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Botanero

4.7
4.7
980 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cozy neighborhood restaurant, cocktail and wine bar, serving inspired small plates in Rockville, Maryland.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Spanish, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    11am-10pm Sun-Thur 11am-11pm Fri-Sat

  • Phone number

    (240) 474-5461

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jaime Planas

  • Private party facilities

    We are excited about helping you host your event. We have created menus perfect for brunches, cocktail receptions, luncheons, dinner parties and more. We are also happy to customize a menu and experience to fit your needs. Our private room accommodates up to 80 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Ken Skidmore: (240) 474-5491

  • Neighborhood

    Rockville

  • Cross street

    Redland

  • Parking details

    All street parking and nearby parking lots are free of charge.

  • Public transit

    Walking distance to Shady Grove Metro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 980 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Never disappoints.
  2. AT

    AlTishalOti

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was as great as always. We are regulars. Note on noise levels however… we sit outside because inside can be too noisy. A few sound absorption panels would help immensely.
  3. WD

    WeDontdoChainfood

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went in on a friend's recommendation and with a gift card we received for Mother's Day. Didn't know what to expect. Greeted very pleasantly and promptly, seated immediately, offered to order from either brunch or regular menu , many excellent options on both. Food came fairly quickly, what perfect temperature, plated attractively and OMG tasted amazing. Some of the best food we have had out in a long long time. Enjoyed it so much we order dinner to go AND discussed planning a party with them for next winter. highly recommended
  4. JE

    JEAN

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful restaurant. The food is great, portions just right, and preparations tops. Our server was most pleasant and accommodating, adding to the good feeling about this place. In any case, we will definitely be back! Thanks
  5. JL

    JLSKM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun food! Good service. We ate outside because the noise level inside was overwhelming.
  6. GO

    GOOUTTOLUNCH

    Washington DC

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants and this last visit was great as always.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable meal. A true tapas experience.
  8. w

    willyv

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has become our go-to for business dinners. The service is always great, the food is delicious, and there is something for every palate!
  9. m

    marvin

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent Portions are large for this type of restaurant
  10. HL

    HowardL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were there on Father’s Day. The small plates we had were ok. The seafood paella was quite bland and at best mediocre. We could not find even one piece of shrimp.
  11. BT

    BobbyT

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has amazing food, drinks and outstanding service staff. Small plates can be shared and enjoyed by all. The food quality and menu choices will blow you away. Owners are onsite so you know your dining experience will be perfect!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The food and wine were delicious. We ordered 5 - 6 tapas and it was more than enough for my husband, 3 year old, and I. Warm and welcoming ambiance with mostly natural light around 5-6 pm in June. We had reservations for outside but they were kind enough to accommodate us inside when it was little too cool and windy for us outside (we had our 4 month old with us also) They had also had a kids menu with crayons which was a big bonus!
  13. SL

    ShamikaL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Botanero. Lisa was our server and she was wonderful. There were a variety of good options to try and everything I had was so good. We were a table of 6 so we all got to taste a good amount of dishes from the menu and nothing disappointed. The wings, empanadas, Flatbreads, Scallops, and o so much yummiest.
  14. a

    anonymous

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went to Botanero for a relaxed lunch with family. The food was excellent and generous. The service very, Rey friendly. Also, we had Botanero cater a garden party. They were extremely easy to work with, helpful, and accommodating. I highly recommend working with them for your next event.
  15. A

    Ancas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service, the wine selection always has something new. Great dining experience!
  16. FL

    FoodLackey

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I love Botanero. Great food and great service. 4 stars because it can be somewhat loud inside. The last time we visited, it was loud but not bad, this time, it was so loud we couldn't hear each other without yelling. That being said, we will absolutely go back, just perhaps when it's not busy or temperate enough to eat outside.
  17. KF

    KennethF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful dishes, fine service, convivial staff, excellent drinks, welcoming atmosphere
  18. RS

    RaSM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife to Botanero for our anniversary. Very pleasant meal with great service. They even brought me a different glass of wine when I did not care for the one I had ordered (be sure to take advantage of their tasting option). We ate outside, and enjoyed the normal buzz of the neighborhood. Great meal. Thank you
  19. S

    Sara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place would highly recommend it! The food is good.
  20. NU

    NitinU

    West Palm Beach

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The host seated us immediately as we requested with a window view. Our server Francesco was amazing. Wine and food selection was excellent. We liked the Flaming Garlic and Beets Salad. A great neighborhood gem.
  21. WL

    We8L8

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Botanero was a pleasant surprise. I had read good reviews and was looking forward to trying it. Service and food: excellent Noise: loud enough to make it difficult to hear. I will come back but maybe at lunch or for an early or late dinner when it's not as busy inside. I do not like the noise level but will be back for the service and food.
  22. JB

