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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

4.2
376 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is a fresh, colorful and fun Latin American restaurant experience inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the Latin Caribbean. With guidance from our warm and welcoming staff, our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cultures of Latin America without leaving their comfort zone. 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 854-1728
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcos Ku
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Catering
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. Ask to speak with our in-house private events manager for for details
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Cross street
Leesburg Pike
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Parking details
We have a free self park lot, with over 60 spaces dedicated to Paladar directly adjacent to the restaurant
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Public transit
We are within a 15min walk of the Silver Line at Tyson's Corner
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Join us for this year's Saturday Cinco festivities! We're throwing a party on our patio (weather permitting) and are offering street tacos, drink specials, margarita carafes and live entertainment in the evening. This all-day party starts at 11AM - we can't wait to see you for Cinco!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for our Mother's Day brunch buffet and celebrate the special woman in your life better known as Mom. Our brunch buffet will feature all of her favorites, as well as options for the entire family. From our family to yours, we look forward to celebrating with you!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 376 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
service
3.9
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4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Awesome food!!! Will return soon!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

There were creative Brunch options and the food came out hot and tasty. It is a relaxed atmosphere so make sure you are ready to hang out, take your time and enjoy the fresh made food.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We've been to this restaurant a couple times and are still experimenting. Everything has been good, and some things have been very good. This time we tried the guacamole, lamb meatballs, cauliflower and Cubano sandwish. The guacamole was bland (we ordered the traditional, but should have spiced it up), the cubano was good, and the cauliflower was VERY spicy and quite good. But the star of the meal was the lamb meatballs, an appetizer. We will definitely go back for more of those. I also loved the tiny fish tacos on an earlier visit.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

While the menu items look interesting, the quality of the food was disappointing. My feijoada stew was below average, my wife's fish came with some original (but inedible and unhealthy!) fried batter chips as the carb, and the others thought their meals were simply average. The drinks were good but quite pricey ($9-10). The waiter was friendly but not informative about the dishes and his service was quite slow, though he seemed pretty proud of himself for having an Italian accent. The happy hour crowd looked quite happy and noisy, but I wouldn't recommend it highly for meals; certainly not a good value.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

I was somewhat underwhelmed by Paladar. The rum was nice, but the food did not capture me. I would go back just for drinks.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great fun atmosphere and varied menu. Unbelievable selection of rum! Must try the plantain chips and guacamole.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a great time

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Do you like guacamole?

If you do..... you will absolutely love this restaurant. It has cross section of latin foods that are satisfying and authentic tasting.

The Latin music is energetic and there’s plenty of space so you can get a booth or have a large lunch party. The wait staff is very friendly and accommodating.

Because they have such a wide ranging assortment of Latin dishes, it seems like it takes a little longer than normal to get your food.. That would be the only downside for me. But, it’s worth the wait.

You won’t get bored waiting for your food because you can pig out on guacamole… Not only is their standard “Guac” totaly delicious but they have an assortment of the guacamolies.. and assorted types of chips.

The habanero will bite you back.

Pura Vida

PS if this review doesn’t make sense… Blame Siri

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

$5 mojitos! The happy hour is amazing and delicious. Service was friendly and overall everything was amazing. This is going to be my new happy hour spot!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was great, our server Alfredo was very friendly and attentive. Thanks for a great evening!

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1.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Very slow service. Management is useless as well. Came in at 1145 and by 1240 one of the parties still hadn't gotten the food. When asking for an update, instead of checking on the food, the server goes to the next table to take their order. Will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

I heard good things about the restaurant and decided to try it. Was warned to get a reservation, which I did. Excellent Latin food, very good service, large bar area with great happy hour prices. Definitely worth going back to.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

I had the skirt steak and it was good. The tropical sangria was great. Service was a bit slow. Enjoyed it. Not a wow!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding rum bar with knowledgeable bartenders. The food was delicious. Recommend the salsas!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food and excellent service. Great drinks with an amazing choice of rum and rum based drinks. Food from, and inspired by, Latin America and Caribbean cuisines. It's a fun place to go.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Friend’s get together.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

We celebrated my best friend’s birthday at this location and it was great! We didn’t expect it to be so much better compared to another location that we usually go to. Our server was the best as well. He was able to accommodate us. It was a great experience overall! 👏🏼

