Feed Me

The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

Streamers outside the new Colombia Tierra Querida in Freeport first caught my attention. Hm, Colombian food. Does that mean great rotisserie chicken? Usually.  Enticed by that prospect,  I ventured in with a hearty appetite.

The chicken (only $8 for a gorgeously bronzed, marinated juicy whole bird) didn’t let me down. Unfortunately, most everything else did. A mixed meat combination platter – ribs, chorizo, pork cracklings, steak and green plantain – turned out to be a heap of overcooked food straight out of the deep fryer. Pork chops with tomato onion sauce was lackluster, a seafood casserole (containing shrimp, clams and mussels) fishy and off-tasting.

Good flan, though

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Colombia Tierra Querida is at 55 Sunrise Hwy., Freeport, 516-665-3104.