Can't wait to go again!The food was fabulous! The atmousphere was lively! And the people watching was amazing!
So many things i wanted to try on menu...i will definately go back for a round two!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMnoisyThe service and food were great. The noise level was very high on that Saturday evening. Not a good place if you want to have a conversation.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFun FoodMy best friend and I enjoyed every aspect of our meal. We had the green beans to start and the sushi sampler. Not the best I've had but really close. The drinks were made for taste not college style like other places I go to. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful with the menu as it is has a huge variety. Overall a great place to eat.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerThey reserved a quiet booth as requested which was nice! Server was attentive but not overbearing and checked back appropriately! We enjoyed out entrees and will likely return again.
Music was a little loud which wasn't a big deal at all but if I'm going to point out a flaw that would be it.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was absolutely delicious!It was absolutely delicious! Had an early dinner with reservations scheduled for 5:30pm.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNiceService was outstanding. 7 of us at the table and the food and drinks were solid. Nicely done.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatChino Latino gets better and better every time I go. Amazing food, service and drinks.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMcomplete experienceI have been here a handful of times and the past two times the Chef has came over to chat with us. This is huuuuge the guest I had with me is a foodie and loved being able to converse with the talent behind the food. I regret not remembering the Chefs name but do plan on coming up with my business associates/groups again. Thanks.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBachelorette Party PerfectionWish I remembered our server's name. She was tops. Great food, great drinks (which is the reason I can't recall her name, ha!), memorable service, and a lively atmosphere perfect for a bachelorette party. We left full, a bit tipsy, and with some change left in our pockets.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasion spotWe had heard good things about Chino Latinos so we decided to try it out for a graduation celebration dinner. We were very happy we did! The service was excellent. The food was delicious. And the habanero poppers were smoking hot! From the senior citizens to the kids in our group, we loved Chino Latinos and will be back soon!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had some picky eaters inWe had some picky eaters in our group, but they loved everything we ordered (so did the non-picky eaters). Food was great and came out soon after we ordered.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMYum Yum Tummy TumI felt like a king as I walked in and blessed by a divine force as I walked out. The dishes tasted as though they were skillfully crafted by Gordan Ramsey himself and the service was like that of a dream. If you want to feel like an emperor, seated at a golden throne, surrounded by a hundred love-struck virgins, eating food sent directly from heaven; eat at Chino Latino.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMChino Latino--5/25/13Came here on my wife and I's 10 year wedding anniversary as my wife loves the food and drinks. We arrived early as we had a reservation for 6:15, but showed up early as a courtesy. We received a small table with the sushi bar behind us and another couple next to us. Not sure I should have asked for a more "romantic" setting, but we went along with it. Michael our server did a good job. The food was excellent and arrived quickly. The drinks were good too. Overall, a good dining experience. My only set back was the table we were given; tight squeeze between the couple next to us, the couple at the bar behind us and the pillar on the other side. Nevertheless, good food and drinks.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingThe food was great. I would definitely recommend this place.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb foodNo waitress wait us for 20 minutes and waited another 20 minutes for the food. Friday latenight is not happy hour time but I got my favorite happy hour dish - thank to the chef! Even better, because of the waiting, the special dish (two times larger the happy hour size) is on house! I walked out with full of food and only $34 bill.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll Be BackIt was my first time here and was unsure of what to order, but the server was very helpful with the menu and gave honest ideas about portion size. We (2 of us) were planning on ordering one large dish to share and one small, but the server said the particular large dish we selected was big enough on its own and it was. We had left overs. It was delicious though. The place was loud, but not so loud we couldn't talk. It was more so energetic and we could still hear each other talk, but if you are looking for a quiet place, this might not be best.
Overall I enjoyed every bit of it and will definitely be back. Oh, and valet parking was 8 bucks and seems definitely worth it to me to not have to struggle to find parking and then walk.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSweet 16We had a surprise bday party for our daughter. It was great --- the girls loved it...fun, different, felt sophisticated...s'mores were the best part. Great servers to take care of them.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome foodBeen there twice. It was great both times. The food is different, but everything was excellent. Would go back for sure, and would definitely recommend to others.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHot zone foodsChino Latino has a great atmosphere, dark, loud, and close to everybody else. It has a club feeling to the restaurant with a great menu of foods. They offer foods that you may have had before but with a twist. It's a good time!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Disappointed!This has been one of my favorite restaurants in Minneapolis for a long time. The atmosphere, unique menu, and drinks are amazing. For a unique. fun dining experience, definitely check out Chino Latino!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMStill good after all these yearsI haven't been to Chino in over 10 years. However,it was still a great place to go with a large group of girlfriends. Prom was going on, so it was fun to see all the new dresses this year. It was extremely loud with high school kids there. Once they left, we were able to carry on a normal conversation. The drinks were fabulous! Many of us had the S&M. We told the waiter after our 2nd one that they weren't strong enough, and the 3rd came back perfect. Great place to share a bunch of small plates, such as sushi and queso dip. The bill can add up with $15 drinks, but worth a night out without the kids:)5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFusionGreat Fusion of flavours and ethnic foods ranging from East to West. Bigger the group, better the experience, as all dishes are served family style. Was only able to order 3 small dishes for 2 individuals, but everything tasted great.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFun spot in UptownLoved the Asian Latin fusion and the Mojito Martinis were quite yummy! I'm a 44-year old mother. I took my 25 year old son, 21 year old daughter, and 16 year old daughter to celebrate my son's graduation from the U of M (I'm from Hollywood) for dinner and drinks (well, the 16 year old had water). We all enjoyed it!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMChino'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 AMEatin' at Chino Latino'sSo I had a birthday dinner at Chino's with about 9 friends. It was a good time, however it was pretty loud. Its like unecessarily loud in the restaurant. The music has this techno sound and feel. I had to converse with my friends like we were in the club. If I had known about the loudness, that would have swayed my decision to have dinner elsewhere. Anyways, the food that was ordered good, but somewhat bland. I would expect it to have more flavor since Chino's menu has this asian, carribean fusion influence going on. The cocktails were awesome! All and All, Chino's was good. However, I think the music should be turned down or off.5/2/2013 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 AMGreat food, a little loud thoughThe food is excellent, great for sharing. I strongly recommend the bistec moreliano. The service was also great and the food came quickly. My only complaint is the noise level. I did not expect the music to be so loud. My husband and I had to yell to hear each other across the table. I was considering going somewhere more quiet, but the excellent food and great selection of drinks made the dining experience worthwhile.4/20/2013 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 AMGreat atmosphere. Like nothingGreat atmosphere. Like nothing I have experienced as far as the layout goes. Food was good too4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks for the hospitality!Took my girlfriend out for her birthday. Very memorable and good vibes. The energy of the environment made for a good time as well. Servers were very understanding (especially since we were 15 minutes late), and even gave great suggestions to what drinks to order and what food to order. Job well done.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMsuper loud restaurant. verysuper loud restaurant. very crowded seating and noisy atmosphere. Food was delicious however.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBig dishes are big! One bigBig dishes are big! One big dish will definitely feed 2 people.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was great, theOur server was great, the food was just ok. I shared the Carne Esada Ala Morelina... the tortillas had an odd flavor, so we just ate the contents salad style. Kinda which I would have gone for the sushi. Oh well, next time.
It was my bf's bachelorette party and they printed "Congratulations Jenny" on our menus, which was really cool!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM