At the county's first Colombian restaurant in nearly 20 years, the signature dish is the bandeja paisa, a meal of Amazonian proportions, something seemingly created to feature every possible foodstuff one may need for a week. How else to describe fat slices of plantains; a chorizo link; a gnarled chicharrón strip that looks like a fried timing belt; rice and red cargamanto beans earthier than pinto; fried yucca; and beef prepared like carne asada or ground beef topped by an egg prepared your way?
I wish I could eat more often at Colombian Cuisine at Mitze's Kountry Kitchen, the awkwardly named, awesomely awesome restaurant in Laguna Hills that's the sole Colombian restaurant in Orange County--... More »
My two-decades-long OC culinary dreams were answered in 2010. I wrote in this column about six months ago about the opening of Tacos Jerez in Huntington Beach, the county’s first straightforward-Zacatecan-style restaurant in an area teeming with... More »
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