Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar

4.3
705 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 705 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paladar was awesome! Very welcoming and accommodating to our family which means a lot since we have 2 young daughters. We were seated quickly on their beautiful outdoor patio. The atmosphere was beautiful and relaxing. And the food and drinks were delicious! We also loved how the kids meals came in cute little "TV dinner trays." We had a wonderful experience!

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MaryS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, and not loud! I will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best
Manager was phenominal

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was top notch. Outstanding but the environment was extremely quiet and conservative, no really a DC brunch vibe as expected. Great for families and discerning palates.

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SSBDD
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great South American food, wines and other drink. Good anytime from lunch to late night.

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KevinE
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, employees are super friendly, and food is dank!

GM
GloriaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Nice portions. Service was great :)

JD
JDL2014
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here a lot and love it. Excellent food, good outside space and great / attentive staff.

PG
vipPuffinGirl
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Brunch - I had duck confit and hubby had egg and chorizo tacos.

PM
PMcS
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time out for brunch since COVID. It was a wonderful experience & our server, Matt, added to the positive experience.

HA
vipHARs
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was extremely slow, and the food came out cold. A part of my husbands dish was reordered, and came out at the end of the meal. All in all, not a great dinner

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jazygal03
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We showed up early, about a half hour before our reservation outdoors, but we were still seated almost immediately. We did wait quite a while to be greeted...to be honest, we had to flag someone down and ask about where our server was. Once our server showed up, we got our drinks and appetizer promptly and placed our dinner order then. The food was absolutely delicious. It took a while for our server to come with a box for my food and the check, so service wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t the worst I’ve experienced either. It was, overall, a very nice dinner out, and I definitely plan to come back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the team at Paladar - they do an amazing job!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great to get out - good choice for an easy date after a long week.

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LisaS
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour atmosphere- sitting outside at a high top with friends was fun. Food and service were great. The heater was a nice touch.

DS
DianaS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening out, food good, service great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cinco de Mayo happy hour. The service was very attentive!!

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Nikki
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time with my best friend after such a long time. Server was very helpful and nice, would come back asap

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viplocal123
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was okay. The waitress who started with us was good but suddenly disappeared without an explanation. We were surprised to find out the bottomless mimosas are no longer available even though we called to confirm they still had the special before arriving.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside with our dog and the service was fantastic. They even brought a bowl of ice water for our dog. Awesome food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere, really nice servers... A little something for everybody on the menu and the drinks were very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Our waitress was not attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter , miss his name but had tatto was really good and attentive

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TiffanyS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I used to come to this location quite frequently when it first opened. Probably 5-6 times a month, if not more. Hadn’t been back in a few years and wanted to come back because the food and drinks were always good and reasonably priced. I was pretty disappointed with my visit. I feel like the quality of food has drastically changed, the items that I loved to order before no longer taste the same and were even presented differently. I came here for a date night with my boyfriend and left very unsatisfied. I hope the quality returns to the food. I’d like to give you guys a try again before completely writing off this restaurant.

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vipBandido
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Interesting and varied menu. Had the Argentine mixed grill - the chicken was dry and the steak lacked flavor. Service was friendly but slow, which may have been because we were outside. A fine selection of rums though. Try the El Dorado 15 year old from Guyana - outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my dad’s birthday. Thank you for terrific service and food!! The fish tacos were incredible!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Paladar used to be a place for good food. The food has gotten worse. The food is dry and it now lacks flavor. The service has always been ok and I can say that hasn't improved. It was quite disappointing.

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RPal
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we’ve had here has been an experience, not just cuisine and culture to be frank. You can tell the quality and selectivity of the ingredients in all the dishes, from fresh calamari to the wild caught tuna, from mushrooms to lamb.

This is our Gaithersburg go-to for rum and rumbling tummies—satisfaction is guaranteed as long as owner and chefs keep up exactly what they’ve got down :-)!
RG

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Fitting for a casual dinner for two.

PA
PegA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The chicken was flavorful but the black beans seemed over cooked and dry in spots. The wine was amazing! The service was ‘off’ as I had a trainer and trainee so part of my order had been forgotten - ticket mix up??

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nicoleg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food and drinks were very good, service was slow.

LG
LatashaG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loves Paladar. We use to frequent the Amnapolis location until it closed. We have been to the Gaithersburg location 3 times in the last 2 months. AWESOME food and service. Their staff is attentive and personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Server was awful in every way imaginable

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place!!

KE
vipKEArion
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I used to visit this restaurant when it was in Rockville, so I was thrilled to find a different location! The food is delicious, especially the plantains! And their mojitos are so good.

LG
LatashaG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family loves Paladar! And this location is top-notch. We miss the Annapolis location, but the long drive is SOOO worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Manager is professional, attentive, and sincerely helpful. Friendly staff. The food and service are good.

JD
JosephD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time. Have been several times before but had no idea they did brunch on the weekends. The food was great and my GF agreed.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, drink, ambiance and safety measures
This is our new go to place! I can not recommend it enough

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Service was good. I did feel that the servers & possibly bar tenders were a little on the slow side. We had requested two different brands of shots that were both not available but took a while for us to be told about each one. For example, by the time we got our 3 shots, our appetizers AND entres came all at the same time. A little annoying but the food was great.

FAQs

Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 330-4400.

Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 705 OpenTable diners.

Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/paladar-gaithersburg/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.