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Chino Latino

2916 Hennepin Ave S. (Lake St.) Send to Phone
612-824-7878 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Expect thumping music, beautiful people and playfully creative new-world eats that rarely disappoint.
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Chino Latino Restaurant Review

: It's obvious from the glitzy, no-signage front that you're walking into someplace that’s hardly “Minnesota Nice.” In fact, as you continue down the orange, padded hallway, you feel you’ve left the Midwest altogether. Featuring “street food from the hot zones” plus cool drinks to match, Chino Latino remains its own hip universe where the Latin music throbs, the beautiful people slide by with funky cocktails, and the hypnotic orange bar casts its sultry glow on everyone. But don’t let the bar scene fool you; Chino’s menu has continued to grow and evolve in the best of ways since it opened. Start with some pepper salt-spiked crispy calamari or whimsical jerk chicken skewers, glazed with spicy Jamaican marinade and served with mango salsa and hot sauce. Bigger groups that come to share the large community table would be wise to order the carne asada a la Moreliana, a platter of beef barbacoa and chipotle chicken tinga. The “sushi loco” selections, including the inside-out “Siggy’s Naughty White Tiger Roll” (featuring shrimp and salmon), are properly askew like much of the humorous menu. You can wash it all down with a passion fruit and blood orange “X Rated” martini or any of a wide selection of provocatively-named drinks. For something less blush-inducing, order off the well-curated saké list.

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