Conga Latin Bistro

(612) 331-3360 | View Website

501 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN | Directions   55414

44.988997 -93.253453

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Saturday To Sunday From 04:30 PM To 02:00 AM

 
Restaurants, Bistros, Latin American  more

More Cuisine: French

Tags: Dancing, Group Dining, People Watching, Private Rooms

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: University, Marcy-Holmes

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Conga Latin Bistro
Conga Latin Bistro
Conga Latin Bistro
Menu
Empanada, Chicken Croquettes (3), Calamares a La Rornana, Seafood Ceviche (Ceviche De Mariscos), Plantain and Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Grilled Shrimp / Avocado Plantain Tapas, Green Plantains Tapas, Chicken Wings, Fried Chicken, Habanero Chicken Wings... more

Reviews for Conga Latin Bistro

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

If you like the show "Cops" its a fun place to hang! – I work a block away from this place and there is a constant police presence. I have also witnessed fights and police trying to stop them. If you value your life think twice. In fact last night at closing was another incident with over 8 cop cars involved. Sounds like fun huh? Lets clean up this area that could be much more.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Gross – So we only go to conga for dancing when we feel like getting drunk and acting retarded. The crowd there is full of creepy men and nasty girls. There is a ton of white people there who came for dinner and stayed to make fools out of themselves. I can not imagine eating there! I know what I have done and seen be done on those tables.... LOL

The bouncers there are pathetic and I would be scared for my life if I saw one of them in a dark alley. They are unproffesional and kinda perverse.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Best Latin food I've had in MN – I stopped here on Thursday for dinner before another event in the area. It was early and the atmosphere was low key. Some flamenco dancing entertainment started up while I was there. I ordered a rum p*unch, and to my surprise got two because of happy hour - fortune was mine. I got a pork dish in a rich sauce with a heap of mashed plaintain stuff in the middle. Very tasty. The best Latin food I've ever had was Versailles Cuban Restaurant in the Cheviot Hills area of Los Angeles. Conga doesn't measure up to that, but it's worth a shot.

Recommends
over a year ago

The food fits at this salsa club-cum-bistro, but it's the dancing that keeps the place packed. – In Short
This prime corner in Northeast Minneapolis--half bar/dance floor, half bistro--has drums everywhere, including two oversize congas flanking the entrance to the dining room. Expect to hear some Spanish spoken at nearby tables and even a few dark-haired beauties as gracious servers. The menu's Latin accent includes traditional croquetas and empanadas, as well as a spicy garlic soup. Entrees range from fried pork to the azauel de mariscos--a generous platter of shrimp, clams, mussels and crab.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

must go – great place to have a good time with friends. if you like dancing mixed latin music i highly recomend you to go there. the male bartenders are a blast. raul, makes the best drinks. i have a balst when i go there! the food is ok and they have great appetizers well seasoned dominican style fried chicken, tostones rellenos, ceviche... yummi..but not as yummi as the bartender. hope they he stays there forever, i've been there when he is not working and is not the same.. Anyhow if you want to have a great time go to conga, be ready to sweat and tell raul to make you some of his special drinks. make sure you tip him well and he'll make you an even more special drink.... yum..

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

very close to home – Great food great music and please... for the ones who say this place is bland... give me a break! maybe your tate buds are just dead from all the hot sauce you pour over your food... there is quite a difference between flavor and heat... Coming from a true Cuban... This is as close to my mothers cooking as it gets!!!! The dance floor, yes it is packed but if you are not used to salsa dancing, then you just don't understand... this is the place to learn. there is always someone more than happy to teach you !

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A Fun night out! – If you like salsa music, and a fun, lively atmosphere, this place is the best! This place is very unique and you won't even feel like you're in the twin cities! A tip if you just want to dine: arrive before 9:30, else there is a TEN DOLLAR COVER CHARGE if you want a table in the dance floor area!! Which is the place to be in my opinion! Now the negative stuff: the server was very nice, although she was also very slow. And, the food wasn't anything special. Overall, even though we spent over $50 for a meal for two and four beers, it was an awesome experience! I will go back again because it's a fun place to be!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

You get more than what you pay for – After reading past reviews, I had the impression that this place would offer lavish urbane ambient. I surprisingly found that this is not the case particularly in the dining area. It was still sophisticated but in an authentic-cozy-unpretentious sense. This corresponds with the food also. Everything was plated nicely. We enjoyed the empanadas a lot and it seems to be everybody's favorite. A friend who is a Colombian praised the Yuca Con Mojo and his Arroz Camarones although he would have liked it more with less salt. I savored my Churasco although I had it better at a Churrascaria place in Dallas, TX. The bottom line is that it was a nice dining experience. The food and service may not be five-star class but nor was the price. However, you'd definitely get more than what you pay for.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

tepid – Conga is close to being really good but doesn't quite live up to its intentions. The food has none of the spiciness or flair that I expect in latin dishes. I know that Minnesotan's palates are generally sensitive and intolerant of heat but the Shrimp Victoria was downright bland. The pot roast was decent but lacked zip. If the food had half the zing that the decor has it would get an 8 or 9 but as it stands it is barely a 7.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

The Best Place to be...and be seen! – I liked almost everything about Conga...

The atmosphere is great, it's the only place in Minnesota were Latinos feel at home.

It's the real latin scence.

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