Authentic Puerto Rican Cooking

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My Story

Husband and wife, Misael and Sonda met in the bustling environment of an Outback Steakhouse back in 1997 Sonda, with her charismatic charm, managed the front of the house while Misael, with his culinary expertise, ruled the back of the house. Their shared passion for hospitality sparked a connection that transcended beyond their roles at the restaurant.

Fast forward to 2014, the couple decided to channel their collective expertise into a venture of their own – Latinos Restaurant, a place where the food makes people feel at home. This establishment is a testament to their shared vision of creating a unique dining experience that draws from their rich Latino heritage. Their journey from coworkers to life partners and now, business partners, is as inspiring as the flavors they serve at Latinos Restaurant.

Raised in the vibrant culture of Puerto Rico, Misael was blessed to grow up surrounded by the enticing aromas and flavors of his mother’s and grandmother’s authentic Puerto Rican cooking. Their recipes, passed down through generations, are the heart and soul of this family-owned, woman-owned, and Latino-owned restaurant.

Our restaurant is more than a business; it’s a celebration of our rich Puerto Rican heritage. We’re proud to be one of the top choices for Puerto Rican food in SC, offering a menu full of traditional favorites. Whether you’re craving the best Bistek near you, looking for hearty rice and beans, or in the mood to indulge in our famous Puerto Rican desserts like our flan, pastelitos de guava, or quesitos we’ve got you covered.

Our mouth-watering empanadas are all made fresh daily, each one a testament to the culinary traditions and values we hold dear – fresh and quality food always. And if you’re on the hunt for the best Mofongo near you, look no further. Our Mofongo con carne frita (fried pork chops) is a crowd favorite, packed with flavor in every bite.

Located near Simpsonville Plaza Shopping Center and Regal Simpsonville, our restaurant offers free parking, making it a convenient choice for a family-friendly restaurant near you. After a day of shopping or a movie, stop by for our delicious Cuban sandwich or Pernil, arguably the best Puerto Rican Pernil in the upstate. And we’re not just a restaurant. We also offer the best Hispanic catering services, that include vegetarian and gluten-free options, perfect for any event we cater to all dietary needs without compromising on taste.

So whether you’re looking for the best lunch options near you, the best desserts near you, or the best Puerto Rican food in town, we’ve got you covered. It’s no wonder our clients keep coming back for more. Come visit us in person on SE Main St, and enjoy our outdoor backyard seating. We’re right off the 385 freeway, close to Simpsonville Arts Center, Simpsonville Elementary School, Bryson Middle School, Heritage Park, Discovery Island, and Heritage Park Amphitheater.

Experience the best of Puerto Rican cuisine right here in Simpsonville (Some even say it’s even better than the food in Puerto Rico!😉). We can’t wait to serve you.

Gracias y buen provecho

misael smiling in the kitchen
latinos restaurant storefront
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chef in the kitchen