La Maria

Flushing, NY 11358
Auburndale, Flushing


The Colombian cuisine largely consists of spicy dishes that originated as a blend of Spanish and indigenous foods. Such dishes are often referred to as Criolla, or Creole. Mint, oregano, basil, parsley, and cilantro are included in Colombian dishes, particularly soups and stews. Aside from spices, however, potatoes, rice, beans, fish, and various grains are essential staples (foods eaten nearly everyday) in the Colombian diet.