Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar

4.2
653 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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I really think the Rum is the attraction at this place, don't get your expectations too high for the food that is served.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food never lets me down, it’s a fun atmosphere for brunch with friends or a fun date with your SO. They have outdoor seating to accommodate for the COVID aware and heaters to make you feel more comfortable as the weather gets chilly.

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RamiroG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good socially distant setup. Plenty of outdoor tables.

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MichelleS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service is terrible. Sat for nearly 20 minutes until a waiter came to the table. The restaurant was not busy at all so there was no reason for it. It should take 15 minutes for them to bring the check once its requested.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We chose this restaurant because of its service , food and atmosphere. We arrived and the hostess greeted us well. However, upon seating she placed us by the door. We asked if we could sit at another table because the people
In the party we’re very tall and sitting right at the door would be an issue. The young woman snapped at us staring it will be 10 minutes and walked away. For over 20 minutes we were left standing on the patio and the person NEVER came back to tell us what’s going on. My sadness because I’ve loved this place. Me and my friends spend a lot of money here and we often recommend this place. The food outstanding. Eventually the waiter took care of us. But a nite the white folks recieved their food before us and came in 1 hour after us. We had to ask for everything. 😢

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rajA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The online menu and the menu in the restaurant were quite different. We ended up leaving the restaurant without having any food as the dinner menu didn’t have the items that we liked on the online menu

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful ambiance, delicious food, and wonderful service! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It took a really long time for a server to come out to us. It seemed like there may have been confusion on which server was to be waiting on our table. Otherwise everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my family to celebrate my adults son work promotion for Sunday brunch. The food was very generous and very good. Ate indoors and social distancing was great. We sat in a large booth with really no one sitting near us. Our waitress was excellent and on top of things. Would definitely recommend to others.

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Uddin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It was an average fair place, nothing spectacular. The food was good, service wasn't, because we were eating and not wearing their mask we kept telling the staff to cover their face.

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vipJoefromNYC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall we continue to be very happy dining at Paladar and the food is delicious!

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ChuckM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was efficient and friendly, and the food is very good. The homemade quacamole is excellent, calamari appetizer very good, and the Cuban sandwich very genuine and delicious! Very nice dining experience.

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Manny
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered margaritas with ceviche, drinks were decent, but the price for the amount of ceviche we received was not worth the price. Very little amount of shrimp (possibly only 6 or 7). If the quality of the shrimp and flavor was boasting, I could have looked past it, but unfortunately it was not there either. In fairness to them regarding my rating to their food, we only had the ceviche so it’s possible other dishes are better! My wife raves about their brunch menu

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vipFantastic
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the back patio which is quiet and lovely with plants and flowers. Nathan, our server was excellent and very polite. We enjoyed red sangria, guac and chips, fish tacos and ropa viejo braised beef. Paladar is one if out go to restaurants.

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vipPuffinGirl
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch outside, everything was perfect!

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vipChatterboxx1969
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice dinner outside. Our server was very nice and attentive. I recommend.

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vipLQML
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a great outing with the ladies! Melinda, our servicer, provided excellent service and highly knowledgeable with recommendations. Thank you all for the experience.

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KyleH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good fresh food, delivered professionally by proactive staff!

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vipMalka
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Paladar since before COVID-19 restrictions. The food was wonderful, though some items were not available. The service was friendly and timely. I felt very comfortable with the health and safety precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our second time to this restaurant proved worthy for excellent food and drinks on a Saturday afternoon! Our friends were quite impressed with their meals as well. The brunch menu doesn’t show up using the QR code on the table so we requested a paper menu to see those items. The cheese bread app is out of this world!!! All in all, probably one of the better restaurants in Crown and we’ll definitely return. The reason for 4 stars is the strawberry caipirinha arrived to the table with no sugar-oops...just way too tart, but they fixed it and brought a replacement. The back patio seems to be a nicer area than the front sidewalk for outdoor seating. Employees are quite nice here too!

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Trixie42
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went for brunch. I really enjoyed my palador brunch and loved the yucca cakes. My husband ordered the shrimp and grits and he thought it was bland.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

There for a birthday. Great food A little disappointed in them bring a flan for the birthday and charging me for it.

Is that a thing now?

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Guest
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and quick service, the lighting from the nearby bar made for an aesthetic background to our dining. They even brought out a beautiful flan cake for my birthday.

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vipMilano
Washington DC
293 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice overall experience for Sunday brunch

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Caribbean comfort food served in a very authentic style.

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Britneyfan911
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

our biggest issue was the fact that the bartender did not seem to understand how to make drinks. It took about 15-20 minutes to get 3 drinks made. there was only 2 tables in the whole building for lunch including us. I could see the bartender with his phone out scrolling through it. either on social media or looking up the recipe. I noticed him very confused as the waiter was waiting for him to hurry up. Then it looked like he reached for a recipe card hanging on the wall and had to follow that. The drinks turned out... eh.
Also, the calamari was very over cooked and dry. if i had to do it all again, i would have chose a different restaurant.

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KimC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found my new favorite place to go. Everything was excellent!

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MariaR
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Service was perfect, the waiter knew exactly when to check on is. The outdoor seating is fantastic. The food quality has remained the same! Will definetly be coming back.

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SNOW
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor patio seating. Food & drinks were great. Will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great

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swkvbk
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but not exceptional. Would recommend the restaurant since it had more of an eclectic selection than I have seen before--and the margaritas were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Latin Rum Bar in such a cool area

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Price is decent, but I think it is worth it. Great selection of alcohol to match food

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vipChristineM
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I met a friend for lunch. We hadn’t been there for awhile. The food and service were very good. We both had the taco lunch with 2 different tacos and a side for $10. It was a great value and the tacos were interesting and delicious. The black bean soup was terrific! Definitely will return for lunch again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Paladar works best when you are in a festive mood and plan on having a few drinks at dinner. The food is good if a little uneven; often great ideas are marred by execution.

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jamesr
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Noise level was unbearable. Next time will ask for carpeted dining room instead of bar area.

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vipLauraG
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Interesting assortment of tasty LatAm cuisines (of which I'd like to see more of!) as well as some standard fare. Service was first rate as were the rum drinks!

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vipSteveR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

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vipryanhgwu
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here and I really liked it. Everything tasted awesome and the staff was kind.

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vipRodR
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food, service was poor. Their waiters and waitress are usually very good, the one we had this evening was marginal at best. She was slow in serving us and not accessible. Not to mention she had an “attitude”.

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 4.2 stars by 653 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.