oficina latina

oficina latina: 24 prince st. x mott.

simply splendid. reasonably priced. cool enough to walk in with a sombrero.

eclectic, casual feel as you walk into a latin american retreat. don’t mind the hostess – she might be busy txting on her phone, but there awaits so much more excitement in this unassuming soho gem.

highlights: i’m extremely skeptical when it comes to ceviche, especially scallops & shrimp – they are too often overcooked and dry. here, they were perfect.

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fresh scallop ceviche topped w/caviar

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vieras al horno – baked scallop topped w/shellfish, chorizo, cilantro breadcrumbs – scallops were still at a perfect rareness.

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suckling pig taco + garlic aioli mayo. yes fatty pork, the fat i need for the winter.

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favorite cocktails: [very] spicy prickly pear margarita, spicy mango capirinha, ginger lychee margarita

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more faves: blackberry capirinha, avocado cilantro margarita, non-spicy prickly pear mojito

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passion & love = rum + lines of raw sugar, cinnamon, coffee bean grinds. the only lines anyone should ever do.

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chocolate ganache & tres leches de naranja – classic desserts done right

regrettably not pictured: t-shirts that read “suck my cocktails”

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