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Hong Kong’s best Latin American restaurants

By Annette Chan 23 November 2020 | Last Updated 26 December 2022

Header image courtesy of Braza Churrascaria (via Facebook)

Originally published by Annette Chan. Last updated by Enoch Ngan.

From tacos to empanadas, ceviche, and churrasco, Latin America has given us a lot in terms of food. And while there are not as many representatives of the continent’s varying cuisines as we would like, the restaurants we do have in Hong Kong are—thankfully—doing their home countries proud. Read on for our favourite places to get Latin American food in Hong Kong (sans Mexican, because that’s a whole other post… but here’s a Taco Tuesday round-up!).

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Photo: Chullschick (via Facebook)


For Peruvian comfort food that hits the spot every time, head to Chullschick. This diminutive shop on Graham Street is known for its perfectly golden-brown Peruvian rotisserie chicken—a.k.a. pollo a la brasa, which is marinated in dark beer, herbs, and spices for two days before being roasted. Its menu is enormous—impressively, everything is made in-house—but don’t leave without trying the seco de carne ($249), which incorporates braised short ribs with dark beer and cilantro.

Chullschick, Shop D, 45–53 Graham Street, Central | (+852) 2668 3948

Photo: Uma Nota (via Facebook)

Uma Nota

As the home of the largest Japanese population outside Nippon, it’s no wonder that Brazil has its unique own take on Japanese cuisine, a.k.a. Nipo-Brasileiro. Uma Nota (which you are sure to recognise from its Elsa Jean de Dieu mural, even if you’ve never eaten there) specialises in Nipo-Brasileiro street food inspired by the founders’ trips to São Paolo’s Japanese neighbourhood, Liberdade. Go for the coxinhas de frango ($90) and the dadinhos de tapioca ($80) for a Japanese spin on some of Brazil’s most famous finger foods.

Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central | (+852) 2889 7576

Photo: Buenos Aires Polo Club (via Facebook)

Buenos Aires Polo Club

As per its name, Buenos Aires Polo Club is a homage to Argentina’s capital city, as well as the country’s status as the international capital of polo—fittingly, the décor has an equestrian-inflected members’ club vibe. The set lunch menu ($488) (features a number of traditional Latin American dishes, including creamed corn, fries provenzal, trumpet royale mushrooms, proveleta mac and cheese, and of course, Argentine beef.

And what a selection it is—from 10-ounce tenderloins to 300-ounce t-bones, they have it all. The same approach is applied to the condiment menu, which includes standards like mustard and horseradish as well as some more Latin American choices like the deliciously herbaceous and zingy chimichurri, as well as fresh salsa criolla.

Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2321 8681

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For a taste of Nikkei cuisine, which marries the culinary traditions of Peru with Japan, head to Tokyolima (the brunch is particularly good). Its tiradito mar y tierra ($290)—a combination of flavourful lean tuna, seared beef tenderloin, passionfruit tiger’s milk, ginger oil, and herbs—is a perfect encapsulation of Tokyolima’s playful fusion cuisine, while the “Ki-mo-chi” chicken karaage ($120) is one of the best fried chooks in the city, in our opinion.

Tokyolima, Car Po Commercial Building, 18–20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central | (+852) 2811 1152

Photo: Braza Churrascaria (via Facebook)

Braza Churrascaria

For classic Brazilian churrasco (barbecue), your best—and only—option in Hong Kong is Braza Churrascaria, which free-flow fanatics will recognise as the place with the all-you-can-eat meat. In keeping with Brazilian churrascarias, the meat here is directly sliced onto your plate by roving servers, who will keep bringing food over until you signal that you are full using a colour-coded coaster. And it gets better—on top of the buffet meal, you can purchase a free-flow drinks package to get unlimited caipirinhas (you can also get house wines, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages, but we’re mostly here for the caipirinhas).

Braza Churrascaria, 3/F, Grand Progress Building, 15–16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central | (+852) 2890 9268

Photo: Ichu


With an emphasis on native ingredients, a full ceviche menu, and thoughtful takes on traditional dishes, Ichu is modern Peruvian food done right. Its pez limon ($180) is a favourite, while the Nikkei ($270) puts an Peruvian twist on the classic Japanese dish. Don’t forget to drop by the beautiful terrace for a drink before you go.

Ichu, 3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2477 7717

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Photo: Astra


On the lookout for something uniquely Chilean? Astra is the place. Helmed by veteran chef Francisco Araya, who leverages his Michelin-starred culinary experience to shape the exquisite experience, the restaurant specialises in the unique asado grilling method to offer a char-grilled menu with an authentic Patagonian touch.

Aside from grilled meats, other delicacies are also featured to accommodate different palates and dietary preferences. For a fulfilling spread, order the beef tartare ($138) and the lobster orecchiette ($228) with homemade tomato sauce and Grana Padano from the lunch menu. For sharing options, consider the wet-aged 400-gramme rib-eye ($998) or the roasted chicken three-course lunch ($220).

Astra, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2668 2348

Photo: Rosita


Hong Kong’s newest Latin American addition is Rosita, opened by Andō’s Agustin Balbi and Mono’s Ricardo Chaneton. It presents a refreshed take on the popular cuisine with a semi-fine dining twist. Marco A. Livoti, formerly of Sake Central and Holy Cannoli, serves as the head chef for this joint project between friends, where the focus is on a “true Latin American experience” with Japanese and French influences. On the six-course tasting menu ($988) are dishes such as the market ceviche, Ping Yuen chicken with empanadas, and churros with dulce de leche.

Rosita, 1–7 Ship Street, Wan Chai

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Annette Chan

Senior editor

Annette is an editor and copywriter with a lifetime of experience in hunting out the most interesting, odd, and delightful things about her beloved home city. Having written extensively about everything from food and culture to fashion, music, and hospitality, she considers her speciality to be Hong Kong itself. In her free time, you can find Annette trying out new dumpling recipes or playing Big Two at her favourite local bars with a cocktail in hand.