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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
  • Address:
    1934 Old Gallows Road
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Tysons Corner / McLean
  • Cuisine:
    Latin / Spanish
    Price: $30 and under

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paladarlatinkitchen.com
  • Phone: (703) 854-1728
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Nelson Rodriguez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: We would be delighted to host your party at Paladar or cater an event at your home, office, or other venue. Your guests will love discovering the flavors of Latin America while enjoying time with friends and family or with colleagues. Ask to speak with our in-house private events manager for for details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leesburg Pike
  • Public Transit: We are within a 15min walk of the Silver Line at Tyson's Corner
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a free self park lot, with over 60 spaces dedicated to Paladar directly adjacent to the restaurant
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 Latin Caribbean. With guidance from our warm and welcoming staff, our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cultures of Latin America without leaving their comfort zone. 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 listContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The stand-out of this restaurant is the delicious food. We loved every dish! The portions are generous and made with high-quality ingredients. It is definitely a place that I will return to even though it is not very close to where I live."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "thank you for the great service that you always provide!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Paladar has a fun feel to it's Latin ambience and the food is excellent. It's a great place to go to enjoy fun, creative drinks accompanied by fresh and creative dishes. The staff is attentive and the atmosphere is comfortable. I did not dine al fresco, but it looked pleasant as well. I will definitely return….and soon!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I LOVE the guac trio and then the duck tacos. Oh and the mango coconut rice for my side dish is delicious. Been here 4x already. Dont understand why they limit their loyalty card handout to one per table. Think theyd want to spread the wealth. Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food was horrible. My wife had a chicken entree. She says the chicken was dry. The rice was bland. I had a salmon salad. Poor all the way around. This was our first visit and have decided we will come for drinks - at best - in the future."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My second time eating lunch there. There was only one person attending the entire bar seating area during the busy lunch hour. My companion loved her meal."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Liked the atmosphere, great service and food at Paladar Latin Kitchen in Tysons. Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The servers are always friendly - and the food and drinks are great. Wonderful flavor combinations."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I went with friends to celebrate the birthday of a good friend. The food was great, the waiter was great and the atmosphere was wounderfull. We all had a great time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I was introduced to Paladar in 2010, when I was visiting my company's corporate headquarters in Cleveland, OH. The food is very unique and simply terrific - there's not much you can go wrong with, though my favorite meal is the braised beef ropa vieja. I have been to every open location in the country and have to say that this is a real up and coming restaurant chain. It's great that Paladar is in Tyson's corner now, just a 15-20 minute drive from where I live in Loudoun County, VA."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Offers a varied menu and I look forward to returning and trying some of the other dishes. My partner loved the ceviche appetizer. Generous portions."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I made reservations on a sunday evening. The restaurant has parking in the rear. Clearly marked parking spots in the garage across the street. We were seated immediately. It took some time for us to get our drinks. I ordered the red sangria as my drink. Excellent choice....lateness overlooked. We ordered appetizers, chicken empanada, plantain crusted crab croquets, and cheese fondue with chorizo. my favorite definitely the cheese with chorizo. For meal I had the rum glazed pork, very very tasty. would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We met up with friends for brunch at Paladar in Tyson Corner on Sunday which recently open. They had a fairly small section for brunch and the description sounds wonderful, however the execution left a lot to be desired. My husband ordered the Chipotle Honey Chciken & Cornbread and I had the Maple Pulled Pork & Fried Eggs. Both of our dishes were served on top of the thinnest, dry square of corn bread we ever had along with 2 egg that were suppose to be over easy but the yolk was cooked all the way through. The deep fried chicken that was topped over my husband dish was dried as well. My pull pork was a little on the dry side but bearable. They comp our meals when we told them about our meals due to our waitress and the manager."