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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Conga Latin Bistro

501 E. Hennepin Ave. (5th St. SE) Send to Phone
651-331-3360
Lively hot spot for Pan-Latino fare and snappy cocktails.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Conga Latin Bistro Restaurant Review

: This hot-spot is the place to go when you want to shake your booty. Conga is filled with, well, congas. In fact, the festive drums hang on walls; they're used as table bases; lights over the bar are shaped like them; and they definitely are being used to fuel fun on the dance floor. With nods to Mexico, the Caribbean and South America, the cuisine is far-reaching Pan-Latin; best bets include the empanadas (little pastries filled with chicken, beef or melted cheese), Jamaican chicken and churrasco Argentino, a beef tenderloin accompanied by zesty chimichurri. The wine list stays on point, featuring wines from countries like Chile, Spain and Argentina. While good, we find the desserts a bit predictable: flan, rice pudding and tres leches cake. Instead, we save our sweet tooth for the tempting slew of tropical drinks: think rum punch, fruity daiquiris, Cuban mojitos and strong margaritas.



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