Chino Latino in artsy Uptown is usually wall-to-wall people, noisy and busy. Chino Latino is about dressing well, being ... More
Chino Latino in artsy Uptown is usually wall-to-wall people, noisy and busy. Chino Latino is about dressing well, being current and making the scene. Look for the sparkly glitter marquee. If you can, stake out a large round, comfortable booth or group size table. The food and drink is as chic as the crowd. The menu features dishes from south of the border and Asia with many selections being hot and spicy. Choose from tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, Sweet and Sour Chicken, spring rolls stuffed with shrimp, chicken or noodles, shrimp and chicken curries, or Thai Curry Beef. The bar serves Japanese Saki, wines from France, Italy and Germany along with domestic vintages. The beer list is one of the best in town and cocktails are made with 'top shelf' liquors. Of course, soft drinks and fruit juices are also available.
Although you will probably have a good wait it is completely worth it! Prop yourself up at the bar and order one of their amazing drinks (the Honolulu hummer is served in a coconut and although frou-frou takes you straight to the beach!). Not a drinker?, just stand on the "bridge" and people watch - you won't be disappointed. What to order? Anything - I haven't found a single thing yet that I don't like. Although will have to say the Banana Boat Chicken comes with a passion fruit sauce that makes you understand how the fruit got its name. Chipotle salmon rolls, nachos del sol...yum, yum. And, if you have enough room, which will be rare, don't forget the dessert. Double mango happiness cake (or some such name) with the coconut ice cream. You mustn't forget to read your fortune either - they are typically quite funny. Let me tell you, I will be very sad to leave this gem when I move away! Open one in Seattle...please!!!!
My girlfriends and I love this place! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great! It's an awesome out of the ordinary place to go with friends. We always go to Chino's for all of our birthdays. All of the dishes are to share... so I would recomend going with a group. That way you get to try more things. Enjoy!