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Cantoo Latin Asian Rotisserie
Cantoo checks all the boxes of a great casual lunch and dinner spot. They have massive plates of Venezuelan Chinese noodles, rotisserie, and empanadas, a big space where it's easy to get a table, and a speedy takeout operation. The food at his basement-level Tenderloin restaurant is hearty and meat-forward—think pabellón with perfectly stewed beef, plantains, and white rice, or hot and crispy sweet and sour chicken. And when you consider that many dishes are in the single-digit price range (like the two plump pork lumpia for $5)—this place is the move for quick sit-down meals that'll leave you just a few dollars lighter.