After scientists revealed that UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disk with today’s Groupon to Mambo Restaurante Nuevo Latino. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get a prix fixe Latin dinner for two, redeemable Sunday–Thursday (up to an $89 value).
- For $44, you get a prix fixe Latin dinner for two, redeemable Friday and Saturday (up to an $89 value).
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Latin fare and drinks for lunch. Combination platters are $15 each.<p>
Prix fixe dinners include: * Two soups of the day (a $10 value) * Two house salads (a $10 value) * Four tapas to share, such as seared scallops, siesta nachos, chorizo tostadas, and chicken tortilla rolls (up to a $13 value each) * Two house cocktails (a $17 value)<p>
Mambo Restaurante Nuevo Latino’s chefs set meats and vegetables aflame in clouds of spices to create adventurous Central and South American dishes. After warming up jaw muscles with soups and a house salad doused in balsamic-honey dressing, dining duos can invite each others’ palates to waltz in 3/5 time to a quartet of carnivore- and vegetarian-friendly tapas. Three seared scallops drift in honey and avocado mash; verano flatbread holds up jalapenos, goat cheese, and strawberries. Dig through layers of naan bread and spiced sausage marinated in red wine in chorizo tostadas, or chip away at the corn-, bean-, and cheese-draped facade of siesta nachos. Sips from house cocktails such as the caipirinha and mojito cubano, both infused with sugar and chilling lime, keep tongues cooler than victory in an ice-sculpture-eating contest. At lunch, combination plates come flanked by mixed greens or sweet-potato fries. Choose from bread-bordered creations such as pulled-pork and asiago-cheese burritos, smoked salmon wrapped in a sun-dried-tomato tortilla, and beef, chicken, or vegetarian quesadillas.
Diners commune between exposed brick walls and surrounded by a bold palette of Brazilian colours, highlighted by red wrought-iron lamps. Glasses clink and forks entwine in a private room, which accommodates parties, or at a bar lit from behind with warm amber lights. In warmer weather, an 80-seat rooftop patio grants near-aerial views of Parliament buildings and comfortable seating for two giraffes on a date.
Mambo Restaurante Nuevo Latino
For the chefs at Mambo Restaurante Nuevo Latino, dinner preparation begins with a map. From there, they take inspiration from the fiery flavors and aromatic spices found in dishes from around Central and South America. These classic cuisines translate nicely into the restaurant’s small plates, such as rollos de pollos, tacos del norte, and chorizo tostado. The chefs also look to other continents for culinary inspiration, finding it in such dishes as the Spanish-style tapas and the curried rack of lamb.
Each plate is presented in the welcoming dining room, where exposed brick walls, warm colors, and the sounds of samba music help diners stay relaxed and convivial. The restaurant's bar also plays a part in the unwinding; when they're not making mojitos, caipirinhas, and other Latin American cocktails, mixologists curate a wine list of favorites from around the world.
In addition to taking their meals in the dining room, guests can also rent out the restaurant's private banquet area, which can accommodate large groups no matter the event. During the sunny season, guests can also escape to Mambo's rooftop, where sunsets add a fiery coda to each and every meal.