Latin Quarters, Raleigh NC
3 out of 5 stars
My quest continues unfulfilled for a new go-to Latin food restaurant that is not Mexican food. I was psyched to see Latin Quarters open up on Six Forks road not too far from my house. It turns out that Latin Quarters is really more of a night club that has food.
When we walked in around 5pm, staff were moving tables around to make room for a dance floor, and getting speakers in position for the night’s festivities. I think it was a Sunday that we dropped by. We were shown to a table and given some menus. We also got a really yummy assortment of plantain chips and a garlic aoli-type sauce to munch on while we waited for our food.
We decided to order some blood sausage as an appetizer. It was very good, especially with the onion relish that came on the side and the simple roasted mini potatoes.
I ordered this immense Columbian farmer platter (Bandeja Paisa) which came with about every meat under the sun, plus rice and beans, plantains and an arepa. It was certainly filling. I enjoyed sampling the different meats, including chicharones, but wished that the steak would have a little more flavor. I enjoyed the sausage and the beans the most, topped with a fresh avocado. And there was enough for probably 2.5 meals on that plate!
Hubs ordered the Steak Milanesa and thought that it was huge and reasonably good.
I can say we enjoyed a good portion of our food here, but probably wouldn’t return to pay full price for these items. However I can see really enjoying ordering a variety of appetizers from the menu if I were here to have a drink with friends and to go dancing. The music that was playing, even while we had dinner, was lots of fun and it even got our son dancing in the aisles. The waitress forgot to bring our son’s order, which was disappointing, but they made it right by comping his meal to make up for it. And thanks to Andrea Weigl, we learn that the owners of Latin Quarters also run Camos Pizza, which is in the same shopping center.
Latin Quarters Bar and Restaurant
7335 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615