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1492 New World Latin Cuisine Restaurant Review: The first dip of a chip reveals the unique flavors that 1492 brings to Oklahoma City: it begins with the fresh ingredients, followed by the tang of lime and then some heat. Though the menu offers Tex-Mex favorites for those who enjoy predictability, it also holds plenty of creative specials and appetizers. A sweet-hot dipping sauce with hints of mango and habanero accompanies lightly battered coconut shrimp, and the crunch keeps you coming back for more. The 1492 queso is served over beef and refried beans with sour cream and guacamole; it's an appetizer generous enough to share. The pork special marinates the meat in pineapple and lime for 24 hours before it's stuffed with guava and prunes. Once it's roasted, sweet fried plantains and coconut rice with black beans finish the plate. Lighter fare includes fish tacos in corn tortillas served with fried yucca. The drinks list focuses on South American specialties like Argentinean and Brazilian wines, along with the signature mojitos and margaritas. The Chavez brothers, descendants of a Dallas restaurant heritage, operate 1492, and they’ve created a buzzing, vibrant atmosphere that encourages lively conversation.