Years ago, there was a time when I thought, “Why aren’t there any South American restaurants around? That would be a great addition here.”
Fast forward to now, and hello there Latin House!
I ordered the Churrasco. It was delicious, but I actually preferred my friend’s dish, the one pictured below.
My friend Ha ordered the Lomo Saltado and added chicharrón. While I liked his dish even more than mine, he liked mine more than his!
We shared Papa Rellenas for an appetizer. The filling was good but I wasn’t a fan of the breading. On the contrary, Nathan and Ha really liked it.
They don’t serve alcohol as of now, and hopefully that will change in the future because it’s the only thing this restaurant needs. They do have a great selection of non alcoholic drinks, like fresh juices, coffee, and teas! Nathan was excited to see Pu-erh tea on the menu because he had been wanting to try it. I liked it, but I have a weakness for jasmine teas. The Silver Needle was really good.
Located on Leonard Street in Walker, Latin House is inside a very nondescript building in a very nondescript area. They didn’t have a sign yet, so it’s easy to miss. It’s very small and intimate inside, and would make a fantastic spot for a romantic occasion. That’s not to say that you should only go for date night. The three of us went for lunch on a Saturday and we had a great time and experience.
The food was delicious! Their menu features dishes from Argentina, Peru, and Columbia. I can’t speak for the authenticity of the dishes since I have never traveled to any of those countries, but I have an inkling that Latin House is legitimate. Service was great; our server was dressed up and formal, polite and helpful. The pace here is laid back, which is fitting for a Latin themed restaurant.
Overall a great experience, and a very nice change for the food scene in GR. Definitely check it out!