Colombian food brings back memories of my months in South America years ago–delicious, warm arepas (corn cakes), and tropical nights in colonial Cartagena where green mangoes were sold on the street corner and salsa music blasted from the stores.
For a taste of Colombia in San Diego, go no further than Antojitos Colombianos in Logan Heights. The family-owned restaurant is on Imperial Avenue down the block from the upcoming Gilliam Family Community Garden and Park (more info) to be completed this Fall. Antojitos Colombianos staff fixes herbivores up with a delicious vegetarian plate of amazing empanadas (without cheese is also possible), fresh salsa, rice, beans, and cooked sweet plantain, a wonderful combination of flavors. They can also make cheeseless arepas for vegans.
The food is authentic and it would be hard to not enjoy the friendly, homey environment! Impressively, owner Javier Rodriguez recently attended the CA Small Business Day 2015 in Sacramento as Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s Small Business of the Year honoree. Why not try a culinary adventure in your own backyard?