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The owners of the colorful new restaurant transformed a former coffee shop and medical marijuana dispensary into a South American-inspired culinary haven.
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The counter-service eatery is separated into two dining areas. Downstairs, a red-hued room with window counter seats, tables, and the open kitchen invite diners to step up and order from the set menu or an array of specials.
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The must-try experience: a three-person "La Cena" special, a family-style sampling of Teote's menu offerings starting at $25. Options include smoky pollo, chorizo, carne mechada, mole pernil, and (pictured) grilled lamb and fino ribs. Meats come alongside black beans, rice, cabbage salad, teote salad, fried plantains, and one buttered arepa per person.
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The downstairs dining room is decorated with retro signage and brght red walls.
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Diners grab their own flatware, napkins, and condiments, including the fiery-fresh Habanero salsa that's made in house.
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Upstairs, the soon-to-debut Jaguar Bar will offer a large selection of Mezcals, single-origin chocolates, and pour-over coffee. In the coming weeks, a stairway to the outdoor patio will open for even more seating options.
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For now, the blue-hued upstairs dining room features several comfy booths and tables for casual dining.
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The upstairs dining booths are constructed from recycled coffee bean bags and reclaimed stained glass panes.
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An offshoot of the upstairs dining room serves as a breezy dine-in sun porch, with views of the street and surrounding neighborhood.
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