Guess where? It’s right above a popular Revolucion Cocktail Bar in Sathorn Soi 10. Here’s a new latin food with a modern twist to try this month.
Story by Posh Wattanaporn
The Place: Revolucion Cocktail Bar has opened a Latin restaurant on its second floor. Called Clandestino Cantina, it is already receiving raves for doing the Hispanic pastiche right. This place is committed to serving great Latin food with a modern twist – says Mexican chef Gabriela Espinosa – but you’ll love the vibe as well: colorful paintings on the wall, dim lighting, and a wood-burning oven that contributes to giving off a convincingly “clandestine” feel.
The Food: “Tartara de Pescado” (THB360), which is salmon and sea bass tartar with ginger, lemongrass, combava, and coconut foam – and simply irresistible with flavors that are fresh and fierce. Cheese lovers will love “Queso fresco” (THB310) as they will discover a rich-tasting fresh pieces of Burrata cheese topped with grilled bell peppers and eggplants that are tender, lightly charred all over, perfectly cooked, and sprinkled with sweet balsamic reduction. The plate is small but good for sharing. Crispy roast “Pork Belly” (THB550) is crispy and crunchy. Braised and cooked sous-vide, it is served with spicy carrot puree, corn, and Jerusalem artichoke – really perfectly crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. Also, don’t miss Tortilla Royal (potato omelet) (THB190), deconstructed tortilla served with caramelized onion confit Clandestino style with deep fried egg yolk and potato mousse, served in a little jar.
The Drinks: Try fresh and spicy “Moscow Mule,” a combination of Angostura Bitters and Pimento Ginger Beer that will surely add that extra spicy kick off to your night; and the signature drink “Aged Negroni” with fresh passion fruit, blueberry, strawberry, and orange balancing out the trio of Beefeater gin, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth.
Why go: For the great Latin food and the lively atmosphere, what else! It is perfectly fit for hipsters to come and mingle for drinks and dinner. The staff is attentive and friendly.
Clandestino Cantina, 50 Sathorn Soi 10, Bangkok
Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 7 p.m. till late
Tel: 02 235 4823