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The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge

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Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, South American
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7904 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814 (Fairmont Ave)
+1 301-312-6488
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: As more South Americans venture north with their cooking traditions and...
As more South Americans venture north with their cooking traditions and ingredients in hand, North Americans are getting the chance to sample these new foods and flavors. THE PARVA RESTAURANT BAR & LOUNGE has the Nuevo Latino cuisine as one example of the global gastronomic exchange that happens today, a fusion of traditional Latin flavors with global food trends. The rest of the world has become interested in the cuisines of South America, and new combinations will emerge. But the time-honored culinary traditions of Latin America remain intact. If you have not explored them already, new or old, don't miss out. You will fall in love with South American food. Our Chef now showcase Andean products such as alpaca meat, grains like quinoa and kiwicha, and unusual tubers such as yuca and maca in sophisticated new ways.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This was our first time at Parva. The menu is a mix of South American, Mexican, and Caribbean items. Service is friendly and quick, to bring menus to the table and take our drink and food orders. There was a wait for the food, but understandably so as each order is custom-made, and the wait is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
MDhereandthere
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was our first time at Parva. The menu is a mix of South American, Mexican, and Caribbean items. Service is friendly and quick, to bring menus to the table and take our drink and food orders. There was a wait for the food, but understandably so as each order is custom-made, and the wait is worthwhile. I had cheviche... More 

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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We walked down from our hotel. The restaurant is downstairs with a club upstairs. The owner seemed really nice and made suggestions and helped us with our order. We Luv the sides we got chorizos, salmon, veggies and plantain. My husband got fajitas which could have had more seasoning. I ordered a pitcher of mango mojitos which was delicious and... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We loved to try different cuisine and in our bid to find another new place we located this one. We visited this place and loved the food. The staff were very pleasant. We tried the Puerco al Plato, fajitas and another dish with prawns wrapped in bacon...all of them were really great!! I guess the place is undergoing some changes... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

1 waitress, probably 1 cook, very slow service. Food was OK, but have better Peruvian food in the area. Parking was not bad that evening, but generally a problem in that area.

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maryland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Not worth it. Much better Peruvian food available in Rockville or Wheaten. Because it's in Bethesda, it's overpriced. Worse, the food is OK at best. Won't go back.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I picked this place to go to in order to celebrate my birthday a couple of days early. We got there around 5pm on a Saturday night and the place was empty, but slowly started to pick up after we got there. The service was quick, the food came out hot and everything we tried was absolutely... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

What can I say this place has it all, literally! It has turned into a regular spot especially for dancing on Sat nights. With two levels of dancing. Lots of Latin flair upstairs with a large dance floor circled with reserved tables and bottle service. They know how to party upstairs for sure. Downstairs has always remained a mystery to... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was a very pleasant surprise for my GF wife and I. There are so many restaurants in Bethesda and we only learned about this through a coupon offer, which sometimes means the place is mediocre and is only trying to drum up business. The Parva was very good, starting with the waitress, Monica, who was amazing despite having to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Having had some disappointing dining experiences recently, I was not optimistic on my first visit to The Parva. But concern turned to pleasure as the food was very good, especially the starter platter. Service was very good - helpful without being over-attentive. Fortunately the waitress did not say "very good choice" when we chose the entrees. This expression has become... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We ate here early on a weekday evening. It was quiet and the service was excellent. The food was incredible. Fresh ingredients combined to create unique flavors, strong and decisive. The three of us sampled from one another's plates and each dish stood out as something special. We will certainly be back.

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Additional Information about The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge

Address: 7904 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone Number: +1 301-312-6488
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7904 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
    (Fairmont Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-312-6488

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

As more South Americans venture north with their cooking traditions and ingredients in hand, North Americans are getting the chance to sample these new foods and flavors. THE PARVA RESTAURANT BAR & LOUNGE has the Nuevo Latino cuisine as one example of the global gastronomic exchange that happens today, a fusion of traditional Latin flavors with global food trends. The rest of the world has become interested in the cuisines of South America, and new combinations will emerge. But the time-honored culinary traditions of Latin America remain intact. If you have not explored them already, new or old, don't miss out. You will fall in love with South American food. Our Chef now showcase Andean products such as alpaca meat, grains like quinoa and kiwicha, and unusual tubers such as yuca and maca in sophisticated new ways.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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