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Colombian Restaurants and Eateries
« on: June 13, 2008, 09:46:50 AM »
Somehow we've never had a thread dedicated specifically to Colombian food.  With the Colombian Independence Day Festival coming up soon, the New York Times has run a long article on Colombian eateries citywide....

The New York Times
A Fruit Shake, Then Shaking to the Beat of Cumbia
by SETH KUGEL, June 15, 2008



What are your favorite places?  I must say that El Basurero in Astoria (mentioned in the article) is a hoot, and is worth visiting for the decor alone. 

The article also mentions a "Colombian Day Parade" on June 27th.   Does anybody know anything about that?  Is it different from the Colombian Independence Day Festival on July 20th?

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Re: Colombian Restaurants and Eateries
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 01:30:18 PM »
My favorite is La Pequena Colombia at 84th and Roosevelt. 
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Re: Colombian Restaurants and Eateries
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 02:35:12 AM »
Eating in Translation samples the "tamales Antioqueños" at La Boina Roja Carniceria (80-18 37th Ave.)

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Re: Colombian Restaurants and Eateries
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 10:34:08 AM »
I just saw a sign for natilla, the Colombian Christmas custard, in the window of the restaurant on the corner of 83rd St and 37th Ave (Pollos a la Brasa Mario).

This is info from about.com
Natilla is a rich, custard-like dessert that is enjoyed during Christmas in Colombia. It is traditionally served with round deep-fried cheese fritters called buñuelos. Natilla is similar to dulce de leche, but it is thickened with cornstarch, and made with panela, a dark molasses-like sugar that is a byproduct of sugarcane processing. Some recipes for natilla include shredded fresh coconut.

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Re: Colombian Restaurants and Eateries
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 07:31:28 PM »
There is a new Colombian/American place called "Tierras Deliciosas" opening on Roosevelt near 83rd St. on the Elmhurst side.  It's right next to the Korean grocer on the corner.  They have the signage up and they had most of the diner-like booths in place.  It's mostly glass in the front so you can see everything inside from the sidewalk. 

I think I saw a sign that said their grand opening is Jan. 17.

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Re: Colombian Restaurants and Eateries
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 12:51:44 AM »
The blog We Are Never Full has and interesting and helpful primer on Colombian food, featuring Cositas Ricas.  The also includes a podcast, so you can listen to it on your iPod while eating there.

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Re: Colombian Restaurants and Eateries
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2009, 01:26:37 PM »
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Re: Colombian Restaurants and Eateries
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 10:10:49 PM »
The Best Colombian Food Rest. just closed down on Roosevelt & 83rd..Tierras Colombianas!!  But there is another one in Astoria on Broadway & 33rd which the family opened up about 12 years ago...The owners are Greek and Colombian and the food is just wonderful!!!

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Re: Colombian Restaurants and Eateries
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