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Tierras Colombianas

33-01 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106 40.761239 -73.923763
nr. 33rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-956-3012 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Latin American
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Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 23rd St.

Prices

$7-$21

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Colombian restaurants aren’t exactly legion in the city—which makes Tierras Colombianas the standard bearer for many New Yorkers. Young Colombian couples, Greek families, and the rest of the multicultural crowd that flock here dig into the large platters of meaty fare. The Bandeja Campesina, or Country Plate, groans under the weight of its sheer variety: thin, pounded (albeit rather tough) steak, crunchy, salty chicharron (fried strips of pork with its skin), soupy beans, rice, sweet yellow plantains and avocado, all topped off with a fried egg. Even better, though no less hearty, is the sobrebarriga a la criolla, a braised flank steak that falls into tender, ropy shreds at the touch of a fork, topped with a tomato and onion sauce. Arepas here are not served sandwich-style, as at some of the city’s arepa bars, but are instead hockey puck-size white-corn cakes, with a crisp exterior and soft, rather bland inside—a cooling foil to the spicy chorizo or rich morcilla (blood sausage) that they accompany.

Extra

For a truly Colombian drink, try the refajo en jarra, a sweet, local soda mixed half-and-half with beer.

Recommended Dishes

Morcilla (black sausage) with arepa, $4.50; sobrebarriga a la criolla, $14.50; bandeja campesina (country plate), $14.50

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