Chino's is Amazing!I have been twice now to Chino Latinos and both times were fantastic. The food is amazing and everything I have tried was delicious. The drink menu is also solid with many choices! The atmosphere is so fun and lively. It can get a bit noisy but at a popular restaurant that is bound to happen. It's definitely worth checking out and will quickly become a favorite for you!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHennepin Lake gemThe worst part of this restaurant is trying to choose from the amazing selection of unique dishes! After that, enjoy. It would take ten trips to take it all in. Spicy hot truly means hot and the food is beautifully presented. Our server "messenger" was fully engaging and fun and knowledgable. I'd suggest the valet parking which would have been cheaper than the nearby public parking. The two of us ate and drank heartily and left for under a hundred dollars (not including tip).5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great night out!My friends and I had a great dinner at Chino Latino on Saturday evening! The food was delicious, our waitress was wonderful and the environment was very fun! We ordered one large dish, medium dish, appetizer and sushi, which filled the four of us up and gave us some leftovers. Splitting the total between us was not too bad either, considering the large amount of food we ordered and the great service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!The food was amazing! But I wish we would have recieve more food for what we payed. The dishes were quite small5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time was had by allGreat time was had by all and the food was outstanding. Had a reservation but had to wait 20 min. to be seated. Waitress was efficient but not overly friendly.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues to deliverI am amazed that such a big restaurant with a large menu can deliver such good food. Had 4 entrees and all were very pleased. Unique and Delicious. Fun, vibrant but can still hear each other without having to yell!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!Loved every moment! They have amazing drink for people under 21 and the atmosphere is amazing :)5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought my best friendsI brought my best friends from out of town to Chino and they were extreemly impressed! Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. Ben was wonderful! His Chino-sako-tini was a hit. I will always recommend Chinos. Thanks for another great time!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat birthday celebrationWe made reservations for a Friday night to celebrate our daughter's 22nd The host staff was very nice and we were seated promptly. The menus were printed with a birthday message and our daughter light up when she read it. We had specialty martinis, which were very good, and hers came with a lit sparkler. Our waitress was very friendly. We started with the mussels, which were very good. We used a warm flatbread for dipping in the yummy sauce. We split the paella which was plenty for 3 and loaded with mussels, chicken and calamari. The atmosphere was very lively and a bit loud which we enjoyed. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the food quality at this long standing hot spot. Service was memorable as well. We'll be back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visitThe food was amazing. We had fish tacos - awesome. The curried shrimp with saffron rice was out of this world. The queso dip which was the best I ever had. Drinks were okay I had the blue Hawaiian - presentation - spectacular the flavor just okay. My husband had his typical Long Island which he said was okay but nothing special. the liqueur wasn't outstanding. The food more than made up for it. The place is loud. But it wasn't obnoxious just very energized. Our waiter very attentive as first timers he made good suggestions. We ended the night with an amazing cake flan combination. More than half of everything we ordered came home in doggy bag. The portions are very generous. Know the great food and service comes with a spendy price tag.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was awesome food. So funIt was awesome food. So fun to spin the lazy susan in the middle of the table and try lots of items on the menu. Best for a larger group. Good atmosphere. Pretty loud but we were downstairs in a booth and it was better. Highly recommended especially if you like hot and spicy dishes. The queso dip was to die for.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat entrees, fun, noisy!Finally made it to Chino Latino! Our server was fabulous - very knowledgeable, fun, engaging, and always available.
He recommended certain items and also let us know when we were ordered too much, which is a rarity when most servers just want higher checks, (higher tips). "Smaller" plates are very generous in size. My passionfruit mojito which was wonderful, but specialty drinks are New York prices!
Were not wowed by the desserts at all. "Flandango" was a dried out chocolate cake topped with a VERY firm flan... and we also shared a fried ice cream. THe ice cream scoop was so big that the fried exterior didn't do it justice. Just too big, and not all that interesting. Very noisy - intimate conversation is a no go!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM13 years and still running13 years and still running strong! We popped in for quick early dinner and it was great. Tried some new drinks and new dinner items and they were great. Our server was beautiful and professional which don't always go hand in hand in the hospitality industry! She described some of her new favorites on the menu and made good recommendations. Chino Latino is the place for fun dining!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFestive affair? Go here.My boyfriend and I were there for the Dining out for Life event. The hostess greeted us and we quickly found our table. The drinks were very nice and the atmosphere for the dinner was festive. The food was ordered and accurate. They brought it out in courses. The main entree, Kung Pao Chicken, came first and was really well done. The second was chicken tacos and were the best of the lot. The last was sausage bread, done in a Cuban style spice. It was really good.
