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La Brasa

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Peruvian, Salvadoran, South American
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12401 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852-1727
301 468.8850
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have a quiet meal and were not disappointed! The food was amazing. David our server was superb! We found a new place to eat.

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Thank Chantal F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I am in love with the lomo saltado. I've been here three times and have ordered it each time. I should probably get something else but it's so dang good!!! The service is excellent and it's definitely one of my favorite spots.

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Thank Shima D
Kensington, Maryland
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130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This place is very busy and lunch and we were lucky that we got there just in time and didn't have to wait for a table. The food was only OK. My meal was not memorable. The service was poor though. Our waiter served one of our dishes to another table (that arrived after us) and we had to ask... More 

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Thank Sara W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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256 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

La Brasa is a tiny restaurant tucked back behind Rockville Pike. It is worth seeking out. The carne asada is perfectly cooked and delicious with pico and rice. The pupusas come out piping hot so the cheese is gooey- don't burn your mouth!

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Thank Amy W
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

You would never know that this restaurant was so good by just driving by. We had an outstanding meal! The fish was tender and flaky. The beef was marinated and thinly sliced so well. Cerviche was yummy. Lastly we finished the meal with a tres leches cake. So good!!!

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Thank Anna H
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We selected this eatery based upon its very good reviews and we wanted to try a Latin restaurant. We were not disappointed. We arrived a little past 7:00pm and found the parking lot full. We were directed to another lot next door. However, there were no seats available. The place was packed with families and customers. We were seated al... More 

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Thank sprlolo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The food is authentic, seasoned well, and oh so good. I ordered tilapia two days in a row for lunch. LOL!

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Thank LATISHA S
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Our party of five went to this small (easy to overlook) and cozy restaurant for dinner and really enjoyed the excellent Mexican food. Everything was good - also the beer - and served by very welcoming and friendly staff. My favorite: the chicken drizzler with guacamole salat on the side.

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Thank Thomas L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We've driven pass this joint so many time. It's a small box like place that didn't seem appealing from the outside. One evening, my husband and I decided to try La Brasa and we regret that we haven't been here sooner. The dining room is small. There's section for take out order like in other typical Peruvian chicken places with... More 

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Thank ND i
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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256 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This place was highly rated so I had high expectations. From the first chips and salsa to the yuca relleno appetizer to the delicious entrees- this place is a winner. We enjoyed the enchiladas and lomo saltado.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Peruvian, Salvadoran, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12401 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852-1727
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301 468.8850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?