Authentic Colombian Cuisine

The kitchen, in a superlative way, is a large part of the idiosyncrasies of an ethnic group, or even an entire country.  Indigenous culinary traditions are passed on for generations: true to the pinch of this seasoning or that ingredient, small experimental variations, have all been incorporated into our menu. For the authentic experience, we chose to use top quality organic ingredients in our recipes.

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Authentic Cuisine

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Fresh Ingredients

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Family Owned

Main Dish

Bandeja Colombian’s Taste
With Carne Asada • $18.25 | With Carne Molida • $16.99

Typical Colombian dish served with rice, beans, plantain, grilled skirt steak, chorizo, pork rinds, fried egg, avocado and corn cake.


Carne Asada C.T • • • • • $22.99
9oz of New York Steak grilled to perfection, served with our coleslaw salad, chimichurri, white rice and sweet fried plantains. 

Sobrebarriga a la Criolla • • • • • $17.95
Flank steak cooked in guiso (homemade Colombian creole sauce) served with rice, potatoes, cassava tomato and avocado.

Plato Mixto • • • • • $17.99
Skirt steak served side-by-side with grilled chicken, rice, fried cassava, salad and chimichurri

Ajiaco • • • • • $12.95
A thick soup made with shredded chicken, three varieties of potatoes and guasca herb served with rice, capers, cream and avocado
Sancocho de Gallina • • • • • $12.99
(Saturday Only)
A soup combining the delicious flavors of the hen with potatoes, cassava, corn, and green plantain. Served with rice, tomato and avocado. 

Tostada con Todo • • • • • $9.50
Deep fried plantain served with shredded beef, pork rinds, guacamole, hogao (Colombian style sauce)

Ceviche de Camarones • • • • • $13.99
Fresh Jumbo Shrimp dipped on our signature pink sauce, with a dash of red onion and cilantro, served with fried plantains and avocado.

Bagre Colombian's Taste • • • • • $16.95
Cat Fish cooked in guiro (homemade Colombian creole sauce made with milk) 

Tamal Tolimense • • • • • $7.50
An inheritance from the Indian-Colombian culture. A corn cake filled with rice, chicken, pork, beef, potato, peas and egg. All wrapped in a banana leaf.

Arroz con Pollo con Papa Criolla • • • $9.95
Arroz con Pollo con Yuca • • • $8.95
Arroz con Pollo con Fries • • • $8.75
Rice with chicken and vegetables. Served with either papita criolla (Colombian potatoes), fried cassava or potato fries.


Chuleta de Cerdo • • • • • $13.95
Breaded Pork Loin, served with fried plantains, rice and salad


Picada
Bite size assorted pork rinds, pork ribs, Colombian sausage, grilled chicken, fried cassava, green plantain, tomatoes, and corn cake. Serve with homemade green hot sauce (aji)
2 Servings • • • • • $22.00
5 Servings • • • • • $50.00
7 Servings • • • • • $65.00


Plato del dia • • • • • $8.99
Today’s special. Monday – Friday 11:30am – 3:00pm

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Sandwiches

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Hawaiian with Papa Criolla • • • • •  $8.95
With Yuca…$7.95 | With Fries…. $8.95

White Hoagie 6” bread, ham, provolone cheese, pineapple sauce, tomato, Colombian’s taste garlic sauce. Served with either Colombian potatoes (papita criolla) or Fried cassava..


Chicken with Papa Criolla • • • • • $8.95
With Yuca…$7.95 | With Fries…. $8.95

White Hoagie 6” bread, seasoned chicken breast, provolone cheese, onions, tomato, Colombian’s taste garlic sauce. Served with either Colombian potatoes (papita criolla) or fried cassava.

Steak with Papa Criolla • • • • • $9.99
With Yuca…$7.95 | With Fries…. $8.95

White Hoagie 6” bread, seasoned steak, provolone cheese, onions, tomato, Colombian’s taste garlic sauce. Served with either Colombian potatoes (papita criolla) or fried cassava.

