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“Happening atmosphere, and great food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chino Latino

Chino Latino
2916 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1954
612-824-7878
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Ranked #98 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Caribbean
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: West Lake Street
Little Rock, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Happening atmosphere, and great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Tried Chino Latino the other night with a friend and had a blast. We went without reservations on a Saturday night (not a great idea), They didn't have a table available but there were seats available at the sushi bar. Fine by us!! For drinks we had some sort of cucumber saki-tini (amazing!) and a ginger margarita of sorts (terrible!). We tried their Sushi sampler since it contained most of the rolls we wanted to try anyway. It came out super fast and was quite delicious. After that we were still kind of hungry so we decided to try the smoked swordfish. It didn't come out looking quite like a thought it would (dip form with chunks of fish served with guac, and pico), but the taste more then made up for it's appearance! It was a generous portion that we barely finished. The service was standard,not bad, but nothing really to remark about. We walked out having had two drinks a piece, the sushi sampler, and the smoked swordfish for about 120$ (including 20% tip). I felt like it was a fair price. I may not go there everyday, but would definitely recommend it for a night out when you can't decide between asian or mexican or are just in the mood for both!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Always busy, loud atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I've been here so many times maybe the awe has worn off. The food is fine, it is good but I've never been blown-away. I like this place for the late night HH. Lots of people come for birthday parties, so it can get loud. It is a staple of Uptown, and is known for their glittery front entry without a sign. Once inside, it is a large and loud space.

Visited December 2012
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Minneapolis
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68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great drinks, food is overpriced and lackluster.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I like going to Chino Latino with friends and getting fun drinks- like the blackberry mojito and other delicious drinks. The food I can live without. I have had several dishes here and most of them have been fine, but nothing spectacular. The edamame is pretty good as is the Banana Boat Chicken. All in all Chino is a hipster place that is fun to go out to, but there are other cheaper, less crowded and just as fun places in Uptown.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Last night 3 couples experienced the city life of Minneapolis by eating dinner at this interesting restaurant in Uptown. We had heard it had good reviews. The food is unique and tasty. Our waitress was very helpful and provided attentive service. It was fun going as a group because the food is served family style and we all got to try all the dishes we selected. With 2 people that wouldn't have been as fun. Recommend having a reservation so you don't have to wait.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Equator Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

There is something for every taste here...the drinks are wonderful and the service is some of the best in Uptown!

Visited January 2013
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