Botanero

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

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What 693 People Are Saying
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely dine again! Wonderful sangria and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food wasn’t worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Recommend the flaming shrimp, chicken rolls, duck confit, mussels and baby potatoes. Tons of gluten-free options. The size of each tapa was wonderful, not super small like most tapas places. Service was attentive and friendly. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, and everyone was courteous and accommodating.

LG
vipLindsayG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Botanero is my go-to for little plates. The food never disappoints! The flatbreads and empanadas are always delicious. The Flaming Shrimp are amazing too.

The only downfall was the wine - we ordered a bottle and when it was opened, it did not taste like the description. AFTER we had tasted from the opened bottle, we were told it wasn't the same bottle that was described on the menu that we had ordered. Very perplexing coming from a wine bar.

RF
vipRealFoodie
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Highly recommend. Great food and service.

TC
TonyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service continue tio be outstanding. We'll continue to be a regular. Tried the Orange Cake for first time. Totally Killer!!!

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LeoLBe
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding amazing food! Service gets one star off for entree that was forgotten but otherwise for the price 10/10 value, ambience, and taste

CO
vipCORKyVino
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu here has something for every taste. Small plates but good size portions. Items came out at an even pace to share everything. Unfortunately we had no room for dessert. Learned later that we should have ordered one to take home for later. Outdoor area has heat lamps and takeout available.

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LisaK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Nicely adapted for COVID appropriate distancing.

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IdaliaF
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Very up to date with things covid-19 related my friends and I loved our time at the restaurant, will definitely be back!

JB
JonathanB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every plate was delicious! Would high recommend, my wife and I went on an anniversary date and it did not disappoint, we were raving about each and every bite!

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Yorel
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Unfortunately the place is seriously understaffed and it showed in the quality of the drinks. Those were the biggest disappointment! Advice: dont substitute your bartender with your waitresses! The food was fair nothing to brag about (farro was slightly undercooked and brussel sprouts and scallops needed salt. Badly!

I dont' know what type of day our server was having but she looked like she could have a V8! She was dry and rather unattentive to our table. Thankfully she understood and took the drinks off our tab but her energy left much to be desired during my Bride2Be brunch. Hopefully management reads this and notes the changes!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food selection!

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vipSteveS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the short rib flat bread!

TK
ThamarK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Food was pretty mediocre, too much pepper on everything, but the drinks were good and the service was excellent . Good place to meet up with friends to have a drink.

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MissingNonni
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If small plates is your preference you will it be disappointed. Great f of and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was really tasty. We were so surprised because we never knew this restaurant was there and it surpassed our expectations. My husband crushed the brussel sprouts and the mussels, I loved the paella croquettes and the scallops. We wanted to get 3 more plates but we were so full. We have already talked about going back!

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WineGirl229
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The time spent there was good, as always. However, the second bottle of wine we ordered seemed to be a bit fermented (if that is the proper term) the wine was a bit cloudy and did not taste at all as the first bottle did even though it was the same. We did not tell management so I cannot say it was their fault or that they did not do anything about it because I’m sure they would have.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, outstanding food!! Such an accommodating restaurant who meets all our needs. It was a special occasion and they made it extra special for us.

KG
vipKimG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful outdoor brunch at Botanero. The outdoor seating is on the sidewalk, but there was not a lot of people or cars, so it was very peaceful and relaxing. The food was great and the service extremely attentive. Highly recommend it for outdoor, socially distanced dining.

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vipWilliamZ
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining, wonderful tapas, excellent service.

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Laur
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The small plates were absolutely delicious! The bourbon wings are top tier. Would definitely go here again.

MP
MicheleP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

My second try here with out of town guests for brunch and again an issue, we ordered beignets and never received them nor were we told I’m sorry or I apologize or I forgot, so disappointing when trying to show friends local businesses in King Farm

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Ellen
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food, nice choice, appealing presentation

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vipJoan
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at El Botanero was wonderful, as always. We had comfortable and safe seating on the sidewalk. For starters, we tried a new tapa, truffle mac and cheese, very tasty, and then two of our favorites, grilled salmon and beef short ribs with glasses of white and red wine. The staff is always friendly and accommodating, so we shared another glass of the Spanish red wine. Topped off by a perfect tres leches cake for dessert. Our favorite place in Rockville!

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Qball
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious..loved the flaming shrimp and beef empanadas!
Very good service and COVID friendly.

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vipwrcmobile
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor tapas dining. Wonderful menu on a quiet side street. I'll be sad when it gets too cold to eat outdoors, but will use Botanero for takeout during the long upcoming winter.

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NatP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the plates here. So tasty and a great variety of options.

TR
vipTaniaR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t get over how delicious the food was, and the service was great: will be going back soon.

LH
vipLindaH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding! Quick service, tables spaced well apart.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alice was great! Food was excellent!!

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vipRoss
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have a relaxing afternoon enjoying the wonderful variety of the menu.

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DeniseS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were sitting outside next to the curb @ the intersection for lunch. It was much noisier than our previous experiences sitting closer to the bldg outside at dinner or Sunday brunch.

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vipLinda
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and reasonable prices for the food. We went to celebrate my mom's birthday. The service was great, our waitress was really nice and helpful. The restaurant itself was spreadout to be 6 ft apart from other customers. We would go back again.

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RanjanP
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great variety of foods in their menu... enjoyed the flaming Shrimp Tempura and Grilled chicken .. the beer on tap was great too! Overall a great first dining experience .. will go again!

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vipUberMiaoMiao
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I might be a little biased because I live a walking distance away from Botanero. Ever since this place was opened perhaps 4 years ago, I always love their food and the contemporary tapas format. Since the pandemic, they have successfully introduced a rotating world cuisine prix fixe style menu every week. We tried the Turkish version a few weeks ago. This week the inspiration was from Israel. I am no expert of Israeli food but what they have put together was very tasty and well presented, from the starter to the 2 main dishes, lamb and chicken, to the green beans, and finally onto the honey cake dessert. Everyone was memorable. We also got two lunch boxes packed for later consumption. I don't know how the chef managed to master so many cuisines in such short amount of time but the result so far is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. One of our faves.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of wine and spirits, small dishes that are beautifully presented and delicious as well.

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vipSteveS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it here. The staff is great, food is great.

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 693 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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