Hosting August’sÂ DC Food Blogger Happy Hour at a Panamanian Restaurant was one of the sweetest welcomes I could have asked for.
Yup, I’m staying in DC! I know I won’t find most of back homeÂ dishes around the streets, perhaps at some Caribbean food joints or South American restaurant. That’s why I’m very thankful to have Yadira’s restaurant around, just a few Metro stops away from me!
Are you familiar with the Georgia Avenue/Petworth area? If you aren’t, this is a great moment, besides this Panamanian food restaurant I’m also curious to try a few other spots around the area.
It’s a very humbleÂ and cozy restaurant.Â Their service staff is super friendly and helpful.
I wasn’t able to try many dishes from the menu because the portions are very generous. Â An appetizer and an entree between two people will be more than enough.
Dishes I recommend for sharing:
Cod Fritters (bacalao), mild with hot sauce on the side (the aioli is pretty good with it too)
CarimaÃ±olas (cassava empanada stuffed with veg and meaty options)
Arroz con Pollo
Side of fried sweet plantains
During the Happy Hour many folks tried Chichita PanameÃ±a, Sangria, Hibiscus Martini, and some other non-alcoholic natural drinks.
I’m looking forward to trying their Saturday Fritangas day (Panamanian Breakfast, the fried foods). Also, Yadira’s tamales. That’s a dish that requires a lot of work, so it’d be nice to have a place I can getÂ tamales to bring home. Â How cool is it that she also has a vegetarian version of tamales?! I’m so excited toÂ try her place again.
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