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From cocktails to croquetas, Latin restaurant in Charlotte offers new winter menu

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Calle Sol Latin Café & Cevicheria, a Charlotte restaurant focused on Cuban and Peruvian food, along with other Latin American flavors, has released new winter menu items.

Executive chef Paul Cruz centers the menu based on inspired by the food cultures of Miami, Tampa and Orlando. He’s added new appetizers, sandwiches, soup and more.

There’s also a fresh lineup of cocktails, as well. New choices include:

• Amarillo ‘Rita — Orange juice margarita with silver tequila and aji amarillo peppers

• Brainkiller — Brugal Añejo rum, crème de coconut, lime and pineapple

• Fall Fashioned — Bourbon, maple, apple cider and spices.

There’s a new group menu, too. The restaurant has put together a separate menu meant for family nights at home, office events and gatherings for the holidays. Items include the restaurant’s familiar Chaufa, a Peruvian fried rice, and Cuban Fried Rice, along with family packs of meats and sides, and sandwich platters.

Here are a few highlights from the new winter menu:

Ceviche Caliente (shown above)

In this warm version of ceviche, shrimp are sauteed with lime, cilantro, chili peppers, salt and pepper.

Chicken A La Cruz

This Peruvian chicken breast sandwich is topped with avocado, aji mayo, lettuce, red onion and tomato seasoned with lime.

Calle Sol’s Chicken a la Cruz is available crispy or grilled on the flat top.
Calle Sol’s Chicken a la Cruz is available crispy or grilled on the flat top.

Croquetas

This ham and béchamel fritter is fried until golden brown on the outside and gooey on the inside.

Calle Sol’s Croquetas are on its appetizer menu.
Calle Sol’s Croquetas are on its appetizer menu.

Salchipapa

These Peruvian fries are topped with crispy hot dog, a fried egg and ketchup, aji amarillo mayonnaise and cilantro aioli.

Salchipapa is a Peruvian take on loaded fries.
Salchipapa is a Peruvian take on loaded fries.

Salchipapa Dog

This take on Salchipapa is a beef hot dog topped with French fries, a fried egg, ketchup, mayo and aji amarillo sauce.

Calle Sol’s Salchipapa Dog.
Calle Sol’s Salchipapa Dog.

Spanish Bean Soup

Spanish chorizo, onion, garlic, roasted red pepper are sauteed together with garbanzo beans and stewed with potatoes in chicken stock and smoked paprika in this hearty soup.

Calle Sol’s Spanish Bean Soup.
Calle Sol’s Spanish Bean Soup.

Milanesa

Mojo marinated beef or chicken is breaded and fried to order and topped with tomato sauce, ham and melted cheese.

Calle Sol’s Milanesa is served with rice, beans and sweet plantains.
Calle Sol’s Milanesa is served with rice, beans and sweet plantains.

Pollo A La Plancha

Aji panca-marinated chicken breast is griddled on the flat top.

Pollo a la Plancha is served with papa a la huancaína and house-made aji amarillo aioli.
Pollo a la Plancha is served with papa a la huancaína and house-made aji amarillo aioli.

Calle Sol Latin Cafe and Cevicheria

Location: 1205 Thomas Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205

Neighborhood: Commonwealth

Menu

Cuisine: Latin American

Instagram: @callesolcafe

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