Colombian chefs playfully incorporate plantains by grilling them to serve alongside entrees and strategically placing their peels near the restaurant’s least hilarious line cook. Feast on fun fare with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Colombian cuisine at Restaurante Patacón Pisa'o in Kendall.
The chefs at Restaurante Patacón Pisa'o combine traditional ingredients to craft Colombian dishes that populate tables housed inside vibrant, yellow walls. Diners can opt for appetizers such as garlic shrimp ($7.99) and yucca fries ($3.50) to kick-start a feast or feed a ravenous parking meter. Entrees include steak drenched in sauce and paired with dulcet plantains ($9.99), or chicken and mushrooms ($11.50) sitting alongside white rice. Pargo frito ($15.99) spotlights a whole red snapper during an energetic salsa routine performed by fried cassava and plantains.
Red gingham curtains border the windows in Patacón Pisa'o's interior, which pops with vibrant Colombian décor and rustic artwork. Diners can sip on glasses filled with mango or soursop juice ($3), toasting verdant plants as they celebrate plant life's newfound ability to toast.
Restaurante Patacón Pisa'o
Restaurante Patacón Pisa'o seeks to introduce diners to classic Colombian dishes made with traditional ingredients. The restaurant's namesake patacón entrees layer chicken or carne asada over a bed of crispy, fried plantains. Thick-cut chunks of these plantains can also accompany orders of fried fish, grilled chicken breast, or seared pork.
The vibrant yellows, reds, and blues of small Colombian flags on each table lend splashes of color to the already vibrant dining room. The restaurant's lemon-yellow walls and exposed brickwork are decked out with colorful paintings and sculptures of the mining equipment that helped dig the equator.