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NEW YORK CITY - The season of love has finally made its way to New York City, and it is no secret that getting a table at some restaurants on Valentine's Day may seem impossible. But couples seeking a romantic and flavorful experience should not lose hope yet. From sizzling fajitas to delectable ceviche, the vibrant Latino culinary scene can offer an array of enticing options.

Whether you are celebrating long standing love or embarking on a new romance, here are five restaurants to explore this love season.

ABC Cocina

ABC Cocina is a Latin-inspired restaurant from Michelin star chef Jean-Georges celebrating local craft and international culture. The team at ABC Cocina describe their establishment as a "fusion of tradition and innovation uniting yesterday and tomorrow."

Located in the Flatiron District, ABC Cocina promises a flavorful Valentine's experience. Aside from their regular menu, the restaurant will also be offering a selection of a la carte and special four-course menu especially for the occasion.

In addition to their selection of courses, which varies from tacos to ceviche and quesadillas, ABC will also be offering hand-curated flower bouquets upon arrival to your Valentine's day reservation.

Learn more about their Valentine's day specials.

Sol Mexican Cocina

Sol Mexican Cocina offers an eclectic menu of coastal and authentic Mexican dishes made fresh daily, including 17 house-made salsas. Located in major cities like Las Vegas and Denver, Colorado, their New York location is located in the heart of midtown.

For Valentine's day, the Mexican restaurant is offering two champagne toasts and your choice of any dessert for $22.

For a full list of their menu and options, click here.

Calle Dao

If you want to try something new and different, then Calle Dao is definitely an option. A Cuban-Chinese restaurant, Calle Dao offers a variety of fusion cuisine, cocktails and decor that will make you want to get out your passport and travel across the world.

Calle Dao has a few locations throughout New York City, namely in Bryant Park, Chelsea and Downtown. In addition to their a la carte menu, they will also be offering a special 3-course prix-fixe menu at $65 per person.

For a full look at their Valentine's day specials, click here.

Artesano Peruvian

Michelin-star Peruvian chef, Rodrigo Fernandini is poised to showcase the cuisine of Peru, more specifically that of his native region of Chiclayo, on the coast, north to the capital of Lima. Artesano offers a variety of cocktails and picturesque, Instagram-worthy Peruvian food.

Located in Tribeca, Artesano was praised by The New York Times for its creativity and authenticity to the Andean and Amazonian culinary experience.

For Valentine's Day, the team promises to bring a special experience for customers, who will be able to meet the critically-acclaimed cook.

For a deep dive at the restaurant, click here.


If you seek to venture outside of Manhattan, you can take the train to Long Island City in Queens, and experience the innovative Argentinian restaurant, R40.

The restaurant features an open kitchen equipped with a custom parrilla and locally sourced food. While they do not have a Valentine's special, their menu is designed to share with two or more people.

Enjoy salads, meats, chorizo, empanadas and more at R40. See the full menu here.

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