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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food there was great along with the atmosphere. Our server mikey was amazing he had great choices that tried and they were great!!! Will go again soon maybe check out taco tuesday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Delicious food. Ahi tuna with grain salad was flavorful. Guacamole was very tasty with yucca and plantain chips. Hannah may have been assigned more than her share of tables, but her forgetfulness and lack of attention cannot be overlooked.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and service from Hannah. I will definitely share your feedback with her and the rest of our team. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Danielle Stevens General Manager Paladar Annapolis

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Chris
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose this restaurant because my wife enjoys going out to eat at Spanish/ Latin locations. Saw this on the list of places for Restaurant Week, and thought this would be perfect. From the moment we walked in, we were addressed immediately, and taken to our seats. Once there our server, I believe Jasmine was her name, greeted us. She was very knowledgeable and helpful when we were trying to decide what to order. Our appetizers were really good, the Ceviche was clean and fresh and the empanadas were crisp and the flavor was great. We also ordered some margaritas, which were also great. Their were various flavors, but you can’t go wrong with the classic. For our entree, I ordered the crispy pork shank, and it was fall off the bone tender with great seasoning. My wife ordered the flank steak with the chimmicuri sauce. We did have dessert, and they were both great. I’m not a sweets person at all, but those sweet potato donuts were fantastic. Overall we had a great experience, and are definitely looking forward to coming back.

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GregD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Very slow and inefficent service. I've been to this place multiple times and enjoyed the ambience, the food and the service. This visit was way off previous experiences. I hope it is a isolated event. I would go back to try again,

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vipdine4fun
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the ceviche, traditional guacamole, traditional Mojito, mojo salmon, bread pudding with vanilla ice cream, and coffee with cream. The ceviche was outstanding, with appropriate lime and good heat. The best in years of eating there. The guacamole was outstanding, with good texture and salt. Finally! From Baltimore to D.C and Florida, a Mojito with a sugar cane straw. I’m a mint fan, so it could have used more muddled mint. I’ll ask for that next time. The mojo salmon was well prepared. The bread pudding was heaven, buttery and with crisp edges. The coffee was flavorful and well balanced.
A call out to Danielle, the GM. After I complimented the ceviche, she took time to explain how the peppermint and veggies produced the flavors, and how the flavors could vary. It’s clear she enjoys what she does, and that she’s an excellent cook.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was great chatting with you during your visit, and I cannot wait for us to share more cooking tips in the future. Just remember- rosemary is the KING of all herbs ;) Hope to see you again soon! Danielle Stevens General Manager Paladar Annapolis

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Hungrygirl
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We went on an early Sunday evening, so the restaurant was not full. Despite that, some of the dishes offered on Restaurant Week menu were unavailable. We thought that was odd. The food we did choose was delicious. The salmon was quite flavorful as was the pork. Both were generous servings, so we enjoyed a second eating at home the next night. The staff is very friendly. As more folks came in, the noise level rose, so keep that in mind. Nice place with good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was extraordinary. Drinks were fantastic. Try the rum flight.

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tania
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Loved being able to take advantage of Annapolis Restaurant Week.

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vipWayFoodie
Baltimore
64 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We've been going for years. It has definitely slipped in all areas of the dining experience. Greeter talking with other employees not recognizing incoming guests. Guacamole still among the best. Mojitos have been off the last several times we've been in. Server not attentive...careless....removed cocktail glasses from table before empty. Salad contents not as fresh. All food of the restaurant week menu served at the same time to four guests at our table. Not even room to place everything. Cold and hot items all served together. We insisted that they take several items back and reserve. Cooked items then served shriveled and dry.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Responded on March 9, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your most recent visit at Paladar. I am very disappointed to hear of the issues you experienced and will be discussing your feedback with all members of our team including the servers, chef, and managers. I will also be reaching out to you via private message to make this up to you. Thank you for your time, Danielle Stevens General Manager Paladar Annapolis

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CameronD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time with a wonderful waitress, Nicole. She was attentive and made us feel very welcome. Per usual the food was excellent and the Ron Zacapa superb!

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AngieN
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was very slow. When the server came by, we felt rushed in trying to decide what to order. He seemed to be more focused on the other tables around us. They weren’t busy, so I didn’t understand the rush or lack of attention. Not sure if I will be going back.

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LeonardL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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KenW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice Valentine’s Day dinner.

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vipCARLLYL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Valentines

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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KayCor
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.

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vmccjkc
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.

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Dawania
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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Littleitaly14
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.

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JohnK
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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vipRuby
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed Taco Tuesday and the margaritas.

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BrandyR
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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MJE91
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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vipMaryPat
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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vipRoseL
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was good- especially the vegetable stew

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ManuelZ
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.

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marge3500
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Justin was great!

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TomM
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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review