THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bamboleo
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bamboleo Restaurant Review: The language of comfort food is universal, so even if you need to rely on the handy glossary to navigate the menu at Bamboleo, you'll soon feel at home as you sip mint-y mojitos and sample the vibrant flavors of two of Latin America's most diverse cuisines. Bamboleo is an upbeat and trendy yet intimate enclave in which to discover Cuban and Brazilian specialties. Stone columns, a watery moat and muted lighting create a cave-like atmosphere, and Latin melodies and cocktails stimulate the appetite. Service is efficient for those on a business lunch timetable, or diners may relax on the outdoor deck when the weather cooperates and savor every bite. Begin with an appetizer tasting plate, the perfect introduction to the kitchen's versatility and skill in melding traditional Latin tastes. The Chino Latino, a delicate and creamy tuna ceviche, is a must. Fish and seafood dominate the entrée selections. Portions are substantial, whether you opt for moist grilled salmon topped with spicy crab and served over an aromatic base of smoky red bean rice or the melt-on-your-tongue texture of Cuban hanging tenderloin with wild mushroom mojo piled atop boniato-manchego potatoes. The glossary told us that boniato is a Cuban sweet potato and manchego is a Spanish cheese made from sheep's milk. Our taste buds provided a simpler yet equally accurate interpretation---delicious.