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La Brasa

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12401 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
301 468.8850
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Surprise, Hidden Gem

Don't let the location / exterior make you want to pass it by. Or you will be missing on one of the best meals in Rockville. Fantastic fresh seafood and very reasonable pricing. We started with the Ceveche as a starter then we had the grilled and sautéed shrimp as the main ending with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Peter L
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Don't let the location / exterior make you want to pass it by. Or you will be missing on one of the best meals in Rockville. Fantastic fresh seafood and very reasonable pricing. We started with the Ceveche as a starter then we had the grilled and sautéed shrimp as the main ending with a fantastic truly home made Flan.... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Small place, out of the way, feels like a neighborhood gem. Consistently delicious food. Always fresh. My absolute favorite thing here is the cheese pupusa. Made to perfection. From main dishes, I love the Ropa vVeja & the steak quesadilla. The complimentary chips & salsa served during dinner are fantastic as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You cannot call this a neighborhood restaurant because it is in a light industrial area away from the hustle and bustle of the Pike. It is right next door to the massive Health and Human Services complex but once you know your way there, you will be back - and then often at that. The owners, a husband and wife... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

La Brasa offers a large selection of Latin American dishes at prices that are in the $10 to $18 range. The proprietors appear to have Salvadoran and Peruvian backgrounds though their offerings are much more than what you would expect from these two countries. For example, ropa vieja, carne asada and several Mexican dishes are available as well as fish,... More 

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ARLINGTON
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had errands in Rockville and no idea where to get lunch, so I checked TripAdvisor. La Brasa was #2 and just around the corner from one of our stops. It exceeded our expectations, even given the many rave reviews. I've never had such a melt-in-your-mouth tamale, and everything else was just as delicious. Portions were reasonable, not overwhelmingly like... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have lived in the DMV (DC Metro Area) for over 10 years, I am of Mexican descent and have had a very tough time finding Latin food that I love and an atmosphere that makes me feel like home. This tiny little unassuming restaurant was an answer to my culinary prayers! I was tired of only getting authentic food... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I were looking for somewhere new for dinner and less expensive than most places in our area. We used Trip Advisor and found La Brasa in Rockville. It's quite small, seats about 40 people at about 16 tables. Very good Latin American Cuisine at an amazingly affordable price point. Probably the best chips and salsa I have... More 

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Tremonton, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a great find! This place was off the beaten path and not easily accessible but so worth the trip. Great Latin flavors. I had the Lomo and found the seasonings were perfect. The salsa was fresh and the service great. Very reasonably priced. Definitely Recommended!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Excellent Salvadorean food. We questioned the GPS as it led us into the neighborhood where the restaurant is located between a car repair shop and the backside of an office building. It did not feel unsafe, just a bit odd for what we had heard was one of the best restaurants in town. The pupusas were tasty, the chicken tamale... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I eat here a couple of days a week for lunch! I love it! I've tasted a couple of dishes and they were all great! I've had the chicken, quesadillas, and shrimp!!! All amazing!!! It's always crowded but that's because the food is sooooooo good! Trust me eat here...you'll love it!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12401 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301 468.8850

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Salvadoran
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?