Botanero

4.7
884 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cozy neighborhood restaurant, cocktail and wine bar, serving inspired small plates in Rockville, Maryland.
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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lisa was amazing she was very attentive to our needs and helpful with the menu. The food was hot and delicious and came out so quickly .. i called it fast fine dining lol.. we will definitely be back! This place is a gem and the staff is superb.

TJ
TulaniJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved this place! The food was great and our server was so helpful and kind. The only thing that concerned me was how PACKED it was in there. I can understand why, because the food is so delicious, but during this time it seemed a bit unsafe to have so many people so close together. Other than that it was great and I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a New Year’s Day brunch and the food was great

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CRYSTALM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great but the food was just ok. I was not impressed with the beignets. They were a little too crispy.

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MichaelC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Food was decent. The service was horrible. Waitresses were not available for clear plates, top off water, ask for more food and drinks. They just stood around the restaurant. The restaurant was not even full. Took forever to get check. I hope they do run their restaurant like this often cause it was an awful experience for a first timer. My wife and I did not feel like we were tended to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend!

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DeniseS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef and server were very accommodating re: our dietary needs. We were ooohing and aaahing over every bite. We had spinach empanada, beet salad, smoked salmon benedict, and churros w/ chocolate sauce (<-- the hidden gem). The noise from folks having a wonderful time was energetic; we didn't have to shout to converse comfortably. Spacing and masking (when not eating + drinking) was acceptable.

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vipFoodDude
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I rarely base a review on interior design, but the restaurant feels odd and unsettling. I think it's the lighting at night. It was loud; the staff was overwhelmed, though they were trying. Anyway, the food: It's a serviceable neighborhood eclectic small plates place with a cheffy menu. The scallops were well seared and propped on a bed of nicely chewy farro risotto. The short ribs were strictly old-school in flavor but fork-tender, with a fat thumbful of grits tucked underneath. The salad was crispy-fresh, if a bit overdressed. Surprisingly well-curated wine list. Who knows: Maybe we'll come back in summer to give it a try under natural evening light.

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MonicaP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I dined at Botanero for the first time last night - had heard great things about it from a local Facebook page and realized it was less than a mile from my office. Took 2 co-workers there last night and was a bit disappointed. The service was fine, but not great. By the end of our meal, we hadn't seen our server in a while so were having trouble getting our waters refilled and getting the check.

Food quality was very good for some things (spinach empanadas, flatbread and braised beef short ribs) and average at best for others (rissotto, wings, arancini). Rissotto was very bland and arancini way too salty!

I would consider trying this place again as I was very surprised by the amount of people who had recommended it, so maybe this was a fluke. They have a great private party room so if I get onboard with food quality in a future visit, would consider an office party there because of convenience.

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ReynaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in the middle of a neighborhood, we had a great time and loved the food. For small plates, the amount was plentiful but not too much. I didn’t love the ceviche, but the mussels and beef empanadas were outstanding, as was the beet salad and the risotto. Great wine and sangria options, but there’s also a full bar. We had a great time and look forward to returning!

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YvonneH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great and the location is good. A very quaint spot.

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MeredithG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful lunch here -- flatbread, brussels sprouts, octopus -- and were well looked after! We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great Service. Would definitely go back again.

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vipLuv2travel
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this venue. Delightfully surprised with the service and the food. Octopus was amazing. Empanadas were flavorful and the sauce was delicious. This is a tapas restaurant and each dish is for sharing. Plenty to share

JB
JoshuaB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch. Bottomless options are amazing. I would highly recommend this place!

AM
vipAnnieMD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas are fabulous here. As is the wine. And our server was very knowledgeable about our gluten issues and happy to check out our questions with the chef. All of which made it an easy outing and memorable dinner.

CJ
CharlesJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, easy parking, nice setting

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MarcusF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! Its tapas/small plates, so everyone at the table just ordered a bunch of different stuff and sampled off each others plates. It was so good. We ate everything under seafood and poultry menu, plus the pork belly, beef short ribs, and kefta briout. You can't go wrong with any of it. One small thing, was that the devlied eggs were a little to salty, but thats it! Great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience with amazing service. I will be back soon!

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Beachin
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wine. Cocktails are just OK. The service is amazing and the speed of order to table is outstanding. If you want to have a great time with good food this is a place to go.

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vipKristinI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience we’ve had ever! Delicious food, amazing; above & beyond service all in a beautiful setting. 5 stars!!

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vipJanet
Washington DC
196 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved our meal at Botanero! The food was outstanding and creative and nothing was heavy. Fried croquettes were crispy but not greasy and delicious. Flaming shrimp was impressive and yummy. They have a generous pour of wines by the glass and an interesting selection. We will definitely return!

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TeresaM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small plates were good but a little expensive. Brunch is very reasonable. But drinks ae small and expensive. Main dining room has little space to walk through so you feel bad squeezing out the people who are sitting and trying to eat with body parts in their faces walking by.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Botanero

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vipPhilC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great small plate selection, prompt, courtious service, all around excellent experience.

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Uncledudders
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was incredible from the minute we walked in until the minute we stepped out the door, every request was met with a smile
The flatbreads were a terrific start and all the small plates we passed around (Thai spring rolls, bacon wrapped dates are my favorites). Great food and great service, wish you were in kentlands

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WesK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Friendly service. Great food. Can't go wrong.

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ValerieD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious as always. Staff is very kind snd professional in accommodating my elderly dad.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always outstanding. Such a great neighborhood place. In the MoCo culinary wasteland this is a standout gem.

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vipBearcat
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always outstanding.
Love this restaurant.

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Beachgirl1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Botanero never fails to be superb. The food is excellent. I went with a group of 5 for brunch; we shared dishes and had an amazing time. We sat outside. Server was slow a bit, but we were enjoying ourselves so it didn't matter.

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vipAbbieB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great good and wines!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Scallops, beef empanadas and tres leches are favorites of ours. No complaints- pretty close to perfect.

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AmyandDan
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was very pleasant. It was easy to hear the people at our table talk and we enjoyed it. The food was delicious. Our server was wonderful and helpful. She offered information on the IPA and steered us to a good choise.

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travelled
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best tappas in the area. service is quicker than most other places.

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vipBirthdaygirl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Service was great!

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vipMoco
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service, though it took a long time after we finished our food for the server to return so we could get our check.

AJ
vipAnneJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food but better spacing would’ve been nice. Excellent waitress.

TO
TedO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. We went at 5pm on a Tuesday and zero crowd, which was very nice.

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AndreaF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really recommended! Delicious food and great service.

FAQs

Botanero does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Botanero also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 474-5461.

Botanero is rated 4.7 stars by 884 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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