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“Yummy food but rude untentive staff” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Latino

Latino
36 Church Road, Hove BN3 2FN, England
01273 770355
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Ranked #58 of 190 restaurants in Hove
Price range: $17 - $34
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Yummy food but rude untentive staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The tapas was lovely really tasty lots to choose from but we found the service slow, staff uneducated about the menu and the resturants promotions and the manager was extremely rude towards us when we queried the bill. Shame as the food was wonderful but won't be returning

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 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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Hove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 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
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
32 helpful votes 32 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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