Best brawny bar food (2008)


Shareable platters of meat and seafood are the order of the day at glitzy Colombian café and bar Mazorca. Most distinguished is the picada mixta mazorca—a heap of fried yuca, salt-boiled potatoes, onions, and tomatoes, interspersed with strips of rare steak, roast pork ribs, chorizo, and chicharrones (fried pig-skin tidbits). Take a sip of your drink, then reach for a morsel. The other exceptional accolade this wildly colorful restaurant deserves is for their perro mixto: a hot dog heaped with guacamole, bacon, ham, cheese, and bread crumbs. The dog disappears under the onslaught.


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