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Philadelphia's 3 best spots to splurge on Latin American fare

In search of a new favorite Latin American spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Latin American restaurants around Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.

1. Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

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Topping the list is an outpost of the chain Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse. Located at 1337 Chestnut St. in Washington Square, the steakhouse and Brazilian spot is the most popular high-end Latin American restaurant in Philadelphia, boasting four stars out of 1,318 reviews on Yelp. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse.

"Fogo de Chão is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco," it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "Fogo offers guests a wide variety of simply seasoned meats, including the house specialty sirloin, filet mignon, rib-eye steak and lamb chops to name a few."

2. Alma De Cuba

Photo: Alma de Cuba/Yelp

Next up is Rittenhouse's Alma de Cuba, situated at 1623 Walnut St. With four stars out of 1,316 reviews on Yelp, the cocktail bar and Cuban spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.

We turned there for more about Alma de Cuba.

"Romantic and moody, Alma introduces diners to new interpretations of Latin classics such as lechon asado (Cuban grilled pork) and vaca frita (fried beef)," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile. 

3. Tequilas

photo: rachel o./yelp

Rittenhouse's Tequilas, located at 1602 Locust St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy bar and Mexican spot four stars out of 716 reviews. 

If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Tequilas.

Established in 1986, the spot offers bites like empanadas, enchiladas and starters like chicken-stuffed corn tortillas.


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