Eating Out in Villa de LeyvaEdit This
Good Eats Villa de Leyva, Colombia
The best way to taste the local flavors in Villa de Leyva is to try the different Villa de Leyva restaurants that serve local cuisines. Villa de Leyva is a town located in Colombia which features colonial architecture. Visitors to the town can taste exotic and unique dishes. One of the best restaurants is the La Gran Mojarra Restaurant.
La Gran Mojarra Restaurant
Located in the center of the town, this restaurant is very easy to locate. This restaurant is popular among locals and tourists since it serves the best regional recipes in Colombia at reasonable prices. In summer 2010, the dishes in this restaurant were sold for as low as $10 and as high as $20. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The restaurant also features great murals on its walls which add a rustic look and create a nice ambiance for dining.
Specialties in La Gran Mojarra Restaurant
The restaurant got its name from a local fish called "mojarra." Due to this reason, the restaurant’s main specialty is the grilled mojarra fish served with fried plantains and papaya salad. If you do not like the taste of fish, the restaurant also serves carne guisada which is sautéed pork and grilled chicken. Diners can accompany their food with the taste the traditional sangrita, a beverage made from orange juice, sugar, onion, chili and salt.