Noches De Colombia
5709 Bergenline Avenue
West New York, NJ
Phone: (201) 553-1003
As I've mentioned on this blog many a time, I'm a lucky food nerd to have so many ethnic restos close by to the home base. As we were driving down to the local home depot, I pulled over to check this place out since I saw a ton of cars in the parking lot. They basically do diner food latino style - more fun and flavorful than your average local diner.
Flavorful eggs - scrambled with a ton of stuff (tomatoes, onions, etc.). Pretty fun when you eat it with the arepas con queso - arepas were a tad dry though. Plaintains kicked massive ars.
Carne Molida *
Flavorful ground beef that seemed oddly very fluffy - maybe bread mixed into the mixture?
Chorizos ** | Empanadas *
Totally different from the spanish and Mexican chorizos. This had a super porky thing going on, but was lighter and had a pleasant citrus thing going on. The empanadas were pretty fun as well - nothing spectacular but pretty satisfying.
Fresh Guava Juice **
They have a ton of fresh tropical fruits they can blend with either milk or water for you. This was so refreshing and delicious, I would go back just for the shakes.
--- What the F - in a bad way | (no stars - poor to average) | * Good | ** Great | *** What the F – in a good way
Overall Restaurant Experience
- Food – Fun diner food done latino style. They give you a ton of food and it was a funny touch using old school chinatown plates.
- Service – Service took a little while, but not awfully so. The manager and waiters were extremely friendly and accommodating.
- Atmosphere – Bright and colorful place with Latin music playing in the background. Much happier environment than your standard diner, which I still dig btw. The place was packed at 1pm on a Sunday. We were lucky and got seated right away, but 10 minutes later - there was a line of 5 couples deep to get in. The place is all hispanic and all eyes were on us when we stepped in. Pretty funny...
- Price - Dishes are about $8-10 so totally reasonable considering they give you a ton of food.
A very fun place for brunch and definitely will be stopping by again in the future.