All About Latin Cuisine
Serving specialties from all corners of the Latin world
Lucia Sandoval established LUCIA’S LATIN KITCHEN nearly three years ago with recipes from her Ecuadorian mother, who has her own eatery back home. But there’s more than just Ecuador in the Latin culinary world. So Sandoval expanded the offerings at her cozy corner restaurant on Onota Street, off Pittsfield’s busier paths, to include something from everywhere in the world of Latin cuisine.
Ask what’s best for lunch, and the list of possibilities—platos of grilled pork, chorizo, beef, chicken and rice, and seafood—always ends with “and green sauce.” It adorns everything from skewered meats and veggies to rice, and salad. Sandoval has something for customers from all walks of the Latin world—special Puerto Rican soup, Mexican fare, and dishes for Cuban palettes.
A recent lunch for two, at $22, was loaded with kabobs, plantains, pork ribs, beans, chicken and rice, and a soup—and green sauce. The charm of Lucia’s is its humble, unadorned corner spot—with a $7.99 lunch special on the sandwich board outside. Anyone who has traveled south of the border knows this kind of homey eating experience is ubiquitous there, and will feel muy bueno settling in at Lucia’s.
Lucia’s Latin Kitchen
239 Onota St., Pittsfield