Dough Made Amasijos

Pandebono • • • • • $1.25
Delicious cheese bread, perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack with coffee. It's a simple recipe made with cheese and two kinds of flour.


Arepa Rellena
Grilled White corn dough filled with meat of your choice.

Carne Asada • $7.99

Carne Desmechada • $7.50


Pollo Desmechado • $6.99


Pollo Asado • $7.95


Chicharron • $7.50


Mixta • $9.25

Arepa con Pollo • • • • • $5.50
Grilled chicken served with corn cake (Add cheese…$6.50)


Arepa con Pollo • • • • • $5.50
Grilled chicken served with corn cake (Add cheese…$6.50)

Arepa con Carne • • • • • $6.99
Grilled skirt steak served with corn cake (Add Cheese…$7.99)

Arepa con Queso • • • • • $2.50
Grilled corn cake stuffed with cheese

Arepa de Choclo (Single) • • • • • $3.50
Sweet corn cake with cheese on top

Arepa de Choclo (DOUBLE) • • • • • $4.75
Sweet corn cake stuffed with cheese
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Beverage / Bebidas

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Our coffee is brewed from the finest beans Colombia has to offer!

Café con Leche/Latte
Small: $2.99 | Medium: $3.50

Black Coffee
Small: $2.50 | Medium: $2.99


Tinto $2.00


Aguapanela con Queso $3.50


Espresso $2.50


Colombian Chocolate
Small: $2.99 | Medium: $3.50
Add cheese…$1.00


Tropical Juices (Water or Milk)
Guanabana, Maracuya, Lulo, Mora, Tomate de árbol, Mango $4.25


Aguapanela con limón (Colombian Lemonade) $1.75


Gaseosa Colombiana (Colombian Sodas) $2.00


Pony Malta $2.50


Coke Products $1.50

Breakfast

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Huevos en cacerola
con arepa • • • • • $3.50
Two fried eggs with corn cake


Huevos perico con arepa • • • • •  $3.50
Two scrambled eggs with tomatoes and green onions.
Served with corn cake


Calentado de frijoles • • • • • $9.99
Refried beans and rice. Served with grilled beef and corn cake.


Caldo de Costilla • • • • • $7.95
(Weekends only)
This is a soup containing Beef ribs, potato and cilantro, served with arepa.

Kids Menu

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Perro Caliente • • • • • $6.50
Boiled hotdog on a bun, with pineapple sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, crumbled potato chips and shredded cheese, served with fries.


Chicken Tenders • • • • • $6.50
Fried chicken tenders served with fries, signature pink sauce and a cup of fruit (seasonal)


 

Dessert

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Brevas con Queso • • • • • $3.50
Figs in syrup served with fresh cheese


Torta Negra • • • • • $2.50
Black cake. Made with raisins, coconut, almonds. Marinated in red wine.


Maracumango Dessert • • • • • $6.99
Delicious combination of Maracuyá and Mango mousse on a bed of flat cake garnished with mint and a cherry on top.

The food was really delicious.

The food was really delicious. Natural, healthy and authentic. The personal there are incredible and they help a lot to make a right decision. We order a Colombian lemonade and was incredible sweet taste. All was clean and nice. We like everything!

- Mary O.

It's like homemade food!

Food is very tasty! Came here with my mom and was pleased on how well and how fast the service went. Prices are average diner prices (10-15 a plate) but they do serve you a lot for your money. It’ll leave you full needing a nap..good ol food coma. Also it’ll have you coming back for more. I give it a 5 stars the woman behind the desk was great to deal with. My mom didn’t know Spanish going in, going out she knew a bit of words. 

- Nick P.

The Best.

El mejor sabor Colombiano que he probado hasta El momento en illinois y se puede probar LA autentica Arepa con queso de Peto Colombiana. The best Colombian taste I had so far in Illinois their cheese Arepas are unbelievable!!! I always left happy.

- Dayana A.

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Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Give us a call

847.250.5366

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