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About Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

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

1934 Old Gallows Road
Vienna, VA 22182
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish

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

Cross Street:
Leesburg Pike

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 854-1728

Website:
http://www.paladarlatinkitchen.com/

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

Parking Details:
We have a free self park lot, with over 60 spaces dedicated to Paladar directly adjacent to the restaurant

Public Transit:
We are within a 15min walk of the Silver Line at Tyson's Corner

Executive Chef:
Nelson Rodriguez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM

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.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Fun (7)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Friend’s get together.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Authentic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent Caribbean/Latin food. Fresh ingredients.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Brad was an amazing server

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The manager and waiter that was off duty stopped by our table to chat and they really made our first time enjoyable!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Fun menu...I've tried several different items and all were flavorful and unique.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Very much enjoyed Paladar. We shared guac and I had chicken tortilla soup and el cubano sandwich. Everything was great and had excellent flavor.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My family and I have eaten here on several occasions and the food and service are always excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We have enjoyed our flavorful meals every time we been here. Staff was very attentive and helpful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Overall, it was a good experience. The food was good and creative. Appetizers were a little on the heavy side so we ended up ordering fewer entrees for our group. The drinks were good and service was very pleasant and professional. Definitely would like to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Service started off a little slow but the food was delicious. I recommend the guacamole, rum flights, pastor tacos, beef tacos, and yuca. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Service was great and appetizers/entrees were, the dessert was a huge upset. We ordered the tres leches cake. It was very hard and dry no moisture or liquid had been absorbed at all. In my opinion tres leches is an extremely moist cake that soaks up the "leche" that it sits in for at least a few hours. This cake had no soaking of anything whatsoever. It seems as though it was defrosted and served on top of the leche cream with more leche poured on top. Other than that the place was great. I've been here a handful of times; next time it'll just be a different dessert to try.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great and original food. Try the Gaucamole with goats cheese! Secondly the service was exceptional. Really kind and efficient! Great place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The Happy Hour menu provided many flavorful options. Alfredo was a great server!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Promising menu but the food was blander than I expected.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Saturday night dinner with my husband - we arrived on time at 6:30 and were seated immediately. My husband asked about the Happy Hour (until 7) and the server said that it was in the bar area only. We asked if we could have a drink in the bar before dinner and they were fine with it (the restaurant was not full). We ordered a margarita and a mango sangria - both were refreshing and very good. We also split a wild corvina and avocado ceviche, which came with 3 kinds of chips (corn, banana, and something else), which was also very good. However, it took a long time to get the drinks and ceviche (we had to ask a couple of times about it) and no one came after that to check on us. We had to flag down the server to get the check. We paid the check and moved back into the dining room for dinner. The service was a bit slow, but we ended up ordering a jerk chicken dish and Ropa Vieja with a side mixed salad (we split the salad, which was a generous portion and nice and light). It was all tasty (my husband initially thought there was a burnt taste to the Ropa Vieja, but I couldn't taste it) but it seemed to take forever to get the dishes (we were going for an 8:15 movie, so maybe it was my imagination because I was concerned we would be late.). When the dishes arrived, we immediately asked for to-go boxes (we already knew we would take some food home) and the check to save some time. I don't remember anyone coming to re-fill our water glasses or to check on us.

All in all, the food was good and we enjoyed ourselves, but it would have been nicer to have a bit more attention from the servers. An hour and 45 mins should have been more than enough time for dinner, but next time we eat there before another event, we will manage our time differently.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great menu. Very imaginative choices. We had Tapas on a Friday night and the jerk chicken, ceviche and empanadas were all awesome. Friendly server and nice ambiance -- there is ample noise but not unusual in most restaurants on a Friday night. Highly recommended.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was awesome. Love the rum flights!

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