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

Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar

4.1
4.1
806 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 8 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 806 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. CJ

    ChefJim

    New England

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  2. 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.?
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Father’s Day
  4. 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!
  5. DB

    DBDiner

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 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!
  6. 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.
  7. TB

    ThomasB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Very slow service Good value during happy hour.
  8. 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.
  9. JK

    JessicaK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great! Exceptional service.
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. AD

    AnthonyD

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Cinco de mayo
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. PE

    PickyEater

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as always
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. TP

    TinaP

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun night, treated my mom and cousin to a night out and Paladar’s was perfect
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    This food was so greasy and our waiter was creepy, asking us all kinds of questions about what we were discussing.
  31. SB

    SableB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always enjoy the food. Good vegan choices. Taco variety is good
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a lovely brunch at Paladar. I had the Feijoada Stew and it was out of this world good and the portion size was quite generous too. The stew was so warm and flavorful - perfect remedy for the icy cold day. We will definitely come back!!
  33. JD

    JDiaz

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    Not worth the cost. Food was mediocre at best. Service was less than attentive. Drinks were disgusting!!!!!
  34. CC

    CathiC

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super restaurant with great service, yummy food, and friendly atmosphere. Will definitely be back to try more dishes. Could have eaten everything on this menu.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Waited over an hour to get our dinner entrees. Kitchen was very backed up due to a large party. Food was just OK, not great. Got the pork carnitas and the meat was very dry. Guac, chicken empanadas and tortilla soup were decent.
  36. PR

    PiaR

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service is very slow and the food came after a long time of waiting.
  37. S

    Sean

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Let me start by saying we (and I) have previously had decent experiences here. I’ve dined with coworkers, friends, and family - one common theme is fairly poor/disinterested and at times rude staff and waiters/waitresses. Tonight we went in for an early dinner with our boys and immediately were met by staff that seemed to not have any idea what was going on. They were all looking at each other like they didn’t know how to look up a reservation, or where they would put us (there was barely anyone there). We were sat in the middle of the room at a table when there were empty booths everywhere in the restaurant. When we asked to sit in a booth the hostess just stared at us, mumbled something and walked away. We ordered drinks and it took about 15 minutes to get anything other than water. Our drinks, and our kids drinks didn’t come at all and we had to ask for them. Our guacamole and chips came out and the guacamole had no flavor to it (the tables also do not have salt or pepper) and our waitress never came by to check on us. We ended up using limes from our drinks. Our dinners arrived (my wife’s, and my dinners were not hot) and the chicken and cheese quesadilla our one son ordered came with no chicken, so we sent it back. 15 minutes later our waitress came by and we told her - she said oh ok. Another 15 minutes went by and it came back out, and again with no chicken. I was able to flag down one of the managers who apologized and went over to our son and was very nice he said he would go back and make it himself (he didn’t because I saw him a few minutes later). It took another 15 minutes for it to finally come. Our son was happy, but by this point the rest of us had finished our food. Thankfully there were no meltdowns, because it could have turned into a bad situation. They took the two $8 kids meals off of our check, but our waitress was terrible and the hostess staff were pretty rude and didn’t seem like they had a clue what they were doing.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Experience was OK. Waiter told us they’d only had an hour of sleep upon first meeting which was a tad odd, but they were good. No acknowledgement of our anniversary despite listing it in the reservation details, but we were able to enjoy happy hour inside which was appreciated
  39. K

    Karla

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food4service2ambience4
    The hostess was incredible! The server I had, wasn’t not very attentive or friendly.
  40. MG

    MichaelG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Server could have been more attentive

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 4.1 stars by 806 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 8 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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