It may look like a fast-food operation, but the Colombian cuisine served here has a home-cooked aura evident from the pieces of potato found in superbly soupy red beans to an occasional wishbone lurking in the bowl of chicken soup. Soups are an integral part of Primarepa's menu, each day bringing a couple of broth-based specials. There's also a whole slew of main courses, a mostly grilled, sometimes breaded lineup of steaks, pork chops, chicken, snapper, and so on, generally plated with some combo of rice, plantains, and red beans. Portions are large, prices low. And let's not forget the eponymous arepa of gloriously melted white cheese atop a lightly grilled, pita-sized, white maize biscuit.
My wife has long accused me of getting carried away with my work, her latest repetition of this charge brought on by my decision to attend our friends' Halloween party dressed as an arepa con queso. She seemed skeptical of my claim that the... More »
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