Friday, October 20, 2006


Conga Latin Bistro is located in an up and coming trendy area of the city. This area with its very expensive lofts is just across the Mississippi River from downtown. The atmosphere is very comfortable - nothing pretentious - with very friendly bi-lingual service. The music and dinner guests floating across the dance floor is HOT - muy caliente!

For a starter, try the Empanada Platter with 2 each of beef, chicken & cheese. These puffed pastries were exploding with flavor. The dipping sauce was a bonus! The Chicken Isabel is marinated in orange juice, grilled and served with sweet chunks of papaya. It was accompanied by a generous serving of mashed potatoes. The potatoes were predictably good; I would have preferred the congri. Congri is a fantastic side of white rice and black beans. The Tres Leche Cake resting in a wonderful sauce was delightfully sweet, but could have used a bit more time absorbing the sweet milk. It was enjoyable with a strong cup of coffee.

Looking to satisfy your craving for Cuban cuisine? Conga is a wonderful option. If you are dining on either Friday or Saturday evening, request a table near the dance floor and feel the Latin heat! Things begin to warm up around 9:30. After dinner and dancing, take a short walk back to the river and stroll along the shore of the "Mighty Miss". The City skyline and bridges are beautifully lit each evening.

Mmm, Mmm...


$ 10
$$ 20
$$$ 30
$$$$ 40+

+ Stop bothering me!
++ Anyone here?
+++ Stopped when in the area.
++++ As needed and friendly.
+++++ Invisibly perfect!

✦ “One visit too many!”
✦✦ “Convince me!”
✦✦✦ “I’ll be back!”
✦✦✦✦ “Same table next week!”

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