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La Fonda Antioquena

5125 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029


  • Sun, Sat 10am-9:30pm, Mon-Fri 10am-8:45pm
  • $
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
If If you like grilled meat, consider ordering the Ave Maria at this splendid Medellin-style Colombian cafe: a thin, plate-size marinated steak, tasting strongly of the grill; a dense, spicy chorizo a thick, smoky pinto-bean stew (awesome!); fried plantains; rice; arepa; and the inevitable strip of pigskin. Don’t forget to try the Colombian soda pop, Manzana, which tastes a little like fresh apples.

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