JPII Colombian Breeze Restaurant Kentlands JPII Colombian Breeze Restaurant JPII Colombian Breeze Restaurant

JPII Colombian Breeze Restaurant

348 Main St.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Cuisine: Colombian
Tiny restaurant delivers big Colombian flavors.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.


JPII Colombian Breeze Restaurant Restaurant Review:

This family-style and family-run Colombian restaurant, with its tiny kitchen and tinier-still dining room, is a find in upwardly mobile Kentlands. The authentic fare includes bandeja tipica con carne molida (sweet plantains with sausage, ground beef, rice, beans and egg), morcilla (Colombian sausage filled with rice) and tamal tolimense (a corn cake wrapped in a banana leaf). Dishes with more of a ring of familiarity run to the chicharron (usually this is crispy pork, but here, it is crispy pork rind) and the chuleta de pollo (a chicken filet that has been battered and pan-fried). Oh, and did we mention the cooling soursop milk shake? For the uninitiated, it’s a bit like drinking a piña colada over ice and with no rum. JPII does itself proud with its tres leches cake. You can also find an all-day breakfast menu with several choices for Colombian-style wake-up foods, such as mixed rice with egg with sweet plantains and homemade tamales with a choice of fillings, plus much more.

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