Latin Café recently opened up in Crestwood and my family decided to check it out for dinner one night. The small café is located at 6334 West Hwy 146 between Dominoes and KY Farm Bureau Insurance.
We were pleasantly surprised to see how the café was renovated from the previous restaurant that occupied the space. The café has a very clean, sophisticated look with white tablecloths on each of the tables. We were greeted immediately by the very friendly owner and given recommendations on what to try.
The menu consists of Latin flavors for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are non-traditional Latin options on the menu also. We decided to get a mixture of both flares. My husband ordered the ceviche ($3.50 each), I tried the Cuban sandwich ($8.50) and my kids stuck with their usual cheese quesadilla ($4.00) and buffalo wings ($5.99). The menu does list ingredient details for each item, which helps to understand the Latin food better.
The food was served as it was ready instead of all the meals together at once. We didn't mind this difference, but it's worth noting. My husband received his ceviche first and he said it was very good. His chorizo taco came out shortly after with our daughter's cheese quesadilla. My Cuban sandwich was next and tasted delicious and full of flavor. The sandwich included baked pork, ham, tomatoes, onions, mustard, pickles, swiss cheese and yogurt sauce (mild or spicy) served on a hoagie. The side of yogurt sauce was also very good with the perfect amount of mild spice for me. My son's 5 buffalo wings came out next and we could smell the smoked flavoring as soon as they arrived. The buffalo sauce was served on the side and was very spicy. My son likes spicy, but we could tell it was super spicy even for him!
We finished our entrees and decided to try the homemade desserts. We chose the bread pudding and mint chocolate mousse. Our favorite was the bread pudding! Latin café also serves ice cream, espresso, cappuccino, lattes, rice milk and tamarind.
The restaurant is currently in its 2nd week of business. They plan to have outdoor seating on their patio eventually. Breakfast seems to be a popular choice for patrons. Just like the dinner menu, the breakfast menu offers Latin and traditional breakfast inspired choices. The tres leches pancakes and fresh tamales were recommended to us when we come back for breakfast. If you're not in the mood for Latin food, they have a build your own omelet and English breakfast on the menu also.
The prices seemed fair, the food was fresh, the atmosphere was clean and refreshing, and the service was quick and friendly. I could appreciate that there is a mixture of choices on the menu. This mixture accommodated my family's different tastes well. Give this new restaurant a try! They are open 7 days a week. Check them out on Facebook for their hours and specials.