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

I love this place. I am looking forward to trying a brunch there.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was wonderful and we were able to sit as a group of 10 and enjoyed the evening. Food was wonderful and the Rum Flights were well designed and really showed the aspect of Rum as a solo drink.
I did have to call to increase the reservation to 10 as they didn't allow larger group reservations via Open Table. We were not allowed to order from the happy hour menu despite my reservation request that I wanted to have a "happy hour" reservation. This being a result of we were sat in the restaurant vs the Bar Area. Both understandable but not as requested. We were able to roam around and socialize between the party and did have a quieter location but would have liked to have the happy hour options vs the full menu.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We came in for a birthday dinner. Service was outstanding and timely. Food was exquisite and rum selection was fantastic. A definite return is needed.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent Rum and a very hearty Cuban sandwich. The mojo work was moist and went great with the melted cheese

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2017

I visited the Anapolis lcoation first not realizing that there was a Paladar in my backyard. But it's so different, unfortunately. The ambiance is dated and it was very quiet on a holiday Sunday. I was a little disappointed because it didn't just have the same vibe as the Anapolis location and I had hyped it up to my friends. Our server was nice but not like the amazing experience I had before. So it wasn't a bad experience but not great. I'd still return for the food maybe.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

We had such a wonderful dinner out with friends at Paladar! The wait staff were incredibly attentive, the food was delicious (and came in large portions, so I had enough for lunch the next day), and the ambiance was fun. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was truly outstanding and the rum selection impressive. Latin comfort food at its finest. Will definitely be going back.

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3.0Dined on November 1, 2017

It was a nice casual atmosphere and the rum flights were actually pretty interesting.
I would recommend it for a casual get together. Nothing fancy. Food was decent but nothing exceptional.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent Caribbean/Latin food. Fresh ingredients.

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

It’s a unique restaurant. My guests were from Minnesota and don’t have many Latin options. They were impressed that a chain like this exists.

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Walking in there was an bad odor. Seemed like the bathroom backed up. I asked to move tables because the odor was worse on one side of the restaurant.

I ordered the Cuban sandwich lunch special. It was just okay. I really couldn’t enjoy my meal because of the smell.

I heard the brunch is amazing. Maybe once I know the smell is gone I’ll try it again.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was outstanding! Our server, Florian was friendly, professional and made us feel special.

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2.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Unfortunately we were unable to eat here as on a hot, humid day, th air conditioning was barely on and so we left

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2017

I have been here twice. The first time I tried the ropa vieja cuban dish and I did not like it at all. Maybe they try to change something to give it originality but is off from a cuban dish. It had some weird yellow sauce. For dessert I got tres leches, completely disappointed. It was the driest tres leches I ever had, they just added the sweet milk on top to try to make it moist which didnt work. Second time I went for a bday. This time was better. I ordered a burger and it was good. It was my friends bday and manager was nice to give her a dessert for free.

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3.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Second time there and was disappointed with quality of food. Food was much better the first time

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

From the moment we walked in where our reservation for 8 table was already set up for us until our final bite of food, everything was incredible! The food had layers of delicious flavors that melted in your mouth!

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2017

The first time we dined at Paladar about a year ago, I loved it. It was a happening place on a Saturday evening and the food was great. I'm not sure whether it has slipped since then, but I probably will not return. I was celebrating my birthday dinner on a Sunday with family. This time, the place was almost empty, and the service was slow. However, the main issue is that my entree (a seafood dish) was very salty. I sent it back after waiting a while for the waiter to check back with us. The remade entree was still salty but I didn't send it back again. Why must chefs oversalt food? On a positive note, the plantains, caesar salad and guac were excellent.

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3.0Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was unremarkable. The duck tacos were dry, and needed a sauce or salsa of some sort to counter the dry meat and cabbage. The appetizers were standard. Overall nothing special. The restaurant was literally empty. However the service took quite a long time to come back with drinks considering the only tables taken were on the small outside patio.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

This at one time was one of my favorite restaurants. I was disappointed to find that my food was quite bland and way under seasoned this visit. I figured it was just a one off since I hadn't been in a while. I learned towards the end of my visit that they had a new head chef. I probably won't be back.

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2.0Dined on September 13, 2017

We had a larger group, but the restaurant was not crowded at all . We waited almost an hour between apps and food arriving, at which point, some food was lukewarm and other food was overdone. I've been to a different location and the food and service was great, but this was not the best experience and I just decided to stop eating and reheat my food later at home. I don't know if anyone else noticed it in our group, but I thought the restaurant overall had a stale smell. Hope this was a one time thing, because it's a really interesting menu.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Great Spanish-style restaurant with inventive and delicious food options plus a very good rum-focused drink menu. One recommendation: cut the sugar in the mixed drinks by at least half.

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1.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Not ready for prime time. Made reservations for 11 on a Sunday for brunch. Walked in at the appointed hour, doors locked. No one made an effort to open the doors and welcome us.

We left.

If you're not ready, you're not getting our business. Nuff said.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Brad was an amazing server

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