Ultimate South American Restaurant

By Dalia Wheatt
Published June 28, 2007

La Cabana Antioquena

This casual eatery is popular with Spanish-speakers craving authentic Colombian fare, but the bilingual menu and wait staff make it accessible to anyone in search of low prices and speedy service. La Cabana boasts "the best rotisserie charcoal chicken, " and the large, succulent portions don't disappoint. Satisfying sides include slow-cooked beans and plantains fried to perfection, while a selection of flans gives the meal a sweet, refreshing finish. The regional decor, complete with soccer games on the TV screen, makes this neighborhood eatery feel a world away. La Cabana Antioquena: 8303 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, (813) 936-0078.

How you voted

La Cabana Antioquena, Tampa (Colombian): 24%

Fuego Churrascaria, Brandon (Brazilian): 21%

Other: 21%

Brasilia Grill, Tampa (Brazilian): 18%

Costa Verde Restaurant, Tampa (Peruvian): 12%

El Puerto Restaurant & Grill, Ybor City (Argentinian): 6%