The new location of Casa Colombia opened April 21 with more space for patrons, including outdoor seating.[/caption]
After closing in July 2014 to relocate, Casa Colombia opened April 21 at a new location after some unexpected delays.
The restaurant opened its doors to patrons at 2409 E. Seventh St. The new location is a few blocks down from the original site, which is now home to Indian restaurant Nasha.
Casa Colombia will continue to serve its Columbian cuisine menu from the same team of chefs and owners, but now has a few more options for both entrees and desserts, said manager Joseph Nunez. The restaurant's former location served beer and wine only and the new Seventh Street location has a full bar available.
The original location offered 15 to 16 tables, while the new location has about 40 tables, outdoor seating and a conference room that patrons can rent out, Nunez said.
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