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Yes, post-10 p.m. dining options have expanded dramatically over the years in our early-to-bed metro area, but one venue has led the charge with a weeknight 1 a.m. close for 15 years: Chino Latino. Dive into shared monster-size plates in the $24-to-$38 range, or take a cue from the first local kitchen to dedicate itself to the street-food craze and graze across a menu that dabbles in tacos, slopes, skewers, dumplings, lettuce cups and other full-flavored, arrives-in-a-flash fare. As for cocktails, don’t miss the mojitos, done up in a half-dozen refreshing varieties. On weekends, the close time bumps to 2 a.m. 2916 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.; 612-824-7878; chinolatino.com

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