I’ve had both. The Mecado Colombia has arepas, which are like triple-thick corn tortillas (think sopes, memelas, etc.), first griddled then coated with a very flavorful sauce, then topped with too much cheese. Good but VERY heavy and fattening.
It also has delicious deep-fried empanadas, (good, but VERY heavy and fattening). No healthy choices or veggies in sight, as usual for the Maji food court. I don’t know why the bosses can’t provide some balance, other than the fact that fried meat, starch and cheese are easy and cheap. Nearby, Quantum Tacos is similarly good but the same problem there.
But maybe I’m being too demanding. After all, authenticity is hard enough to find here. And it’s not like street-side empanada joints back home in Mexico are going to serve lighter, oven-baked empanadas with healthy veggies on the side.