Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

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$30 and under
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Latin American
Paladar Latin Kitchen is a fresh, colorful and fun Latin American restaurant experience inspired by Central and South America, Cuba and the Latin Caribbean. Our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cuisines of Latin America without needing a passport. Our approachable menu features craft-your-own guacamole, antibiotic- and hormone-free proteins, wild-caught fish and seafood, and Latin comfort food created with responsibly sourced ingredients. Our unique Rum Bar offers hand-muddled mojitos, more than 100 selections of rums and a craft cocktail list. Join us in our recently renovated space!
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D
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was attentive and patient while we made our minds up. Am going 4 of us, we had various dishes—salads, black bean soup, shrimp. It was all delicious. We agreed that we would definitely return and we thanked our friend Pat for recommending Paladar.

c
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service. Good crowd, even on a Tuesday evening.

RN
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We had great service but were disappointed with the meal (especially the salmon).

MA
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was slow. Food was good but pricey. We've been there many times and it hasn't changed much through the years.

GS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Salmon ordered medium rare and came out well done. We did NOT alert the servers..felt we didn’t want to wait for a new order .

E
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very slow service. The chips seemed stale. They have improved the decor, but forgot about other things.

TC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Little pricey,,but food is good and differ,from all the rest

B
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. We will return-frequently

RW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I enjoyed this restaurant previously, but their alcohol selections were very limited and the mgr was not at all helpful. Food was very average. Too bad because it’s a great location and space

m
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food!!

SC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Creative flavors with fresh ingredients make this restaurant a good choice. Service was excellent. I think it’s a good value.

C
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mojito was very tasty and the food was delicious. Outdoor seating was great since the weather was perfect.

AS
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding!!!!! Thanks

KK
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is as good as it gets. The service was excellent, the food was spectacular, the ambience is pleasant, the atmosphere was comfortable and the seating was comfortable as well. I think it has to be one of the best restaurants in the Cleveland area.

JB
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious but waited almost an hour for entrees even though maybe 1/4 of the tables were occupied. Sunday brunch.

c
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flavorful delicious appetizers (Mojo Pork Tostones) and entrees (Rope Viejo) always perfect. Ample portions. One of my favorite places eastern Cleveland suburbs.

PI
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time for my sister’s birthday!

K
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The server, Deja, was great....personable, enthusiastic, attentive (although she did forget to give us our doggie bag. Not a deal breaker.) The Crispy Pork Shank with rice was excellent, the right temperature and full of flavor. The Calamair good, would have liked a little less coating, but the flavor was there. We plan to come back again, soon.

JF
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, delicious food and drinks!

S
Cleveland
122 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Visited Sunday evening with a party of 6. Hostess was friendly and we were seated promptly. Restaurant was recently renovated and while it is very pretty inside and the bar is now much larger, we all agreed it has lost some of it's Latin flair. Server came over quickly and took drink orders while we waited for rest of party. Drinks are not cheap and the mojito, while tasty, had too much mint and ice. When other guests arrived drink orders were not handled as well. Salsa trio was ok, nothing special and way too much salt on chips! Food arrived quickly and some were happy with choices while others were disappointed... one guest didn't touch her salad because of the huge amount of pickled onions covering the entire top and asked for a box and the server didn't even ask if it was ok. We had an issue that we mentioned to server and a manager did not stop. Extremely disappointed with this visit.

S
Cleveland
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paladar, as usual, had great food and great service! The guacamole and beef ropa vieja are highly recommended.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great, hostess was amazing. The food was exceptional.

MB
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic.

TU
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Paladar, food is always good, and they make the best mojitos.

BC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is Great and I will return and return and return

S
Cleveland
40 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service as always! Paladar is one of my favorite restaurants in the area and I always recommend it to friends.

NY
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I had been to Paladar many times in the past but this was my first visit since their renovation. I have been there with family and with business colleagues and always had a good experience. This time I was with business colleagues, most of whom were familiar with Paladar. The place was full before 7pm and the kitchen got backed up. It took 40 minutes to get our appetizers. Dinner followed shortly thereafter. The food was very good and everyone enjoyed their meal despite a few errors in getting our orders right. It seems that after the renovation they are not well prepared for a full house. This was a very disappointing visit. I will be back, to see if they get better at service, but will only try once before crossing Paladar off my list. There are too many excellent dining options in the area to settle for bad service and long wait times for food. It’s a shame because they were much better before.

m
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Great service.

WL
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

KP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dining experience. Food was wonderful, beautiful night to eat outside. I have to say the gentleman taking care of our table was the best!!! We were in “good hands”. Thank you for making my sisters birthday special.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Responded on July 19, 2019

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Please extend my birthday wishes to your sister. We hope to see you back real soon.

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M
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was a little to anxious to take our order and then to clear table.

k
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food selections and helpful, friendly staff! Always. Pleasure to visit for lunch or dinner!

LA
Naples
40 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to please us. Excellent staff, lovely patio, new interior. A true gem!

WK
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We were very disappointed. It has been two or three years since we have eaten at Paladar and had always enjoyed it very much, so decided to go for our anniversary. The restaurant has changed, and not for the better. Our appetizer (mushroom tostadas) was very good, but our entrees (salmon and shrimp and grits) were tasteless. Paladar used to be more upscale; it is now decidedly average. I realize it is a casual restaurant, but that doesn’t mean to dress for a picnic. Where were the fashion police?

CV
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I had not been to Paladar since the remodel. I was surprised on a Friday night it only had a few people in it. Then I figured out why. The mojitos that used to come with the sugar rimmed glass and piece of sugar can stirrer were gone. The drinks were nothing like they were and took forever to get two drinks from the bar. The food was also changed and it was not good. Someone needs to clue the kitchen in on the fact if you say blackened fish, that is not breaded fish. Totally ruined the fish tacos. Empanadas were over deep fried. What a shame a good restaurant destination has gone below mediocre. Will not be back.

OT
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, food and service!

JR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! We will be back. We even got a free dessert!

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you back real soon.

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C
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual lunch was great!

KO
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrate birthday.

SH
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience at Paladar this evening. Perfect table on the patio with an umbrella, excellent service and phenomenal food. My sockeye Salmon entree with Ancient grain salad was perfectly prepared and delicious. Dessert was memorable as well - highlighted by the coconut flan.we will be back.

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