By Karl Weisel (Wiesbaden Family and MWR)April 10, 2019
WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden military community members have a new option for dining out.
MWR's Latin Street restaurant offers a range of authentic Latin dishes prepared fresh daily in a newly renovated facility on Clay Kaserne.
"Our goal is to offer quality food at affordable prices," said Carmen Fernandez, Latin Street manager and head chef. "We wanted to do something different here in Wiesbaden so that customers would have more diverse food choices right here on base."
Col. Noah C. Cloud, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, was joined by community members in cutting a ribbon to officially open the new facility on April 9, 2019.
"I think this is a great, new flavor to have here," said Cloud, adding that the restaurant offers "a little excitement and variety."
Corinna Faulk, business manager for Wiesbaden Family and MWR's Business Operations Division, explained that the new MWR eatery is in response to recent customer surveys of dining alternatives.
Food choices range from traditional fare such as tacos, burritos and enchiladas to empanadas chicharrons and special rice bowls. Latin Street will also feature a range of beer choices, cocktails (margaritas, mojitos) and soft drinks. Patrons can also enjoy flan pudding for dessert.
"Everyone is welcome here," said Fernandez, a former restaurant owner in her home country of Colombia who has worked at various restaurant hotels in Germany as well. "Our main focus is for families to feel comfortable in here and not have to drive off post for a good meal.
"This food is something that everyone loves," she said, adding that many service members, civilians and family members have a Latin background. "Mexican fast food is not the same -- we want to offer real authentic food."
The Latin Street manager said it is important to her that patrons feel comfortable when dining out.
"We want to create an atmosphere where when you come in here you can disconnect, relax and enjoy a great, authentic meal," she said.
Faulk said that the renovation project to convert the former U'R Place Bar and Grill into Latin Street was funded through NAF reinvestment funds.
Latin Street is located in Building 1214 on Clay Kaserne.
Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays, Mondays and all Federal Holidays.
To check out the menu visit https://wiesbaden.armymwr.com/programs/Latin-Street.