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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4.2
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4.0
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4.2
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LS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

DH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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

JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
4 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
12 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
10 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
3 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.

k
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was awful this time.

TW
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat here when we visit Annapolis. The food is fabulous and the staff is extra attentive and friendly. I

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Apps and sides and cocktails were great! Entree’s lacked seasoning. Service was mediocre- long periods without any attention after meals and to receive check.

a
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ate outside - 1 for great ambiance, 2 because it was an absolute din inside with an overflowing bar! Server was less than commendable: no smiles; ordered drinks for the 2 of us - brought one - the other later - why? Asked if we wanted to order anything else before we even received our order. Kinda weird. Almost made us wonder if he was all there - preoccupied? On drugs?

CK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very pleasant restaurant, but lacks any Latin vibe. Slightly more audible music would push the mind where the decor does not. Drinks are great; if you can't find a rum you like here, you're not a rum drinker at all. Everyone in our party of 7 ordered something different & shared guacamole (fantastic - & I dont like guac) & pico (not enough for the chips served which were a mix of traditional, plantain & malongo?). I chose the feijoada stew. While this dish is labeled as spicy, it is not. Same for the adobo shrimp & grits. Blackened taco, crispy tacos, a Cuban, skirt steak & an Argentinean grill rounded out the order. Churros were very good! The service here was impeccable, a clean & quiet spot. The food is cooked well, it just lacks a "mark". I recommend trying it, but nothing screams at me "I can't wait to come back"

g
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy meals here with our eye doctor since we became friends. They make a great premium mojito, snd their guacamole is the best I’ve had anywhere. Was sorry to see the duck tacos have left the menu-they were my favorite!

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

My first experience for my anniversary was excellent. This last time I went it was awful! The drinks were horrible and expensive for the lack of quality. Unfortunately I won’t return. 100.00 wasted

BS
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was very poor, especially since there were few people in the restaurant. My braised beef tacos were very good but the menu dis not specify that they were Ropa viehella which I was specifically looking for. My guest had to ask for hot sauce foe her tacos and was not thrilled with what they brought her. The Guacamole was excellent as always.

MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and attentive. Mojito was refreshing. It was Taco Tuesday and the price was very reasonable... and a lot of food! In my opinion, the tacos could have been more finely seasoned and everything a little lighter on the salt. The tastiest one, actually, was the kale and corn special. We sat outside- very pleasant. The restaurant appeared clean, well decorated and there was parking close by. I’d return for another round of tacos.

T
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 5 had a delightful time. Our waitress was fantastic: knowledgeable, efficient, and welcoming. We had a variety of dishes and drinks, and everyone was pleased with their orders. The dishes were attractive and delicious. Taco Tuesday is a good value and a fun experience. We look forward to going to Paladar again. Two of the five had been there multiple times.

SP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Our service was not good.. our server never came to check up on us.. I would have loved to get another drink but she never came by to ask.. so sad... we won’t be back so bad that I have no pictures and I always take pictures...

JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It could be so much better. Service was mediocre. Food was good, cocktails were average. All of the surrounding restaurants were booked solid. This one had plenty of seating

ND
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ran out of avocados at 7 so they could only fulfill one order of guac! What Latin restaurant runs out of avocados at 7PM? Food overpriced and kind of bland - rum glazed pork and chicken dish. Beans and rice are cheap. Coffee came out cold. Desserts were decent. Some in our party liked their meals more than others.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the food at Paladar. Our group ordered the aged 21 Days Churrasco, Rum glared Cuban pork, Tamarid Ribs, Argentinian mixed grill, shrimp tacos and guacamole. All our food was nicely plated and tasted amazing! We also enjoyed an amazing white sangria with our meal. We always have had great meal when we eat at Paladar in Annapolis. Highly recommended.

JV
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ehhh, it was okay. If you don't like spicy food or well seasoned food, you should come here

JB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We have been many times but the last 2 times we have been there the service has been terrible. We paid $90 + to have a terrible experience!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great. Good food and Rum was spectacular.

t
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Qwe have visited several times before. Sad to say the food and service was mediocre. The last few times we visited were much better- the key is to eat at the bar!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible service and soggy food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Terrible service.

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R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I miss the duck tacos. The fish tacos tasted muddy- not good. Don’t get the Brazilian cheese puffs - too dense not the real thing

SB
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food at Paladar has always been good. I go there once a month. I recommend the fish tacos and Shrimp and grits. The noise level is high......due to the architecture.......the booths are better for conversation....especially for a date. Mojitos are authentic and great......good value.........

v
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food for taco Tuesday & great service too!

DD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks were wonderful. Recommendations made by the waiter were exactly as promised.