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Hungarian/Colombian Restaurants

summerb74 Feb 19, 2007 04:52 AM

Does anyone know any Hungarian/Colombian restaurants in the DC/Northern Virginia area? We just moved here and my Sisters Mom is visiting from Hungary and is very home sick, and I am dying for an authentic Colombian empanada! Thanks so much!

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    Steve RE: summerb74 Feb 19, 2007 05:43 AM

    Montserrat is a market/cafe on N. Glebe Rd. in Arlington for Colombian. I've only been there once, don't know if they make empanadas. Also Brasa Roja in Fairfax. Can't say I was crazy about the food at either, but that was just one visit each.

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      MakingSense RE: summerb74 Feb 19, 2007 08:34 AM

      The Hungarian Embassy in Washington is very active and supportive of its expat community and its nationals visiting in the US. They have a website that you can check with a message board http://hungaria.org/han.php?subcatego... where you might be able to find restaurants that serve Hungarian specialties.
      There aren't any Hungarian restaurants in the DC metro area that I'm aware of which is a shame because it is a wonderful cuisine. In the meanwhile, if you can ask your sister's mom to cook for you, you'll have a real treat. Buy her anything she needs to prepare Hungarian food. It's great.

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        MDicecreamguy RE: summerb74 Feb 19, 2007 01:13 PM

        My grandmother was Hungarian......I do miss that cuisine alot. If anyone does know of a place that has it....I'd love to know too!

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          MakingSense RE: MDicecreamguy Feb 19, 2007 01:36 PM

          A couple of places in town have Goulaschuppe and Ungarisches Goulash. Cafe Berlin and Old Europe which are mostly German. They don't have a lot of Hungarian dishes but it's something. The styles of cooking have a lot of cross-over.
          Check the Hungarian Embassy website. There's a Hungarian-American Society that has events. Perhaps they'll have something food oriented.

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          Lori D RE: summerb74 Feb 20, 2007 06:32 AM

          Cafe Tirolo in Arlington has a couple of Austrian dishes.

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            Steve RE: Lori D Feb 20, 2007 06:38 AM

            Good suggestion! Actually, you'd think because of the name (The Tirol is a province of Austria, as in the Tirolian Alps) that they'd have more that just a couple of Austrian dishes.

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