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Paladar Gaithersburg - Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, Gaithersburg, MD

Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar

4.3
4.3
818 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 330-4400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Catie Buffington: (844) 208-3002

  • Neighborhood

    Gaithersburg

  • Cross street

    Crown Park Ave & Ellington Blvd

  • Parking details

    Street and parking decks within walking distance.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 818 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for Brunch

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Good for Groups

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. k

    kidsndogs

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paladar never disappoints. We sat outside on the back patio in perfect weather. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. The drinks were excellent and the food was delicious. For the first time, I tried the Brazilian Seafood Stew and it was worth every calorie! We sat outside for more than 2 hours and never felt rushed by the staff. Looking forward to my next visit.
  2. c

    candig

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for Sunday Brunch. They have options for inside or outside seating.
  3. JH

    JackH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Somebody messed up...OpenTable or Paladar. The three of us arrived on time only to find out that they had no record of the reservation OpenTable made (or not) for us. Luckily, we still got a table and had a great meal, which is always the case at Paldar.
  4. DB

    DBDiner

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Ropa Vieja around. Something for everyone on the menu. And leave room for dessert!
  5. JV

    JudyV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the perfect spot to take our young adult kids for brunch, we all loved it, and the food was great
  6. E

    Eaea

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tasty margaritas! Delicious Calamari!! Snapper and Salmon needed salt. Overall..a great experience. We will be back!!
  7. AK

    AlanK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paladar is our favorite place to go for an outdoor lunch. Whether in the front or the back patio, the flower boxes and plants are beautiful. Most importantly, the food is delicious and the lunchtime specials are a great value (my personal favorite, the blackened fish tacos - which I have tried at many restaurants and none compare). And don't forget to get an appetizer of Brazilian cheesy bread with chipotle honey - awesome!
  8. AP

    AdaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful time with my friends. Love the atmosphere and service. Food was delicious.
  9. MA

    MicAE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Paladar and we were definitely impressed. Food & drinks were great. We will be back.
  10. MG

    MariaG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took a break from going to Paladar, because last two times about 8 months ago, the experience was awful...So bad last time, that we left...Sat in the bar for 15 minutes and were never acknowledged..... But.....last night we were very pleased with everything about Paladar...Our waitress was amazing, loved the food and the music was fun!! Maybe there is new management? Whatever it is, keep on doing it...Loved it...
  11. SP

    SharmilaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice decor and ambience, family friendly and great food. Our server was very nice, and did a great job.
  12. B

    Bethesdafoodie

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good value. One of the few places that hasn’t overly inflated prices or charge vague fees coming out of the pandemic. Food is very good; value is good; service is good.
  13. CJ

    ChefJim

    New England

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and empanadas!!! The tacos were really fresh and big on some corn tortillas. Excellent lunch today and very reasonably prided. $11 for lunch.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience2
    We waited almost two hours for our food and it was mediocre at best. Apparently there was an issue in the kitchen and everything was backed up: we will most likely never return. The restaurant was not that full. I will say that our waiter who did forget a few things was good and attentive.?
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Father’s Day
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alvaro, Hussein and Johan took such good care of us! Father’s Day was an absolute win at Paladar! Can’t wait to go back!
  17. DB

    DBDiner

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is absolutely great - authentic dishes with real panache. We had a really nice server too. Some really interesting cocktails - explore them!
  18. UC

    UnsatisfiedCustomer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No consistency with service or food! I’ve gone there countless times and never receive the same quality. I keep giving this restaurant chance after chance but I feel I’ve reached my breaking point. My most recent trip I waited almost an hour for my order during brunch and the restaurant only had a handful of patrons. Not to mention I had to send my food back for not being correct. I will no longer spend my hard earned money for anything less than exceptional food with service to match.
  19. TB

    ThomasB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Very slow service Good value during happy hour.
  20. LS

    LScott

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our server, amount of attention and friendliness was perfect. And appreciate very much being given a secluded table as requested.
  21. JK

    JessicaK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great! Exceptional service.
  22. j

    jazygal03

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Love the unique, delicious food from Paladar...and the mojitos are some of the best I've tried. I always like to try something different each time I go because there is too much good food from which to choose on the menu!
  23. C

    Coach

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Not the best meal I have ever had here. Hoping it was just an off night
  24. C

