Although the place is named after a city in Colombia, the menu reaches all over South and Central America: quesadillas, arepas, empanadas, ceviche, fish tacos and skirt steak. Yes, it’s a greatest-hits package, but it works: The arroz con pollo is a delicious haystack of shredded chicken with carrots, red peppers, scallions, lots of cooling cilantro and sliced avocado. There are exotic dishes, too, like smoky pork empanadas with aji (a hot, vinegar-spiked Colombian salsa). Think of the generous portions as Latin comfort food—all served by a cheery staff in a big, bright space with a pretty garden.
|Venue name:||Bogotá Bistro||Contact:|
141 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between DeGraw and Douglass Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed–Thu, Sun 5–11pm; Fri–Sat 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: 2,3 to Bergen St; R to Union St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|