Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

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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 100 selections of Rum, and an affordable and exciting wine list.

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4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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LL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Saturday night happy hour with its special items is no longer there. Waitress was totally preoccupied with chatting at other tables. Walked away while I was midsentence with a question about the specials when we were ready to order. My partners dinner was very nice. Mine was very poor Pork shank was overdone and had no flavor. I ate it only because I figured we would have to wait again for them to redo it. I believe it is the only time I have not left a generous tip.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was such a great time and the food was fabulous!! Made Valentines Day even more fun!

KW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice Valentine’s Day dinner.

CA
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Valentines

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very flavorful. The portions were generous. The service was attentive. We enjoyed our experience..

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Friendly staff. Food was uninspired. Guacamole was good. All the meals did not come out at the same time. Nothing to rave about.

KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and the service was excellent. Very prompt and friendly. I am a repeat customer.

v
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was very good. I went on a Sunday afternoon and there were only a few other couples there.

D
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our visit! The food was incredible and the drinks were extraordinary!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our reservation was for 530 which still included happy hour pricing. I loved that happy hour was through out the entire restaurant not limited to only the bar area. My mojitos were just ok but the chicken tacos were delicious. The guacamole was also amazing. I'm not sure if maybe our server was new but she did not seem to know the answer to any of our questions. She was at least able to go ask and find the answer but this had to happen quite a few times. Overall my experience was very good and I will definitely be back in the future!

L
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Our serve was absolutely fantastic and the manager was really kind too (so this review is based on the food and experience). The food was really poor and I had two plates brought back because the chef sent out my salmon and fish tacos with raw meat. Thank God I didn’t eat it because it could have made me really sick. Disappointing for a date night. We won’t be back.

JK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early dinner so it was not crowded. The food and service were excellent. The general manager came by the table to check up on everything. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Responded on January 27, 2020

John, I am so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your visit, and wanted to say thank you for the kind review! I hope to see you again for more shenanigans :) Best, Danielle Stevens General Manager Paladar Annapolis

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R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed Taco Tuesday and the margaritas.

BR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The grapefruit mimosas were excellent. I wasn't a fan of the adobo fries.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Responded on January 21, 2020

Brandy, I am happy to hear you enjoyed your mimosas, but saddened to hear you didn't enjoy your adobo fries. We look forward to seeing you again soon to try out other menu options so we can find something you enjoy! Please feel free to reach out if there is ever anything we can do to make your next visit more enjoyable. Best, Danielle Stevens General Manager Paladar Annapolis

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MJ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Something seemed off about the mojitos and the shredded beef tacos were so chewy I almost choked trying to swallow the beef. Just an “ok” experience. Guac and chips were good along with the plantains.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Responded on January 21, 2020

I am very sorry to hear your experience was not up to our usual standards. I would love to get more information from you regarding your visit so I can share your feedback with the rest of our management team. If you would be so kind to reach out to me, I would like to find a way to make this up to you so you can come back and give us another try. Thank you for your time, Danielle Stevens General Manager Paladar Annapolis

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MP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent fish tacos. Wait staff was outstanding!😊

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Responded on January 21, 2020

MaryPat, Thank you so much for your kind review! Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is ever anything we can do to make your next dining experience more enjoyable. Kind Regards, Danielle Stevens General Manager Paladar Annapolis

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RL
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was good- especially the vegetable stew

MZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Everything was good except my main mel was a little bit on the "meh" side, I ordered ropa vieja and the rice and beans was undercooked and the beef was a little chewy.

m
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really liked the menu choices and the rum choices. It was nice to visit a restaurant different from the multitude of seafood restaurants in my area (Eastern Shore).
We had the shrimp and grits and grilled chicken, pineapple, bacon sandwich, the homemade salsa(!) and rum punch. Healthy servings at reasonable prices.
Service was quick and efficient.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Justin was great!

TM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Brunch had a great time. We were well taken care of by our server and the Manger checked in on us also, 12 out of 10 for quality service!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious and service was outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Came in Christmas Eve at 5:30 and were seated promptly. Waiter came over and took appetizer and drink orders. 15 minutes later still no drinks. Brought our chips but not the guacamole. Brought out wrong wine and said the beer we ordered was warm. Finally brought out guacamole. Guacamole and chips were delicious. Still no drinks. A guy came over and plopped a can of beer down with no glass. Still no wine. My husband went to bar on other side of restaurant and got me a glass of wine. Food came out and was ok. Braised beef in taco was tough and tacos had a lot of sauce and were super messy to eat but tasted ok.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Good dining experience, first time here. Food was a little bland, drinks were good.

LS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall it was ok but I expected more based on the previous reviews

DH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great food and drinks; quite a few big groups and very understaffed so service was sacrificed

JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Love the desserts!! The food was okay and the chip variety was nice. The drinks could use a little assistance

BM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time with any meal. I'd recommend it highly to anyone.

DD
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We received a warm welcome by the hostesses and were seated promptly. Our waiter was fantastic. The manager was hands on and delivered the food and checked on us as did the waiter to ensure everything was satisfactory. Food is wonderful. If I had to find something negative it would be the noise level as we were seated by the bar. Will return soon.

DG
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Specifically asked to have apps first then entrees, of course everything came out at once. I went right to entree, was ice cold. Ate apps., so mins later entree came out. Wife had eaten and was ready to go. Mgr did take entree off the bill, and percentage of check. Not impressed

TW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were attending The Annapolis International Sailboat Show and we always dine here when we are in town. They simply have the best food, service and ambiance and we leave anticipating our next visit.

CT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good here. I also love the atmosphere.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very flavorful

H
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Rum menu is a nice change from other venues.

Menu OK - was expecting more S & C American fare than was there.

Guacamole good.

Entree choices not very inspiring. Food OK. Value pretty good.

JC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great drinks! Was expecting more from the menu and the food but it was ok, fish tacos well seasoned

R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bring back the duck tacos.

w
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been to the Paladar three times. The first time, the place was just opening and the service was slow. I also did not have a mojito or guacamole, which was my mistake. The other times I went was for dinner and it was fabulous! The pork shank, tacos and mango rice are all must haves.

B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Tacos around.

DN
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was pretty good and my waitress was excellent. The only issue I had, was the fact that it is the only brunch place I've been to in the area, when you can't just request champagne alone when you do be bottomless mimosas. Yellowfin will do it with no problem. And Blackwall Hitch gives you a $6 up charge. But they still let you have the option.

MB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated immediately and our server was great in responding to best choices - sharing her knowledge of the food and drinks, making recommendations when requested. The food was delicious and the drinks very tasty. Our wait time was good allowing us to enjoy the wonderful guacamole and chips before our entre came out. The noise is a bit of an issue, but not so bad that you can carry on a conversation. All in all this is a place we love to come to for Cuban food and rum drinks.