The next visit on the Bite Tonight’s Dallas trip was to Latin Deli.
Located on Abrams Rd, Latin Deli is hidden away in a strip mall and if you blink, you might miss it. The menu includes delicious, fresh, and homemade sandwiches, salads, pastries, smoothies and coffee, and crepes. The crepes come either sweet or savory and the sandwiches feature authentic Latin cooking. We came here for brunch. See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites
Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites
Service: 4 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 4 out of 5 bites
Passion Fruit Smoothie: Refreshing, cool, and summer-y. Perfect for brunch.
Pineapple Pork & Egg Sandwich: Homemade pork, grilled ham, grilled pineapple, cheese, Latin mayo on Ciabatta bread. I added an egg. The sweet and salty combo was really delicious and the egg was a nice compliment. The small Ciabatta bread acted as an English muffin which was soft on the inside and slightly toasted on the outside. The homemade potatoes were the star of the meal! There was this slightly sweet, salty, with just a hint of heat seasoning on the fries that I could not figure out, but it was scrumptious. The fries were soft, but not soggy. The Latin mayo for dipping was insane!
Chicken Sandwich: Marinated chicken, tomato, jalapenos, onions, and Latin mayo . Juicy and tender chicken with a tasty spice blend. It wasn’t too hot, but was just enough for you to taste it.
Tamarind Smoothie: Slightly tart, but sweet and fruity.
Lomo Saltado: Sautéed beef Peruvian style, Salsa Criolla (compiled of onions, chile peppers, lime, and cilantro), Aji Marillo (yellow chile pepper), egg on Ciabatta bread. The beef was so tender and melted in your mouth. The creaminess of the egg with the salty beef and spicy salsa really was a great start to our day. The large Ciabatta bread was chewy and just delicious. It soaked up just enough of the juice from the beef to act as a sauce and not make it soggy. Again, we could not put down those fries! They are addicting.
Jalapeno and Cheddar Muffin: This took cornbread to a whole new level! Nice balance of cheesy and spicy, but the muffin itself was killer. It tasted like a cornbread muffin married a cupcake because it had a slight sweetness to it. It was unlike any cornbread muffin I’ve ever had. It was moist, sticky, and delicious.
Latin Deli blew me away. It has a small dining room with a handful of tables on the patio as well, but that didn’t stop this deli from serving up big flavors. The quality of the food was better than most large restaurants. They are really showcasing their passion for good Latin food while offering reasonable prices. I also enjoyed that covering the walls were tons of inspirational sayings and quotes. It really was a colorful and positive environment. The staff was friendly and the service was great. This will definitely be one place I return to the next time I visit Dallas.