Saturday, February 5, 2011

Que pan tan bello!!*

Bandeja Paisa
 The ice on the streets is melting (yes!) …..and it is going to refreeze later (dang!). This means that anything to be done outside, needs to be done during the day. That is exactly what we did. Lunch out - one of our very necessary errands - was at El Portal today.
I discovered El Portal some time ago (maybe a year?) through a Venezuelan coworker. Ironic it wasn’t through a Colombian person, wasn’t it? After knowing there was a Colombian “panadería” here in the Metroplex, I immediately made time to go and buy some bread. We were beyond happy with what I got: an assortment of roscón, pan aliñado, and almojabanas. There has been no turning back since then.

Sopa de Costilla.  Served with rice, avocado and patacon.

This place offers more than bread, however. If you are hungry, try some of the dishes they offer. What you see in the pictures are a “Bandeja Paisa”, a combination of steak, chorizo, rice, beans and an arepa. It is a very traditional Colombian dish. The other is a “Sopa de Costilla” (Rib Soup). The latter was the lunch special for just $6.99, and an excellent choice to keep warm. What are you waiting for? Come with a friend or your family and taste Colombia. We dare you not to love it!
Visit El Portal on Facebook or their website.

Their physical address is 2810 E. trinity mills #191
Carrollton, TX 75006

* This is listed as El Portal's Favorite Quote on their FB page.


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The almojabain source

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I would love if you find a place that makes Carimañolas. Congratulations on your blog!


Natalia y Jose Luis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ay Dianalú, que antojo!!!!

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