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was my first time here and overall I was pleased. The ambiance was appropriate for a rum bar and the scene was pretty lively. The Pineapple Capirhina was excellent, as well as the Steak Churrasco. Unfortuntately the beans that came with the steak were bland, and so were the Chicken Empanadas. In a nutshell I was a little disappointed with those items, but I would go here again!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place is awesome! The menu is fantastic. Already a big fan of the duck tacos with coconut mango rice side dish. My dining pals raved about the Cuban sandwich and the fish tacos. The guacamole trio appetizer is a MUST. You get traditional, spicy and chef's special along with a fantastic assortment of plantain, tortilla and other chips to scoop with. Delicious! Service is great too. We had Melissa as our server this last trip and she was great. Friendly and efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. She helped with a recommendation for our pickiest eater and they loved their dish. Alvaro, the manager stopped by to say hello and made sure our special occasion lunch was going well. Been 3 times already and will be back for more!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went for lunch with a group. Food was very good. Guacamole trio and Salsa trio were a great start. Most of us got tacos and they were awesome. Lunch portions are available. Service was friendly but slow at times."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Overall, I loved it! My family and I had dinner here for Father's Day. The food was delicious, it came hot to the table, and the ambience is beautiful. However, the only complaint that I have is that the service was a little slow. Our waitress was knowledgeable and very kind, though. In the end, I enjoyed it, and I would come back and will recommend this place to my friends."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had brunch on the patio, excellent food and bottomless mimosas."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were a party of 6, and it was our first time to any Paladar restaurant. We ordered the quac and salsa assortments for appetizers, and we could not finish them!! The chips are amazing. Each of us had a different entre ranging from brisket tacos to shrimp and grits. Some of us had dietary restrictions, and they accommodated us without hesitation. We did not drink at all; only had the food (appetizers mentioned, soup, salad). For a party of six the bill came to about $150--again no alcohol. Oh, and this was b/lunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our first time at this restaurant. We enjoyed the food, the service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The Tysons location is still new, but not THAT new! We ordered drinks. Waitress said my beer was out, so chose another. Manager hurries over with mine, but not wife's, and asked if she had ordered anything. He had another manager rush over the split of brut--He dropped it on the table and left without opening. Ordered soup for one, a shared app and mains. Soup came--very good. Then mains. Manager who had left wine came over. First checked the computer and said order had not been put in--and what did we want him to do about it? He should have immediately picked up our plates and brought the app. Staff was running around all night. Could save a lot of trouble with a little organization!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "THANK YOU for the amazing experience we had today at Paladar in Tyson’s. Kudos to our server, Alejandro. He was so hospitable and professional, he explained the menu to us, what his recommendations were, very engaging, constantly asking if there was anything we needed, he even brought out a birthday dessert for one of my managers (he had overheard that it was her birthday, that was a very nice surprise) …..awesome, awesome, awesome! He definitely “Made a Difference” (which happens to be our motto within the brand and we will be back. Thank you again for everything, we will be back!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food was merely ok. Dishes sounded better on the menu. I. Expected more than the average Mexican restaurant but it didn't deliver. Guacamole was bland, calimari greasy and soggy."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Had a great time at lunch at Paladar...Guacamole combo was excellent; my broiled salmon dish was vey good indeed. Our server was very nice and quite attentive. I look forward to going back and trying more dishes!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This restaurant does beef well. My grilled skirt steak was nicely seasoned and cooked perfectly, and one of my dinner companions enjoyed the ropa vieja appetizer so much that she ordered the same for dinner. Unfortunately, the service was dismal. As I noted in my first review, the wait staff seem inexperienced, but our server today was surly and inattentive. She got orders wrong and wouldn't make eye contact. I'll definitely return here for the good food and fun atmosphere. But I'll make a point to avoid her table."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We love Paladar's rum flights and the food is amazing! We were surprised at the lack of service we received on this last trip. We know we will be back, but hopefully the staff is invigorated with energy and proactive attention through the whole meal the next time."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "the guac was great! A little short on the portion size compared with the chips that came with it. But the chips were great, especially the plantains. I ordered the salad with chicken, peanuts and cilantro. I didn't like it and wouldn't order it again. My friend ordered the mango chicken salad and loved it. The waiter was new and his English was not good. He had not memorized the menu either, and forgot to bring a few things. the tendency was to get the entrees ordered and on the table very quickly and we had to ask twice to not bring the entree yet. Just growing pains; I'm sure they will improve the service."