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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Gabriel's Café: Hearty South American Cuisine in Uptown Kingston

Posted By on Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM

When my friend and I had a delicious South American lunch at Gabriel's Café in Uptown Kingston, I realized how much I miss South American food. When I lived in Queens, I used to go to this great Columbian restaurant called Tierras Columbianas in Astoria. I still remember their grilled chicken with plantains. The menu at Gabriel's features dishes from Columbia, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, and Peru. I started with a chicken empanada which was delicious. I ordered the Chilean-style pot roast (Carne Mechada Chilena) and my friend ordered the Columbian Platter. She ended up taking half of it home because she couldn't finish it. My slow cooked pot roast was very tender and tasty. I really had a craving for plantains. (I attempted to cook plantains at home last week, but they didn't come out well. I guess it's one of those dishes that looks simple to make, but isn't.) Well, the plantains here are perfect! Gabriel's is also open for breakfast and has salsa dancing on Saturday nights with a $5 suggested donation. (Follow their Facebook page for dance announcements and menu updates.)

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