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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar - Permanently Closed, Rockville, MD

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar - Permanently Closed

4.0
4
608 Reviews
$30 and under
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 Caribbean. With guidance from our warm and welcoming staff, our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cultures of Latin America. 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, over 50 selections of Rum and an affordable and exciting wine list.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 816-1100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jason Oberg

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Paladar would be delighted to host your event at our restaurant. We are able to accommodate groups ranging from 12 to 50 guest in our private and or semi private dining room. Our private space is equipped with full A/V capabilities.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsea Messick: (866) 954-3293

  • Neighborhood

    Rockville

  • Cross street

    Executive Blvd

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available 24/7 in our lot off Woodglen Drive, just north of the water tower. When an attendant is on duty, request a Paladar parking stub, and we will validate it during your visit. Validation is not required when the parking attendant is not on duty.

  • Public transit

    Half mile from the White Flint metro stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 608 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately the restaurant went out of business!!!! :( They have close down the operation. Sad to inform!!
  2. J

    Jessica

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    We had been to the one in Gaithersburg and were very impressed with the food and ambiance. It was unfortunate that the ambiance of the one in Rockville was so vastly different and disappointing. It was not nearly as high end feeling and although our waitress was good, it just felt very overpriced and lackluster for the evening when all was said and done.
  3. r

    robins

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A favorite for brunch. The only problem is that I always end up getting the same thing. Service is always accommodating.
  4. DC

    tounzDC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Attentive and courteous service, our table had the sweet potato tacos, and the huevos rancheros from the brunch menu which were both tasty. The red wine sangria was average.
  5. CH

    CHICO

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We take a six-year-old grandson there after afternoon concerts at Strathmore. He likes the food, and the service is attentive. Don't let the rum part of the name scare you off!
  6. r

    robins

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not your average kabob place. More options. Never had a bad meal. Wait staff is very accommodating and helpful in navigating the menu.
  7. BD

    BizDiner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a pleasant evening with fresh, delicious food.
  8. R

    Randy

    Washington DC

    162 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Paladar was once again a pleasing Saturday evening meal. The food was good, as were the cocktails. THey were definitely doing a good business...crowded...make a reservation!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I’ve been here a few times and I absolutely love it. I first had their cauliflower tacos and I fell in love, but they took it off the menu. At my last visit, I asked for the tacos and they made it happen. I will gladly go back and will tell all my friends to check it out! ☺️
  10. PD

    PhilipDe

    Washington DC

    197 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Paladar has a number of unusual Latin American classics, e.g., Feijoada and Brazilian cheese bread, and makes a number of fine ceviches as well. The wine and cocktail list is also quite diverse.
  11. M

    Mitymo

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Paladar always has good reasonably priced food for the area. Our waiter was attentive and courteous. This place is great for lunch as it is more quiet then and you can talk. If you like it more lively, come on a weekend evening. I been here many times and we've never had any bad food. I recommend as 2 thumbs up.
  12. F

    Foodie

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The braised duck taco was excellent. Have had the fish taco several times before but this time the fish did not taste fresh.
  13. LL

    LauraL

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    What a nice surprise!! A group of us ate here before a Strathmore event. No one drank because we all had to drive, but the bar menu is phenomenal and the idea of tasting sizes of rum is brilliant; we'll definitely try that one night because we will be going back here. The food menu read fine, but in fact the dishes arrived with more creativity and flavor than we had anticipated, and nicely presented as well. The restaurant is very large, so there were large booths for families and groups, plus the bar, plus outdoor tables, plus traditional tables. Prices were very reasonable; parking in the garage across the street was easy and free. Looking forward to a return visit and happy to have this nearby.
  14. PP

    PaulaP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Fun place for a party crowd.
  15. SD

    SipDineSocialize

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2017

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    For lunch time service, server was slow and inattentive to our need to get back to the office. Food was delicious just don’t recommend a lunch time stop in.
  16. RP

    RonP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The food was just OK, nothing special. The rum bar has every conceivable rum you could want. The service from Chris was awesome.
  17. MS

    MissSteaken

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wife and I came for our Friday date night and we were very happy with our meal. We got there at 6:30 and enjoyed several happy hour drinks and appetizers. Service was great and we sat outside for our meal. We have been here several times and have always had a great experience.
  18. j

    jamied

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food and drink were excellent as always. Bar was way behind for some reason - like 20-30 minutes for nearly all drink orders- but manager was apologetic and comped our carafe of sangria so it was all good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was very salty, and the guacamole portion was very small. I liked my rum drink!
  20. FC

