Columbian or Central American Tamales
Had Columbian Tamales for Christmas a few years back. Homemade and awesome.Potatoes, meat, egg, olives, raisins, spices, and wrapped in a banana leaf. Are there any spots that specialize in these marvels, or similiar Central American style. No Mexican.....im covered there.
I know of Tamara's but I am looking for something a bit more authentic and I know Mama's comes up often because of the variety offered but also not what I am looking for.
There must be a hidden gem out there somewhere.....maybe.
i had some really tasty colombian tamales at mi ama in lawndale. 5 bucks and big as a brick (but flatter). moist and fluffier than a mexican tamale and filled with all kinds of good stuff. it's been a couple of years since i've been there though... no longer live in the neighborhood...
Mama's Hot Tamales usually has some central american tamales on their menu. I haven't seen Colombian tamales there, but their mix of tamales changes fairly often. If you cannot find them there, then you can try a Colombian restaurant in Hollywood called La Fonda Antioquena. It's the best of the city's Colombian restaurants in my opinion. Compared to the food I eat in Colombia, it's only so-so, but a lot of that is attributable to the availability of ingredients. The fruits are fresh in Colombia, the chicharron tastes different, the beef is grass-fed in Colombia, etc.
Try La Fonda Antioquena in Los Angeles. I travel a lot and have eaten in different restaurants and I love there food. Very authentic. They have been in business for more than 25 years.