Seoul is one of the cities that are filled with tourists almost every time of the year. Its neighborhoods have a lot to offer. They have a variety of touring spots for entertainment, learning, and connecting with nature. One such neighborhood of this city is Mapo-gu.
It is close to Hongdae, which is famous because of all the universities it has. There are a lot of young people around and so the vibe of this place is quite hip. It is a great place for people looking for something different and fun to do. Since Mapo-gu is close by the vibe is almost similar.
There are quirky and fun cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, and people’s favorite Korean BBQ places. If you are in Mapo-gu there is so much you can do around this town. No matter what you prefer, it has everything. Be it a chilling roof-top spot or a groovy, offbeat clubbing venue.
For the past few years, a lot of foreigners are coming to the country, and with them comes a new taste of music, dressing style, and most importantly food. Today there are not only Korean food places present in the city, but there are places where you can get your foreign food fix.
One such place is Casa Latina. Located in the Mapo-gu, there is a huge influx of youngsters. It is a small, but authentic Latin American cuisine based café. If you want to have delicious Latin food, or if you want to introduce Latin cuisine to someone, this is where you should come.
Casa Latina – New Talk of the Town
The place is quite new and has become massively popular, thanks to the Hispanic people living in Korea. The food is amazing and authentic as the owner of the place is Ecuadorian-Korean. The place is great for hanging out and chilling with friends after a hectic exam season or after a week full of stress on the job.
You will find this cute little place on the fourth story of the building. There are no elevators for the 4th floor or any other floors. This means that you are going to work up your appetite a little before you get to eat their delicious meal.
Many foreigners are coming to this place as it has also become Instagram famous. Most of the tourists like to visit all the hot spots, and they judge these hot spots after browsing social media. Since Casa Latina is very popular among the youth, there is a good amount of crowd in this place.
Things Casa Latina Serves
Since it is a café, one of the most important things is the food. Even if people come because of all the hype, they will only return back if they really like the food.
Fortunately, the food of casa Latina is outstanding. It stays true to its Latin-American food theme. You will find almost all sorts of such cuisine in this place. There are dishes from not only south but also Central America.
Not many people are familiar with Latin food, and they only mostly know Mexican food. However, the Latin cuisine is so much more, and you should visit this place if you want to experience their real food.
Casa Latina serves all the basic and famous dishes like empanadas, chorizo, etc. They are also quite popular for their Empanadas; in fact, they are one of the best ones in the city.
Even though this place is quite popular among tourists, there are a lot of locals around as well. So to make a better impression, introduce them to yourself in Korean with your Korean name.
How to go there:
3rd floor / Hongdae, 서울시 – 마포구 – 서교동 337-10 3층 홍대 Seoul – MapoGu, 337-10 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Serving one of the most flavorful, and authentic Latin cuisine in the city, Casa Latina, is a place that every foreigner and local must-visit. It is a great place to eat out with your friends and loved ones.
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