    FoodieCFO

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the food. Had a great server named Chris, he was great!
  21. J

    Jlkb

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Reduced noise level sitting outside with few diners. Great value during happy hour.
  22. AA

    AbigailA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Food was good! I had the Jamaican jerk chicken with rice and kale. Needed to be a little spicier. Service was decent but waiter was too quick to run off without making sure everything we needed was taken care of, so we had to wait for him to return quite a few times.
  23. AO

    AmyO

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved sitting out on the patio for dinner. Food's great. Server was very attentive in the beginning but later she didn't fill water glasses and was nowhere to be found. We're definitely coming back though as we like the food.
  24. LW

    LauraW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, The service was quick and attentive, the drinks were perfect, and we greatly enjoyed sitting at their outside tables. My sister has to eat gluten free, and they were very careful to be sure that she was taken care of.
  25. S

    Stef

    Charleston

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Good food--round table which was great for 7 and a lovely night! Every0one enjoyed what they ordered.
  26. m

    maven

    Washington DC

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Good & varied menu. Can be very uneven service. They bring appetizers without plates, napkins or silverware and are surprised you ask for them. Can wait a long time until they check in on you once served. Some dishes are a home run and others can disappoint, even if you have ordered before. Their kitchen can be uneven.
  27. JC

    JenniferC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast and friendly severs, great food, wonderful ambience for brunch!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on Mojito Specials night, and enjoyed sampling the various flavors. We came too late to enjoy the Happy Hour food specials, so we ordered Jerk Chicken and Chicken Salad with peanuts from the Chef's Specials. Both were excellent. Our only disappointment was that someone at our end of the bar wanted to watch a poker tournament rather than the baseball All Star Game, so we missed the first half of this once-a-year event.
  29. DB

    DBDiner

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently excellent now. A wide range of menu choices. Interesting cocktails. And reliable service. Management is on top of things here which shows.
  30. PD

    PhilipDe

    Washington DC

    197 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my first visit. I had two margaritas, made exactly as I had requested them, and the ceviche. I'd like to return, and get a better sense of the Latin American food served here. I was with a group, and rarely dine in Montgomery County. However, if I'm in the area again at dinnertime, would gladly return.
  31. B

    Bethesdafoodie

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Experience was adequate.. Food was good. Drinks were disappointing.. Avoid rum flight.. 895 for three flights.. Each of three rums about 1 tablespoon or two sips.. Nice flight, just mot good value..
  32. RK

    RobinK

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great lunch menu with plenty of options. My friend and I shared soup, salad, and two tacos. Everything was good and our server, Angela was spectacular!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The food was average to below average. Service initially was ok, then poor. The bar noise was pleasantly insulated from the dining area.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were a party of five, sitting outside on their patio. Food was excellent, server was very nice, and table was comfortable.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    La calidad y el servicio fue horrible por el precio de cada plato. La comida estaba cruda y fria. El arroz crudo, DURO Y todo el plato Frio. No tengo pensado regresar, quede espantada con el precio y la calidad del servicio
  36. JM

    JerryMcGuire

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I want to really like this place, since server was polite and friendly. Had to send my wife's Cuban sandwich back due to being cold. My skirt steak was average at best; tough and chewy. The joint was about 25% full for Sunday dinner, which surprised me. Disappointed.
  37. A

    Anne

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Happy hour deals, but the cocktails are mighty strong!
  38. J

    Jodi

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Great service, and great food, but my seat was ripped, and the restaurant seemed a bit dated. I like the newer location better.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was ok. Not as good as accustomed.
  40. f

    foodlove

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the neighborhood friendly feel of this place. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the usual dining scene in Bethesda and Rockville. There is also complimentary parking. Best of all, we love the food. There is quite a choice on the menu. The guacamole is our go to appetizer. We hope to visit again in the near future.

FAQs

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar - Permanently Closed is rated 4 stars by 608 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Executive Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Rockville

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available 24/7 in our lot off Woodglen Drive, just north of the water tower. When an attendant is on duty, request a Paladar parking stub, and we will validate it during your visit. Validation is not required when the parking attendant is not on duty.

  • Public transit

    Half mile from the White Flint metro stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Oberg

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 816-1100

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Paladar would be delighted to host your event at our restaurant. We are able to accommodate groups ranging from 12 to 50 guest in our private and or semi private dining room. Our private space is equipped with full A/V capabilities.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsea Messick: (866) 954-3293

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