My wife (who is 1/2 Cuban) and I love Latino food and are always looking for new (and good) Latino places to eat. We have been to Azafran and Cibucan (which are two of our favorites) as well as Pasion (which, along with others, we feel is overpriced, overhyped, and serves average food). We have not tried Tierra Colombiana (N. 5th St.) but have heard that it's pretty good (?).
We are interested in knowing if anyone out there has eaten at Cuba Libre (10 S. 2nd St., which granted, does has a lot of hype and glitz to it), Mallorca (119 South St.), or Valanni (1229 Spruce St.). It is good to see Latino restaurants beginning to take hold in Philly but GOOD Latino food is hard to come by. We DO NOT mean Mexican food, which is NOT Latino in the purest sense. If anyone knows of any other good Latino places (or Spanish, Portuguese) please pass them on! Thanks, David