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Tierras Colombianas

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3301 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106

(718) 956-3012

Today: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Provided by Citysearch - 
Just Awful!!

I used to eat there all the time a few years ago before I moved out of Astoria. I went there this evening with my family since we were in the area. I was really looking forward to the chicken soup and breaded chicken. I used to order this all the time.

After today, I am never going back there again - either it is under new ownership or it has a new cook. Just awful, awful meal.

The chicken soup was literally chunks of overcooked chicken, potatoes and corn scooped into a bowl. The breaded chicken was so dry - it seemed like the chicken was left over or someone returned it, the cooks cooked it again and served it to us. It was the most awful dishes I've ever had in my life.

For the amount you are spending you are better off eating someplace else where they make your food to order.



Provided by Citysearch - 
closed by dept of health

This place was closed on October 26th by the health dept. which confirms my experience of rancid produce, and poorly cooked chicken. Plus the wait staff expect a tip just for bringing your ""to go"" food from the kitchen to the cash register. Owners are not greedy.



Provided by Citysearch - 
rude waitor

even though the prices were inflated i decided to order but the waitor was rude; was unwilling to answer me a question about a particular side dish; hi s answer was ""i dont know"" and the he left to do something else. i just left



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wish I had a time machine to go back and warn myself about this place

I am going to make this short. Food was poor quality, undercooked, and basically tastless. I also had ordered a desert hoping to make up for the poor meal and it tasted like it was sitting in the freezer for weeks. Wasted my time and money. Environment is plain and looks like inside the same as if it were a Chinese take out place. Wouldn't reccomend to bring a date there as well as not go there at all. Overall dissapointed.



Provided by Citysearch - 

Tierras has been a favorite of ours for years! Not the cheapest Spanish spot but the portions are big and you can usually always take some food home. Their breaded chicken is delicious, never fatty, their rice and beans are generous, they always come on a separate plate, the country plate is my husband's favorite and he has never walked out unhappy.

If you had a bad experience at Tierras, go back a second time and give them another try. On a Sat night this place is packed but the food is still great!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Are they open on Saturday's?

I haven't yet been to Tierras Colombianas, but from the reviews I can easily deduce this place will satisfy my simple tastes. However, if you use the directions given for driving or walking to Tierras Colombianas from Manhattan (aka ""the city"") please give yourself a day to get there. Instead of following those ridiculous directions, please take NYC Mass Transit.



Provided by Citysearch - 
can scare the wits out of a food critic

WOW...I wish it were a bad dream, but unfortunatly it wasnt. I went to this place the other day with 2 friends of mine looking forward to having a good meal. What I got instead was anything but that. First off, the service was very slow, and I dont know why- being that there was only one other couple in there including us. After waiting 20 minutes, we finally got service. The food was brought to us and our orders were wrong. Waited some more it was very dissapointing. The beans were undercooked making them hard and the fish I had smelled polluted and reeky. Long story short, the only positive thing I can say about this place, is that it was near a pharmacy and THANK GOODNESS for that. After eating at this place you'll need a good pharmacy, if not a miracle.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Colombian Food - Cheap - Great portions.

Food is delicious. Service is good. Portions are huge (would recommend to share a bandeja paisa).
The best comfort food you would ever find.

Wine selection is not good, so you go with beer. They have ""club Colombia"" which is a dark beer that will go nice with any meal.

The fish is excellent too.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome food, fast at great prices

My family has been eating at Tierras Colonbianas since it first opened. Over the years we always have a pleasant experience when we dine there. The food is great, as are the portions and service. We are always amazed at how quickly we are served and how fresh the food is. The staff is extremely friendly and many of them have been there for years. I am so suprised to see some negative reviews. Maybe they are from jealous competitors. All you have to do is walk by to see the restaurant is always packed with content customers and wait staff with big smiles to great you. I encourage you to try them.

rob 25


Provided by Citysearch - 
Avoid if you can

Bad food, bad service, bad environment. Now that I think of it, bad everything about this place. The way this food is served, its as if its for a pig eating out of a trough. The main course along with the side dishes like rice and beans are all combined together on one plate so you end up getting a soup. The salad tastes likes it wasn't cleaned before it was served. It tasted as if there were grains of sand mixed together with the salad. Wines are way overpriced and they don't even have a good selection. They don't accept credit cards and the staff just doesn't seem to care much. Bathrooms are atrocious. If one decides to venture inside, better off wearing a hazmat suit. Overall poor experience.