    JimB

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always an interesting experience and I really enjoy dining outside. One thing I felt could have been improved was using basically the same light pink, tomato-based sauce for all our dishes. Especially not really quite appropriate for the Duck Confit. Otherwise, lots of variety of dishes.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danielle was so attentive and helpful during our happy hour/dinner. She provided recommendations and always asked about water and beverage refills, when they were low (and before happy hour ended). She also recommended brunch, so we will definitely be back to try it out. Thanks, Danielle for amazing customer service!
  24. RB

    RobB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were outstanding. The outside seating was comfortable, and the tables were nicely spaced—the restaurant was keeping Covid concerns in mind. Even though the restaurant is 35 minutes away, I will happily return to enjoy their creative menu, well-prepared food, and the Sangria options.
  25. E

    Epicurean

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire team was friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. I was intent on enjoying the ambiance and the food so I took no pics. However everything was superb. Roger our server was gregarious and made some recommendations based on our tastes. Sparkling Sangria is a must have. Shrimp Flatbread 👏🏽 Empanadas 👏🏽 charcuterie 👏🏽 Flaming Shrimp 👏🏽 Lamb Chops 👏🏽 Bourbon wings👏🏽. Sadly there was no room for dessert. Will definitely return.
  26. J

    James

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We got a ton of food, a dessert and cappuccinos. Food was great. Service was great. It was an enjoyable Friday night treat.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere!
  28. KB

    KymberlyB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Botanero is one of our favorite local restaurants. The service is always excellent and the staff incredibly kind and attentive. It’s a joy to stop by for a dine in experience or order for pick up. Food is well prepared and presented and just plain delicious. Thank you Botanero for being this moms favorite “me time” spot <3
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight!
  30. m

    megw

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Botanero! Delicious food, great service and great value
  31. GI

    GIJen

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The noise level was very loud- but the food was amazing! I live in Alexandria, but this place is 100% worth the drive for the waffles. Oh my gosh, I am still thinking about that waffle. I will come back, but I might sit outside. There were two groups that were just hooting and hollering, having a good time. I just have sensitive ears, but you'll note that I gave Botanero 5-stars across the board.
  32. A

    Anjjk

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tapas and great service. Good sangria too.
  33. TL

    TL0118

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything and everyone was AMAZING!! We had a last minute dinner party for my Husband and they were able to accommodate 11 of us on short notice. The food was great and the customer service was awesome as well. While we were eating my 70yr Grandmother was already making plans to come back next year for her birthday and my Uncle’s birthday next month. And she is one picky lady!! I can’t wait to return and taste everything I didn’t try last night. Thanks again Ken for your amazing hospitality.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Like the small plate options which allow you to try different foods. The food was perfectly cooked, some of the dishes were bland though, needed a bit for flavor or just salt. Overall enjoyed it.
  35. K

    Kelsey

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Get the Brussel sprouts they are amazing
  36. MW

    MWUS76

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is consistently good. Staff is friendly and works as a team.
  37. SN

    SayNoToChains

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My daughter and I had a fantastic dinner here last night. It was a Friday and the restaurant was filled so I highly recommend making a reservation. We ordered the Brussel sprouts, scallops, short rib, and lamb skewers. All were excellently prepared. The sauces were so good too. The menu has so many options and most looked really good. It was hard to decide. The service was very good. The waitress took great care of us. I haven’t been since the pandemic. They’ve added more outdoor seating. I’m so glad we went. The only thing I’ll do differently the next time is to only order 1-2 things at a time because the food came out so fast.
  38. NM

    NancyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Waitress and waitstaff were great. Food was good. Noise level was loud, but the place was full! We had a great time and will return. Again our waitress was awesome!!
  39. FB

    FullBelly

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my gosh every single thing we ordered was just so, so good. There were three of us for Mother's Day and we each ordered three plates to share. Our favorites were the Duck Confit and the Pork Belly oh, and the salmon and Truffle Mac and Cheese. But not a bad one in the bunch. We were actually discussing what we order when we go back. Because we will go back. The service was smooth and the food came out quicker than anticipated. This place is a real hidden gem!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quick seating and delicious food professionally served!

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 980 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Botanero

800 Pleasant Dr Ste 160 Rockville, MD 20850

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Redland

  • Neighborhood

    Rockville

  • Hours of operation

    11am-10pm Sun-Thur 11am-11pm Fri-Sat

  • Cuisines

    American, Spanish, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    All street parking and nearby parking lots are free of charge.

  • Public transit

    Walking distance to Shady Grove Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jaime Planas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (240) 474-5461

  • Private party facilities

    We are excited about helping you host your event. We have created menus perfect for brunches, cocktail receptions, luncheons, dinner parties and more. We are also happy to customize a menu and experience to fit your needs. Our private room accommodates up to 80 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Ken Skidmore: (240) 474-5491

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