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“A pleasant dining experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge

The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge
7904 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-312-6488
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Ranked #146 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, South American, Peruvian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fairmont Ave
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A pleasant dining experience”
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 so over-used at some DC restaurants that it has become meaningless, even annoying.

Overall, a pleasant dining experience, even though the not particularly extensive wine list did not have the wine that I chose from the list.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, Maryland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Really great food, nice ambiance”
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.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Nice Spot for Latin food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

A group of friends decided to try The Parva to celebrate a birthday, we were very pleased with the menu and drinks. There were several vegetarian and seafood options, I tried the "Ropa Vieja", arepas and the "Tres leches" dessert. They were all tasty, just be aware that the service is slow on a weeknight, we were having drinks and had a good time but spent almost 3 hours for dinner between serving times. The birthday girl got a free dessert and a song. There was only one other table the entire time we were at the restaurant, so it felt like a private event.
I will definitely try it again on a date night with my DH.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“weeknight dinner out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Dined here with a friend. Service was excellent as was our food. Excellent cocktail menu. While on a Wednesday night, getting a seat was very easy, I have visited one other time on a Saturday night and the place was jam packed upstairs and downstairs. Music and dancing. Not too young a crowd. Will definitely be going back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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333 reviews 333 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 109 cities Reviews in 109 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Amazing Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

WOW! What an incredible menu! This restaurant does a fantastic job with the Spanish staples you're used to at other places but with their own twist... The gauc was smooth and whipped and tasty... Salsa was AMAZING and had a slight kick to it... Quesadillas were the best we've ever had and the empanadas were fresh and outstanding!

They have a huge menu and the place is very well designed and put together... Great for special occaisions!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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