I've been noticing more Colombian restaurants popping up on Long Island. Here are two I tried recently.
Chuzos Y Mas
1680 Islip Avenue (Rte 111)
Brentwood, NY 11717
I tried papas chorreradas, which are boiled potatoes with a special sauce. I don't remember all the components of the sauce, but I do remember scallions, butter and curry (or a curry suggestive spice). The friendly women behind the counter told me that this wasn't typical restaurant food. They said it was the kind of thing people would make when there was nothing in the house, but some potatoes and some scallions. The potatoes were perfectly boiled and made a filling dish. A buttery arepa with cheese that I also ordered was overkill, but I wanted to try it. All the food had a nice home cooking quality. In fact, the place was like being in someone's kitchen in Colombia. Next to me at the counter a man and his son sat eating dinner, while watching soccer on a tv mounted in the corner.
Brisas del Valle
199 West Sunrise Highway
Freeport, NY 11520
I had calentados con huevos pericos. Calentados is rice mixed with beans. It also had pieces of blue potatoes in it. Huevos pericos are eggs scrambled with peppers and tomatoes. This was a breakfast dish, but they made it for me at lunch time.
Short reports on both of these, I know. Both of these places are worth further exploration, I just haven't made my way back to either, yet. Perhaps some other hounds will visit and post their findings.