Casa Colombia

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I first ate at this restaurant a few years ago when it was in a small house-like building on E. 7th St. My friend Evelyn took me there as she is from Puerto Rico and she found the food to be authentic (well for Austin anyway). I wasn’t sure what to order so she helped some. I decided on the Pescado en Cilantro y Mayonesa (Fresh grilled tilapia topped with cilantro, mayonnaise and chipotle sauce; served with fried yucca, sweet plantains, and rice). I absolutely loved it! A couple of years ago, they moved into a new building across the street from the original place, still on E. 7th St. Every time I drove by I would think I need to go check that out. A few weeks ago, my sister and her husband went to have lunch there and they raved about it. My cousins birthday was coming up so we decided to take her there. Well, I ordered the same dish I had originally  and it was still superb. My sister loves their Pechuga Rellena (Grilled chicken breast stuffed with cheese, mushrooms, spinach, and Colombian pico de gallo; served with mashed potatoes, salad, and black beans), my cousin got Ropa Vieja (Shredded beef mixed with green olives, capers, and red wine sauce; served with rice, salad, and sweet plantains).  The menu is divided by classic dishes, beef, chicken, pork, fish and vegetarian. It’s a pretty simply layed out menu with good description, so you know what your getting.

As for accessibility, being a newly constructed, post ADA building, it is very accessible. The restaurant is roomy with easy access to the bathroom. There was excellent accessible parking. The décor is beautiful. Simply decorated with rich colors. No need to worry about a car hanging from the ceiling over your head or so much décor it would take 6 eyes to take it all in 🙂

I highly recommend you give it a try but like most restaurants in Austin, word has gotten around and the last time my sister went she lamented “oh noooo, now there’s a wait. Word must be getting around!”.

I myself can’t wait to get back to that fish!13221214_10208195659581898_7981800763352247288_o

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my sisters fave Pechuga Reyena
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my brother-in-laws fave Bistec a Caballo Grilled top sirloin topped with two fried eggs and criolla sauce; served with black beans, rice and sweet plantains

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http://casa-colombia.com/

 

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