Chimborazo and Cocina Latina showcase Ecuador's hearty fare

Two eateries among few serving South American cuisine

An Andean adventure: Chimborazo's roast pork with llapingachos (potato pancakes) and hominy
Alma Guzman
An Andean adventure: Chimborazo's roast pork with llapingachos (potato pancakes) and hominy

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Cocina Latina

3764 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Category: Restaurant > Latin American

Region: Kingfield

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Chimborazo
2851 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis
612.788.1328
appetizers $2-$5; entrées $9-$12

Cocina Latina
3764 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
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appetizers $4-$7; entrées $7-$13

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laureysmarty2013
laureysmarty2013

I have always wanted to try South American food! Maybe I'll have to visit this restaurant in Twin Cities. I'm sure this would make a great date night! www.cherokeevet.com

 
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