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Porch Light Latin Kitchen

300 Village Green Cir. SE (Atlanta Rd. SE) Send to Phone
Chef/owner Andre Gomez from Puerto Rico brings his Latin sensibilities to this tiny establishment.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Porch Light Latin Kitchen Restaurant Review

: Chef/owner Andre Gomez derived the name of his small restaurant from his experiences gathered on the family home’s porch. Gomez has worked at a variety of Atlanta restaurants, including with Kevin Rathbun. At Porch Light Latin Kitchen, this narrow slip of a space with an open kitchen showcases a mural that fools the eye into thinking one is about to ascend a street in a colonial Hispanic city. Metal trays serve as plates bearing large portions of artfully arranged, well-prepared food. Raw materials come from as many local sources as possible. Dishes reflect the cooking traditions of the Latin world, not just Puerto Rico. We greedily tore into the Malbec-glazed braised short rib with Abuela's (grandmother's) chimichurri. Don't miss the mac 'n' cheese with pork rind crumbs, setting a new standard for the dish, or the Mexican-inspired corn grilled then cut off the cob and topped with cotija cheese and spicy mayo, a common street snack in Mexico. Classic sandwiches, such as the Mexican torta, compose the lunch menu and are offered at dinner. This may be just the spot for a banquet of roasted cochinillo (suckling pig). Desserts include tres leches cake and flan, and there’s a dense, rich chocolate pie. The very limited wine list draws from Spanish and Latin wine regions, and the craft beers and cocktails enhance the options among adult beverages.


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