Ohio-based Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar announced it will open its first D.C. area in late July or early August in North Bethesda Market.

The 180-seat restaurant, with two patio seating areas, will take over the space at 11333 Woodglen Dr., across from the Whole Foods Market.

The menu will obviously be Latin-inspired, with seafood, steaks, sandwiches, appetizers and deserts including Cuban Braised Beef Ropa Vieja, Blackened Fish Tacos, Plantain Crusted Crab Croquetas and three kinds of guacamole served with chips blended from plantain, yucca, malanga and tortilla.

It will also carry more than 50 rums, rum flights and tasting-size pours, as well as Mojitos, Caipirinhas and Margaritas.

“It is our goal to provide an upbeat, fresh American interpretation of Latin food, borrowing and blending from the many unique aspects of the various cultures represented by the menu offerings,” co-President Andy Himmel said in a press release. “We see Paladar as approachable, affordable and comfortable – a place to go not just for special occasions, but for any occasion. We want to share with our guests the vibrancy, colors, tastes, music and soul of Latin America.”

Paladar will be open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday, traditional happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week and a late night happy hour from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.


The restaurant will be Paladar’s fourth. It also has plans to open a location in Tysons Corner.

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