Provided by Citysearch - 
What decadence looks like

I've been eating there for years. I used to enjoy great paellas, steaks, etc. No more. Like any other place in Astoria, the parking is a nightmare. When you get greated at the door, they immediately remind you of the early closing hours, and the fact that they dont accept credit cards. Food took forever, and to top it off, wasn't worth the wait. My Paella Marinera was 40% peas and carrots, lots of Chicken, very little shell fish, and the rice tasted old. My wife's fish wasn't any better. It will be a LONG time before we try them again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Food Decent Price

Great ambiance, great drinks, good food in generous portions, what more can you ask for? All I would say is that you should come early because they don't take reservations. I had about an hour of a wait which I didn't even mind because I hung out at the bar and had some great drinks. Overall a class act.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Colombian food EVER!!

I first ate there in 2004 where I meet my now b/f and every year we contiune to go there. The Food is unbelieveable and I live in the city in uptown and there are spanish food every corner, it's nothing compare to Tierras Colombianas the grill chicken is the best thing on the menus my b/f had the fish which he also loved. It has a confortable hemsphire. Yes the service is fast and it's very inexpensive. I do however, do NOT recommend the breads it's hard and it's not worth spending the money, beside your food is big enough without bread.. I RECOMMEND THE GRILL CHICKEN IF YOU ARE TRY TO WATCH WHAT YOU EAT!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good food... decent service

My boyfriend says the grilled chicken breast is the best he has ever had. I've been going to Tierras for a couple years... they've become more consistent however sometimes the beans are better than other days. I've gotten the fried snapper... very good... the camarones al ajillo... very good - though better the first time.... pork chops - mediocre... grilled chicken - excellent... fried chicken - flavorless...

I say go here... if you find something you like... it'll be really good... I'd go back for the grilled chicken and fish! And I've had their lentil soup once... excellent... but as I said about consistency... I haven't tried it again. Their grilled chicken though.. is always good.

Thursdays through the weekend.. they do get busy. Don't expect any bread w/ butter to start with... unless you want to pay.. and if you decide to.. you are warned... it will be HARDER THAN A ROCK... This is my big complaint. Latino restaurants I've been to always offer something carb rich to start... this place doesn't...



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Food, Great Price!

Consistently good food and always fast service! Go with an appetite because the dishes are big enough for two. The 'Bandeja Campesina' is worth the subway trip from Manhattan. Sunday afternoons are always bustling but the service is fast and friendly.



Provided by Citysearch - 

We go to Tierras Colombianas every few weeks and the food is consistenly delicious. The portions are great for the price and the svc is always fast and friendly. If you live in L.I.C./Astoria area, you must try this spot, and if you live in the city, you must take the N/W to try it. It's worth the trip!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Recommended restaurant

They have a large variety and food is like home made. It seems like it is traditional Colombian food.

The only problem is that they don't accept credit cards (there is an atm inside but they charge a fee).

The decoration could have been nicer, it looks like a diner.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Latino Food

I've been going to Tierras Colombianas in Roosevelt and in Astoria since I was a little girl and love the food. Huge portions, delicious food and cheap. So much better than the so-called Latino restaurants in Manhattan.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food, if you get the right thing

The first time I came here, I was overwhelmed by the menu so I asked the waitress what she recommended. She suggested something, a steak-type dish, and it came. I ate one bite, hated it, and asked if I could have something else. I don't know why, but she wouldn't be accomodating. She said they couldn't do that. So I had to spend a lot of money eating just rice and beans and the little salad that came with the gross steak. However, I did come back again with some friends and this time I ordered a chicken dish that was amazing. The portions are huge, and the lines are long.



Provided by Citysearch - 
A Colombian's Family Favorite

I've been going to Tierras for 20+ years, first to the one on Roosevelt. This one on broadway is at a much better location, neighborhood-wise. The food is amazing (try the Carne Asada and ask for the green hot sauce) and the chefs have never had a bad day since inception. The staff has always been helpful, accomodating, and quick.
Dont go for the scenery, go because your tummy will thank you! Definetly worth the trip. One thing - They still dont accept credit cards, so be sure bring cash.

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Phone: (718) 424-4114

Primary Phone: (718) 956-1935

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
Northwestern Queens, Astoria

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Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Take Out, Latin American

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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