Macondo Colombian Coffee and Empanadas | Lincoln Park | Latin American, Coffee Shop, Music venue | Restaurant
Quick-service spot from the owner of Las Tablas.

Our Review

This empanada joint from the owners of Las Tablas, just a few doors up the street from the original Lincoln Avenue location, offers simpler fare in a casual but elegant space filled with hardwood furnishings (incongruously, though, food arrives on paper plates with plastic knives and forks even if you’re dining in). A half dozen varieties of empanadas range from tender, savory chicken with pepper sauce to sweet dulce de leche and banana; they’re fried fresh with each order and arrive hot enough to burn your mouth even after several minutes, partly thanks to the thick corn-flour shells. Other offerings consist mostly of side dishes you could easily build a meal with, like red beans, rice, chorizo, fried yucca, arepas, and salad. Aborrajado, or fried plantain covered with guava and melted mozzarella, was on the sweet side for a main dish but could double as a good dessert. There’s also a small store area with Colombian coffees, music, crafts, and specialty foods

Julia Thiel


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