Restaurant Week returns with Latino flavors
The best time of year for Philly Foodies is back!
Center City District Restaurant Week returns for two tasty weeks from Aug. 2 - 14 (excluding Saturday, Aug. 8). More than 120 local restaurants in Old City, Rittenhouse, and Midtown Village will offer three-course dinners for $35 per person, while some will also offer three-course lunches for $20 (beverages, tax and gratuity are not included).
Among the participating restaurants are a diverse selection Latino food choices. The options range from Cuban to Mexican to Spanish.
Alma de Cuba
The Cuban restaurant by Stephen Starr offers a three-course dinner menu including Ecuadorian shrimp ceviche, peach gazpacho, shortrib ropa vieja, and coconut tapioca pudding.
The tapas-style restaurant by Jose Garces offers both a three-course lunch and a three-course dinner menu featuring dishes such as aged Manchego cheese, Spanish tortilla, shortrib flatbread, pork belly, arroz temporado (wild mushroom rice with English peas, manchego), and traditional Spanish custard.
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Just blocks from Suburban Station, this traditional Brazilian churrascaria-style dining offers a different lunch and dinner menus. The lunch menu consist of 3 cuts of rodizio style with a gourmet salad bar, while dinner includes 9 rodizio style meats such as steak, chicken, sausage, ribs, and fish, as well as fried polenta, fried bananas mashed potatoes and a gourmet salad bar.
This restaurant and rum bar offers a four-course dinner featuring dishes like spinach and manchego buñuelos, empanadas, ropa vieja, vegetable paella and Cuban flan.
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Another popular traditional Brazilian churrascaria-style restaurant offers a dinner of 8 fire-roasted meats including sirloin, chicken, lamb, sausage, and pork, a gourmet salad bar, sides of caramelized bananas, garlic mash potatoes, crispy polenta and a selection of desserts.
This Spanish wine bar offers a three-course dinner including wild mushroom tosta, grilled pork loin and calasparra rice pudding. They also offer a selection of items for the table to share.
This modern Mexican restaurant offers a three-course lunch menu and a three-course dinner menu with dishes such as pork carnitas tostadas, vegetarian enchiladas, morita chile rubbed filet tips and Mexican tiramisu.
Mixto, the younger sibling of restaurant Tierra Colombiana, offers a mixture of Cuban, Latin American, and Caribbean inspired dishes on their three-course dinner menu including guacamole and plantain chips, Argentine churrasco (grilled meats) and tres leches.
Another Jose Garces-owned tapas restaurant offers a three-course dinner featuring various cheeses, chorizo, Spanish octopus, pork belly, and Cuajada (olive oil Panna Cotta).
This Mexican restaurant and bar offers a four-course dinner that includes guacamole, tuna ceviche, chicken tinga tamal, and vanilla flan.