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.

28601 Chagrin Boulevard
Suite 900
Cleveland, OH 44122
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin American, Caribbean, South American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner
Sun - Thu: 11am to 10pm
Fri - Sat: 11am to 11pm

Late Night Dining
Sun - Thu: Until 11pm
Fri - Sat: Until 12am

Bar
Sun - Thu: Until 11pm
Fri - Sat: Until 12am

Cross Street:
Highway 271 / Chagrin Boulevard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 896-9020

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

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.

Parking Details:
There is a large parking lot available; valet parking also offered in the evenings.

Private Party Facilities:
Paladar would be delighted to host your event at our restaurant. We are able to accommodate groups ranging from 12 to 35 guests in our private and or semi private dining room. Our private space is equipped with full A/V capabilities.

Private Party Contact:
Courtney Mesick: (888) 589-0128

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
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Casual (32)
Fun (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Happy Hour (23)
Good for a Date (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Authentic (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Spicy (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Great for Brunch (12)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Business Meals (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
People Watching (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Tapas (6)
Cozy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vegan (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Romantic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waitress was terrible! We ordered guacamole soon after we were seated and we waited for about 20 minutes and the waitress comes over to tell us the guacamole was delivered to the wrong table- no apology, no compensation for that. Luckily the food was good, never got re-fills on water, never came back to check on us, didn’t offer a dessert menu or coffee. We had come to celebrate a birthday and it was noted in our open table reservation, which was completely ignored. We were not happy!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food and our waiter worked with us on allergies one of our group had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The seating was a little to close to other tables. You can visibly see others are uncomfortable with how close they are to the other tables by the couch area. The food was great, just wish the spacing was bigger. There wasn't a sense of privacy while dining at this location!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always delicious, unique food, and as much rum as you cam drink.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome food. What a treat after a long day of seminar at a nearby hotel.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went for happy hour in the bar area, drinks were AMAZING, food was good. Our waitress was really nice but she kept forgetting our drink order and we were trying to get our drinks while happy hour was still happening so it was a little irritating but she was really great about it so overall it was a great experience and we are definitely going back!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was perfect. Our waiter, Ben was excellent and personable. We will go back to the restaurant in the future!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

One flaw, after dozens of visits...and sadly, one that has put me off on ordering one of my favorite Paladar meals any time in the near future - Chipotle Honey Berkshire pork chop. The rest of our table's order was good, and the waitress was warm and friendly - she recognized us from our many visits. Unfortunately, just before our entrees came out, she was slammed with a # of tables, and didn't get back quickly to check if the meals were fine.

I'd ordered the pork medium, stating that some pink was ok. This pork has ALWAYS been fantastic - nicely grill marked, nearly all white, yet glistening with juices and a tinge of pink. As my knife touched the surface, I could feel this chop was underdone by quite a bit. The pork was medium rare to rare, and off putting. There looked to have been an attempt at butterflying, tho it was a 1/3 to 2/3 cut - uneven at best - tho it didn't help the doneness, as it wasn't a full butterfly. Unless the diner requests well done, there's no reason to butterfly without at least asking the customer first.

By the time we were checked on, the rest of my family was done. The manager (who we've never seen before) came over, and seemingly thought the cook on it was correct. She offered dessert on the house, which always rings thru as being how some of the people in charge end up taking care of the 'situation'.

Looks like next time, it's up to us as diners to flag someone down if we haven't been checked back in within 5 minutes of receiving our entrees...this imperfection won't keep us from returning, but 'the other white meat' won't be ordered any time soon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very fair experience. Service was quite erratic. Some of the food came out cold. It seems like the quality has declined over the past couple years. I hope it improves, the menu is great

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I hadn't been there since early this year, but it is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the food, although I have to make myself try something different each time I go because my previous meals are always so tasty. The service is top notch.In the four years I've ben going, I've only had one bad experience with a server, but the restaurant was very accommodating. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Paladar never disappoints - always great food and great service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Varied menu with choices for meat lovers and vegetarians. Great appetizers. Michael provided wonderful service.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food used to be great at this place . I have been disappointed during my last 2 visits ( with in a month). Too bad .

