Eating the same old food could get tiring and nauseating sometimes. Being able to explore numerous and diverse cuisines is one of the best parts about visiting, or being a resident of New York City. Enjoying a beautiful dish from the best Colombian restaurants in NYC isn’t as difficult as you think it’d be, and that’s a huge relief.
Well, if you’re Colombian – you’ve missed home and you need a Colombian dish or if you’re trying to get a taste of a splendid Latin dish – there are a couple of amazing restaurants in NYC you could try out.
Saving you the stress of falling for misleading reviews, or going through a whole lot of trials and errors is why we’ve compiled a list of the best Colombian restaurants in NYC. Here we go!
Colombia in Park Slope
If you’re willing to give Colombian dishes a try, especially for the first time, going to this fine restaurant in Brooklyn is your best bet yet. You get to enjoy the company of employees who are willing to make sure you get your money’s worth.
Meals served here are authentic and affordable, fresh, and tasty too. Go for the guacamole served with plantain chips, anytime you need a taste of pure South American goodness. The parrillada, empanadas, and pork entrees are a few other tasty dishes to try out before exploring the whole menu.
Colombia in Park Slope sure is a good restaurant to try out impeccable Colombian dishes with a soothing ambiance.
Bogota Latin Bistro
Also located in Park Slope, Bogota Latin Bistro is famous for giving the Colombian Cuisine the prestige and authenticity it deserves. Their empanadas are tasty and heavenly; I mean, what is a Colombian dish without properly flavored empanadas.
They also play good music here. Loud enough to be heard and subtle enough to keep you from yelling while trying to make your order or communicate with friends. Customer service is also top-notch, and you feel more at home just by communicating with an employee.
Some must-try dishes include; arepa sauce, Bandeja Paisa, Skirt Steak and, Fish Tacos.
Your dreams of enjoying a properly cooked Colombian dish at a fair price will always come true, every time you order a meal from Arepa Lady. It’s amazing how she used to be a Lawyer and Judge but somehow managed to bring one of the best meals into NYC for everyone to enjoy.
Meals served here usually look simple, but the taste is divine. Having brunch here is also relaxing, and the atmosphere is also soothing, making it possible to enjoy your meal just the way you like it.
The chicharron, arepa de choclo, patacon are a few of our favorite dishes. Delicious and affordable Colombian meals are just an order away.
Bogota Latin Bistro
We also have another Colombian restaurant in Park in slope, the Bogota Latin Bistro. Here at Bogota Latin Bistro, they serve one of the best Latin dishes that keep your taste buds happy and make you feel at home – if you’re Colombian.
You can find a variety of South American dishes here with a mixture of Central American cuisine that draws you closer to the Latin tradition. You also get to taste various flavors from Mexico, Brazil, and Cuba, all in one restaurant.
They serve tasty and properly flavored empanadas, paella, arroz con pollo, fritanga, and many more at Bogota Latin Bistro. Customer service is also great, and you’ll find their employees really helpful.
Mis Tierras Colombianas
Here at Mis Tierras Colombianas, you’ll find more Colombian goodness and a burst of your favorite flavors. There’s a dish on the menu I found very appealing. I just had to give it a try, and it was heavenly. Made with grilled pork, pork skin, chicken rice, pork loin, beans, French fries, salad and, fried sweet plantain – I present to you Mis Tierras Special Platter.
The special platter was pretty much everything for me and worth every penny spent. I find the menu really attractive with a couple of recommendations you could give a try – like the grilled chicken churrasco, fried calamari and, typical platter.
Empanada Mama – Hell’s Kitchen
If you’re a huge fan of Empanadas and you think you can never have enough, Empanada Mama is just the right spot for you to satisfy your cravings. With over forty varieties of empanada, you’d have enough to enjoy for years.
You get to enjoy every flavor you’ve ever heard or thought of. Colombian, Puerto Rican, the Caribbean with a mixture of American flavors all served in one super comfortable restaurant.
