Chino Latino
Chino Latino

Chino Latino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chinolatino.com/
  • Phone: 6128247878x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International, International
  • Executive Chef: Tyge Nelson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Lake Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available after 5:00pm for $8.
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Chino Latino reviews from OpenTable diners
231 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (165)hot spot (146)special occasion (143)vibrant bar scene (124)fit for foodies (103)late-night find (74)neighborhood gem (47)romantic (33)great for outdoor dining (18)kid-friendly (10)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (5)scenic view (5)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Great food, too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was great and the wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. However, we went on a Saturday night and the place was so loud that we couldn't have a conversation. There is nothing in the restaurant to absorb sound (such as wood, carpet, or ceiling tile).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not all it's cracked up to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    food was just ok. very loud couldn't have a conversation with my husband.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!
    Bahr
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I had never been here before. Overall we had a great time. One thing to note, there is no sign outside on the building so we drove by it a few times trying to find the restaurant. Once we were in, everyone was super nice and helpful. Our waitress was great. The portions are pretty big, even the small plates that are considered appetizers. The only downsize was that it was pretty loud in the restaurant. I think if you were at a larger table with a group you might have trouble hearing each other. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • girls night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Another excellent experience with friends at Chino, they are one of a kind!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Drinks
    Trip2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and drinks ordered at my table were not good at all. We were on a business trip and none of our party was satisfied with the food or drinks. Service, well the waitress was a little ashamed and tried to compensate with, but we preferred to leave the restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great establishment
    LauraG
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We came here to celebrate my birthday on a Saturday evening. We had reservations for 7:30 and were seated right away. Our waitress was great and the food was exceptional. We were really impressed with the breadth of the menu and serving sizes were huge. The queso fundido dip was phenomenal. My only complaint would be that the dirty martini I ordered was not dirty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy & complicated menu
    DonC
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had reservations and were seated within a minute of arriving. Lively & noisy dining interferes with table conversation. Interesting food selections on complex-appearing and multiple menus. Our server was very helpful interpreting the sometimes-too-cute menu items and made good suggestions. Food was served hot and it was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BigMike
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I was there for my 50th Birthday. There was 10 of us all together. 1st time there for everyone. We all had a great time. you sat us right in front by the opening. best seats in the house. The Waitress was super nice and helpful. the drinks were fun. Thanks for everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique Experience
    resoundingyes
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Their menu is a hodgepodge of styles ranging from Asia to Africa to the Americas. Later on a Saturday night the place got a bit loud, but it was a fun atmosphere. The drink menu was impressive and had about a half dozen specialty drinks I haven't seen at other places. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an amazing server and food
    Joanne
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a wonderful time . The food, drinks and service was outstanding. We have been to the restaurant about 4 times and will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Bnh1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My experience at chino Latino was great! The food was amazing and our server was so friendly and helpful. I definitely plan on dining here again. Maybe next time with a bigger group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday at Chinos
    IloveYummyFood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was great ๐Ÿ˜œ The food was delicious, the drinks were awesome!!! ๐Ÿ‘Œ I found my new favorite ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Fun menu, tasty food. Try the mussels and order some naan to soak up the extra broth. I'm still dreaming of them today. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely anniversary night!
    emmaalex
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I had a great meal here in a warm and cozy environment. Since they knew it was our anniversary, they put us in a quiet booth in the back of the dining room where it was candle-lit and private. The waiter was courteous and congratulated us. We had such a fun time trying new items from the menu. The frog legs actually ended up being our fave and the habanero poppers were crazy spicy and delicious. The fish tacos were very good, but only if you use the sauce provided which is very spicy. Without it the tacos are quite bland. The ring of fire sushi rolls-not great, but were taken off our bill voluntarily. Fire goddess sacrificial s'mores- delightful! Also we love sparklers in our food and drinks! Just fun for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of our waiter, but it is the second time we sat in his section and he is really great. He knew all about the menu, explained when our food would come out and he was correct; just great service all around. We had friends in from out of town and thought this would be an appropriate place to highlight the food scene in our neighborhood. I highly recommend this place if you are from out of town. They are vegetarians and we are not and everyone enjoyed their meals which doesn't always happen! The evidence was in the cleared plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good early Friday night dinner
    jazzy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We booked for our familly of 65 adults and we met in the bar, which was very fun and lively. Happy Hour was only available in the bar and not at our dinner table - which was too bad since HH was going on for another hour. Food was very good with lots of variety. The waiter encouraged us to order more and I'm glad that we didn't. We had the Big Kahuna appetizer and two entrees for 5 people and we still took two food boxes to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great menu with mediocre service
    hollyer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was great. Drinks were inconsistent. I went for my boyfriends birthday and we each ordered 2 of the same drink and all four were not the same. I enjoy going out for drinks and strong drinks are good value but the drink we ordered were very strong to the point they we not enjoyable to drink or i could not taste the liqour at all. Service was okay. Nothing special. Getting the check took in my opinion far to long. The server was not bad we eventually did get everything we needed. However the service was not great and just slightly met my expectations.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect going away party
    AudyGodwech
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was my going away party, 10 people showed up and most of them had drinks, for food the black laab is one if my favorite, discovered an awesome desert: s'mores -- yes you have a REAL FIRE to prepare your s'mores... This is insanity! I love that place, the drinks are awesome! And the food is great too :-)! Oh also they put "Farewell Audrey" on the menus and gave them to me at the end!!! Such a great souvenir :-D!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a must try
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service was great. Portions are large and family sized so we split a few different items. The drinks were fabulous and fun - something for everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service.
