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A n InexpensiveColumbian Taverna in London

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A n InexpensiveColumbian Taverna in London

David | Nov 29, 2002 07:30 AM

It was chilly and after dark,there were no theater tickets available at the Haymarket Theater (near Picadilly) and we were hungry. We turned off Haymarket on Panton street and heard lively music with a south american beat. There was a Latin American take-out but the music was coming from a stairway beside it. I looked down and saw people eating. We went down the stairs and were in what is best described as large rec room decor. Bright with salmon naugahyde booths and terquois walls, there was a TV going and a loud cheerful extended family eating large platefuls of food. We sat down. The bilingual menu listed Columbian Specials with mains all £10 or less. Columbian beer was £2.50. I ordered I ordered King Prawns in garlic sauce served with rice & salad (£6.75). When the heaping plate arrive, there were also potatos and two fried plantain slipped under the edge of the food. The Columbian Beer was deliciously smooth & ice cold. This is basic eating,not gourmet dining, but the flavors were interesting, the ambiance lively, and the portions large and the restroom clean. Strongly recommended

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