Pin It
Favorite

UPDATE | Cafe Carambola 

The quesadilla con ensalada from Cafe Carambola. - CARRIE SCOZZARO
  • Carrie Scozzaro
  • The quesadilla con ensalada from Cafe Carambola.

Fresh, bright, tropical and yet prominent throughout Latin America, the carambola fruit is the inspiration for the Coeur d'Alene cafe of the same name. Run by Colomba Zavala-Aguilar, her father Juan and husband Carlos, Cafe Carambola serves lunch-only crowds in a cozy storefront along Northwest Boulevard.

Cafe Carambola's menu features salads, soups, drinks, quesadillas and tortas (sandwiches) that reflect chef Colomba's fusion cooking style. From-scratch French bread, for example, reflects French influences on Central Mexican cuisine, while the contents of Carambola's sandwiches run the cultural gamut from the El Cubanito (pulled pork and pineapple salsa) to El Argentino (with chimichurri).

Recipes blend travel experiences, family get-togethers, and Colomba's classic training at San Francisco's Le Cordon Bleu and its affiliate, the California Culinary Academy. Look for daily soup specials like the zesty sweet potato, as well as seasonally changing, Mexican-style fresh fruit coolers.

Related Locations

Pin It
Favorite

Latest in Food & Drink

Readers also liked…

Comments


Comments are closed.

Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
Tarot Time: A Book Project with Elissa Ball

Tarot Time: A Book Project with Elissa Ball @ Spark Central

Tue., Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Carrie Scozzaro

  • Better Campus Cuisine
  • Better Campus Cuisine

    Modern trends in meal plans at local colleges and universities range from allergen-free eating to a focus on sustainability and diversity
    • Sep 21, 2017
  • Beyond Shipshape
  • Beyond Shipshape

    The new MAC director banks on Titanic exhibition, with epic plans for the museum's future
    • Sep 14, 2017
  • Organic By Design
  • Organic By Design

    City Beach Organics fills a necessary niche in Sandpoint's dining scene
    • Sep 7, 2017
  • More »

© 2017 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation