Latin Bites
Latin Bites

Latin Bites

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.latinbitescafe.com/
  • Phone: 7132298369x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Peruvian, South American
  • Executive Chef: Roberto Castre
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our cuisine and events offer a total experience to impress your guests. Corporate, Weddings, Grand Openings, Special Events, Fund Raisers, Galas And So Much More!
  • Private Party Facilities: For private events and business meetings we will be seating our guests in our golden "Inca Room.”
  • Private Party Contact: Maggie Dyer 8326891144x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chimney Rock
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complementary valet parking, as well as self parking.
A word from Latin Bites
Latin Bites is a family owned and operated restaurant, inspired by the exquisite culinary of South America with bold Peruvian flavors.

Our menu features a range of small plates with a contemporary flair, allowing you to share a variety of flavors with a unique Latin style.

Our menu is intended to inspire communal dining with waves of courses coming to your table, a blend of simple, seasonal, classic, and adventurous dishes and cocktails. You dine, talk, and laugh while experiencing more flavors than with traditional entrées. With every bite and sip, you’ll taste our passion for freshness and quality, which influences everything we do.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Latin Bites reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (15)special occasion (15)great for outdoor dining (12)romantic (9)hot spot (8)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Fun find at Latin Bites
    RutlanddinersVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We chose Latin Bites from Open Table since their menu was interesting and it was not far from our house. We arrived for our reservation, and asked to be seated outside, as it was very loud indoors. MY wife had the stuffed avocado as an appetizer, while I had the empanadas - both were delicious. I enjoyed the risotto for dinner. She had the scallops, which were good, but a little sandy. Overall an enjoyable evening, with attentive service and good food. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Fxlatitude
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The only thing I will miss is they took out the "Papa a la Huancaina" from the Menu :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food!!!
    Workandstrive
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Incredible quality ingredients. Best Cebiche. Love the Pisco Sour. Amazing food flavors. Really brings Peru & South America to Houston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    Mila
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I ordered the fish and seafood plate and it was amazing !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wake up
    DrEd
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Yes, the food does just that, it wakes up your taste buds, from the goat cheese salad, the happy hour kobe beef taco, ceviche to any of the entrees, wow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    YoungProfessional
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    May be considered a little "pricey" for Texas standards, but overall very cheap for anyone from outside the state. (Texas is ridiculously affordable). Interesting food choices - Tasty, Cool to look at, Fun to marvel at with your dinner companions. I went on a Monday night and it was kind of quiet, but great for me and my friend. There is a bar area and I imagine this is much more lively Thursday/Friday/Saturday given the set up. Overall thumbs up on this place and if you're at all concerned about the prices, just look up the menu - I'm sure you'll see it's quite affordable and definitely worth trying out once you see the description of the dishes listed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud
    Bino
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The abundance of reflective surfaces in this restaurant makes tJis busy place way too loud. The food is great but the noise level was bordering on painful. I do nt enjoy having to yell to be heard by my dining companions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but noisy
    houstonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Excellent food, not always easy to converse, but the cuisine is creative and the service is excellent although a bit aggressive (a side salad is wanted but a full is sold)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • barapplepie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went here because we fell in love with Peruvian ceviche in Miami. The ceviche was very close to what he had. We really enjoyed the market ceviche and the passion fruit tiradito. The portions were small so we ordered the amazon chicken and lomo saltado. The beef was of good quality with the loom saltado but it reminded us of a stir fry. Overall it was very unique and very decent meal, but very pricey. The only reason I did not rank with a 5-star because the hostess was horrible. She never smile, had to told her our name three times before she got it right, and my name is 3 letters long. Then she got our reservation time wrong and gave us a hard time when we told her that our correct reservation time with Open table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not for Dinner
    Nani
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went there with some colleagues from Norway. The cebiche is still probably the best in Houston. However, the main dishes were very disappointing. The macho fish and Amazon chicken were pretty tasteless. The macho fish comes with a tasty sauce which was good but the fish was just dumped into the sauce. Three people ordered the Lomo Saltado. They all said it was very salty and overcooked hence tough and chewy. One person ordered the night's special (Pachamanca). I had this dish in Cusco a few weeks back and it looked nothing like what I had. It was completely overcooked, dehydrated and hard. Ordered fried sweet plantain as dessert and it tasted like fish. Not the best way to show the Norwegians how good and rich Peruvian cuisine can be.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomodating
    OffTheBeatenPath
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Celebrated my wife's birthday there with friends. Restaurant was very accommodating with our ever changing number of guests. Food is fantastic and if you like something off the beaten path, this is definitely worth trying. The portion may appear small, but very filling. Can't take more than an appetizer with a main. Have to say it again - excellent food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!!!
    TReinaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was delicious! My two guest experience was extraordinary! Service was wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchanting
    houstonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Creative dishes, worth the prices which are a bit high, but the offerings are very distinctive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and drinks
    Houstonfood
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I thought the food was very good. The sauces were the best part in my opinion. A little on the expensive side for what you get.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Loved the flavors of all the food! A little too much salt but still very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Service, Too Noisy!
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Met some friends for dinner. First time. Could not hear the waitress or our guests. Food was excellent. Fix the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barb
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Enjoyable evening with friends tasting many dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 315 reviews are from the Latin Bites reviews archive.
  • Peruvian food at its best
    david
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    All the classic Peruvian dishes are made well here. Our waitress was very helpful and enthusiastic with explaining the cuisine to us. I especially liked the cebiche mercado, which was spicy with bit of fried calamari that added texture to the soft, creamy bits of fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    44444
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I have eaten at Latin Bites several times. I was very disappointed that they did not have the noodle dish that we have always ordered and promoted this dish to all of our friends. The service was good but could there is room for improvement. They were slow at getting our drinks to the table and they were not that busy when we were there. Hostess should be a little faster to seat the guest and faster to greet you as you come in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unforgettable
