I do not have a lot of experience
I do not have a lot of experience with Latin foods, but everything we had was very good. They offered a mix of different country cuisine. The waitress was excellent and very attentive. The owner stopped by and checked on us, so I give the staff very high marks.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We picked this place because
We picked this place because we had a Dining Dough certificate. I probably would not have known about this place otherwise. I'm so glad we tried it! We loved everything about it: the ambience, service and food. And the best mojitos I've had in a long time! It was also refreshing to find a great mix of Latin American food (Cuban, Colombian, Mexican and Peruvia). We would highly recommend this place.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's a great place to gathering
It's a great place to gathering with friends, enjoying select music, and delicious food!!! I will definitely back again :)
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I enjoy attending
My wife and I enjoy attending the theater at Round House in Bethesda, MD and when ever we make the drive around the Beltway from Vienna, VA we will make time for a relaxing lunch at The Parva. We split several small plates, but somehow always end up with too much food! This visit was no exception: beef empanadas (must order), camarones al ajillo (shrimp in amazing cream sauce), ajiaco soup (good), and bistec a caballo (best chimichurri sauce)...we washed it all down with two of their fruit pulp mojitos. All we needed was a siesta afterward! The Parva has to be tasted to be appreciated...Latin fusion at its best! We will be back. I marked it as "quiet" for lunch, but I would guess that The Parva is "energetic" at night. :)
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food - Superb friendly
Great food - Superb friendly service - Wonderful dinner
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small and simple - no tablecloths
Small and simple - no tablecloths - interesting Latino cuisine. Friendly and attentive service. Delicious Latino inspired drinks.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Mother's Day there...
Never been before. Food selection was broad and well presented. Service was great and surprisingly kid-friendly - which all made for a very nice Mother's Day meal. We're definitely going back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I and my guests say we will
I and my guests say we will go back there and recommend it.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wish The Parva were in Virginia!
Every time we attend the theater at Round House in Bethesda we make a reservation at The Parva...always seem to go @1:00 PM when we are literally the only customers. The bartender Maria (the best) doubles as our waiter, making the most delicious mojitos with fresh pressed fruit puree. Normally I stick to one, but it was so hot/humid outside that the first one simply cooled me off, so I ordered a second. This time I got adventurous and tasted the mojito made with Lulo juice (then Googled what the heck a Lulo was...ends up it's the royal fruit of Colombia! Looks like an orange outside, kiwi color inside, very subtle, delicious lime flavor, especially in a mojito) Everything on the menu is delicious, but you must order Camarones al Ajillo.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
parva for dinner
wonderful quinoa risotto, ceviche, sea food soup, fresh fruit beverages, and tres leches.
service was outstanding, waitress and waiter very attentive, prompt, and answered all our questions.
will be coming back to try more from the menu
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing steak, great beer and wine selection and amazing mojitos!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bethesda's Colombian Spot
Although it's easy to pass by this place and not notice it, the food is hard to forget. Authentic South American cuisine with a modern presentation. The prices seemed reasonable for the portion size and the ambiance. This will definitely become my weekly spot, especially around happy hour.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice surprise
Our Reservation was for 5 o'clock on a Sunday, so things were a little quieter than is probably the norm. Maria greeted us at the door and was a charming hostess throughout. She described the menu as Colombian and what that means. She was very good at describing things that were new to us and offered variations based on our reactions. We started with a Mojito with Lulo in it and that was worth the hour drive to get there. We had several appetisers, salad and entree, but I want to mention the CRUNCH QUINOA and the Camarones al Ajillo. Crunch Quinoa is a shrimp "breaded" with quinoa. Its great, it does not cover the shrimp flavor as breadings often do. And the Tres Leches for desert is terrific.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My engagement party
This experience was the best I've had in a long time. This reservation was for a surprise engagement party with a party of 23 and our experience was phenomenal.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Latin Fusion Cuisine!
The Parva is one of the most coolest restaurants in the DC Metro...excellent location in Bethesda, really cool/modern looking inside downstairs, pumping night club upstairs, and most importantly delicious Latin fusion cuisine served by their amazing bartender/waitress Maria! She makes the best food recommendations in addition to hand mixing the best mojitos. If you haven't had a mojito with lulu fruit puree, put this on your agenda. The one starter we order every single time is the Camarones al Ajillo, which is sautéed shrimps in a creamy homemade garlic, parsley, lemon juice sauce...can't explain how tasty this dish is! Lately we've moved away from the nice steaks, and have learned that their chef also does an amazing job with fish.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here twice. Once for Valentine's Day and once for dinner with my dad. It's a cozy spot with calming and romantic ambiance. The food is great and I had the best Yuca I have ever tasted! Cooked to perfection.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely restaurant in Bethesda
The Parva is a nice addition to Bethesda. Not much on atmosphere, but the food is fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced. Service is attentive and friendly.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Colombia in Bethesda
Very nice to find a Latino restaurant outside of Adams Morgan. The food was very good and the staff all seemed to really appreciate that we liked it. We'll definitely go back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I finally Parva out the other night and our meals were DELICIOUS! I had a quinoa mushroom risotto and I can honestly say that it was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Seriously I have not stopped thinking about it. I immediately came home and got more coupons and am already plotting my next visit. As if the meals weren't good enough, the service was outstanding. Maria was our server and she was so sweet and checked in at all the right times without being intrusive. The busser was also super friendly and on top of things the entire meal!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM