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“Return visit not great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Latino

Latino
36 Church Road, Hove BN3 2FN, England
01273 770355
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Ranked #66 of 200 Restaurants in Hove
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Brighton
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Return visit not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

On Friday, we paid a return visit to Latino in Hove.
We last ate at the restaurant about this time last year and, on that occasion, we thought it was great (no review posted on Trip Advisor). Having recently moved into Brighton, we thought we'd make a return visit and (while it wasn't a total write-off) we would have to say the meal was average.
The atmosphere of the place is great, and the staff are attentive and pleasant. There were plenty of people dining, and some looked like they regularly eat there as they had a rapport with the staff. So, perhaps we had a some poorly prepared tapas which was not reflective of the usual standard.
We were not adventurous with our choices of tapas, and ordered meatballs, patatas brava, tortilla, prawns in batter, whitebait, and mixed vegetables with a bottle of wine. It all arrived at the same time. The meatballs were good, and I thought the same about the prawns - but my partner didn't. She didn't like the whitebait at all and we both thought that was well overcooked. The vegetables were good, but the tortilla was nothing to write home about, and there appeared nothing brave about the patatas bravas.
While the bill was very reasonable, we both thought that the place had perhaps rested on its laurels a bit. We ate fairly late (arrived about 9pm) so perhaps the chef had had a long and busy evening.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hove, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious Tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely birthday meal here on Tues 21st May. We took advantage of the 40% discounted special offer and were impressed by the value offered. Service was first class and ambience very Spanish like. Quality of food was excellence and we enjoyed a whole range of tapas from the menu and all the plates were cleared! Wine was great as well and we will be back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Collinee, France
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We enjoyed a very good lunch here on Sunday 14th April, the day of the Brighton Marathon. What a find this restaurant was. Great choice of food, good prices and beautifully served. Staff very friendly. We are visiting Brighton and Hove and are on holiday. Will definitely come again and can't recommend this highly enough.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hertfordshire UK
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great tapas by the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

celebrated a 50th birthday with friends at this tapas restaurant in Hove. Specially arranged as a tapas buffet in a room set aside upstairs for our party, this restaurant had excellent food and very courteous and attentive service. Plenty of food - the only problem was that the potato tapas dishes came out quite some time before the other tapas staples and people had actually consumed quite a lot before most of it arrived. nevertheless great fish tapas, some delicious chorizo and chicken dishes and overall an experience worth repeating.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wincanton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“A real taste of Spain..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Being Spanish its always quite difficult finding good Spanish restaurants here in England, so its so nice to have stumbled across Latinos in Hove,
Great staff that were very helpful and made us feel very at home. We even saw a couple of the Spanish players from Brighton FC eating in there so we knew this was a good place to be! The food was very authentic and fairly priced. Since our visit we have even begun following the restaurant on twitter. They do all sorts of offers and promotions daily of up to 40% off. You dont see that very often!!

  • Visited April 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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