Because Steven is Columbian, he said that before we leave Miami we get some delicous Columbian food. We decided to go to Mondongo’s, which he said has very authentic food.
To start, we got some mango juices which were absolutely delicious and were the perfect fruity drink. We followed it up with some empanadas, which were four tiny ones so they were perfect for us to split. I couldn’t tell what flavor they were, but we really enjoyed them.
Before they brought out our food, they brought out an avocado, a banana, sweet and spicy sauces, chimichurri, and some herbs. I had never seen a restaurant give people so many various options to mix their foods with, so I was excited for it. I love adding lots flavors to my food, so I figured this would allow me to give my food different tastes.
I decided to order the grilled chicken breast with avocado, ripe plantain, rice, steamed potato, corn cake (arepa), and herb steak sauce (chimichurri). It also came with some tomatoes, and I loved all of the various foods my dish came with. The chicken was tasty, but I wanted some more flavors, and I was able to build flavors with the various options on my plate. My favorite mix was a bit of avocado with tomato, chicken, chimichurri, and a little potato – it was absolutely delicious. I would put some of the sweet and spicy sauces on the chicken too, and I loved it. The spicy sauce was actually quite spicy for me, so I was impressed by how spicy it was. The plantain was also very yummy, and I didn’t want it to end because it was so delicious and sweet. I really enjoyed my meal overall.
Steven got the traditional mixed plate with mondongo soup, beans, rice, ground beef, crispy fat back, egg, ripe plantain, steamed potato, avocado, banana, corn cake (arepa), lemon, coriander and sweet or hot red pepper. Mondongo is a traditional soup that is meat, vegetables, and various spices. I tried it and I loved it so much that I wished I had ordered it for myself. I also tried some of his crispy fat back, which was way too greasy for me to eat. He also didn’t really enjoy the crispy fat back (he said he never has and I can see why because it tastes very fatty), but he loved everything else on his plate.
Overall, the food was great and tasted very authentic. The service was pretty good, the restaurant had a very nice and relaxed atmosphere to it, plus it was reasonably priced. If I ever wanted traditional Columbian food while in Miami, I would definitely be sure to go back.
3500 Northwest 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33172
Mon-Fri 11:30am-9:00pm; Sat 8:30am-11:00am, 12:00am-9:00pm; Sun 8:30am-11:00am, 12:00am