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Happygirl | | Dec 13, 2006 11:13 PM

I went to Bogota on 5th Ave. for the first time last night. My husband and I shared Platano Rellenos, an app that was made from a sweet plantain stuffed with spicy chicken with a rich chipotle sauce and sour cream. It was darn tasty! I then had the Ropa Vieja, shredded skirt steak with beans and yellow rice, and kale, as my sides. The kale was simply prepared, which i enjoyed. I could taste a hint of garlic. The beans and rice were kind of bland. I actually got more liquid than beans. The streak was fine, although for my taste I might have liked a little more salt and heat in everything. My husband had the Bacalao with sides of white rice and black beans and plantains.The plantains were good and sweet - which was actually a testament to nature more than to the chef. The beans were okay - not great. The bacalao was very disappointing. The flavor wasn't terrible, but the fish was extremely dry. How could that even be? I didn't care for the decor. The mish mosh of decorative items and styles just went a bit too far for me. My server was nice, but unfortunately for her it was a slooooooooooow night. Unless there was some type of mad rush before or after we sat for dinner, the poor thing must have had a dull and less than prosperous evening.

All in all, it was okay, but since it's not in my 'hood, I doubt that I'll ever go ut of my way to go back.

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