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RESTAURANT NEWS | LA POLLERA COLOMBIANA

Colombian restaurant, La Pollera Colombiana, opened Monday on East Washington Avenue

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La Pollera Colombiana sign

La Pollera Colombiana is where OM was on East Washington Avenue.

La Pollera Colombiana, a Colombian restaurant on Madison’s East Side, opened Monday, its co-owner said.

Yineth Herrera, 26, owns the restaurant in the former OM Indian Fusion Cuisine, 3579 E. Washington Ave., with her husband, Urbano Rivera, and her sister-in-law, Araceli Rivera.

La Pollera Colombiana is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

In Spanish, La Pollera is a hencoop, chicken run or basket for chickens, and the restaurant’s menu has a five-item chicken section that includes grilled chicken breast with pineapple, ham and cheese; and chicken breast in mushroom sauce. It also offers a number of ways to order roasted chicken.

La Pollera Colombiana

La Pollera Colombiana opened Monday.

Appetizers at La Pollera Colombiana include green plantains with guacamole, shrimp ceviche, fried calamari and empanadas.

A steak section includes carne asada, steak sautéed with onions, and steak in creole sauce topped with egg.

The menu also has three pork dishes, including pork chops; and nine seafood dishes including creamy seafood soup, fried red snapper and jumbo shrimp in garlic sauce. There are nine breakfast dishes.

La Pollera

Yineth Herrera owns the restaurant with her husband, Urbano Rivera, and her sister-in-law, Araceli Rivera.

Herrera said she moved from Colombia to New York about 10 years ago. Her husband and sister-in-law are from Mexico.

Herrera and her husband had a Colombian restaurant in Sunnyside, Queens, that they sold to one of their three partners.

Herrera and her husband came to Madison about four months ago at the urging of her sister-in-law, who has lived in Madison for about three years.

OM closed in early 2019 after almost three years.

Read more restaurant news at go.madison.com/restaurants.

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