Guajillo’s – Closed
4 out of 5 stars
Co-workers billed this simple eatery a Mexican place but upon closer inspection I found that the restaurant also offers Columbian food. You place your order at the front counter, take a number, and they bring your items to the table. You also get some complimentary tortilla chips and salsa.
I asked the man at the counter what is good to order and he recommended that I try the patacones. They are like tostadas but on a crisply fried plantain crust rather than a corn tortilla. They are topped with chicken or beef, avocado sauce and cheese. Along with the two patacones comes a small spring mix salad and some dressing. The taste of these is special, even though the meat is milder than youâ€™d expect traditional Mexican to be.
Another dish that he recommended we try is to order the Bandeja Paisa, a huge platter of food. It is a popular dish in Columbia, consisting of grilled steak, pork belly and chorizo, on a bed of rice and red beans that is then topped with a fried egg and a side of sliced avocado and plantain. Sounds like the ultimate platter for sharing!
This is a nice local place to grab a quick bite of inexpensive food, and a regular haunt for us ATC folk who wander across the tracks and enter through the back door.