Los Latinos – Maidstone

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This would mark my second experience with Latin American cuisine, the first being Nuevo Latino Los Rodriguez just a stone throw away in West Footscray. Rodriguez was amazing and I really wished I had my camera with me. Actually, I did that on purpose so I have an excuse to revisit them again (review incoming, I promise!). Nestled on Mitchell Street among a strip of low-key takeaway shops and the obligatory coin laundromat, Los Latinos has been toiling away serving what they know well, Columbian cuisine. From the amount of takeaway customers and patrons that night, Los Latinos seems to be ticking the right boxes.

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Cheese and Pork Pupusas (Soft tortilla filled with cheese, refried beans and pork. Served with Curtido and Salsa Roja) – $14
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Latino’s Spanish Chorizo (Grilled chorizo in tomato salsa. Served with soft corn tortillas) – $8
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Hot Tamales (Seasoned chicken and vegetables wrapped in cornmeal dough steamed in banana leaves) – $7.5
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You’re not pretty on the inside, but dammit you’re delicious.
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Peruvian Ceviche (Marinated raw fish with lime juice and herbs. Served with corn and sweet potato) -$15
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Beef Fajitas (Beef strips marinated in Mexican spices tossed with capsicum and onions on a sizzling plate. Served with tortillas, pico de gallo, guacamole and rice) – $25
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Latino’s fajita assembling pack!
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Chorrillana Valparaiso (Sauteed beef strips, onions and capsicum mixed with eggs on a bed of steak cut fries, chorizo and jalapenos) – $19
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Parrillada Pa’Dos (Sizzling plate of asado beef with chicken ribs, spanish chorizo, prawns, quail and vegetables. Served with chimichurri salad) – $45
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Yup, it was juicy alright.

It’s no surprise that we couldn’t even walk afterwards with the exorbitant amount of dishes we ordered. I really liked the Papusa’s even though I lucky dipped and got the cheese filled tortilla, it was still soft, warm and chewy – everything you’d expect it to taste from the picture. I also found out that I’m a fan of Tamales and the spicy sauce served with it hit the spot if you’re a chilli lover. The marinated chicken and cornmeal combined well soaked up all the flavors from the chicken and just melts.

TheΒ Parrillada Pa’Dos was also another highlight, a platter of all kinds meat from the animal kingdom. I don’t think there was a piece of a meat on that plate that was dry, but I did find the platter to be saturated in oil. The Asado Beef it was a bit tough to slice through, but once you did – the meat gave way and nothing that juicy can disappoint. This is not your standard American BBQ fork tender, falling off the bone rib, but one that requires a bit of chewing.. which I didn’t mind actually.

I’m no expert of Columbian food, let alone Latin American cuisine but it was nice to see a different take compared to Rodriguez. Staff were also friendly and were happy to answer our curious questions.

3 moustaches out of 5!

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