With a whole lot of flavors to try, you’d be spending enough time at Hell’s kitchen. Might end up being your favorite spot too. Great customer service, great food – what more could you ask for?
Salento Colombian Coffee & Kitchen
If you’re in need of coffee that actually tastes and looks like coffee, Salento Colombian Coffee & Kitchen is your best bet. My favorite thing about this restaurant is being able to sit close to their large windows and seeing different people walk by while stuffing my mouth with their tasty empanada.
Their employees are welcoming and having brunch here was really comforting. Every meal ordered was just the right size and was served properly. They also sell nice pastries that would go well with their delicious coffee. Try out their pan de bono, just in case you do not know what to eat.
El Palacio De Las Empanada
El Palacio De Las Empanada is yet another beautiful restaurant that makes one of the best empanadas in NYC. Every meal served here tastes right and is worth every penny spent. Quality and quantity work hand in hand here, making it possible to enjoy your meal and get your tummy filled up too.
Their customer service is also top-notch, and their employees are welcoming. You should give their lentil soup a try, it was absolutely delicious. The beef empanada is also tasty and totally worth your time and money.
Dulce Vida Latin Bistro
Having to enjoy quality food has to be everyone’s hopes and dreams when walking into a restaurant, and Dulce Vida Latin Bistro brings those dreams to life. Meals served here are properly cooked and flavored to taste deliciously well.
They have one of the best menus in NYC as there is always a meal for everyone; special needs or not. At Dulce Vida, they have enough meals to keep vegetarians coming in all week long.
Try out their yummy ajiaco and keep your tummy happy. A taste of their beef and cheese empanada is also worth trying and adding to your personal favorites.
Overall, this restaurant is neat, has friendly staff and, serves authentic meals that are fairly priced.
Dive deeper into the Colombian cuisine by having a taste of their delicious pastries. You get to eat hot and fresh pastries every time you place an order here. The staff here are also friendly and cooperative, making sure you get your money’s worth and feel as comfortable as possible.
Eating Colombian pastries in a nice and friendly neighborhood also helps better your experience, and Parceros Bakery is located off Woodhaven, making it possible to enjoy both tasty pastry and a welcoming environment.
It’s almost difficult to select a favorite pastry here, but the pan de queso, almojabana, arepa de choclo, and their beef empanada are all worth having.
La Pequeña Colombia
La Pequeña Colombia is another Colombian restaurant worthy of praise and is located in Jackson Heights. With years of service, they seem to have mastered the art of satisfying customers by serving them authentic food and making them feel pretty comfortable.
They make heavenly empanadas, which wasn’t really a surprise to me – their reputation precedes them. Meals served here come in the right proportion and you don’t have to spend a fortune just to get your tummy full.
There’s also a bar with amazing and fairly priced drinks. Their services are also quick and the staff is friendly too.
The décor of this restaurant is beautiful on both the inside and outside, making it a pretty cool restaurant for taking nice pictures with friends and family. There’s also live music playing every time you walk in to enjoy a delicious plat of Colombian meal here.
It is quite spacious in here, so you can eat and breathe comfortably without being pushed or hit while you’re trying to have a decent meal. It is a fun and lively place to enjoy a tasty Colombian dish, especially if you’re coming with a couple of friends.
For a restaurant that is less than a decade old, La Vecina sure is impressive. This family-owned business is booming and doing great, serving authentic and delicious Columbian dishes that keep people coming for more.
Mouth-watering dishes, friendly staff and, fair prices – this restaurant has the total package. One of the most exciting features about having to eat here is being able to talk to the owner – who is super helpful and nice by the way.
They also have a lot of vegetarian options on their menu, making it easier for anyone to dine here. Leaving no one behind.
Cooking could get pretty stressful and almost impossible to fit into our busy schedules sometimes. Knowing the right restaurant to visit when you crave a little bit of your traditional meal to keep you going is key to getting your money’s worth.
If you’re South American and you crave your traditional dishes, these restaurants are just the right place to dine or place your orders. Nothing beats how mama used to make them, but meals served at these restaurants come close. Closer than you can imagine.
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