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January WorldDenver Dines Out
January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join WorldDenver for our monthly Members Only WorldDenver Dines Out, starting the new year with Westword’s “Best South American”
La Chiva is one of only a handful of Colombian restaurants in the entire metro area, and its central location on South Broadway makes it an easy destination for trying out some of the South American country’s signature dishes. Corn-flour empanadas are a good bet, fried to a golden crisp, but if you’re new to Colombian cooking, the Chiva Picada sampler plate is a great way to tour the menu without over-ordering. The platter comes with enough food for at least two hungry customers: There’s Colombian-style chorizo, fried yucca, patacones (smashed and fried green plantain disks), rellenas (similar to croquettes), papas criollas (little Andean potatoes), sweet plantains, pork ribs, chicharrones, and arepas. You’ll leave knowing just a little more about Colombia — that the food is delicious, for example — than when you arrived.