Sweet Flavors + Spicy Life @ Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

It’s always a great time when you’re with your girls.

Now add great drinks, amazing food and lots of laughter for a guaranteed blast and outstanding dining experience.

Allow me to introduce you to Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar.


Where do I start?

I ask this because this dining experience was great from beginning to end.

Let’s start with the PLUS PLUS on Paladar: Happy Hour on Sundays from 4-7pm and again from 9-11pm is already a winning point.

We began our Latin experience at the bar with cocktails and appetizers.

I was sold on the Charred Pineapple Margarita with a Sugared Rim.


It was so good that I ordered 2 of them: one for happy hour and the other for dinner (I’m not ashamed lol).


It was so good and definitely a great start to our Paladar experience.

The Wild Cobia and Avocado Ceviche was outstanding.

By the way, I’ll be using the word “outstanding” throughout this post.

Tomatoes, onions, tomatillos, peanut-plantain crumble, Hungarian peppers and a citrus marinade definitely set my taste buds on a culinary journey.


You could literally sip on that marinade, right there!

It also came with Plantain & Tortilla chips, perfectly crisp to hold the white fish and other components of this refreshing appetizer.


Josephine’s Plantains were also delicious from what I hear.


I didn’t try them as I was so into my Ceviche.

Now, onto the dinner table!

We were literally salivating over the menu, so many delicious offerings, which took us a little while to make our dinner selections.

At last, we went for the following dishes:

Slow-Smoked Pulled Chicken
Adobo Wild-Caught Shrimp & Grits
Chimichurri Chicken
Rum-Glazed Cuban Pork

Our African roots led us to request that our dishes be spicy, forgetting that Latinos already eat spicy food.

We were so excited about our selections, which were served pretty quickly.

Harlette’s Slow Smocked Chicken was very tasty.

Slow-Smoked Pulled Chicken

Josephine’s Shrimp & Grits were OUTSTANDING and filled with flavor.

You guys know how much I love this southern dish but had to pass on it to have an authentic Latin experience.

Adobo Wild Caught Shrimp & Grits
Adobo Wild Caught Shrimp & Grits

Linda’s Chicken Sandwich was also very good.

Chimichurri Chicken Sandwich

My Cuban Pork was amazing, OMG!

Rum-Glazed Cuban Pork
Rum-Glazed Cuban Pork

The pork was tender, tasty and that Coconut Mango Rice it was served with was delicious.


Now remember we requested that our dishes be spicy?

Our mouths were on fire.

These Latin folks don’t play. They definitely nailed the spice level, which was a little too spicy for us.

Thankfully, we were able to taste and savor our dishes.

Smiling through our tingling lips filled with spicy latin food 🙂

Linda had also requested some Peppeh on the side, which they surprisingly delivered, African-Style!


Be careful if you request this Peppeh, it was HOT!


We could not end this dining experience without a sweet note.

We requested the Paladar Churros to share.


What an amazing choice.

Paladar Churros

This dessert is  A MUST if you dine here.

The Churros were warm with cinnamon and sugar, then dipped in that marshmallow sauce (which we preferred) versus the chocolate option.

Just thinking about it makes me what to stop by and order me some!

They also have an outdoor sitting area at bar as well as a patio in the back for dining.


Service was a bit slow, which was a bit surprising given that it was a Sunday evening.

Nonetheless, if you are a Latin food lover, you will definitely fall in love with the food and drinks offered at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar.

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