Andres Carne de Tres Brings Colombia to Queens

Parrillada from Andres Carne de Tres (Photo/Kristina Puga)

Tejarrilla Andres from Colombia restaurant Andres Carne de Tres (Photo/Kristina Puga)

With a location in Chia, and one in Bogota, Andres Carne de Res is one of the hottest spots in Colombia, because you can get there for a late lunch and stay all night for dancing, drinking and eating. It’s like a fun house for adults. Now you can partake in the same Colombian-style party, just a short car ride away, in the Andres Carne de Tres that opened just two months ago in Woodside.

Just like the restaurants in Colombia, the Queens version of Andres Carne de Tres offers music on Friday and Saturday nights – a live band, and then a DJ starting at midnight – so you can have dinner with your family and friends, and then dance until 4am. The restaurant looks like a spacious wooden cabin with a tropical feel, transporting you to another place that is not New York – something like a Latin Key West.

The friendly bartender mixes a variety of perfect for summer tropical-tasting libations, including frozen margaritas, mojitos, and the sometimes hard-to-find Brazilian caipirinha. The house drink is the coconuty Andres Hawaian. These drinks are not only refreshingly tasty, and keep you wanting more, but they are also topped with oranges or other fresh fruits. The prices for all mixed drinks range from $8 to $10.

The menu offers generous-portioned appetizers and salads ranging in price from $7 to $9 such as, guacamole with fried green plantains and camarones al ajillo (shrimp in creamy garlic sauce). Entrees like skirt steak marinated in the house special beer dressing, and T-Bone steak marinated in becerrito sauce, range in price from $15 to $25, and are served with two sides.

It is fun to share the giant-sized specials like Tejarrilla Andres (steak, chicken, pork ribs, chorizo, black sausage, fried green plantains, and baby yellow potatoes), and Paella Marinera (for two).

A first-time customer said he wanted to spend the whole summer here, because the restaurant’s large and welcoming porch reminded him of his home country, Colombia, even though it only overlooks the free parking lot of the restaurant.

This is a very convenient for those with a car, but beware if you are taking the train, as it’s a 15-minute walk from the 61st St. stop off the 7 train.

Take advantage of the free margaritas and $10 pitchers of beer every Friday from 11pm – midnight through July 31st.

Andres Carne de Tres is located at 51-05 58th St. Woodside, and is open daily, 11am – 11pm. It stays open till 4am on Friday and Saturday nights for dancing to Latin favorites such as, salsa, reggaeton, bachata, cumbia, rock, and more.

Originally published on Examiner.com.

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