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 June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (164)hot spot (153)special occasion (141)vibrant bar scene (121)fit for foodies (113)late-night find (79)neighborhood gem (54)romantic (35)great for outdoor dining (17)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Fun location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Celebrated a birthday for my 17 year old. Wait staff was amazing and atmosphere was vibrant. We all had a great time. Be ready to spend a few extra dollars and make sure to try the fried snicker bar for dessert. Next time I will try the pineapple drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greaat food experience!
    Foodie4Fun
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Awesome site, knowledgable and helpful staff, good vibe, great food experience. Only critique is upper and lower levels dramatically different feel
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 20th birthday dinner
    Courtney
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    i felt that the waiter had got annoyed with us after being there and she wanted us to pay a 20 percent gratitude.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chino Latino
    Awesome
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    With out question one of the best restaurants in Minneapolis. Food is off the charts, great bar scene, and the vibe inside the restaurants feels like you are in New York City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for a Party
    Jacob
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've gone to Chino Latino every year for the last many (ten or so?) years. It's a wonderful place for a group 10-12; the food is served family style so everyone can have little bites of a lot of different dishes. Of course, we all order our own drinks separately; some have mojitos made with real mint leaves, others have drinks served in actual pineapples. The loud music and many guests make the place bustling so not ideal for an intimate, Romantic dinner but rather a perfect place for a group to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    DDDfoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Consistently great food. This place is a "must visit" when in Twin Cities area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Blockstarr
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was amazing, the drinks were amazing and the service was very attentive and fast! Chef Tyge was able to take a moment out of his busy role and pay us a personal visit. He did a great job of helping us pick out our small and large plates for our group and our server (Charles?) was so on the ball. Everything tasted so wonderful that we couldn't stop eating even though we were all so full. The only non-awesome factor was the noise- having a conversation across the table required yelling, but nothing could get us down as such great care was being taken to make sure my husband's birthday experience was nothing less than stellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food & fun
    ColoradoWinemaker
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    after 13 years since my last visit, I wasn't disappointed. Took my wife and friends to dinner for my wife's birthday, and really enjoyed the paella, lo mein & wine. Wonderful food, great service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique gem
    ReddReviews
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Chino Latino is a uniuqe experiance with gourmet dishes served 'family style' and a modern, sophisticated yet laid back environment. Wait staff are prompt on service and the kitchen is quick to finish whatever delightfully original dish or in many cases dishes you order. It's never a problem to add to your order and the taste carnival will continually flow to the table. Each dish original, beautiful, delicious and somehow fun. Brilliant experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Birthday Celebration!
    60isnifty
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Tyler was a FABULOUS waitron, very attentive. Loved the 'Happy 60th' notation at the bottom of the menu! Great surprise for the Birthday gal! Food for most part was excellent but a few of chicken skewers were raw. Also...downsize the serving platters! They take over the table & you could have smaller platters & still present the food well! Not fun when you don't have room for your OWN plate or drink glass! Noise level is ALWAYS off the charts but we knew this ahead of time. Great spot for a group gathering!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place for Food Sharing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Chino Latino's menu is meant for sharing. This makes it a good choice for small groups and families. Food is difficult to describe, but everything was good. We especially love the Queso Fundido with chorizo. There does not seem to be much in the way of good healthy veggie sides, which was a bit of a disappointment. All of the meat skewers were delicious. Wine options are almost non-existent and they serve it in little juice glasses rather than wine glasses. They specialize in all kinds of fun cocktails. Pretty dark place and difficult to read the menu, so bring your phone flashlight. Service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We love Chinos and took our teenagers who really liked it as well. Food is unique, but awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, too loud
    cholula
    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
    HipMom
    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
  • Fun but can't hear anything!!
    ChaCha
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    So so loud, it ruined the experience. I think Chino Latinos is great, good food, fun atmosphere but I didn't enjoy my time because of the noise level. Waitress was also slow, didn't return quickly to the table to take drink orders.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Chann1
    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.