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Cafecito Bogota

adamandeve | Jan 9, 2010 03:04 PM

We went to have brunch today at Cafecito Bogota, a Colombian restaurant in Greenpoint that does mostly arepas (at least in the menu we saw). While the food isn't incredible, it's pretty good, well priced, service was nice (if not super fast) and the place was very mellow. The arepas are Colombian style, so they differ from Venezuelan in that tjey are flat, and they come with toppings instead of filled. I really am partial to arepas that are think and crunchy, and these ones aren't specially so, but they are buttery and salty, and taste good. The arepas montadas come with an enormous topping. We had the Medellin: rice and beans cooked with hogao (tomatoes and scallions) and Colombian chorizo. Comes with a meiocre salad and fruit. My husband had a 'tortilla' (colombian term for omelette), filled with shrimp cooked with scallions and cilantro. That was very tasty, and it came with an arepa with cheese. My friend had the scrambled eggs 'pericos', with hogao, and those were pretty good. We didn't try it, but they offer some soups that are traditionally had for breakfast in Colombia, changua (milk based with scallion and a poached egg), and other on a potato-beef broth with egg. Thr brunch comes with unlimited drinks- we didn't have alcohol but they had good fresh juice (mango, passion-fruit and orange). Brunch is $8.50 is you get there before 11, and $12 if after. We were there with my toddler, who behaved as toddlers do, and everyone was very nice.

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