Chiltepes Latin Cuisine
Before enjoying Live on the Plaza, we had dinner at Chiltepes Latin Cuisine (1800 NW 16th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106). Chiltepes claims to be the “Best Guatemalan Restaurant In Town” and from our experience, that may very well be true.
Despite it being a busy Friday evening for the restaurant, we were promptly seated with fresh chips and dips brought to us shortly thereafter. The dips consisted of a black bean mix, cheesy mix, and a spicy mix, all delicious. In addition to the chips and dips we were also each given a cup of hot chicken broth with cilantro. We were a bit puzzled by this at first, so we asked our server about it and she explained that this was a traditional starter during meals in Guatemala (FYI for other newcomers: no need for a spoon, you drink it like tea).
The burrito was knife and fork large. Made with flour tortilla with the choice of chicken or steak with rice and beans all rolled up with a sauce on top, pico de gallo and sour cream on the side. In the end, there wasn’t much left of it.
The tamales have the option of corn masa, rice, and potato all with chicken. You can choose between the corn-husk wrapped Mexican tamales or the banana leaf-wrapped Brazilian tamales. If you can’t decide you can also order one of each (to compare and contrast, as Leslie explained). The portions are extremely generous and hearty so if you’re planning on desert you might want to limit yourself to only one (or plan on getting a to-go container).