Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Chino Latinos.

Red room= Red pictures.

Sorry in advance for some of the photos in this post, the restaurant is lit with red light and my Iphone is not good at making it look normal. On Saturday night we visited a favorite spot, Chino Latino's. If you haven't been before, the restaurant is family style and all the food is meant to be shared. I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience at Chino Latino's. The atmosphere is trendy and the food is extremely flavorful. Damian and I decided to let Danielle and Jarrod chose all the food. We are not picky eaters at all and I can't stress enough that there is no bad dish at Chino's.  I can't remember the last time I was this full!

I surprised them with personalized menus!

We started with a round of Saki Bombs.

I enjoyed a "Mexican 3 way" margarita- it was delicious. 

You get these headbands when you take the saki bombs.We were actually the first table downstairs to order them. Once other tables realized, everyone began to follow the trend. 

We started with the Kobe beef lettuce wraps- These were delicious topped with everything. 

This was the nachos del sol- crispy plantain chips topped with black beans, chorizo, queso fresco, and pico de gallo. 

The sushi sampler- tiger shrimp roll, mango shrimp caterpillar roll, wasabi tuna drano balls, and the chipotle salmon roll. 

Pork fried rice- this dish stole the show. I'm not the biggest rice person but the tenderness of this dish was amazing. 

The biggest dish we ordered was the carne asada- a platter of slow cooked beef barbacoa and chipotle spiked chicken tinga served with Cuban black beans, guac, pico de gallo, chile de arbol salsa, and fresh corn tortillas. 

We ordered the s'mores for dessert. They make cinnamon snap cookies instead of gram crackers, which makes all the difference. This is definitely one of my favorite things we ordered. 

After dinner we went out for a few drinks Downtown to celebrate being together for the weekend. It's always great to have them visit and hopefully we will be able to get out to Chicago sometime soon. 

Christmas Blogging Challenge Day 18:

When do you open gifts? We open most of our gifts on Christmas eve. On Christmas morning we receive stockings and a few extra gifts from Santa.