Authentic Colombian Food in Pompano Beach

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There is no secret that Colombian food is becoming one of the most popular and trendy cuisines in South Florida, many Colombian dishes like fried plantains aka “patacones” and “maduros” have found their way into mainstream lunch options.

With the rise on its popularity finding truly traditional Colombian and Latin American food that is cooked the old fashioned way and preserves the original flavor is becoming a very elusive task, until now, thanks to a little gem : Las Orquideas Restaurant a little piece of Colombia tucked away on the shores of tranquil Pompano Beach

If you are new to Colombian food, there is not better place to get a taste of this unique cuisine than las Orquideas Restaurant in Pompano Beach, from little traditional snacks like the classic Colombian “empanadas” hand made out of corn dough fried to perfection to hearty and filling dishes like the traditional “bandeja paisa” a hot dish of rice and beans surrounded by a cornucopia of typical meats and starches: sweet plantains, arepa, chicharron, fried steak, chorizo, topped with egg and a side of fresh avocado.Las Orquideas Pompano specializes in traditional Colombian food cooked and made the old fashion way. If you go for lunch, you would smell the aroma of “guiso” (a mix of fresh onions garlic and tomato fried over low heat) emanating from the kitchen and inundating the restaurant while the staff moves around serving all kind of hearty dishes soups and cafecitos all with a side of Colombian smile, It is like being back in Colombia all over again.

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