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Fonda Antioquena

SKU | Sep 16, 2003 08:31 PM

I had a fantastic lunch at this terrific Colombian restaurant, just east of Western on Melrose. A very good mango liquado; wonderful fried, ground beef empenandas and a combination plate consisting of: (1) a slab of fried pork, including skin, fat and meat. This was the best fried port I have ever had (less greasy than Atlcatl's). Crunchy, full-flavored, glorious, not at all greasy. The meat is scored so that the delectable meat pieces can be broken off from the fat and popped in your mouth. I can't eat the fat and skin, but I'm sure some heartier eaters would enjoy it. (Note: I can't remember if this was listed on the menu as chicharone or not) (2) chorizo, a single link, quite dry but bursting with spices and flavor and big chunks of meat; (3) carne asada - this was not special, they clearly do better with pork; (4) delicious fried sweet plantains; (5) rice and beans; and (6) a nice, chewy arepa. I'd been to this place before, but never had all of these things. Warning: this combination plate could easily serve two or three. Next time, I'll probably just go with the pork or chorizo.

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