Like a tongue on a flagpole in February, fusion cuisine results from curiosity and a shortage of popsicles. Rein in restless taste buds with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Latin fusion fare and drinks at Pasión Latin Fusion.
At Pasión Latin Fusion, chef Elvis Bencomo draws from a stockpile of local, farm-fresh ingredients to craft an eclectic menu brimming with unique interpretations of Latin American dishes. Diners can take their taste buds on a trek to Latin America without licking a travel book, starting with appetizers such as the signature empanadas—plantain turnovers stuffed with cotija cheese and spinach ($.9.25). Entrees then showcase fusion techniques with dishes such as churrasco, a Nicaraguan-style grilled steak accompanied by green-garlic chimichurri ($10.50) and tacos ($9.50) brimming with banana-chip-breaded white fish or spiced pork smothered in chipotle sauce and sundried-tomato aioli. Journeys across the Central American platescape end with such sweet desserts as the azteca bread pudding con cajeta, with milk-caramel sauce and a hint of red chili, or the pastel de queso, a goat-cheese cheesecake drizzled with mango-caramel sauce ($5.95) that’s more decadent than a diamond-encrusted bust of Elizabeth Taylor.
Pasión Latin Fusion
Pasión Latin Fusion chef Elvis Bencomo blends flavors from across South America into plates of contemporary fusion fare. Small creative touches showcase the extent of his culinary skill; the breading on the fish tacos incorporates banana chips for extra crunch, and a hint of red chili enlivens the specialty bread pudding. In the colorful dining room, waiters wend their way between tomato-red balustrades to fill patrons' goblets with beer and wine or check the anti-gravity generators that keep cast-iron stoves floating above the floor.
722 Lomas Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102Get Directions