Good but not great pan-Latin
Oficina Latina is a good pan-Latin eatery. It's not great. But it's not bad. The drinks, which are variations on the Latino trifecta (margarita, caipirinha, pina colada), were probably the best part of the meal. Made with fresh ingredients and garnished with real (edible) fruit and veggie pieces, the drinks were well made, creative, and tasty. The food was also good, although we only ordered off the tapas menu. Portions are small, but selections were tasty. The drinks are a little expensive at $13+ per, so try to drink them slowly. The ambiance is cool, and the lighting at the bar is great. Fun bartenders too. I would go back, but probably only if my regular haunts are booked.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great vibe and good cocktails.
Great vibe and good cocktails. Roast chicken delicious!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Drinks have vibe :)
The few specialty/custom cocktails alone are worth going there! Great vibe too.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place Great Ambience
There was a wide selection on the bar menu, very specialized and the two drinks we had were exceptionally tasty (on the spicier side). The guacamole was fresh and had the perfect balance of spice and creamy, texture. The flank steak and the scallops were phenomenal! The meat was cooked just right and served with very tasty chimichurri sauce. The scallops were served with a butter garlic broth, and cooked to perfection (not rubbery). Service was impeccable. We had a bright and comical waitress that was energetic and always available for questions. Overall was just a fun place to hang out in, great music and decor is fun and interesting to look at.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Soooo cute and delicious!
Had ladies night out here. Delicious and affordable drinks and food in a great atmosphere. Highly recommended!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fiance and I took her brother to Oficina Latina for his birthday dinner, we loved it! The drinks are great and there are few places where you can find single servings of Paella. We all loved the food and would definitely go back for dinner.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious! It
The food was delicious! It isn't really diet friendly but it is authentic!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband chose this place for his birthday. We had a nice dinner and our waitress kindly put candles I had brought in on the dessert he ordered. The bar seating, which we did not use, was fun with a fresh style. After dinner, friends began arriving for drinks. We did not have a reservation for the group and were just planning on standing by the bar, but were kindly seated at a table. The guacamole and chips are some of the best I have had. Service was good, personable, and professional. The downside: cocktails are fancy and certainly unique but overpriced and they can only open 4 tabs per table, which proved confusing and a bit messy in the end. Also, as a vegetarian, the entree selection is extremely limited.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious - would
Food was delicious - would definitely come back for more!! ,Portions are not huge for the price though. Only complaint is around the drinks - they are expensive and small (mini wine glasses and small drink glasses filled with ice)
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous tasty fresh delicious Hispanic cuisine, but like you've never tasted it! Great scene... super Cocktails. Go ASAP and bring friends - don't wait another day or NIGHT. You will be sorry you didn't know about it until now. Amazing 'find' !!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite NYC spots!!!!
Always a great meal with yummy drinks. A caprihina is a must! Service is always exceptional! In the warm weather ask for table in the window.. Lots of people watching! The owner is always present walking around inconspicuous keeping an eye on things. A definate must in NY! Very low key, casual dress.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This little place packs a WALLOP!!
The food is GREAT... unbelievably so! The service, very friendly, but not BFF. Looking from outside, you will not expect Oficina Latina be your absolute Go-To place for forever more, from that first meal on... GREAT cocktails, nice wines, but OMG! the food! GO...
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfy place to absorb great drinks
Limited menu from arepas to tacos, mildly spiced accompanying some very nice drinks like the ginger mojitos . Interior looks like it has all been salvaged from somewhere else but comfortable chairs back by the fireplace encourage staying
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Latin Spot in Nolita
Lively Happy Hour. Good tapas and helpful service. Favorite tapas were fish tacos and and crab tortillas are the best! Fish tapas seem to be better than others. Will go back but first try some other spots in Nolita.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM