Chino Latino - What an experience! I visited this restaurant recently with a large group of work colleagues and we all had a great time. We began the evening with drinks at the bar. I started off with a margarita - and it was a VERY strong margarita!! There is a lengthy list of specialty drinks and the bar appeared to be well stocked with many types of beer and liquor. One thing interesting about this restaurant is the running 'theme' - and by that I mean that everywhere you look there is a double meaning or crude reference. Whether it be the waiter's t-shirts or the names of drinks or the dessert menu, it's hard to miss. I thought it was kind of funny, but it could offend as well so be careful about that.
The food is all over the board as far as what type of food it is. But I would say that it leans towards asian/mexican. There are noodle dishes, there are seafood dishes, there is spicy food and not so spicy food (nothing is really bland, though). There is also meat on a stick, served similar to the way it would be served at a brazilian steakhouse where the chef brings it on a stick and cuts it at the table for you. The food is served family style so that you can order a couple of dishes and share with everyone.
This prices seemed a little high, so a visit to this restaurant would likely be more of a treat than a regular visit, but it is definitely an experience! I probably wouldn't have been able to try as much as I did if I had to pay for it myself. :)
Also, Chino Latino is in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis which is kind of the trendy area where there is a lot of nightlife.