Ethnic restaurants provide a taste of variety for everyone not lucky enough to travel frequently or secretly live in the United Nations food court. Have a far-flung feast with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$30.75 for dinner for two (up to a $60 total value)
$52.75 for dinner for four (up to a $120 total value)
$74.75 for dinner for six (up to a $180 total value)<p>
Each pair receives:
- One appetizer (up to a $10 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $21 value each)
- One dessert (up to an $8 value)<p>
Shredded beef and potatoes fill an appetizer of deep-fried empanadas Colombianas, and spicy butter and cotija cheese decorate a grilled ear of corn. Garlic shrimp or shredded beef top the deep-fried green plantains appetizer. Entrees include Argentinian-style churrasco, which is 10 ounces of grilled skirt steak served with chimichurri sauce and seasoned fries. Shrimp, cheese, egg, and potatoes fill a creamy Peruvian soup, and a whole fried fish is served with plantains on a plate of Colombian mojarra Cartagena. Desserts conclude a meal with the likes of passionfruit crème brûlée and meringues and strawberries paired with dulce de leche.<p>
Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge
Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge, which takes its name from that famous revolutionary figure, brings Spanish, African, and native South American elements together. Colombian flavors color Peruvian ingredients, and Venezuelan influences make Bolivar's dishes even more unique. Ceviche, grilled skirt steak, and sautéed salmon with creole sauce are but a few of the specialties savored in a moodily dim dining room/lounge caught between sponge-painted walls and a glowing, crimson bar. Tapas step in with a taste of Spain—fried calamari, beef empanadas, chorizo. Then there's the bandeja paisa, which almost became Colombia's national dish. It's a large, oval tray heaped with 13 ingredients that must all be present—and have their homework completed—if the dish is to be considered a true bandeja paisa. These ingredients include red beans cooked with pork, plantains, fried eggs, pork rind, black pudding, and avocado.