Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sacha's Cafe

In between our trips to Lowe's and Home Depot this Saturday, T and I decided to try something different for lunch.  Not naming names here, but one of us wanted to go to Zaxby's for lunch, and the other put her foot down and said that we must go to somewhere locally owned-preferably a place that we've never been. We all love Zaxby's, but sometimes you've just got to try something new.  I remembered a conversation that I had with a coworker about Sacha's Cafe, a Colombian restaurant on Pleasantburg.  (Note that the impromptu-ness of this trip explains the crappy iPhone pictures, I didn't have my nice camera with me)

As soon as we walked in, T laid eyes on the large bar with big TVs and the Clemson basketball game playing on several of them.  That's all it took to sell him on this place.  We each had a Negra Modelo, which is actually a Mexican beer.  I'm sure it's much easier to get Mexican beers rather than Colombian beers. At only $3.00 a pop I was tempted to get two...and then I did.

I ordered their Montanera Cazuelita.  Rice, Pinto Beans, Ground Beef, Sausage, Fresh Bacon, Sweet Plantain, Fried Egg, Cabbage Salad, and Avocado.  Everything but the Cabbage Salad and Rice were served together in a piping hot bowl.  It was fabulous.  The Colombian sausage was quite possibly the best sausage I've ever had, dry and packed with flavor.  Plantains were cooked to perfection and had the right amount of sweetness.  The ground beef was more shredded than ground (even better) and the pintos on the bottom were seasoned perfectly.  The egg could have been cooked a little less, I do love a runny yolk and this one was verging on over hard.  And then the bacon, oh the bacon.  Each piece of bacon was about two inches thick by one inch wide.  I've never seen bacon like this, and it was so good.  I'm not quite sure what the proper way to eat this dish was, but I ended up getting a fork full of a little bit of everything in the bowl and then added scoop of rice.

T went more of the gringo route and ordered a hot dog and fries.  The foot long hotdog (as you can see below)  was covered in a mound of lettuce, cheese, and crushed potato chips. I must admit, it was a darn good hotdog.  The potato chips added a great crunch to the soft bun and dog.

To top it all off, the staff was super friendly, and service was great. Oh, and the food was cheap, too.  We got out of there for about $25.00, which included our meals plus three beers.  That's a great price for lunch, but an even better deal for dinner time. They use the same menu at dinner that they do at lunch, so we cannot wait to return one evening.

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  1. That hot dog looks amazing!! What a fun little place. I know how you feel about Zaxby's... I worked there in high school and I'm still obsessed with it to this day.

  2. Anything with bacon is a-okay is my book!

  3. Hi there! Just came across your blog and so happy I did! (I agree...locally owned places are the way to go! haha)
    Anyways, I just wanted to say hi as your newest follower. Hope you'll stop over to my blog and follow along as well.
    Hope you have a nice weekend!

    The McGuire Family



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