Botanero

4.7
756 reviews
$30 and under
American
Cozy neighborhood restaurant, cocktail and wine bar, serving inspired small plates in Rockville, Maryland.

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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viptweetgood
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We wanted more shade from outside. Once the manager helped us, it was a wonderful brunch. Food is very good! I would definitely go back there again.

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RalphB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AWESOME....!!!! I belong to a networking group that meets there 2 times a month. They are equally attentive as they are during regular dining. I took 4 friends there who had never been there and everyone said they would come back again. I have not had one bad meal there......but if you want me to highlight some things....try the steak, lamb, any of the empanadas, and definitely don't forget the Brussel sprouts.

Try it out.....you will not be disappointed!!!!!!!

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vipStepherk
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so good!! We enjoyed visiting Botanero on a beautiful Saturday evening. We dined outdoors at one of their tables on the sidewalk. The presentation of the food is beautiful, but the tastes are amazing. My partner and I laughed at how we kept moaning with each mouthful because the food was so good. Great service, also.

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Amanda
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for the first time yesterday and got a seat on the patio. Nice patio, service was excellent, they were very attentive. Food came out really quickly, within 15 mins of placing my order. The only thing was that I found it hard to find parking- maybe I missed a garage or something. I thought the prices were good for what I got. I would highly recommend the tres leches cake. It was really good and not too sweet, just the right amount. I would go here again.

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EvanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Botanero provided us a terrific restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The "little plates" that we selected were terrific. The one that especially stands out was the Flatbread with mushrooms and bacon! We loved the empanadas as well! The beet salad was superb! All staff were lovely! Thank you for a terrific dinner!

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AlanH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the brunch omelet and pancakes were awesome, and six different small plates others had were equally top notch. Excellent service too, and they accomodated us inside when the weather turned inclement.

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KarenF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is delicious. Service is wonderful. Always a pleasure going to Bota.

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DeniseS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time! We hadn't seen each other in a year - perfect place to reconnect.

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ElaineK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Food was delicious. We had a lovely brunch!

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vipREP48
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is great! Had a number of small plates -- standouts were the scallops, the duck confit and the beef empanadas. Lamb skewers and calamari are also excellent. Our only complaint, and the main reason for 4 stars instead of 5, is this -- it's hard to believe that a restaurant that prominently displays the name of its wine steward on the menu would serve any wine without any chill at all. Malbec at 75 or 80 degrees severely detracts from the taste and quality that would be experienced at an appropriate 55 degrees.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
317 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent tapas and brunch food. Always enjoyable and always good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The chicken croquettes are a must!!

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LeahO
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The good was fantastic! It’s a very fun place . Favorites include all the empanadas, the beet salad and duck confit

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Kajaree
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for lunch and not only did we enjoy great drinks and amazing food, but we also appreciated the wonderful service. We lingered long after lunch chatting and never felt pressured to leave ... it wasn't crowded by then but they still made us feel welcome. I would highly recommend the beet salad! And the short ribs were so tender and delicious. The flatbread with mushrooms was also to die for! The menu is extensive so there's something for everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The AC was not running on a hot 90 degree day. I was mind blown. I asked the server to turn on the AC but it did not get any better. Food was ok, but drinks were very watered down. Disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was ok. The bartenders were super cool and the food was decent. If I'm ever around the area again, I would stop by. It was just so hot inside that it made the experience a bit uncomfortable.

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vipGregM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding variety, wonderful people, a great place to eat and visit friends.

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YvonneA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank you the food was good and quick service.

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vipKatieK
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Will keep going back. Nice spot to share and try lots of different dishes

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Heather
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious. Especially loved the scallops.

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kperez
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around.

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vipFoodie107
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT IS SO GOOD TO BE BACK! Botanero has survived the covid-related shutdowns. The food and service are still top notch. We went to Sunday brunch and everything was perfect. We had a great meal and saw some neighbors. Perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday with a group of 10 for brunch. The server did well in making sure we all got our food and drinks on time. Would come ahain

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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SilverSpingMama
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large variety and everything we tried was extremely tasty.

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ChristinaB
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to go. Great food. Tapas style dining is fun. Food was great as always. No lowering of standards even during pandemic.

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vipAdventurer
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as we have come to expect from Botanero! The lamb chops and Brussel sprouts were delicious!

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vipChristinaH
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating outside at Botanero. No cicadas outside!

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ShelbyStevens
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was underwhelmed by the food--both the quality and the portions. And on top of that the service was slow and there was a solid five minute gap between when members of the party's entrees were brought out. Definitely not what I was expecting based on past reviews. Also--the "cookie skillet" was a stale cookie microwaved and placed in a small skillet. Oh and it cost $8. I can appreciate a high quality meal. I don't appreciate what feels like a mid-priced scam.

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vipKristienC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious food and good variety. Outdoor seating is nice.

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toddh
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered five items and sangria- everything tasty and well presented.

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vipBrooklynGirl
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, but our fruit tasted sour so we had to send it back. I will definitely be returning.

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vipMichaelK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, non-pretentious, with excellent food and friendly service.

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vipRachealM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and staff very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have been a huge fan of Botanero since the beginning. Last night I was looking forward to getting out and enjoying a nice dinner. Usually Botanero is just the ticket fir that but last night they were off. My beer was warm. Something with the kegerator. Fix that please. Two dishes I had were not up to par either. Grilled lamb chops were too thin to grill to any doneness less than well. Asked for medium rare but did not deliver. Also, the short rib was chuck roast. I get it if ribs aren’t available. Just state that on the menu instead of trying to pass chuck off as short rib. Similar but not equal. I know Botanero can do better. I’ve seen it many times. Figure it out. Do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very tasty and the wait staff was very attentive. I will return another time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipPaulS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Botanero really delivers with great Mediterranean small plates. This cozy neighborhood restaurant offers great food and service. The flaming shrimp was outstanding. I highly recommend the flat breads with the mushroom and bacon topping the list. Overall, a very good choice for dinner in the Rockville area.

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vipHNAM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My first time at this restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality in the food and service. I had short rib flat bread and beet salad, both excellent and fresh. The waiter was courteous and prompt with her attention. It is a place to have a quiet meal and enjoy conversation.

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SusanA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always perfect. We are so glad to be back.

FAQs

Botanero does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Botanero also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 474-5461.

Botanero is rated 4.7 stars by 756 OpenTable diners.

Botanero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/1VC94WK8V5WW3/order.

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.

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