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About Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

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.

11333 Woodglen Drive
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20852
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin American, Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Executive Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 816-1100

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:
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.

Executive Chef:
Jason Oberg

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

Private Dining

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.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Authentic (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Happy Hour, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

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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 (London)·Dined on June 26, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Happy hour deals, but the cocktails are mighty strong!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

It was ok. Not as good as accustomed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I love this place! The food is delicious (especially the plantains!), and I like that they offer more than just tortilla chips with their salsa (they have taro and plantain chips, too!). The restaurant is huge, so you usually don't have to worry about a wait or finding a table/seat. The people who work there are friendly, but the service tends to be somewhat slow. Make sure to download the Thanx app before you go so you can get free guacamole on your first trip!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was truly superb. It was beyond fresh and the balance of flavors in everything was remarkable. I rarely leave feedback, but I truly loved the food. They were severely understaffed and we cleared our own table to allow space for the next course. We could hear the manager screaming at her wait staff near the kitchen area, which I found extremely inappropriate. These issues aside, the food was outstanding and I would return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was a nightmare, left after 55 minutes and still did not have all drinks we ordered.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Not an enjoyable evening at all. The food was really good, but that's about it. Our server, Ronald, might have been the worst waiter I've had in any restaurant, ever. He just couldn't be bothered with our table at all. It was a good five minutes before he showed up to take our drink order, and then he disappeared for 10 minutes before we saw him again, and he didn't have our drinks. Finally the bartender brought them over, still no Ron. We sat and waited while Ron poked his head out from the kitchen, but never even looked in our direction. Another waiter must've seen how anxious we were getting and stopped by to ask if everything was ok, and HE ended up taking our order. Ron continued like that the rest of the night, we'd see him walking around, he wouldn't stop by our table or even look in our direction, and then we wouldn't see him. Our reservation was for 6, we finally got our entrees after 7, more than a FULL HOUR later (with a kid) by a runner, still no Ron, he neither brought our food nor checked on us after. And the restaurant was pretty empty, on Mother's Day, which should've tipped us off. As I mentioned the food was truly delicious, especially the guac, but the meal was kind of expensive for what it was. Drinks were poured with a very heavy hand, which some might appreciate, but it was a little much. To get waters we had already asked Ron for, we had to stop him as he tried to walk past our table. Same with the check, same to get the check corrected, same to get him to pick up the paid bill. We asked him for boxes, other waiters brought their tables boxes and closed them up for diners with stickers, ours were just dropped at our table as he walked past. Hopefully he was just having an off night, or needs a lot more training, but it totally turned us off and ruined the evening. Maybe we'll try their Downtown Crown location, we've heard good things from there; but if I'm going to drop $130 on tacos for 4, I expect the waiter to give a darn.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was great and we had a terrific waiter. Chris delivered excellent service and was very accommodating.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Came with a group of 6. Great brunch menu items. Bottomless pomegranate mimosas are really good. The grits are delicious! Guacamole portion in the small side but everything tasted great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The silverware was dirty, the drinks never appeared, the food came out way too fast and tasted like it was prepared before it was order. The check was comped and the management was nice enough. Overall, I was embarrassed I had chosen the restaurant to impress friends.

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