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“My new favorite place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Brasa

La Brasa
12401 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
301 468.8850
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Ranked #3 of 333 Restaurants in Rockville
Cuisines: Salvadoran
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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190 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“My new favorite place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Selected La Brasa after reading favorable reviews. We were not disappointed! The place only seats about 40 people and is not fancy, but we loved it. The meals were delicious (salmon and lomo saltado). Everything was fresh, hot, and presented very nicely. Portions were generous and they happily substituted sides since we shy away from too many carbs. Two meals and a bottle of wine cost about $40. The entire staff was extremely pleasant and friendly. Service was great. This place will be a regular stop in the future.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Good food and great staff!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a hidden gem in Rockville. The food is great. Only downside is that the drink menu is just wine but the food is so good that it is ok!!!Love it. the staff is very good as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food - Great Prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

My wife and I eat regularly at this restaurant, even though we live about 50 miles away. The food is always well prepared, has great taste and is provided in very generous portions. Service is prompt, courteous and correct. Prices are very easy on the budget and the value provided for the price paid is outstanding.

Please don't expect fancy furniture and a "snazzy " local - this is a working class restaurant that provides great tasting and quality food at a very decent prize with good service and a nice family atmosphere.

Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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rogers222
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83 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Wow, Surprisingly Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

It looks a local and divey, since it's small and simple and away from the usual crowds on Rockville Pike. But the food is amazing, the service is friendly and homey, the prices are good. I'll be going back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Federalsburg, Maryland
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Authentic South American delights!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Ok, so my boyfriend and I only went here once, but we can't wait to get back! The food here was soooo good! The Lomo Saltado and Ropa Vieja were to die for! We were both extremely happy with our own choices and the others'. And the Tres Leches? Fuggitaboutit! Rockville is, unfortunately, not a place we get to very often (I live on the Eastern Shore), but when we do return to the are, this is our go-to place! It's a tiny, little unprenentious place that you'll zip right past if you aren't paying attention, so don't miss it or you'll be sorry! It's very cozy inside and the staff is great! Our server was so sweet and attentive. We'll be back! (I think I may have said this once or twice already!)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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