Tags: Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food, great drinks, priced a little high for the portions but overall good experience.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It is one of my favorite restaurants. We take all out of town company to eat there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Cozy
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Paladar is one our local favorites. It offers one of the best patio dining experiences around.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Paladar is in our regular rotation of places we love to go. The food is great, the service is always good, and the atmosphere, whether out on the patio in the summer or inside at any time, is pleasing and comfortable. The guac is fantastic, too. We get the trio every time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Our servers Destiny and Italia were friendly and knowledgeable which enhanced our dining experience.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The coconut curry stew is my favorite veg dish there, and they have great cocktails and good wait staff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous!! Ours friends from outer town loved it. It was the best meal of there life. The server was great! The food and service is always consistent. We will be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Spicy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great service and delicious food!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great food! Our waiter , Mathew, was terrific

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Thought we'd roll the dice and try this Eton collection staple. Brunch was yummy! So many options in addition to their lunch menu. Great options for vegetarians. Very friendly and attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Lovely meals, and all round a fabulous place. It's a bit different so very refreshing for a change. Waitress was terrific; answered all our questions patiently. Smooth reservation via Open Table.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Paladar is always excellent!! It's a great place for a special occasion or just a fun meal. The food and service are always terrific; drinks are fabulous, too!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I had really great expectations of this restaurant. It was recommended by a friend and I was looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately I did not have the experience I was looking forward to. Restaurant was very pretty and The patio perfect for brunch. The service was so slow and unattentive. We had to ask for water and coffee then we had to ask for them to be refilled. I ordered the huevos rancheros and the egg on top was really runny/undercooked and the yolk ice cold. They took it back asking how i would like it and I asked for it to be cooked a little more so the white wasn't runny. 20 minutes later I got a hard cooked egg which was burnt and rubbery. No time while I waited did the waitress come over. By this time my husband finished his meal. I was so hungry I had some of my husband's soup (gazpacho which was delicious) and the beans they put on the side for my egg. The manager came over to offer me something else explaining she misunderstood what I wanted. I might have if we hadn't already been there an hour. I would like to try the restaurant again and will be careful what I order and ask a lot of questions. The manager said she would remember me and take care of me. I asked for her card and we left. I'd like to think it was an off day. I answered no to recommending to a friend until I go back and try it again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Lost order for quac., Chicken in chicken mango salad was dry and overlooked. Couldn't get an oakey Chard for less than 10.50 a glass,. Server Malcolm was good but had too many tables. I have been to Paladar many times...not as good as it was a few years ago.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Always one of our favorite places until the other evening. The service was not good, the waitress spoiled the surprise of the birthday dessert, which never appeared anyway. We were never offered coffee. The chicken was dry and overcooked. It was way over two hours until we could get the check. It was a total disaster and the manager kept apologizing yet never did anything to correct the situation. We won't be returning for a very long time.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 21, 2017

As always, Paladar service is outstanding, it's like going home. The food is conssistently good as well. the menu continues to evolve and from time to time there are a few good dishes added. Can't beat the happy hour value.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful food and service everything on the menu is worth trying I have yet to have a bad experience

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Have heard many times that this place is great. We had just never given it a try for one reason or another. Cannot tell you how good it was. Disappointed that I did not go sooner. Food was on point. Flavors we spectacular. The patio was a little too close to the parking lot but nothing to worry about. Ambiance was great. Will be back often.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

4 of us had a late birthday dinner last Friday. Since we brought a cake, the birthday girl got a complimentary guacamole ! That was an added surprise. Drinks were good. Meals were all delicious. Steak was good; mini fish tacos were interesting w smoked whitefish, sort of bland - but they were really good.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food is wonderful! Service is always great! Ambiance is perfect!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Sometimes it's just better to say Paladar is good food and enjoyable service. I have been their at least 20 times and have never had a bad meal or bad service. I love the chimichurri sauce and their black beans just add to a meal

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Always a great experience with terrific food!! Team is friendly and very accommodating!

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Decided to try a different dish this time, the rum glazed pork with black beans, coconut mango rice and pico de gallo. A side of guac was a nice addition. The servers and staff were polite and engaging.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I have been here several times this was the worst experience. Quality has diminished, bathrooms were disgusting. Service was slow and the restaurant was empty

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Took our grandson for brunch and he loved it! We go often and always find something wonderful to eat. Service is always pleasant and servers are friendly and willing to do what's necessary to make dining go well.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a great server, fairly great kitchen speed, and great food!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The service was slow. Our poor waitress was trying to manage way too many tables.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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