2019: Brooklyn Voted Empanada Loca Best Latin Restaurant!
606 5th Avenue
(718) 369-2118 – www.empanadaloca.com
Great food is the universal love language—especially when it’s Latin influenced. As Brooklyn natives, Empanada Loca wanted to provide their own South Slope neighborhood with a unique experience of the worldwide comfort food—empanadas. Here at Empanada Loca, they’ve grounded themselves in the traditions of Latin American cuisine. Hailing from Colombia, their head chef, Rosa Suarez, masterfully recreates the generations-old recipes passed down to her by her mother. From those roots, they’ve developed an inspired recipe for over 42 types of Empanadas. Alongside their crave-worthy empanadas, they’ve assembled an array of carefully crafted sauces and other fusion dishes. Although the flavors they put into our plates are expansive, the integrity of each meal remains constant. Whether baked or fried, food should be honest, and that’s how they make it; using only top notch ingredients and sourcing locally and grass-fed meats whenever possible.
2017: Brooklyn Voted BOGOTA LATIN BISTRO Best Latin Restaurant!
BOGOTA LATIN BISTRO
141 Fifth Avenue
(718) 230-3805 – bogotabistro.com
Bogota Latine Bistro is where it’s at when it comes to best Latin cuisine. This Pan-Latin restaurant, located at the heart of Park Slope, just north of Downtown Brooklyn, boasts a menu full of exceptional Colombian and Latin-American cuisine (and cocktails). Just six short blocks from the Barclays Center, Bogota Latin Bistro offers a home away from home for those looking for a little something different. The restaurant boasts a great and diverse menu featuring entrees spanning Central and South America, like its famous Colombian specialties such as the best-selling bandeja paisa, arroz con pollo, fritanga, Colombian tamales, areas and empanadas. All that, paired with nightly specials as well as imported Latin—American beers and an extensive cocktail list helps make Bogata the best in all of Brooklyn when it comes to lovable Latin!