Flavor: A tapas and wine bar, the Argentine Bean features the ever-popular Hanger Steak and Salmon over Beluga Lentils, as well as many other offerings. Check out the new summer tapas menu.
Flair: The Argentine Bean might have white tablecloths, but with live music on Friday and Saturday and half-price wine on Wednesdays, the Bean can party.
2875 Towne Center Blvd., Crestview Hills, 859-426-1042.
Open 7 days. $7-$13.
Flavor: Peru has one of the world’s most diverse cuisines, with flavors from the high mountains of the Andes all the way down to the coast, with its Asian influences. Sabor Peruano’s huge menu seems to have a little bit of it all. Try Bisteck a la Pobre, steak with rice, fries, fried banana and egg, or Tallarines Saltado de Vegetales, a veggie spin on spaghetti.
Flair: Authentic, no-frills ethnic dining offering strange and unfamiliar dishes with no pandering to the unadventurous.
7105 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, 513-860-0349. Open 7 days. $4-$13.