Latido, the newish Latin American restaurant at Joebar in Hazel Park, opened earlier this year. Latido’s menu gets it’s influence from regions of Panama, Peru, Columbia, and Argentina. The menu is a fusion of traditional cuisine and components from those areas. Check it out.
Citrus, cilantro, red onion, fresno chili, plantain chips. Bold, fresh flavors of acid and heat, complimented with sweetness crunchy from the plantain chip.
Provoleta (Griddled Provolone)
Almonds, basil, aleppo pepper, rustic bread. The provolone, mellow in flavor, paired well with the nutty almond, fresh basil, and mild aleppo pepper. There’s nothing better than crispy, browned and bubbly cheese. The buttery and toasty bread was the perfect tool to soak up the melty goodness.
Sweet corn, sweet potato, spinach, chimichurri rojo. The sweetness of the corn and potato were great with the chimichurri. Light and slightly flaky, these empanadas were tender, but had some texture.
Causa de Langosta (Lobster Potato Salad)
Lobster salad, purple Peruvian potato, huancaina (spicy Peruvian cheese sauce), avocado. A refreshing, deconstructed cold seafood potato salad. The dish was beautifully presented on top pureed purple potatoes, which I couldn’t get enough of. The lobster was lightly dressed, meaty, and rich. My one complaint was that I got a piece of shell towards the end! It happens, but not the kind of crunch I was looking for.
Overall, I liked what Executive Chef Michael Barrera (Prime & Proper and Townhouse) and Chef de Cuisine Moses Fishman (Livernois Tap) are doing with flavors. Each dish demonstrated bold, diverse flavors while staying true to their roots. It will be interesting to see if Latido maintains it’s address in the neighborhood or if the spot relocates elsewhere.
Latido•23839 John R Rd #1, Hazel Park, MI 48030•248-291-57112