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My food was over cooked, the prices were high for the quantity, the table was not clean, and the silverware was dirty. Some of the food was very good. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I reserved a table for 8 and it was ready for us, all set up, and ready with the friendliest wait staff for my friend's surprise birthday luncheon. Everyone LOVED their food & drinks! We ordered: the skirt steak with sautéed kale, veggie quesadilla, calamari, tilapia ceviche, roasted corn meal, sandwich wrap, etc. Our waitress took note that it was my friend's birthday, and brought out a birthday flan! The decor of the restaurant is lively and fun (it's a new restaurant too, so nothing is outdated), the staff was wonderful, and parking is available in the multi-level lot next door! We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food, well prepared, and delicious. I plan on going back for more. Bar scene was rocking on Friday night."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Thoroughly loved the food! Friendly service. Grateful for reservations! We will be back and will send our friends."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "It was my turn to organize a birthday lunch for a group of girlfriends, so was looking for an interesting place in Tysons Corner that didn't require an expense account. Palabar turned out to be perfect. The manager made excellent suggestions, especially for dessert. The fish tacos as good as any in Key West, and the Cuban sandwich was a big hit. The lunch plates are quite generous, but save room for the freshly-fried sweet potato doughnuts. The bar boasts a wide selection of rum, which we look forward to sampling at a more appropriate hour, as some of us had to get back to work. The staff seemed a little inexperienced, but made up for it in friendliness and courtesy. I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food at Paladar was very good and the portion sizes are large. The service at this location was truly abysmal. Our server gave us tons of attitude and looked at people like they were crazy when they asked for all rice and no beans or when we asked him to split the check between two credit cards. It was like he had never worked in a restaurant before. Not sure if we would return after that experience. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We dined here on a Saturday night with a large group. The atmosphere was fun, warm, and welcoming. Food and drinks were outstanding. We ordered the trio of salsas and guacamole for the table and each had a unique flavor. Everyone ordered a different entree and we were all in agreement that the food was delicious. I had the braised beef tacos and my husband had the Feijoada stew, both of which were spicy and satisfying. Cocktails were great too! The only small issue we had was with the waitstaff. There were a few hiccups (drink order forgotten, entree customization forgotten, ceviche ordered as an entree came out as a appetizer, etc.). Hopefully this will improve once everyone gets a little more experience under their belts."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was dry good - shared starters of empanadas and pupusas It did take a bit longer to come out than expected. Our waitress Habiba was friendly and took great care of us. Looking forward to going back and trying other menu items"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I dine at the Paladar in Rockville frequently so I was excited to have a location closer to home open. The decor and ambiance are closely related and beautiful. The service did not live up to my previous experiences. The waiter was very subdued and seemed uninterested. He forgot multiple items from our order on several occasions. My son ordered his favorite, skirt steak, rice, and zucchini. Which was still amazing, the only critique is the zucchini is usually served on the side and a healthy portion, which was not the case today. I tried something different and ordered the honey chicken and cornbread which was nicely seasoned but alittle dry. My friends ordered the seafood stew and chicken tacos and were underwhelmed by flavor. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had a reservation but still had to wait almost an hour for a table. Once we we were finally sat we saw our server (at our table) only 3 times. No one even refilled water... But the food was hot, fresh, and delicious. The ropa vieja was awesome. As a chef and someone in the food service business, I understand that it takes a little while to work some of the kinks out of a new restaurant. I can definitely see myself eating at Paladar on a regular basis as long as the service gets better. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Newly opened and hopefully it'll get better. Poorly trained waiter/waitress staff... poor service made fair food even worst."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I discovered Paladar's food when it participated in the Taste of Vienna festival and thought their tacos were incredibly fresh and tasty (I tried their fish and their brisket varieties ... both winners!). I went to their new Tysons location to eat in for brunch and again was pleasantly surprised by their food, which includes unique and inspired Latin flavors, combinations, and spices. The food seemed a tad slow in coming out from the kitchen, but the staff were incredibly friendly and professional so service overall was excellent. I was too full to sample dessert, so I'll definitely be going back another time."
    Dined on 5/17/2014