One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. Every single thing we tried exceeded our expectations, and the owner, Arturo, couldn't have made us feel more welcome and appreciated. I honestly left feeling like I'd not only had a great meal, but made a new friend in the process.
I know virtually nothing about Colombian cooking, but I know good food when I taste it. Arturo made it easy to choose foods I'd like by asking questions and describing the dishes perfectly. We ate here twice during our vacation, and both times the food was excellent. The Paella was probably the best I've ever had (one of the few dishes I was familiar with). The portions were generous, and it was loaded with fresh seafood. I also tried the empanadas, fried Yucca, and sampled my wife's Sobrebarriga a la Criolla. For dessert we had the Brevas con Queso (Figs with Cheese and Caramel) just because it sounded so interesting. Every bite was wonderful. We had very enjoyable conversations with the owner, who was happy to make recommendations and tell us about each dish in detail.
The next day we tried ox tail soup, more empanadas, and I ordered cazuela (seafood in a creamy sauce). My wife ordered Camarones al Ajillo ( shrimp in a creamy garlic sauce). We had the Brevas con Queso for dessert again, and once again everything was excellent.
I have rarely enjoyed a restaurant so thoroughly. The decor may be a bit dated, but the food and friendly atmosphere makes that irrelevant. It is very casual, and the prices are far less than you'd expect for food and portions this good. I will never come to this area again without stopping here for a meal, and a visit with my new friend Arturo.
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October 23, 2013
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We cannot thank you enough for such a heartfelt and insightful review. You have nailed our service on the head. We love our customers and want to share our friendly culture and food with anyone who walks through that door. Stories like yours are the ones that keep us doing what we do because those relationships are what we live for. You have not only inspired us with your lovely words but our possible future customers to try out our authentic Colombian restaurant. Please stop by again sometime soon!
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