Cognac. Food, not so much. Run of the mill Central and South American fare--dishes that are good in the abstract but poorly executed. I'll be back at the bar, but probably not in the dining room."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The website looks so appealing and the menu exciting. In fact the venue feels like a cafeteria and the food was frankly awful. The only good thing is the plantain chips they bring with the guacamole. Really tasty alternative to their bland tortilla chips. Ceviche was ruined with a thick creamy sauce and more onions than fish. Feijoada was a thick tastefree stew of unidentifiable ingredients. Drinks were best if straight from the bottle, otherwise mixed drinks were overwrought and had unnecessary extra ingredients overpowering the main ingredients - cinnamon on a pisco sour???? We were sorry to have brought our friends here."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our waiter double charged us for a salad as well as the incorrect amount according to their dinner special salad add on price. I do not like going to restaurants where the waiters are not aware of the proper billings."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The Guacamole is awesome! The chips that come with it are yummy too. Don't skip this before your main dish!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The fresh made guacamole served with plantain chips and root chips is so yummy!!! They also offer a rewards card that scores points which can be used toward your bill. Awesome!!!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Every bite was delicious! Food was well-prepared. Atmosphere is so so, but I'd go back for sure."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Paladar is a unique and excellent place to dine in. Food is always outstanding and so is the service. Will definitely be back there again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was very good. Waitress was very friendly and did a great job. Fish tacos looked wonderful and tasted even better."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We are big fans of Paladar and continue to return. We've always had very good food, great service (other than one visit...which was just an off night....but was handled so well by management without us complaining at all!) and have enjoyed the scene. Will continue to return!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant and my friend and I had a great time. Food was interesting and delicious. We ordered two meals to share and they actually halved both and served each on separate plates. We did not feel rushed. Waiter was knowledgeable and helpful and very patient. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My 4th time dining here. 1st 3 times I thought the food was Delicious. This time, not so much. Chicken peanut salad was Bland and chicken reminded me of shaved/sliced chicken from A deli pack. :("
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Paladar. We still liked the food but the service was inconsistent and not particularly good. It started off well but the waiter seemed unsure of himself. At times, he disappeared for a while, but he also seemed not to want to bother us -- this is a training issue and fixable. After we ordered coffee, it took close to 20 minutes to be served. This really seemed more a matter of training than intent so we would probably return, but maybe not that soon."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Except for too many onions and bacon in the guacamole, the food at Paladar was tasteless."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I went there with my fiancee last saturday night. They sat us in a small table for 2 next to a wall, i have to say it was umcomfortable. Especially after we placed our order (drinks, appetizers and entrees) it all came out too fast. Drinks came out first, followed by appetizers, but not 2 minutes after the appetizers came out our entrees came out as well. We had just gotten started on our appetizers and as I mentioned the table was small and it all got crowded on it. Our waiter did not seem to care much. Calamari was good, guacamole OK. I got the rum braised pulled pork and it was lacking more flavor. My fiancee got the ropa vieja and it was ok. Portions were good. Over all, I think that place is better for grabbing appetizers and drinks."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was our first time in Paladar. The food was awesome... we will definitely make eating there a routine to try out more of the menu"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food and service and free parking. Nice distance between tables. Can't wait to go back again with the family or in a group!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We've been to Paladar Latin Kitchen twice, and really enjoyed both experiences. The food is very flavorful and well presented. The menu offerings are broad and so far everything we've tried has been delicious. The service was knowledgeable and attentive. The last time we ate here, I had a fabulous grilled skirt steak churrasco. The menu offerings are broad and so far everything we've tried has been delicious. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014