Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar

4.6
757 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 757 people are saying
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PerusiN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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annapolicious
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Paladar is one of our favorites. Unfortunately, the Annapolis restaurant closed, so we have to go all the way to Gaithersburg to dine. But it's worth it to enjoy our favorite dish for a special occasion: feijoada stew! Amazing! You have to try it if you've never had it: shredded pork, chorizo, kale, beans, rice, jalapeños, all in a fabulous stew, very generously served in a crock!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Paladar was nice. The food came out a little bit cold and the spice profile of the food seemed a little bit westernized, that could be good or bad depending on your preferences. This would be a great place for someone beginning to branch out with their palate.

Lukewarm food on the other hand is sort of categorically disappointing.

The staff were warm, patient, and totally competent and communicative.

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KaraH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great tacos!

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CindyW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I usually love this restaurant, but was disappointed this time. The food was just okay. The hostess was not at all friendly. The waiter was very pleasant, but didn’t seem to know too much about ingredients when we had questions. It was also a pretty long wait for the food and drinks. On Open Table, we said this was a birthday celebration, but there was no mention of it by the waiter. Once we said something, however, he did give us a complimentary dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Paladar team did an amazing job making the night a special one.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was visiting from NY to celebrate thanksgiving and my birthday. We went to Paladar for Sunday Brunch. The food was amazing! The presentation of the food was amazing! The restaurant was very clean and decorated
Very well. Our server was very polite and attentive to our needs. Best experience I’ve had in a very long time! They also have enough space for large parties. We had 8 people in our party and was all able to sit together on a huge round table.

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vipDCFoodieGal
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our party of 7 was overlooked by our server and our wait for food was really long. The restaurant was pretty empty so we were surprised by the extended times to get requests in.

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CyndaR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fejoada was delicious but greens were cut too large. Almost all came in one big clump.

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JackH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we had great service and great food. We would have preferred a later reservation than 4:30, but OpenTable said there was nothing until 7:30. Not sure why that was since there were plenty of available tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and excellent food! Paladar was the perfect spot to have a family reunion.

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vipHonda
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Delicious Ahi Tuna Salad, fish taco and crab cake. Outside service was poor. Had to keep going inside to ask for things.

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HannahE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and portion sizes are generous. Loved the atmosphere.

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SeanB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique menu and the food was of great quality and flavor. I would no hesitate to eat here again.

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SandyL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful service and happy hour menu & prices excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down… The BEST spot to eat. The service was awesome and management was on point. I celebrated my 45th birthday there and will definitely be back very soon. Great job guys!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Why is the service so bad? The Annapolis location staff was fantastic. I’ve been to Gaithersburg twice in the last two months. One bad server experience doesnt ruin a restaurant, so I gave it another shot. Service was WORSE! Inattentive, hard to find, did not bring things we requested, brought check before offering dessert, etc. Can’t hear anyone with the masks on (bartender, server, hostess, etc.). Love the food but the service really dampens the experience. PLEASE get quality servers.

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vipJodi
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great but the service was standout. It was a particularly cool day and the heaters weren’t working on the back deck. The server was very accommodating and happily moved us to the front patio. Another great meal at Paladar!

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Penguin49
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The mojito I ordered came weak--couldn't detect any rum. After complaining, the wait-person and bartender made it right by bringing another one at no additional charge. Nice menu, with combination of light Latin dishes and more complete dinner entrees. Not over-priced.

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AmyB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was surprisingly not crowded on a Friday night and we ate outside. The food and atmosphere was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Everything was delicious

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vipVVNN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

not worth the time or money. not worth the time or money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistently delicious and service is prompt and pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The waiter failed to bring us water when we asked for it and didn't provide utensils, napkins, or plates when our appetizers came out.

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DanitaD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drinks are varied and delicious, but I was surprised they didn’t have Rumchata. The food was delicious (except the sorta bland chicharrones). Had a variety of HH food: guac, shrimp lettuce wraps, fried calamari, sliders, and my fave (not HH food), crispy brussel sprouts with ham.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, waitress was amazing. Food delicious

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vipJonathan
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time eating on the back patio. Very pleasant tropical garden atmosphere with string lights and umbrellas. More romantic than inside which was perfect for our anniversary.

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vipSean
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food here is good, but the service is consistently slow and fairly poor. Have to ask for things on a regular basis and apps coming out after entrees.

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MarkB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Date with my two daughters.

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Nickname
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow. Patio in rear of restaurant was very warm whereas the outdoor seating at the front was more in the shade and much cooler. Food was excellent. A drink was ordered from the bar was not the correct drink when served..

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CORKyVino
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Many traditional latin dishes from which to choose complimented by rum cocktails. Staff very attentive and food is made fresh. Too filling to try desserts so leave room if you have a sweet tooth.

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KimR
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to get together with girlfriends. Food is excellent, great service, and never rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Beef tacos and Pom ginger margarita are the best. My bf didn’t like his burger very much, but said his old fashioned was strong and delicious.

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vipanonomous
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely evening. Everything was to our liking.
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vipWildonva
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Andy was great 😎 I was disappointed in the avocado toast because the bread wasn’t toasted and was soggy under the toppings. That’s not toast. The watermelon mimosa was great!

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vipLindaG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The restaurant is pretty, but the food and service were awful. One good thing was the guacamole with plantain, yucca and corn chips. The fish tacos were horrible—under seasoned and way overcooked. The ham and egg breakfast sandwich was awful too. The server rarely checked on us and never asked if we wanted our coffee/soda/iced tea refilled. We left a lot of food on our plates, but had clearly stopped eating. Neither the server nor the runner took our plates for over 30 minutes. I would not recommend dining at Paladar.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food is great. It is very noisy anc wait staff are wearing masks so it tough to hear them.

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Chinalyn
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to dine at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar. The service is alway great and the food even better. Love the ambiance and the music selection is perfect for a group or intimate setting

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FoodNut
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food with a variety of dishes inspired by Mexican, Cuban and other cuisines - we tried the fish tacos and Cuban sandwiches, both were good. Red sangria was also good - though without the tang that fresh fruit in the glass would have added.

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JessicaB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, took my mom and family here for her birthday 🥳 Great food. Our server was very nice. They brought out a cake slice for my mom with a lit candle.

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 4.6 stars by 757 OpenTable diners.

Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/paladar-gaithersburg/giftcards.

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.