With three locations throughout Northside, El Llano and Brasa Roja offer delectable Colombian cuisine in an authentic setting. Created under the inventive minds of owners Jorge and Jeannette Gacharna, the menu full of succulent meats and palate-tingling spices have kept customers returning for more since 1993. Utilizing a charcoal fire to cook their meats, El Llano and Brasa Roja have made a name for themselves with their unique flavors. Presenting an overall distinct dining experience, El Llano and Brasa Roja have something for everyone.
El Llano, named for the Region of Colombian where Jorge Gacharna grew up, and Brasa Roja, a reference to cooking meat, are cozy restaurants with loads of charm. With the sights and sounds of Colombian sculptures, maps of
Prepared fresh every morning and bathed in the Garchano’s seven signature sauces, the meats are fully flavored by the time you order. Too grand for traditional plates, El Llano serves its generous portions of chicken, steak, pork and catfish on a wooden cutting board. Some favorites include short ribs, brisket, rabbit, lamb, and red snapper, but the charcoal chicken rules the roost in these restaurants.
Side orders include white rice, fried yuca strips, fried sweet plantains, potatoes, cassava, and arepas con queso. El Llano and Brasa Roja also alternate a daily soup, and every Sunday feature their special chicken hen soup stew. For a post-meal treat, pasties and other delicious desserts are available as well.
Keeping with their Colombian heritage, both restaurants offer Colombian sodas and other imported drinks. For the adult patrons, however, they are entitled to the most delicious beverage of all: BYOB.
So if you’re looking for a local restaurant offering the juiciest, most flavorful rotisserie chicken in