Archive for October, 2011


My wife found a Colombian restaurant in Gastonia NC, which the reviews said it had the best empanadas so we decided to find it and to our surprise it was super close to our home just a block away from my kid high school. But the place looked rundown and it scared me, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the empanadas so we decided to go in, and let me tell you thank God we did because not only the empanadas were great but everything we had it was good, not only is a Colombian bakery but a little restaurant too. I had the Colombian appetizer and it was so much food I didn’t need to order a meal, it had 4 empanadas, 1 morcilla, 1 chorizo, 3 arepas and a Papa rellena (potato that is stuff with meat).
This little bakery/restaurant food is great, yes the place needs a remodel and if you didn’t know about the food there is no way you would though  about going in, but just overlook the looks and just think that once you have the food you will forget about the decoration.
Las Palmas, Colombian Bakery. Gastonia NC. (New Hope rd)

The other day me and my wife were driving around Charlotte NC, we wanted something different to eat we didn’t want fast food or the normal every day restaurant which we were driving around so much that we got lost…lol, and that was how we end up finding Machu Picchu Peruvian Restaurant but let me tell you the outside got me a little scare because I didn’t know what to expect the building was old and it needs a little fixing but I said “what the hell, lets try it”.

Well when we went in, it was like a normal restaurant it was clean and the people was nice so we decided to stay, and it was the right decision the food was great I had the Paella and it was better that the one that I had in “Miro Spanish restaurant” my wife had stake and fried potatoes (not french fries) and she loved it, she told me that it was so good she couldn’t stop eating. Not only the food is good but not too expensive either and the portions where big, so if you want to try a Peruvian Restaurant come to Machu Picchu you will not regret it.

Machu Picchu is located at 4715 E Independence Blvd Charlotte, NC 28212.

This is was what my wife had.

This little bakery has the best of Venezuelan and Colombian food, is not only a bakery but a little restaurant there is only 5 tables but if you are in the mood of eating something other that your normal Mexican food you need to come here. The owners are super nice and they don’t mind explaining what the food is to anyone that needs a little explanation of the type of cuisine they serve here.

When I found out that there was a little restaurant with Venezuelan food close to me  I got sure exited, it was like having the chance of having a taste of home without having to travel 8 hours by plane. This little bakery will make anyone that never had any other type of Hispanic food other than Mexican think twice about the real meaning of Hispanic food, I feel so bad when I ask people what type of Hispanic food they have had and all they can say is Mexican. Yes Mexican food is great  when you can find a good restaurant but they are so many different other type of Hispanic food out there, you just have to find it.

So take my advice and go to Antojitos Mi Colombia located at 4740 Old Pineville Rd Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28217, you will not regret it.