mmmmmm mmmmmm good eatin'
our third dinner here. each time has exceeded the last. food choices are varied and all are unique and delicious.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Good Fresh Chow
Very large place with a lot of outdoor seating, many TV's. Could double as a sports bar. The food here is very good, super fresh and nicely presented. The margarita's were excellent. Highly recommended if you want good food, in a fun, energetic atmosphere... more of a young crowd.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Portabello churrasco was amazing!!!
Portabello churrasco was amazing!!! So were sweet potato soft tacos, very impressive overall!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were a group of 7. Reception
We were a group of 7. Reception staff was excellent. We sampled many dishes and shared everything. Most were very good or excellent. All 7 of us gave thumbs up to the perfectly grilled churassco, the exotic feijoada and the flaky chicken emapnadas. But all 7 of us gave thumbs down to the traditional guacamole and the rum glazed pork. For a restaurant that has molcajetes in the decor, they should do it tableside. But that's a quible. The dish just tasted like mashed up avocados without any hint of the tradional flavorings of lime juice, cilantro and salt. The pork tasted like boiled meat with cinnamon. Our server was very pleasant and very efficient, but her menu knowledge was lacking. Overall we were happy and will surely go back.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mas !! Mas !! Mas !!locations!
a chain restaurant that owes SoFla expansion. in the Latin/Carribean demographic of SoFla this place should be on every other street corner.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Note for special features:
Note for special features: The boxes unchecked mean they didn't apply to me on the occasion that I was there, not that they don't apply in general. (no kids, don't know whether it's open late, etc.)
Paladar is my new favorite neighborhood (by neighborhood, I mean everywhere) restaurant. I would drive as far as necessary to enjoy the delicious food and wonderful decor and energetic ambiance at Paladar; thankfully I am lucky enough to be able to walk there.
There are fabulous happy hour bargains, the atmosphere is beyond pleasant and the sweet potato tacos are to die for.
The staff is friendly and accommodating the menu is interesting and scrumptious. I am looking forward to the next time which will be soon.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were fewer vegetarian
There were fewer vegetarian options than I expected. I went with the sweet potato tacos, and although I like sweet potatoes, it was really just okay. Atmosphere is good. I would try it again, but try something else.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very vibrant location. Food
Very vibrant location. Food was excellent and the service very attentive. The outside terrace can be a bit noisy if there's an event in the opposite courtyard but the location is great. Overall impression is memorable.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I celebrated my birthday at
I celebrated my birthday at the Restaurant. With a party of 13 it was a bit challenging fitting us around the table but it was done and we had an awesome time. The food is good and the drinks are low priced. The service was wonderful the moment we stepped in until we were seated. One of the servers did try to tell us that we could not all fit around the table, she refused to go the her manager, and would not provide an alternative. My husband got up went to the manager and it took seconds to accomodate us. I would go back again..
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A restaurant that cares
We were a small group of four, and the piped music was so loud we could not hear each other speak. We mentioned this to our server who immediately took care of the situation and lowered the volume. Truth is the restaurant itself tends to be noisy and I see no reason for background music at all. Anyway, the manager approached us later, and he was most amenable and cordial. With no need to, he sent over desserts on the house. This is how customer loyalty is built. Did I mention the food is very good? You have to try the guacamole appetizer. That's worth the trip alone.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
second time's a charm
I took my mother who was visiting from out-of-town and also a California foodie.She loved the ambiance , service and food so I brought two of my favorite locals there last Sunday for Mother's Day. They loved it too!
I will keep going to PLK&RB and definitely keep recommending people try it out.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was good. Menu
Everything was good. Menu was interesting. I did find it a bit too noisy and could not hear each other talk.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time but not last!
Large attractive space with indoor, outdoor, and bar dining. Specialty cocktails, well-executed creative 'nuevo Latino' fare that is well-seasoned and layered with flavor. Small touches count, like salted and lime-flavored tostones that arrive at the table crispy and not greasy, creamy and spicy chimichurri sauce as an accompaniment to many dishes, delicious Cuban coffee served with a piece of sugar cane.
Add plus is the location. The restaurant is surrounded by a racetrack, casino, lots of shops and outdoor entertainment.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great place!
I found this place on Miami Spice and the good reviews. It was a great find! The food was delicious! From the mushroom empanadas to the chicken to the Sweet Potato Donuts! They even serve you guacamole at the beginning. Our server was fun and attentive (but not breathing down your neck). I've never been to the Gulfstream Park area, but it's a nice place to enjoy with friends. Now I live all the way in South Miami, so this was a drive, but it was worth it! Will be going again!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place ... The chefs guacamole was soo good
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like this restaurant because
I like this restaurant because it has some different things on their menu that you don't see everywhere else. Spanish and Caribbean menu. Try the Ron Zacapa Daiquiri too. We had a big group and service was slow but our server was very pleasant.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was phenomenal!!!! And the service was excellent!!!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The three of us tried two
The three of us tried two Miami Spice options and a tilapia dish. Absolutely everything tasted
great. There was a nice mixture of flavors, good portions and Steve, our waiter
who gave good service mixed with a little bit of fun banter.
Place was largely empty, probably because of the time we went there so was very quiet.
But, they have a large bar area with some high stools that looks like a great Friday
night hang out!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, service could be better
Overall, the food was great but service could be better. We chose the Miami Spice dinner menu which will leave you completely full. If you don't eat much at dinner time as I do, you will probably be stuffed before you begin the main dish. The combination of flavors was excellent and the choices of the Spice menu were plenty with high latin variety.
I think if service could be improved by serving the dishes of different people at the same time and being more quick when a request is made it will improve the entire experience.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid - New and Clean
Pros - Great location, Great bar scene, amazing design and architecture. Service was great - it's a franchise, so it is what it is, but overall very fun experience. The food was good to very good (Chicken tacos were amazing) but nothing mind blowing. Very good pricing. Hope they last and stay for a while......Will go back. Also - think the the desserts were very good. Would go back for chicken tacos and desserts and the bar......
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff was professional
The wait staff was professional and courteous and the food was enjoyable. The beat part of the meal for us were the appetizers. The calamari and chicken empanadas were delicious! We will definitely be returning.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
we love Mexican food and we enjoyed the food here. taste and presentation were great.
10/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
They offered Haitian rice which was unexpected. The pulled pork tostones appetizer was amazing. Danny our server was quick and had great suggestions. You can also bring ur dog and sit outside and people watch. Great atmosphere.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine Sushi good pricing
A very good value. Make sure you try the Mexican Roll
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in months!!! I loved it the moment I walked in! the decor, especially the huge
colorful flowers at the desk and throughout the restaurant. the inside bar area is Huge! The staff is kind and knowledgeable. The cocktails and apps were wonderful. main course delicious and a lot of bang for your buck. I usually don't eat dessert...The upside pineapple cake was like heaven in my mouth. My concern is too many people go to the yard house (yuk) and do not try this wonderful place. I will come again and again and again!!!!!!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been twice, both times with a group, and the team is very nice and accommodating. The food is good. It is an easy place to sit and hang out in a chill environment.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic Last Night in Miami
We were looking for a special restaurant to dine al fresco at night before we left town. We wanted something with latin flair and came upon this restaurant. It looked wonderful and since we were not familiar with the surroundings--we decided to give this place a try. What a great place. We had a very special time. Love your food!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was great the food was amazing and thr atmosphere was devine. Fish tacos rocked and the spicy guacamole was delicious.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM