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About Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

OPEN TABLE DINERS ENJOY A FREE MEAL ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!!
Restrictions do apply. See below for details.

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.

OPEN TABLE Birthday Promo Details:
1. Web reservations only
2. Must indicate "Birthday promo" in special request section upon making web reservation
3. Must be redeemed on actual birthday (with identification)
4. With purchase of entrée of equal (or greater) value
5. 50% off entrée if dining alone
6. Not valid with Paladar by Thanx loyalty birthday credit

1905 Towne Centre Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin American, Mexican / Southwestern, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.

Cross Street:
Riva Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 897-1022

Website:
http://www.paladarlatinkitchen.com/

Catering:
Your guests will love discovering the flavors of Latin America at your off-site catered event. Consider Paladar your partner in organizing a successful event. Please contact us to discuss further or view our catering menu at www.paladarlatinkitchen.com.

Parking Details:
There is a plentiful parking lot adjacent to the restaurant as well as several covered lots through out the Towne Centre.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We would be delighted to host your party at Paladar. Your guests will love discovering the flavors of Latin America while enjoying time with friends and family or with colleagues. Thank you so much for considering us.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Good for Groups (11)
Fun (10)
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Casual (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Spicy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Food great, service great in the restaurant and the bar area. Little bit dark to read the menu and little bit difficult to talk above background noise.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant came highly recommended from friends. The guacamole was fantastic, the drinks were good (and the rum selection outstanding), but the meal itself was just ok. I really expected to have a lot of flavor, given that it was latin inspired, but it just left something out and was somewhat bland. The wait staff was great, the environment was nice so if you are going for happy hour drinks and appetizers, I would definitely go. Good casual meal, still go. Best meal of your life...eh.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The ambiance and food is outstanding but my server was only order taker. He had no personality,provided no insights to the menu and did not cross sell anything like appetizers or dessert. He did not smile and was not friendly. His lack of personality took away from our positive experience. The waitress we had during our first visit was bubbly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu,suggested a rum flight and dessert which we ordered and thoroughly enjoyed. Saturday he didn't mention anything and we didn't think about it. We will definitely go back because our food and drinks were great. I just think the waiter could have done much better.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very friendly and accommodating waitress; quick service. Food plentiful and very tasty. Would do this again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Usually very, very good. However, they missed and subsequently made up for some shortcomings.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for Groups, Spicy, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Have been here many times. Not a pleasant experience this time. Waiter was rushing us out the door the entire time we were there. He brought a dessert menu while my friends were still eating their entree. Was overall disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I went for a Friday "date night". We sat at the bar. The bartenders were very friendly and helpful. The happy hour specials were great. We ended up staying in the bar for dinner and shared the Argentinian Mixed Grill. We added shrimp on the recommendation from the bartender and really enjoyed our food. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent meal, friendly waiter and support servers. The bread is delicious. We plan to put it on our short list of favorites.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The only thing good about this place was the food, but not worth the headache. The hostess was extremely disorganized and forgot about us after we told her our reservation and she said she was getting it ready for us. Her and the manager continued seating people without reservations that came in after us. After finally being sat at a still-being-bused table, despite the numerous empty tables, we had to request dinning wear after appetizers (yucca fries) came out. The manager comped our appetizers because of the issues, but based on other reviews, this is not the first time they've had serious issues with the front of the house.

Again, the only good thing was the food, specifically, the meat. Everyone at our table enjoyed the steak and slow smoked pulled chicken was good. The sides were a bit lacking in flavor, but seemed fresh. Sweet potato donuts were also good, even for someone who doesn't generally like sweet potato.

I would not recommend this place for anything other than carry-out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I had a very good experience ordering appetizers during happy-hour my first time there. This time around my wife and I ordered main courses-Adobo Shrimp & Grits and the Jamaican half Chicken. My wife said the chicken was okay but the shrimp and grits was very underwhelming. Could have used more seasoning for taste. Overall, the cost doesn't match the taste and portions of food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went out for a double date night and had a lovely Tapas style dining experience. My husband was excited that they had his favorite dish, Ropa Vieja on the appetizer list. All of the apps were very tasty- ropa vieja, traditional guacamole, chicken skewers, the tuna mini tacos and the queso with sausage dip. We had churros for dessert (tip:double up on marshmallow dip!). Drinks were good too, though the red Sangria was not the best we’ve had. Paladar is one of our favorite restaurants and tapas style might be our new way to enjoy it with friends!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Prompt seating, great service and food. Will definitely return.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The servers were very attentive - drinks and food delivered promptly

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

EVERYTHING was delicious! All of the staff were friendly and helpful.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our second time at Paladar's and still wont be our last...the service was great and the server and manager went out of their way to help my wife and I celebrate our anniversary! Love it there and will be back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a good meal with friendly service. We never feel rushed and enjoy the food.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We enjoyed our selections . The portions are very generous. I ate everything and was really stuffed. I loved finding more vegetarian options on the menu than on the first time dining there. I look forward to trying more of the vegetarian recipes.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Paladar has some great choices on their menu. My husband is Latin and we love the old comfort foods he grew up with...as well as the monitor. A couple things would make this restaurant atmosphere better- Latin music in background..it seemed to go back n forth, not sure what they were playing. Also, dimmer lights in eve. It was packed And bright. Think it would be super cool if, on Eve's on weekends, after dinner service over, they create a dance floor and play Spanish music...it would be great for those of us too annoyed and tired to go to a loud night club, a sweet, romantic alternative. Over all the Ropa Vieja and plantains made it worth the trip..great Cuban coffee too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Disappointed that this restaurant has slowly declined over the past few years. There used to be a manager that walked the floor greeting customers and asking how the dinner was going. My experience was getting poor service from two inexperienced wait staff who were sharing our table - forgetting silverware, water refills, slow drink service, having to flag them down when needed anything - no attention to detail.

The menu choices have become much less - used to be a few pages, now down to one side food the other drinks - so you’d expect that what they do make would be excellent, but unfortunately it’s not the case. We had a party of four at our table and none of us were excited about our entrees - luke warm salmon, pink pork that was too sweet - even the person with leftovers decided not to take them home.

This used to be a unique restaurant but will be lucky to survive amongst all the competition unless they make some drastic changes in their customer service and food quality.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Consistently very good. Have recommended to friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great brunch with friends. Excellent tequila Bloody Mary, ceviche, tuna Poke tiny tacos, and the guacamole was awesome!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food was great but our server was very slow at getting to our table to take our order and to give us the check. Had to wave the server down multiple times. (It wasn’t packed at the time either). Overall was a good experience though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a mix-up due to the Open Table app. I thought I booked a reservation at the King of Prussia, PA location, which was 5 minutes away, but didn't realize that it brought up the Annapolis location for the reservation. . .about 2 hours away! When we got to the restaurant in King of Prussia, they knew nothing of the res and my phone died just at that time, so I couldn't pull up my confirmation email from Open Table. Fortunately they were very nice about it and charged my phone for me. When my friend showed the confirmation email, we saw what happened with the booking in the wrong place. The place was packed and no tables were available, but we lucked out and got 2 seats together at the bar, which is first come first serve and no reservation needed. The food was good as always. Excellent Guacamole to share, Duck Tacos and Shrimp and Grits. All were delicious! Just be careful when using Open Table's app to make sure the correct location comes up.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Perhaps we should not have tried out the restaurant on NYE? Our reservation for 7:30 was well handled and we were seated right away. We started with chicken empanadas which were quite good. The side salad was pleasant. My husband ordered Jerk Chicken, and I ordered the marinated Salmon dish, from the grill menu, which had a star indicating it was very popular. But then my husband's chicken was dry, and overcooked. My salmon was ordered "medium" but was quite overcooked, and therefore lacking in flavor. The accompanying crunchy carbohydrate was very good. The vegetable was yucca which looked like sweet potato, but not sweet.
Service was attentive for most of the evening, except for a break in service for about 10 minutes. We needed to get a take home box. I was watching out and then I noticed about 5 or 6 servers, including ours, emerging from the kitchen area at once. She apologized for the delay. I thought it was curious that they would have held a servers meeting on a busy night. The atmosphere in the restaurant is dark, with a high ceiling, nicely appointed, and the tables are not to crowded together. It was quiet enough to converse easily. A nice date restaurant, with a soothing atmosphere, but the chef needs to keep an eye on the meat thermometer.

Tags: Romantic, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always good, Paladar didn't disappoint. The food is good as are the drinks. We go regularly. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Family trip for the weekend.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Good meal!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This was our second visit to Paladar Annapolis and it was as expected.
Rochelle, our host, was on her first week there, and did a great job taking care of us.
If you are in the area and want great Latin American food at a place that is in the middle of a very nice shopping center (our experience with most Latin restaurants is that they usually are in a seedy part of town), then Paladar is your option.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyed the “run flight” choices. Nice variety to choose from. Food was excellent and creatively prepared. Since one of the diners was celebrating his birthday our server brought us a free dessert with a candle.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Omg! This place was sooooooo good. I had the scallops with fingerling potatoes and cauliflower and it was delicious. The sweet potato donuts made me want to holler. They were unbelievable!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

first visit. Excellent service; uneven food prep (salmon ordered medium well, arrived medium rare. Vegtable ordered; failed to appear.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The service was outstanding, our server was Michele with one "L" :)
I am very happy with the choice for my daughter's birthday. Any occasion - this is a must visit.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

paladar is a bustling place with interesting food including some good vegetarian items. Service is excellent. It is a great spot for late afternoon drinks, for small plates, and for dinner. It is a rum bar and they have many.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Fun, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Many gluten free options and amazing guacamole! The servers are always knowledgeable and usually have great recommendations. They will do their absolute best to accommodate any dietary needs. Service can be slower at times but I think that's due to the servers having large sections, which isn't their fault.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My third time in visiting. Everything tastes so good especially Yucca Fries! My son l, who is very picky with restaurant food, loves food there and would like to go back again. Amazing food!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was disappointing , the service was slow. The waitress was pleasant

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The front desk was a bit confused when we arrived. They started to show us to our table, then said that we had to wait while they tried to figure out another reservation which had not even arrived. The menu has good choices. We opted to have a salad as an appetizer but our salads and my meal arrived at the same time. My husband's meal "had been held" until after his salad was finished. The tables are close together and the place had several large groups that night so therefore the noise level was quite high. We highly recommend the mini donuts on the dessert menu. We would return but probably not on a Saturday night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We came for my birthday dinner. Mike our server was amazing! He was super polite, attentive without being overbearing and he got all of our items correct. Dinner was delicious and the mojitos were awesome.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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