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New Latin American Bistro in my north central hood - Al Sur

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New Latin American Bistro in my north central hood - Al Sur

slowcoooked | Jun 18, 2011 09:05 PM

This little joint just opened a few months ago and has gotten 5 star reviews on yelp, so we gave it a shot. We had the nicest empanadas (flaky-fest light crust), hot, melt in your mouth ground beef filled deliciousness to start. These are probably the best in town. The papas are half moon shaped and thin, also light, and are 75 cents, WHAT? delicious with a chipotle dip. Then come the entrees. I ordered the beef filet, and she the shrimp scampi. My 8 or so ounce 14 dollar steak was cooked perfectly med well, and was laden with an herby lovely sauce that was light and perfect. As good a steak as I've had for over twice that price in this town. The lady's shrimp were in a garlicky sauce of awesomeness and accompanied with a beautiful side of cilantro rice, as another reviewer (yelp) wrote (WIN). we also both had grilled squash that hit the spot as sides. This place is brilliant, economical, and I'm hopeful people will frequent it. The several other 5 stars on yelp are legit. The owner, Boris, is Honduran and was obviously interested and succeeded in selling us a home cooked latin american meal. 12 others reviewed on yelp.

Next to Cap City Comedy Club, Southbound Research Blvd after Ohlen, before Lamar.

Highly recommended. Surprised there's no chow post yet.

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