Savor Latino flavor for Restaurant Week
Center City District Restaurant Week is back in Philadelphia for two tasty weeks this month. More than 120 local restaurants 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) from Jan. 18 - 30 (excluding Saturday, Jan. 24).
Among the vast variety of 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 black bean soup, duck 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, chicken breast with truffles, 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 dinner of 11 rotisserie meats including steak, chicken, sausage, ribs, and fish, as well as fried polenta, fried bananas mashed potatoes and a gourmet salad bar.
Stephen Starr's Mexican-inspired restaurant offers a four course dinner menu including tuna ceviche, carnitas tacos, black bean enchiladas, and vanilla flan.
This Spanish wine bar offers a three-course dinner including albondigas (beef and pork meatballs), grilled skirt steak and blood orange sangria sorbet. 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 Mexican chopped salad, Korean pork belly tacos, morita chilse rubbed filet tips, braised short ribs and passion fruit sorbet.
Mixto, the younger sibling of restaurant Tierra Colombiana on N. 5th Street, offers a mixture of Cuban, Latin American, and Caribbean inspired dishes on their three-course dinner menu including camarones al ajillo (garlic shrimp), churrasco (grilled meats), vegetarian paella and Rioja chocolate.
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, pozole, chicken tinga tamal, and a chocolate tres leche cake.