The Colombian cuisine is one of my favorites – of course I am a bit biased here because Jose is from Colombia and I have been there twice now and enjoyed their food and culture very much. Nevertheless, I think a Colombian restaurant is worth your visit so you can from your own opinion. There are quite some Colombian restaurants in the Orlando area. I had previously mentioned “La Antioquena” in Lake Mary, and a favorite of mine is Pollos Marios by the Florida Mall. Today however, we went to Oh Que Bueno on Semoran (there is another one in the Kissimmee area).
This time I ordered one of my favorite Colombian meals: Bandeja Paisa. A bandeja paisa consists of meat (I chose beef), rice, beans, plantains, avocado, an egg (sunny side up, on top of the rice), chicharron (fried pork skin) and an “arepa“, a typical Colombian rice bread. At Oh Que Bueno the dish also includes 2 types of sausage, a morcilla and a regular sausage, both delicious. We ordered some Chimichurri to go with it (this is originally from Argentia, consisting of garlic, oil and parsley it adds some great taste to your meat). With the meal I enjoyed a cold Aguila beer, one of Colombia’s most popular beers, great light taste and very refreshing. The food was phenomenal, the service outstanding! We had a wonderful dinner experience.
In case you still have room after this huge meal (servings really are more than generous), you could also try one of the desserts. We chose the Tres Leche dessert. It was quite good, but I have to say I think entrees are their specialty.
Also, if you like fruit juices and drinks, try one their fruit smoothies, they are delicious and truly a taste of Colombia. I love the mango smoothie (only didn’t have room for it this time…)
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Here is their complete info:
Oh Que Bueno Restaurant
1125 S Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32807-1480
Phone: (407) 447-5026
On weekends there is also latin music and dancing. If you are in the mood for some Colombian party life check out Oh Que Bueno on Thursday nights for Spanish karaoke until 2 am, or Fridays and and Saturdays (Ladies Night) for a fun Latin party night, also until 2am. There definitely is plenty of space – this restaurant is quite large and also has a nice covered outside patio area.