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3 top options for inexpensive Latin American fare in Cleveland

3 top options for inexpensive Latin American fare in Cleveland
Half Moon Bakery| Photo: Danielle H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 26, 2020.

Craving Latin American food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Latin American restaurants around Cleveland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

1. Cleveland Mofongo Latin Grill

Photo: SHEENA W./Yelp

Topping the list is Cleveland Mofongo Latin Grill. Located at 11621 Lorain Ave. in West Boulevard, the Latin American and Caribbean spot is the highest-rated inexpensive Latin American restaurant in Cleveland, boasting five stars out of 51 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Ajay C., who reviewed Cleveland Mofongo Latin Grill on May 5, wrote, "So good I wouldn't share with my dog! Pork was juicy and flavorful. The pork was like slow roasted BBQ; rice and beans made it an amazing meal for less than ten bucks."

Yelper Aleatha H. shared, "One bite and I was HOOKED! The Mofongo was nicely prepared, and the pork was fried hard exactly as it should be. This is my new favorite spot for Latin food."

2. Caribe Bake Shop

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Next up is Ohio City - West Side's Caribe Bake Shop, situated at 2906 Fulton Road. With four stars out of 64 reviews on Yelp, the bakery and Latin American and Puerto Rican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.  

Yelp can tell you more about Caribe Bake Shop.

"My name is Sandra Burgos; I am the owner of Caribe Bake Shop along with my husband, Luis Burgos," writes the owner in the bio section of the business's Yelp profile. "My business has come a long way with the help of my family. Our main priority is to give the Hispanic community a little taste of the food they grew up enjoying."

3. Half Moon Bakery

Photo: EDDY R./Yelp

Clark Fulton's Half Moon Bakery, located at 3460 W. 25th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced bakery and Latin American spot, which offers empanadas and more, five stars out of 10 reviews. 

Yelper Nancy K. noted, "This may be the best new food spot of 2020 in CLE. I'll start with the empanadas. They are large and filling, and there is quite an assortment. My favorite is the taco empanada. I'm usually not a ground beef fan, but this had all the hallmarks of a taco - shredded lettuce, ground beef and a generous helping of cheese."

Yelper Sheena W. wrote, "Overall, I like this place and would definitely check them out again! I easily found a parking space in their little lot; staff was friendly and patient; food was tasty. Honestly, there is a new place in Parma that sells empanadas as well, and Half Moon is so much better."


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