You might miss Santafereno if you weren’t looking out for it. But you should look for it, and then stop in for some decent and fairly authentic Colombian food. Yes, it is a bit basic inside: yes, the music’s a bit loud, yes, the telenovelas on the TV in the corner are a bit distracting if you’re trying to talk to someone - but it’s also kind of great for all the same reasons. The mains may seem a bit on the pricey side, but good luck getting through an entire plate of meat or rice. Do what the locals do and take home half of the lunch deal in a box and a blue plastic bag. Also, if you’re out in Brixton and in need of a snack, the pastel de yuca (cassava cake stuffed with beef, rice and peas) or the empanadas are the best value and most tasty £1.20 ‘snack’ you will get in south London.

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