The entire affair was outstanding. I really recommend it for a fun night or a festive occasion.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMChino is always great! HaveChino is always great! Have a fun drink and enjoy some dishes to share!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Restaurant! I recentlyFavorite Restaurant! I recently brought my sister and her boyfriend, who had never been to Chino Latino, in for dinner and we had a fabulous experience. I attempt to order new things each time I come, and I have never been disappointed. The food was exceptional, and the waitress did a wonderful job of explaining how Chino Latino work's a bit differently than other restaurants, specifically the portion sizes as well as timing of food coming out to the table. I was grateful for another awesome experience at Chino Latino, but was even more excited to share this amazing restaurant with my family.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Great!!Always wonderful!! Our 25th Anniversary with a menu note to us... nice touch. Good for big groups that I get together ....and just for 2!! Our waiter was wonderful / food great! We were rushed on time due to a concert, so we missed the wonderful desserts, next time.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEverytime I am in Minneapolis...I go to Chino Latino and Bunker's to see Dr. Mambo's Combo! excellent food, waiter was extremely helpful...it is easy to over order so us the waiter! Loved everything about it!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLong WaitThe only complaint i have is that our reservations were at 8:45 and we didn't get seated until almost 9:45. Other than the long wait to get seated, the food was delicious and the service was good after that.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBoy was Chino packed whenBoy was Chino packed when we left! (So glad we had an earlier reservation time.) The food options were tasty and the service was friendly.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely revisiting!Thought it might be an over-hyped spot for the 'cool kids' but everything we ordered was delicious! The service was great, even though it was a busy friday night. Not really a great place to catch-up with old friends, because it is loud. But completely worth making the reservation! Lots of fun! Definitely a place I will be back to.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experience!We had a great experience! Our food was wonderful and our waiter was friendly and took good care of us! We were celebrating a birthday and at least 2 different staff members told her happy birthday :)4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI've never had a bad experienceI've never had a bad experience at this place. I like the "Family Style" food because there are always leftovers. The experience is very unique.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMChino Latinos is wonderfulChino Latinos is wonderful for group events and special occasions. The wait staff was wonderful and had great suggestions.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Great experience! We were able to get a table that allowed for conversation within our large group and the food and service were both outstanding! My son's friend from out-of-town was also very impressed. Thank You!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere! Wish I wouldGreat atmosphere! Wish I would have tried the chino side of food rather than Latino (still very good). My husband and I can't wait to go back and exlore more food options!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe unusual food combinationsThe unusual food combinations make for fun dining! The S'mores dessert is a fantastic idea!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Great AtmosphereChino Latino was an awesome restaurant for going out for my 20th birthday with my family! Although it wasn't the absolute best food I've ever had, the exciting, upbeat feel of the restaurant was a treat in itself. I love the wide range of options on the menu and plan on coming back to try some more fun "Dishes to Share." I would recommend this restaurant for older families (12 years+), for groups, or for date night.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere and solidGreat atmosphere and solid menu. Looks of standard dishes but all with a nice twist. Their sushi always impresses us.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food and service!Fabulous food and service! It is a favorite of mine! I have never had a waiter or waitress that I didn't love or food that didn't make my mouth water!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was fun to try a new typeIt was fun to try a new type of flavor by picking out something different than normal restaraunt food choices. Loved the apperance and staff knowledge of the food3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional service from theExceptional service from the bartender and waiter. Good food and great atmosphere.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed Chino Latino veryI enjoyed Chino Latino very much, the food was excellent, our waitress was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Will be back soon!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was superb butEverything was superb but we still had to wait over a half hour even with reservations to get or table.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was fun to share the foodIt was fun to share the food with our friends in a family style type meal. Everything tasted excellent.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great place, I go thereWhat a great place, I go there all the time and I love it!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMust try this place!Kobe beef lettuce wraps were awesome. Salt and pepper shrimp- excellent! So glad I brought my guests from Seattle here!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always good. We likeFood is always good. We like to order few different things and share them for variety. The drinks are imaginative and really well mixed.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful all around...The food and service was wonderful! There were neat finds that one would not find elsewhere. Would highly recommend this place for people looking for the interesting...3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM