1149 Granville St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 269-9229

Web: https://www.unionlatinosrestaurant.com/

Instagram: @unionlatinosfood

Advice: Walkin’s welcome. Closed Monday’s.

Specializing in all the Colombian favourites with dishes from each region of the country in South America; along with specialty cocktails, beer and wine.

Over a few visits I have had a selection of Colombian dishes starting off with the Empanadas each filled with Veggies, Chicken, and cheese which made for great appetizers. I also had one of the Cheese Arepa which is another Colombian specialty and very different than the Arepa’s found in Venezuela or other Latin countries.

I loved the Pechuca Asada, a delicious grilled chicken breast with rice, salad and fried plantain, a simple looking dish that tasted great; as well as the Arepa filled with mix of beef, chicken and pork.

The Paisa Tray is one of the most popular Colombian dishes that comes with a selection of grilled meats (steak, sausage and chicharon), fried sweet plantain, egg on corn patty and beans. They also have a multitude of other specialty dishes from around their country.

They have a small menu of desserts; I loved the Brazo de Reina that literally translates to “Queen’s Arm” in English and is a traditional Colombian Cake Roll made with Dulce de Leche; I also had the refreshing Passion fruit juice.

Review by: Richard Wolak