We were recently in Astoria, where Jodi lived when we met, and ended up at Tierras Colombianas, literally "Colombian soil", one of the many Colombian places in the area.
It is quite a big place that has a big menu and we decided to share a bunch of sides, all very comforting and good. Here is what we had:
A small side of beans (I was expecting a smaller bowl) and some white rice:
Arepa with chorizo: the chorizo was really good, the casing of the sausage being nicely grilled. I was not sure what to expect, but for sure thought that the arepa, that was good, would be bigger.
Beef empanadas: I was really not expecting 5 full size empanadas for $5! They were made with yellow corn flour, quite delicious, although not as good as my favorite that is the empanada at La Isla in Hoboken.
Then, the maduros, these fried plantains that are so delicious and delightfully sweet:
We ordered tostones, that are also fried plantains, but were glad that they forgot as we had way too much food and I even skipped the tres leches cake they serve for dessert. Well, it will be a good reason to go back there!
Enjoy (I did)!
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Tierras Colombianas - 33-01 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106