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We walked around Lowry Park Zoo this morning and ended up La Pequena Columbia for lunch.  We really love the food at this restaurant.  Loren ordered the Bandeja Montaner.

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This dish had a little bit of everything in it, but his favorite was the sausage.  He just loved the flavor of it.  Along with that, there was steak, plantains, rice, beans, a corn cake, pork skin and salad.  Needless to say, he had leftovers.  I tried the chicken with mushroom sauce.

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It also came with rice & beans.  The chicken could have been more tender and the extra egg I ordered was overcooked, but my favorite thing about this place is the beans & rice.  So yummy.  I even ordered more beans to take home with us.  Service was a bit lacking during our visit.  Total bill with a drink was $40.

La Pequena Colombia
6312 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL
813-876-8338

La Pequena Colombia on Urbanspoon

Food4/5
Service2/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.1/5
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  • Filed under: Colombian, Tampa
  • We went to Lowry Park Zoo this morning and ate lunch at La Pequena Colombia on the way home.  We’d eaten here once before and really liked the food.  This visit was more of the same homemade goodness.

    Empanadas were first on the list.

    They have a very creamy, tasty filling with a nice crunch on the outside.   I wasn’t going anywhere near the sauce served with it though.  Loren said it was spicy and tasty.

    He went for the chicken fajitas with a side of chicharron.  That fried pork skin is one of the main reasons we’re back here.

    He says it’s addictive.  Crunchy, porky goodness.   I liked the taste of his fajitas.  They had this carmelized flavor to them.  A little bit of sweetness and spiciness.  Much better than I’ve had at a lot of the Mexican restaurants around.  The chicken was very tender and there were plenty of leftovers.  I got the Arroz con pollo which came with chicken stew.

    This also had great flavors and there was way too much of it for one meal.  The chicken was flavorful and tender and mixed well with some of Loren’s red beans.  I ended up ordering an extra side of red beans to take home with my leftovers.   Everything just has that homemade, authentic scrumptiousness.  Total bill with a drink was $32.

    La Pequena Colombia
    6312 N Armenia Ave
    Tampa, FL
    813-876-8338

    La Pequena Colombia on Urbanspoon

    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value5/5
    4.4/5
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  • Filed under: Colombian, Tampa
  • We spent the morning at Lowry Park Zoo and stopped at La Pequena Colombia in Tampa for lunch.  The restaurant was packed, but luckily we were able to get a table.  We started off with some empanadas.

    These were some tasty little bundles of goodness.  We had to hold ourselves back from ordering a few more.  The filling had a really nice flavor.  Loren decided on the beef soup for lunch which came with a side of rice and beans.

    He really liked the soup.  It had a lot of flavors going on including a strong cilantro taste.  The beef was tender and it had a lot of different veggies in it.  The beans had a lot of flavor as well.  I went for a country platter which had ground beef, pork skin, rice, beans, plantains, corn cake, an egg plus a salad.

    There was a lot going on on this plate.  I didn’t like the ground beef that much as it had a strong cilantro flavor, but everything else on the plate was really good.  The pork skin had a very familiar flavor and was really addictive.  I think we narrowed it down to a flavor similar to the fried chicken at Publix.  I don’t know how to explain it, just that it was pretty darn good. The plantains were also very tender and sweet.  Half of this dish came home with us.  Way too much food for me.

    I also couldn’t pass up getting something from the bakery.

    Except for the fact the the pre-sliced edges were a little dry, the rest of the cake & strawberry filling was good.  There were several items in the dessert case that I would have loved to take home with me, but there’s always next time.  Service was ok.  Our waiter seemed to have a hard time understanding me and we had to wait a while before he finally returned to our table with the $25 check.  Overall, though, definitely a place we’d eat at again.

    La Pequena Colombia
    6312 N Armenia Ave
    Tampa, FL
    813-876-8338

    La Pequena Colombia on Urbanspoon

    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value5/5
    3.7/5
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  • Filed under: Colombian, Tampa