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Calle Latina Restaurant Review: Amid its small, colorful interior, Calle Latina serves casual fare by day but turns to more serious main plates at dinner. Representations of diverse South American dishes start with soup; we favor the chorizo-flecked black bean with cilantro cream. Move on to a salad such as mango slaw and perhaps an empanada. While these are not the straightforward traditional sort of empanadas one might find in Chile, for instance, they're imaginative and true to the spirit (go for the barbacoa version). We also enjoy the tortas, especially one with slow-roasted pork shoulder and a habanero mango slaw that’s not at all over-the-top hot. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are numerous. For dessert, try the standout tres leches cake. The smart wine list presents only a half dozen or so whites and an equal number of reds, but the choices, from the Spanish-speaking world, are right on target as to compatibility with the food and price.