Colombian Street Kitchen has been reviewed in newspapers, magazines, food blogs and other media. We have also received a lot of customer feedback. This page highlights some of the positive responses we've had to Colombian street food!
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"Esteban Arboleda serves up silky ceviche, beans, and brilliant fried things such as arepa (corn pancakes) and patacones (plantain fritters)."
"Would I go back? YES, it’s honestly great Colombian street food taken to the next level, with flavours that will have you talking for days!"
"From delicious 'Growing boys' arepas to the thinnest patacones ever - there is something for everyone at Colombian Street Kitchen in Wood Green's Green Rooms."
"With Colombia tipped to be one of 2017's hottest destinations, we were excited to check out the cuisine of this South American country at a new venture, in London's Wood Green."
"This newly opened hotel will be offering a kitchen residence to a new chef every six months, and they have started with the Colombian Street KItchen."
"Green Rooms is running six-month residencies where chefs are given guidance from Johnny Smith, of Shoreditch’s Michelin-starred Clove Club. First up it’s Esteban Arboleda, a local resident by way of Medellín in Colombia, known for his itinerant Colombian Street Kitchen. What’s enjoyable sat outside on a pallet can seem lacking when served indoors on a plate, but Arboleda’s dishes all make the jump to restaurant quality. Sweetcorn fritters are light and ungreasy, while prawn ceviche has a clear piscine note running through its tiger’s milk. "
"Colombian Esteban Arboleda cooks his native street food – empenadas, arepa, ceviche and more – for the hotel’s restaurant, including a selection of small plates, and it’s delicious and different."
"Signature dishes include a starter of plump sweetcorn croquettes served with a dipping bowl of sugar cane syrup laced with salt and rosemary. A bigger hit, for me, were the crisp little patacones, fried plantain slices topped with a super-fresh guacamole-style coriander salsa and black sesame seeds."
"North Londoners - go here. It’s surprisingly affordable given the quality of the food."
"Delightfully crispy patacones con todo (green plantain crisps with toppings) at the Colombian Street Kitchen in new Wood Green art hotel, Green Rooms. Come soon!"
"If you can’t make it to the Green Rooms Hotel in London this month where Folk has designed some furniture and where the Colombian Street Kitchen will have a pop-up café, we reckon you should try making an Avena Colada at home. This drink, created by Esteban Arboleda of the Colombian Street Kitchen, is like a holiday in a cup."
"I was encouraged to go for the most interesting looking dish on the stall - The Chicken Tamale. Esteban (who runs Colombian St. Kitchen) assured me I would not be disappointed, describing it as “one of the most detailed, elaborate dishes. It takes a lot of time and care as everything is wrapped and steamed in the banana leaf, sealing in all the moisture and flavour”. And my dears…he was not wrong."
"Over the past 18 months Esteban has run many short-term pop-ups and taken his street food stall to numerous leading events and food festivals across the capital, amassing a loyal army of fans. Esteban, who comes from Medellïn in Columbia, makes empanadas, tamales and paisa pie – think South American food, like Peruvian or Mexican, but with a unique spin."
"Esteban Arboleda is a man on a mission: to reconfigure the food he ate as a child for forward-looking Londoners."
"I do not lie to you when I say that I traipse around town in search of great plantain, and ecstatic I am to report then, that these are the best Plantain Soldiers I've tasted since being introduced to the humble fried foodstuff in Cuba back in 2011 - they were soft but, retained their bite; not too sweet nor starchy, not greasy and altogether perfect."
"Colombian St Kitchen had a pop up at the brewery - yay! Better still, I had tweeted them the night before and they informed me all their items would be GF... Double Yay!"
"The mix of the polenta tamales and oyster mushrooms steamed in a banana leaf was absolutely delicious, as were the crispy empanadas I could barely manage more than one of after the huge tamales."
"With small markets, pubs, and cafes lined up among Camden High Street, you’ll find the Colombian Street Kitchen at no. 11."