    HouMSW
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The food just keeps on getting better. Fabulous food, great selection. Can't praise it enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste Buds Party!
    food4thought
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    You cant order something wrong here! Everything I have tried, from appetizers to entrees to desserts has been delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Thejc
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    I love Peruvian food, and Latin Bites does not disappoint! A great culinary experience with a kind and capable wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some of the more intersting
    jcgunning
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Some of the more intersting dishes in Houston can be found here - the quinoa salad was simply fantastic, along with the rice and bean cake. Service was a bit spotty, but everyone was very friendly. Great atmosphere and will be returning. Hopefully this time I can get a refill on my ice tea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Customer
    Thanks4YourHelp
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I've been to Latin Bites with family or friends at least ten times. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Loved the food and service. I've been twice. Will return for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best brunch in Houston
    NYCTransplantVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    This neighborhood gem satisfies on a Sunday. Although the place tends to be packed between 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM, it is well worth it to go just before or just after the crowd. The noise level goes down quite a bit and you can bring your kids then. They serve kid friendly food and plates. For the adults, from the start of the meal with the sweet bread and herbed butter, onto the jalea or in my case empanadas, then to the volcano rice, the meal is awesome. The dessert parfait is delish. While the mimosas were weak, the passiontini was flavorful and is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were entertaining out of
    rkinthecity
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We were entertaining out of town guests & wanted to go to a place out of the ordinary. Latin Bites fit the bill. Good food, excellent service. The evening went off w/o a hitch. Our reserved table was ready upon our arrival & we were attended to right away.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 out of 5
    Kimk
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We had dined at the previous location and enjoyed the quirky atmosphere and food. The new location is a totally different feel. Kind of sterile. The service was bad and inattentive . Most of the food was good except our friend's steak. He ordered it medium rare and it came out well done. The portions were very small for the price. It was not a terrible experience, but we won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peruvian Food
    Worldwidediner
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Four of us went Latin Bites to celebrate our Peruvian friend's achievement of US citizenship. The food brought back many memories for her was a great assortment of wonderful flavors for us. The wait staff was friendly and of Peruvian heritage, willing to put up with all our questions. We had a great time. We were not in a hurry and the meal was at a slight premium for the portions, but its worth trying for all the great Peruvian food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took 1.5 hrs to get food
    mrpdxsVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Arrived at 7:30 and got our food at 9 PM! The place was not that busy at 7:30- so there was no excuse for the length of time it took to prepare & serve our food. Loved this place the first 2 times I came (Spring, 2013)-but will not be going back. The kitchen service was exceedingly slow and all food arrived at the same time instead of appetizers first and dinner next. I ended up eating only 1/3 of my dinner portion, as did my husband. Bill came to $180 (4 drinks).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    2good2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    This is the second time that we dined here within the last two months and it was equally good the second time. Try a cebiche and some empandas, and everyone's entree was really good. The food has an interesting mix of South American and Asian flavors, and the service is excellent, friendly, and not pushy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & great service
    Houstonfoodie
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Aa a Peruvian far away from home, this place was outstanding. Food was great, prepared like home but more elegant in presentation and taste is refined. I will come back again. The Picarones were a special treat P-:
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive for a 3star restaurant
    Chef01
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Very expensuve for the quality of our meal. It seems they are making outrageous margins! Or the rent is too much. Either way the consumer is getting it at the end.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service, even better Food!
    Mig33mar
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We've been going to Latin Bites for a while now. They have some of the most delicious foods you'll find in town alongside very friendly and good service. Very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good Peruvian food in
    IncaJim
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Very good Peruvian food in a comfortable atmosphere. Excellent service from the hostess to the wine steward to the wait staff.. Sadly, undersized portions for a premium price. They have excellent pisco sours, which are not too sweet, just dry enough.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Time Was Not A Charm
    l83142
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    After raving about the food on two prior visits, my wife and I brought guests for a 7:30 p.m. reservation only to find that there was more than one table with crying infants and one or more tables with highly boisterous patrons. Notwithstanding that our server offered to move us, we declined, as it would do no good. The bloom was off the rose. None of us remember the food, but we all remember the irritating noise. It ruined what we expected would be a relaxing evening sampling innovative cuisine. It was not to be.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch - Hidden Gem
    MCD1988
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    This past Sunday my guest and I spent several pleasant hours over brunch at Latin Bites. I really enjoyed the relaxed open air feel and flow to the restaurant. The wait staff was exceptional in both serving and knowledge of the dishes they serve. The food flavor & presentation excellent. Highly recommend the Rocoto Porton Bloody Mary's and Picante De Marisco's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is ok but a bit too pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Peruvian food is great, and Latin Bites is the only legit Peruvian restaurant in Houston. Everything is pretty good. The pizco sours are awesome, the food is very tasty, and the service is very good. Unfortunately, the price point makes me think that they are just making a killing until the next Peruvian place shows up in town. Brunch on the other hand, was ok at best. The food was good, but the price point is their weakest point again. There are better brunch places in Houston, with more generous portions and a reasonable price point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine snob nitpicking
    TravelerNotTouristVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    I appreciate that the restaurant keeps their red wines at cellar temperature, although it isn't quite cool enough. It should be 55 degrees or cooler. The server should be trained not to pour too much wine in the glass so it can breathe and they need to bring a wine chiller to the table to keep the wine cool. I wish they had nice, thin glasses too. Noise level is almost unbearable on a busy night; hoping for patio weather soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lomo saltado was so tender
    mrsapples
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Lomo saltado was so tender and juicy! It melted like butter in your mouth! Noodle dish was full of flavor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.