About Chino Latino
Serving street food from the hot zones in both small and large portions for sharing, Chino Latino ignites fireworks of flavor in Uptown's most spectacular bar and distinctive dining rooms.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Global, International, Latin / Spanish, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 2:00am
West Lake Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking available after 5:15pm for $8. (cash only)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chino Latino Ratings and Reviews
We went there to celebrate a birthday. The sparklers and menu with the birthday person's name etc all worked their charm. Food was mostly okay. Our server was great, and overall ambience was amazing (although noisy and difficult to have a conversation). The banana split (buddha sized) was humongous and we ended up wasting more than half of it- but that'll be one of the lessons learned.
Chino is always a wonderful experience. The ambiance is great, always lounge like, and it is a wonderful place to go for a fun experience. It is the kind of place to sit for hours and spend time at. We started off with chicken potstickers, delicious, and a sushi roll. The sushi was pretty decent too. The phuket noodles we had for dinner was excellent, as well as chicken tostadas. By the way- this was the PERFECT amount of food for 4 people. The portions are large
Always love chino. Food was great, service was good. This time though we were stuck in an area that I didn't know existed. It's back by where the servers enter the kitchen and an uncovered area where they store high chairs and the like. It doesn't look like the rest of chino and feels more like a rural diner than the normal chino I'm used to. So that was disappointing.
I recommend updating that part of the restaurant. It seems more just like a forgotten overflow area.
We love the food at Chino Latino and it was as good as always. The service was great too! However, I can only get myself to come here every year or so because the noise level is deafening. It's nearly impossible to carry on a conversation and I leave feeling exhausted, like I've been shouted at for a couple hours. Perhaps there are some décor changes that could be made to soften the sound level? As well, I'm perpetually seated in the room just behind the hostess station, which is really dark - that accounts for why I only give it 3 stars for ambience. The bar lighting is lovely and the other room by the street is nice and bright, but when I'm seated in the other area, it's too dark for me.
Not really sure when things changed here. I lived in Minneapolis for three years and Chino Lation had been a staple for me, especially when having guest in town to give them a unique experience. I was always happy walking out.
This night was different. Starting with us showing up an hour early to see if we could get seated earlier and not being seated till 15 min after our scheduled reservation time. We killed time by drinking at the bar and even the bartender kept asking why weren't seated yet. The only response/update from the hostess when we asked about our table was "we will tex you when it's ready"
After being seated we were met with slow service from the start. The food was still great and what o remembered but with the price you pay there none of the above should happen.
Friends who still live there have shared similar experiences and even our Uber driver said he had the same issues.
It was busy, with lots of large groups Saturday night and our server was very nice, but very hard to find. After we sat down it was 20+ minutes until we saw her again. And then it was very sporadic when shes came back to get us additional drinks and food. It was almost impossible to find her when it came time to pay the bill.
The restaurant seemed as if they maybe didnt have enough wait staff there or overloaded certain servers with too many large groups without the support to handle it.
Overall still a great experience. But perhaps they should have had more servers working or redistributed the groups.
My family came to Chino Latino to celebrate my brother's and my birthday on a Saturday evening. We loved the food, our server was wonderful, and with our reservation we were seated right away. The menu was full of options, it's a great place to try new things while still being able to order a favorite or two you can be sure of. The only thing that dampened our evening a little was how loud the dining area was. The ambience is perfect for a high-energy party kind of vibe, but we were looking for somewhere we could chat a little more, and the noise made it a bit hard to do anything other than pass the food. That's such a small complaint, though, I would definitely recommend Chino Latino to friends (and strangers)!
I'm always blown away by how loud Chino Latino is--regardless of when you go or how busy the restaurant appears. We were there for an early Friday evening dinner and the tables around us certainly were not all full and my date and I had to lean in over the table to participate in normal conversation. The food is always good--nothing extraordinary and always feels incredibly overpriced. I forget people go there and are willing to pay extra for the atmosphere--I'm just never so 'wowed' by it that I feel it's worth it.
Overall I would rate Chino Latino a 3.5. It was a fun environment but the waitress wasn't very intentive. The food was brought out at different times, the apps were ordered at the same time. 1 of the 3 didn't come out at all. The food was good quality, but spendy. They don't offer a free birthday drink or desert.
Our server was very helpful in choosing something delicious from the menu. We loved the variety of contemporary decor throughout the restaurant. The host and hostesses were very accommodating and shared the history and mission of the restaurant. The only down side were the drinks....very sour, flavorless Margaritas....quite the opposite from the food. We would come again to try some more of the tasty unusual cuisine but pass on the mixed drinks.
Horrible experience! Worst service I've ever had at a restaurant. Reservation was at 7:30, didn't get seated till after 8. Kitchen lost one order from our table and the waitress never noticed they didn't have food, everyone's food came out at different times, over the span of a hour! The waitress was clearly annoyed by our request for get our food and our bill. Asked three times to get our bill before we asked another waitress for our bill. Then our checks took 25 minutes to pay and get our cards returned. At the end of dinner the waitress yelled at the bride (it was a bachelorette party).
The food was great! But I will not be going back here after being treated with no respect for the entire two and a half hours that we were there. Very disappointed, as we were celebrating a bride-to-be.
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