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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Latin Bites reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (6)special occasion (5)great for lunch (3)romantic (3)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!!!
    TReina
    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
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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 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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.
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exotic
    nibblesVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    It is very different-each plate is done from scratch and the flavors are quite wonderful. they once had a fabulous buffet and the sign is still up that they do after months of not having the buffet-so I do think it is misleading to leave it up-we went Saturday expecting the buffet to find that they still had not reinstated it--it was 5 star--however the food is very, very good and interesting--it is expensive but worth it--the ceviches are beautifully prepared and the potatoes which originated in Peru are simply fabulous. Recommend for a new experience but wish they would take down misleading sign.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Excellent food and excellent service. Great for special occasions. Chef came to my table and ask me how was everything. That is something you dont see in many places. I highly recommend to all food passionates!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Peruivan food!
    Thejc
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I discovered Latin Bites through Houston Restaurant Weeks, and it was a great find! My Fiancee grew up in Peru, and I took her here while she was in town for the weekend and it was a big hit! I highly recommend this for anybody who likes Latin Food and would like something a bit different. I had the anticucho and ceviche, and both were exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    Penny
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    I had the best experience at Latin Bites. I say experience because the food and the service was absolutely outstanding. They made me feel so special even though it was my first time visiting the establishment. I went there for my friend's birthday and they made her feel like she was family. She is Equadorian and was quite familiar with Peruvian cuisine. I can't say enough about this restaurant. I will definitely come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique flavors
    caliking
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Went for the HRW menu and loved it. Ask for the rocoto chile sauce which goes well with just about anything. The veal heart appetizer grilled with the rocoto chile sauce was amazing by itself. The ceviche was excellent - good portion size too. The rest of the menu looked great as well, so we can't wait to go back. Service was very nice and courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good is amazing. I recommend
    Luis
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Good is amazing. I recommend "arroz chaufa special", or pollo saltado. Pisco sour has to be the most popular drink in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunday Brunch favorite
    NYCTransplantVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    This is the perfect restaurant for Sunday Brunch. Great for taking out of towners and letting them realize that there is more to Houston. The pancakes are amazing and the service excellent. Good value for money with really nice combinations of dishes. We were tucked away in a corner so did not get a lot of noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Peruvian Cuisine!
    caliducas
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    You will be amazed about the quality of this Peruvian food! I specifically tried the Cebiche de Mercado and the Pisco Sour drink. Both are to die for. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.