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Chino Latino - 129 Reviews - 2916 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (612) 824-7878

Chino Latino

2916 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 824-7878
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Chino Latino - Minneapolis, MN
Chino Latino - Minneapolis, MN
Chino Latino - Minneapolis, MN


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I have been going to Chino since they opened. The quality of the food has changed over the years, the blackberry mohito martini has less puree than it used to, and it caters more ...


The Ambience and ""scene"" is great, if the food and service were great to match this place would be amazing. Unfourntunatly i always recieve perkins style service and the food t...

Overhyped, overrated, overpriced 12/15/2008

Simply put, do not come here if you are a true foodie. No authenticity and the food is overpriced. more

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Very trendy, but for a reason - they're awesome! 1/25/2007

Possibly the "coolest" place in town, but they treat you like a queen, and so I've never felt intimidated - just cool! The food is incredible - it changes constantly. Don't leave without checking out the bathrooms downstairs, though! more

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Not your ordinary restaurant 11/19/2006

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. more

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Chino Latino 3/28/2006

Chino Latino, a restaurant in uptown Minneapolis, has amazing food. This restaurant is certainly trendy and is the type of restaurant where you dress to be seen. The bar is modern and beautiful. It is packed with people on Friday and Saturday nights especially, so don't plan on sitting or getting served immediately. Reservations are accepted for dinner though. The food is family style; you order large servings of food such as Jerk Chicken. The Jerk Chicken is my favorite :) All the food is excellent, as are the fruity cocktails (one will get you quite happy) and the towering desserts. The Smores (complete with your own "fire") is one of my favs. This restaurant has lasted and will last. more

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Great Muscles! 12/29/2005

Chino is known for their wonderful muscles (the men too). If you hop from place to place looking for yummy muscles... put Chino on your list. Their Asian/coconut/butter sauce comes with rice rather than the traditional bread for dipping. You get a very generous portion to share. I often times order it to go and use it as a side dish with the rice at my own parties. Other all time favorites at Chino - the community table for hosting parties - PooPoo Platers (yes folks, there really is such a thing as a PooPoo Plater - it is an assortment of yummy appetizers on a lazy susan with fire coming out of the middle for roasting pineapple). I also love their Smore platter. Late night people watching and mingling is at it's best at Chino! more

Food From the Hot Zones 9/24/2005

Chino Latino is a great restaurant located in Uptown. It features foods from the hot zones or areas around the equator, which means the menu is mainly comprised of food from the Caribbean and South Asia. They have a large menu intended to be served family style. They offer little dishes to share as well as big dishes to share. My favorite little dish is the totopos. Totopos are fancy nachos that taste oh so good! I also like the Montego Bay Jerked Chicken, but it is a bit to spicey for my Scandinavian tongue! About a month ago I hosted my husband's twent-fifth birthday at Chino. We orderded Fidel's Capitalist Pig Roast. It was amazing. The Pig Roast is for groups of ten or more and must be ordered at least 72 hours in advance. It was so good! The pig was carved in front of the table and served with rice, black beans and plantains. They also had a delicious mango sauce to go with the pig. Chino Latino has valet parking available or you can try and find a spot on the street (good luck!) or park at Calhoun Commons. TWO BIG Thumbs up to Chino! more

Fabulous and fun 9/8/2005

This place is fun and fabulous--a definite must try for anyone living in the twin cities. Be prepared for the young crowd and long waits, but it's definitely worth it. The eclectic menu changes regularly, but there has always been beef, chicken and seafood when I've been there. Their drink menu is also amazing! You can get a tropical drink in a real coconut, or pick a "martini" from their extensive "martini menu." Keep in mind that the martinis listed are only fancy drinks served in martini glasses. The beverages aren't cheap, so try to hit their happy hour to take a little off the bill. The decor is also spectacular. Don't miss it! more

Great Happy Hour 8/19/2005

Chino Latino is a fun restaurant. They have a great happy hour but you need to get there early to get a table. The happy hour consists of wines and appetizers for only $2. I ate dinner there once and it was also very good. The best part of Chino is people watching and the atmosphere is great. Go there for the happy hour and stay to people-watch. more

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Hip, Chic and all that... 8/16/2005

Billed as "street food from the hot zones" Chino Latino is a hybrid of Latin and Asian food served on platters as entries and sides to be shared between couples or parties. The best dining experiences are either groups who order multiple plates of skewers of varying grilled meats and diversely satayed vegetables or couples who want to share a special night and their plates. Selection from the menu include: Sumatra Spicy Shrimp, Javanese Chile Chicken Satay, Coconut Shimp Curry, Sushi Loco, Tio Pepe's Tacos, Bali Hai Whole Chile Crab, and Pisang Goreng (fried banana dessert) From 4:30 to 7:00 each day they run a $2 Hot Zone Happy Hour special on beer, wine and bloody Mary's. After 10:30pm Sunday thru Thursday they have $2 breakfast specials and the same drink specials. Be prepared to encounter long waits for tables and attitude from the wait-staff. Entries $15-$25 more
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  • In Short
    The decor is accented by tropical touches--dramatic candles, rustic wood and rainbow-colored chopsticks. Cusines of the tropics are served family style to hip urbanites looking...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Thursday From 04:30 PM To 01:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 04:30 PM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 04:30 PM To 01:00 AM
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    Uptown, Calhoun Isles