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Luna Cabana opens in East Meadow

At Luna Cabana in East Meadow, the Colombian

At Luna Cabana in East Meadow, the Colombian picada platter includes sausage, steak, fried pork rind, fried yucca, fried potatoes and fried plantains. Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

Here comes the moon: Luna Cabana has opened in the East Meadow space that was previously Mi Cabana.

The restaurant’s sign indicates that there is “parking in the rear” (critical information for a spot on Hempstead Turnpike) as well as “Colombia-American fusion,” which means that in addition to traditional Colombian dishes, you’ll find hot wings served with spicy slaw ($7.95), hummus with pita ($7.99), wraps ($8.95), Caesar and mesclun salads ($6.95) and chicken Parmesan ($13.50).

Colombian specialties include beef empanadas ($6), rotisserie chicken ($9.95 per bird) and the massive Colombian platters bandeja (grilled steak served with fried sweet plantains, pork rind, sausage, avocado, avocado, arepa and fried egg — with rice and beans too, $14.75) and picada (bite-sized pieces of sausage, steak, pork rind, fried yucca, fried potatoes and fried green plantains, $22.50).

Before Mi Cabana, this address housed a succession of Italian restaurants, including La Famiglia, Fabio’s, Villa Dell Nonna and Puglia of Little Italy. The last one, Sacramone’s, left its coal-burning oven behind; you can see it just past the restrooms.

Luna Cabana is at 2366 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, 516-513-0166.

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