Finding authentic Colombian food in Los Angeles can be a challenge, but it is even more difficult finding a Colombian-approved restaurant. Colombian food, like other cultures, varies depending on the region. In a country like Colombia, where seasons do not exist and the climate is different between cities, so is the food. So we did some of the digging for you so that you can get your pandebono fix, stat!

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La Fonda Antioqueña

Located on Melrose Street, La Fonda Antioqueña is one of the most popular and authentic Colombian restaurants in the city. Its menu has an extensive list of dishes and drinks. The most recommended ones are the empanadas, juices, and bandeja paisa.

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La Maria

La Maria fuses Latin and Caribbean flavors in its creations. Some of the recommended dishes from the Colombian section of the menu are the empanadas, calentado de fríjoles, and brevas con arequipe.

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Sabor Colombiano

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El Sabor Colombiano not only serves traditional Colombian food, but has the special touch like when prepared by your mom or abuelita. Among the suggestions are the camarones tumaqueños, caldo de costilla, patacón con todo, and el bistec a caballo.

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Escala

Escala combines the flavors of Korean food with Colombian food, presentational dishes, and unique flavors. Its owner, originating from Korea and whom they call “Chino” — a nickname he acquired during his years in Colombia — decided to open a restaurant with the two cuisines with which he grew up, resulting in Escala, an eclectic restaurant in Koreatown. When visiting, don't forget to order its famous picada, loaded arepas, or a cocktail made ​​with Colombian aguardiente.