Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

4.4
1462 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American


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. 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, more than 90 selections of Rum and an affordable and exciting wine list.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Thank you for choosing Paladar, we are excited to host you. Please note we will be serving a Latin Brunch buffet on Mother's Day from 10am to 4pm. The buffet will include traditional breakfast items with some Latin flair. Pricing is $30 for adults and $12 for children.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Thank you for choosing Paladar, we are excited to host you. Please note we will be serving a Latin Brunch buffet on Easter Sunday from 10am to 4pm. The buffet will include traditional breakfast items with some Latin flair. Pricing is $30 for adults and $12 for children.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1462 People Are Saying
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MW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant with an amazing atmosphere, friendly staff, yummy food, and of course all the rum you can think of. We went for a date night but it is good for any occasion.

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, and it was a fantastic experience! Our server was really helpful in recommending dishes and was just friendly all around. The environment was welcoming, and my partner and I definitely plan to come back for date nights and outings with friends. Also, the Shrimp & Grits was on point! I can't wait to come back!

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VM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Been here a few times. Food is always great. Server was a bit befuddled but was pleasant

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RB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Not intimate and limited non - rum selection.
Service was very slow and had to be sought after

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LG
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at Paladar. Had a great meal . The salsa is delicious and the mix of chips tops it all. Great jerk chicken!

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JG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an awesome meal and cocktails!

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Super menu! food was great! Accommodating staff. We stayed too long but no one rushed us!

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WL
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Always great, and great rum selection.

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was dissappointed this time. Our dinner was served much too quickly, didn't have a chance to enjoy the cocktail. We were seated too close to the entrance and had a cold breeze every time someone entered. The duck tacos were dry and flavorless and the black beans and rice had no flavor at all.

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JW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great brunch selection. Went relatively early so it was difficult to get the wait staffs attention from time to time.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very friendly and welcoming staff. They made the experience that more enjoyable.

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TJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was very relaxed. We were greeted and seated right away. Malik our server gave us great suggestions. The non-alcoholic Mojito was delicious . I will try the Mojito with alchohol next time for sure. Overall great experience will definitely go back again when I can sit outside.

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L
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was slow. The food was good but not spectacular.

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SG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We have dined at Paladar several times, and have been mostly satisfied. Our service Saturday was very slow and spotty (eg. too few plates, place settings). However everyone enjoyed their food.

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B
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Went for the Carnaval special. Tried many of the specials. Very good night. Server was okay.

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CB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. LOVE their guacamole selections. And they are very kid friendly which helped make it a wonderful family dinner !

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MC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night out at the bar. Service was great and so was the happy hour.

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LA
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful mojitos!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Super tasty unique food

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H
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a great place for date night! Great atmosphere and the food was fabulous. Pricing for some items (like the salsa trio) are high but most is a good value and the quality is high - delicious. Try a rum flight too (although portions are small) but taste is maybe worth it. Atmosphere is really warm and friendly and just the right amount of elegant!

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c
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Valentines Day

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok, service was ok, very very very loud. Tables are way too close together, there was no chance of having any type of conversation without having to yell.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great first time experience! Our server kristen helped us so much and recommended all great meals and appetizers! We will definitely go again and I have all ready recommended people to go!.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

21st birthday

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Paladar Latin Kitchen has a unique food and beverage menu. The atmosphere is great, but our table was right next to the door, so the cold air crept out on our party of seven quite often... Our server was knowledgeable of the menu and nice. The food overall I rated three starts because it didn’t have a lot of flavor, but the blackberry mojito was good and Brazilian rum.

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JM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Our waiter was very slow and not attentive at all. I had to ask him to clear 1st, 2nd, and 3rd course plates, so that we could serve birthday cake. Why weren't they cleared when we finished the course. By the time dinner came, plates (for a party of 7) were everywhere, and he didn't clear them. I waited until we had to cut the cake, just to see if he was going to clear them eventually. Nothing. So I insisted her clear the used plates. We had to order drinks 2 and 3 times, remind him of things...Just horrible service.

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E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A date with our 8 month old. He loved the guacamole!

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MK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, ambiance, and overall experience. The waiter was appropriately attentive. The food was good and the Mojitos were great. I highly recommend Paladars.

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LA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, and location too. The food is fantastic!

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DH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Kristen was great . The tacos were great

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T
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time at the restaurant, and was recommended by a friend, the 8 of us had a wonderful time, and everyone's choices in food was great. The endless Mimosas were great. I had the blackberry and grapefruit ones. We loved having different types of guacamole and being able to add our favorites. The chips were great. We appreciated the menu variety and the drinks. This will be a place we will return to in future gatherings.

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Yummy and quick food, drinks are really tasty. I had duck tacos and a soda of plaintains. I did not like the sour cream on the plaintains. I think you should be warned considering many cultures dont like sour cream on our plaintains. Everything else was really good, I tried several cocktails and they were all worth it

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KT
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very prompt and courteous service. Food was tasty and well prepared.

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MM
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with lots of variety. Love their “rum bible.”

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and the waitress was amazing.... definitely recommend this place.

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Menu was not varied enough. The food was uninspiring and not that tasty. Service was good but overall so-so.

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N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I had high hopes for this restaurant since it was the 2017 diners choice. Food was not good and was not Latin or Caribbean flavor. Rice was over cooked. Jerk chicken was sweet. Pulled chicken was crispy. There were 5 in our group and no one enjoyed their meal. :(

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s
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wife’s birthday & New Years Eve dinner. Fixe priced menu was excellent. Good choices. Appetizers were exceptional, Octopus, skirt steak skewers and spnach salad - tasty and portions were spot on. Main course, Snapper (Whole fish), strip prime beef & Duck breast. Careful when you order the duck, medium is the way to go, be sure to check temp when it arrives. Desert choices were great, carmel cheesecake and spiced pineapple empanadas. Empanadas were very spicy.

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DM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We have been dining at Paladar on New Year's Eve for the last 6 years and have always had an enjoyable experience, good food and great service. I'm not sure what happened this year but our service started out fine but quickly deteriorated. The restaurant was not crowded which should have been an indication that something was wrong, and by the end of our meal our server had all but disappeared and when she did reappear, she cleared only 2 plates off the table then disappeared again! No dessert was even offered.
Appetizers were good-their homemade guacamole is always tasty. Two of us had salmon atop a salad and the salmon was so overcooked it was inedible. One of us had sirloin steak which he was told was so thin "because it was pounded that way." Our fish tacos were ok but the food came out staggered so we could not enjoy our meal together. Finally we called a manager who comped our drinks and gave us half off the entire meal. What does that tell you? I hope someone reads this and addresses these concerns because we have always enjoyed dining there.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, perfect spot for NYE

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