    Worstservice
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The service was terrible. The waitress was rude and never checked in on us. She was with her friends at a different table the entire time. She even sat down with them. Such an embarrassment to your establishment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Somthing extremely unique
    Tyler
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Was very nice more expensive then your regular place but for the exotic foods and excellent service worth every penny was noisy but even for being busy excellent service fast and very hopping exciting place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chaotic
    Merry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A chaotic, not eclectic, menu and unnecessarily lewd jokes on the menu and the T-shirts of the servers make this less than pleasant dining experience. Instead of being fun and interesting, as we had heard this place to be, it was distracting, impossible to converse at our table, and embarrassingly vulgar. And the food was simply not that good. The menu is so disordered as to be nearly impossible to decipher.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super fun experience
    Kelly
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We loved it! Great unique food and truly the "experience" we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Loved the lighting and music. Fun drink list and wide variety of food options. Wouldn't come here for intimate conversation due to noise level but we were fine with it! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my faves!
    JenZ13
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Always love going to Chino Latino! Food is always unique and delicious and I always take out of town guests there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE this restaurant.
    mlynn
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It was my second dining experience at Chino Latino, and it was just as great as my first. Our waitress went above and beyond with her service and gave excellent recommendations. It's the perfect place for celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food and service
    Yodasgirl
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Love Chino Latinos! My husband and I frequently go there for date nights and anniversaries. Never a disappointment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Racism At Its FINEST
    disgustedwithbarservice
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a group of 6 ppl all together. After finishing dinner around 11pm we walked over to the bar. At first we were taking a couple of pics, bartender says in a snooty voice "are you guys gonna order drinks or just take pics". I asked him to give us a second. I ordered my drink 1st then my other two friends ordered theirs. I noticed i didnt have a cherry in my drink but my friend ordered the same thing a received a cherry, so i asked "can i have a cherry?" he straight up says "NO". I'm like, "No?" then he goes "you have one. its at the bottom".... ummm okay? There was much more but I'm running out of space, but we told him he was being rude and he said "I KNOW". We were the only black customers so i label it as outright racism.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chino Latino
    eateateat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Chino Latino is the best restaurant. I wish that we lived in Minneapolis so that we could eat there more. If you are questioning whether you should eat at Chino Latino... the answer is yes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Fun place for ambiance and crowd. Service was good. Food was just ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As always, great food, great ambience and excellent staff. We always enjoy going to Chino Latino!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place when you want to share
    ChipsandsalsaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Chino Latino is a great place to go when you have a group who likes to share small plates. Their small plates were very generous and every item we ordered was fabulous! Our server was very helpful in making suggestions and modifications for our order (due to food allergies). I would definitely reccomend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exciting food experience
    wonderful
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Chino Latino has a wonderful menu, unique from any other. The food is amazing and displayed beautifully.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service bad food
    frenchie1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you are looking for a loud, vibrant young crowd this is the place. The service was very good, and very fast our waitress very pleasant. The food reminded me of pig slop, especially the shrimp curry. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loud
    ats55403
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Waiting staff was slow and the noise was off the chart's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loved it!
    TYBG
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I had my 18th birthday dinner there and it was fantastic. They had an awesome surprise that I didn't expect, but they wrote 'Happy Birthday Salina!!!' on the menu, and that was just very cool to me. The food was great, I loved the Chinatown Lo Mien, very delicious. One thing that I disliked was how dark and loud everything was. I could barley see where I was going, plus walking down the stairs to get to our table was very difficult to see, also didn't like how the bathrooms were set up. Overall, I had a good time. I would recommend it to people!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Energetic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A really fun place to go but make sure to reserve on a slower day. Very busy but still great service and awesome food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TooLloud
    TCFoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went with an out of town group because we heard it was a fun hot spot - good to see and be seen. It was so loud we could not talk to each other and the menu was overwhelming. The waiter told us we could only share because the portions are so large (true) but it was even too loud to discuss what the group wanted, which was really their own food. We would have chosen a different restaurant if we had known in advance.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls Night Out
    herka09
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was ok. My food was over cooked and dry. The other girls weren't too crazy about their dishes either. I usually come here during happy hour and order off the happy hour menu. Almost every time I come the service has been extremely slow. We spent a total of 1 hour and 35-40 minutes here, most of the time just waiting. I would only recommend this place for late night dinners throughout the weekdays during happy hour.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EQUE
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Cool spot. I would recommend it to others. Making a reservation is definitely the way to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic