Order: Cayeye (Smashed yellow plantains with red peppers, onions, avocado, queso blanco, and topped with a fried egg) Sweet Plantain Pancakes.
Pros: The flavors were all very unique but very well put together, I loved all the choices with plantains as the main ingredient, the plantain pancakes specifically were exceptionally good.
Cons: You'll probably want to get here a bit early if you want some of their bread, we got there at 11 and they were already sold out of their Pan do Bono.
Thoughts: Philly food stop number one. We had already decided that we wanted to eat at several different places rather than just fill up at one place so we decided to go to a lighter "brunch" location for starters. My wife and I also both love plantains so the number of items on the menu themed around the food was very intriguing.
While the location is actually pretty small, it looks like they've done what they can to make as much seating available as possible. The interior décor was very interesting, a mix of art, pictures of the food, and photos of Bogotà. Given that most items on the menu looked delicious, and we had a few specific things we were deciding between we went with the tried and true method of asking our server what to eat. Unfortunately he started by delivering bad news and told us they had already sold out of their Pan de Bono (a house made cheese bread that is freakin amazing, imagine a cheese biscuit, but bread instead). Once he delivered this devastating blow he suggested the sweet plantain pancakes as a best seller so we went with that and the Cayeye.
The food was delicious, and did a really good job of emphasizing the plantains in each of the dishes. The pancakes were definitely not your traditional pancakes, they had the same constancy of the new healthy banana pancake trend just with the flavors of plantains. The Cayeye was also really and almost tasted like a savory plantain pie.
While I was a tad disappointed that they were out of the Pan de Bono it was still a delicious taste of Bogotà, with a bit of a twist. I'd highly recommend swining by if your in the area and was a tast of South America.
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