The Latin House

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!

CHURRASCO

I ordered the Churrasco. It was delicious, but I actually preferred my friend’s dish, the one pictured below.

LOMO SALTADO (WITH SIDE CHICHARRĂ“N)

My friend Ha ordered the Lomo Saltado and added chicharrĂ³n. While I liked his dish even more than mine, he liked mine more than his!

PAPA RELLENAS

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.

JASMINE SILVER NEEDLE, GOLDEN FLOWER, PU-ERH SPICE

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!