Permanently Closed - Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

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608 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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3.9
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3.8
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3.8
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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Jessica
Washington DC
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.

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viprobins
Washington DC
46 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.

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tounzDC
Washington DC
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.

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CHICO
Washington DC
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!

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toadmom
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful discovery! Delicious food and nice comfy spot. Our waitress, Sabrina was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu. Her recommendations were spot on. Great for a meal after a matinee at Strathmore. We’ll be back!

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viprobins
Washington DC
46 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.

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BizDiner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasant evening with fresh, delicious food.

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vipRandy
Washington DC
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 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! ☺️

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vipPhilipDe
Washington DC
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.

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Mitymo
Washington DC
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.

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
17 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.

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vipLauraL
Washington DC
52 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.

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PaulaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Fun place for a party crowd.

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vipSipDineSocialize
Washington DC
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.

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RonP
Washington DC
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.

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vipMissSteaken
Washington DC
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.

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jamied
Washington DC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
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!

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vipFoodieCFO
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Jlkb
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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AbigailA
Washington DC
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.

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AmyO
Washington DC
8 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
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.

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vipstephaniekay
Charleston
66 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.

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vipmaven
Washington DC
79 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.

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JenniferC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and friendly severs, great food, wonderful ambience for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
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.

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vipDBDiner
Washington DC
36 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.

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vipPhilipDe
Washington DC
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.

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vipBethesdafoodie
Washington DC
12 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..

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vipRobinK
Washington DC
5 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
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

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vipJerryMcGuire
Washington DC
13 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.

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vipAnne
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Happy hour deals, but the cocktails are mighty strong!

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Jodi
Washington DC
9 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok. Not as good as accustomed.

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