    Cathy

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The drinks and food were great. From the Charred Pineapple Mojito, the Guacamole trio and Seafood stew. All amazing quality.
  25. KB

    KeithenB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    2md time trying this spot and this location is just not as good as it used to be...or at least not as good as its former location was. Service was neglectful, food was meh and Mothers Day brunch menu was very limited. Drinks do not disappoint but will not be one of my goto special occasion places.
  26. JW

    JohnW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Three of us had great meals: I had a mushroom and grain dish (vegetable based-no meat) that was extraordinarily flavorful. My wife had huevos rancheros, also top-notch, with very nice fruit dish. My son had steak and eggs, with a side of pancakes which he enjoyed. I tasted the pancakes and they were among the best I have tasted - light, fluffy. The presentation was great and the service was on-target.
  27. AD

    AnthonyD

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Cinco de mayo
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time and enjoyed the live music for Cinco de Mayo.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    birthday meal and i am of age and showed valid identification and was not allowed to get alcohol
  30. TL

    TammyL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We were excited to dine in for a birthday brunch on a Sunday afternoon. Checked in with host and let this person know that we had a reservation. Was walked over to a section with two sets of booths. There was one booth that was cleaned and had place settings ready to go, and instead we were told to wait for someone to bus the booth next to it and that was where we would be seated. We were unsure why this happened because there were people sitting behind this un-bussed booth therefore they weren’t spacing us out for Covid precautions. We later found out the server was the same for both booths therefore it wasn’t because were in a different section. We waited several minutes for our server to arrive, and when she arrived she was very friendly. We gave her our order all at once: two coffees, guacamole appetizer, and two entrees: Cuban sandwich and steak and eggs (cooked medium rare). Coffee was delicious, and it would have been helpful to have stirrers or a spoon to mix in the cream and sugar that was provided to us. Our appetizer and entrees arrived at the same time. When I cut into the majority of the strips of steak from my steak and eggs, I had let our server know it was cooked well done and requested if I could get a recook. She was very apologetic and stated she would put the order in. It was at least another 15 minutes for our server to let us know that my food was still on its way and that a manager would bring it to our table. The manager arrives and apologizes for the mistake. The steak was cooked medium, and by that time, I had accepted that I would be fine with that temp and just keep this entree. The onions and green sauce drizzle was delicious. The guacamole had a good flavor and was accompanied by a variety of three different types of chips, a nice feature. The Cuban with adobo fries was also nice. To their credit, the staff tried to turn around our experience at the end, but I am hesitant to return soon if there aren’t overall changes.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed Paladar, as usual. Made a reservation just to be sure. We were seated right away and our waiter was there quickly.
  32. PG

    PuffinGirl

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Returned for another great week-end brunch n@ Paladar's. I had bloody Mary with bacon & shrimp stick, he had rum cocktail. We split a cheese fundito with assorted chips. Then I had corn cake, bacon with 2 eggs (they came out hard- not over easy).We really enjoyed dining alfresco.
  33. G

    Giggles1985

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, the restaurant was busy so it took a little longer to get our dinner. Drinks and food overall tasted delicious.
  34. PE

    PickyEater

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as always
  35. JL

    JulietteL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place great food great service!! :) seated very fast and accommodated an extra guest who joined later. Love coming here!
  36. SL

    SlowLunch

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good menu choices and our food was tasty. We went at lunch, which is not usually a busy time for them. Our server was not attentive and our lunch lasted almost 90 minutes as we waited to get our server's attention for taking orders and bringing the check.
  37. HR

    HillyRC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Staff was friendly. Drinks were a little weak. Food in general was fine ; not very flavorful. All Kind of one note, but the shrimp ceviche was the low point—light on shrimp and very heavy on fillers, like hearts of palm and what tasted like pickled veggies instead of spicy citrus flavors. Chicken Rio tacos were tasty but the black beans in the side were slightly under cooked.
  38. TP

    TinaP

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and great service!! Server was great and even thoughtful when it came down to me being vegan
  39. RT

    RachelT

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Drinks are too strong that you miss the flavor. Food was ok.
  40. AS

    AngelS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Glasses were a bit dirty and had to be cleaned. Food was tasty but fries were over cooked as some were burnt.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 330-4400.

Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 818 OpenTable diners.

Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar

203 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Crown Park Ave & Ellington Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Gaithersburg

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street and parking decks within walking distance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (301) 330-4400

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Catie Buffington: (844) 208-3002

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