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What do you think of la fonda paisa?

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r_walid Jan 26, 2008 02:13 PM

I heard it's a good Colombian Restaurant in East Boston. Anyone been there? Would you suggest it?
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  1. galangatron RE: r_walid Jan 26, 2008 02:30 PM

    la fonda paisa in revere?

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      fredid RE: r_walid Jan 26, 2008 02:36 PM

      I was going to post, but keep forgetting to get the address first (It's on Bennington, I believe, in Orient Heights...). I had a few bits of their food at "Taste of Eastie" and enjoyed them (There were 30 restaurants there, so forgive me for the lack of a clear description!) An acquaintance who eats there often described the food as simple, homey, meat and potatoes-y, but one of the three things I tried at "Taste" was more complex then that and very good. Sorry for the lack of notes from the event - I was too busy eating!

      Also had a ceviche from Rincon Limeno the other day (Day Square) - very fresh and delicious!

      1. galangatron RE: r_walid Jan 26, 2008 02:42 PM

        my mistake. any relation to the one in revere?

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          r_walid RE: r_walid Jan 27, 2008 08:04 AM

          yes the one in Revere.

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            r_walid RE: r_walid Jan 28, 2008 09:45 AM

            I went to that place in the end and it turned out to be really good. I strongly suggest you try it. The food is authentic, cheap and excellent.

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              yumyum RE: r_walid Jan 28, 2008 09:50 AM

              Can you say more about it? What did you have? What's the feel of the place? Where exactly is it?

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                itaunas RE: yumyum Jan 28, 2008 10:22 AM

                The Revere one is near the corner of Revere St and Broadway (easy access from both Rt 60 and 1A, a bit up 107 from rt 16). We have only been once, but have been planning to get back (ran into it closed on two occasions) and I think 2 other local hounds have been. I do suggest it for the bandeja paisa (aka montanero) and there is a lot of excellent shopping nearby which I love to frequent: New Deal Fruit, 2 pasta shops, esposito and manne's bakeries, and El Madina.

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                  galangatron RE: yumyum Jan 28, 2008 10:35 AM

                  typical colombian fare (arepas, sancocho, mondongo, bandeja paisa). plenty of atmosphere and lots of latin families. especially on the weekend. reasonably priced menu and friendly and (usually) bilingual staff

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