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“Reliable, nice servings.”
Review of Villa De Colombia

Villa De Colombia
Ranked #21 of 184 Restaurants in Hackensack
Cuisines: Colombian
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food here is good and the portions generous. The staff is attentive. You can't go wrong with the "bandeja paisa" with empanadas to start. Prices are good too.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Hackensack, NJ, is one of those older, poorer cities that tends to be visited during work hours and is a little dicey at night. But tucked away in downtown Hackensack, there is a little gem of a restaurant called Villa de Colombia.

This Colombian has a modern, crisp, clean and comfortable decor and a solicitous, skilled wait staff. That's a nice base on which to build and a delicious menu completes a terrific dining experience. The shrimp in garlic butter had this little citrus finishing note that made them a delicious treat. They should use a larger shrimp, even if it adds to the price a little. At $8, it could take another hit for larger shrimp.

The main courses were exciting. Bandeja Paisa, a very traditional Colombian dish, featured a crispy pork strip and a delicious steak with rice, beans and a fried egg on top. Very special. Villacol, a house specialty, is a perfectly prepared (medium rare) skirt steak accompanied by shrimp wrapped in crispy bacon and creamy smooth mashed potatoes.

Villa de Colombia is a real treat, and very reasonably priced. Hackensack doesn't deserve its bad reputation, particularly when there's such a dining delight right in the center of the city.

Date of visit: August 2016
4  Thank rlberkley
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Good Colombian food. Empanadas, blood sausage, and pork belly are excellent! The staff is courteous and nice. If you call ahead they have your take out order ready to go!

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank njeam
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

My wife and I had a nice romantic dinner at a small Colombian restaurant in Hackensack, NJ called Villa De Colombia. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I had chicken with rice (arroz con pollo).

Date of visit: May 2016
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1  Thank Ben B
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Food was good. A little bit of everything; there were typical Columbian plates (paisa which is a meat platter usualy deep fried pork, shirt steak and sometimes also includes ribs); some Spanish (paella- mixed seafood rice dish) and South American (Ecuadorian ceviche and Peruvian Jalea- deep fried mixed seafood plate and Parihuela which is a seafood chowder/soup) as well as Mexican dishes on the menu so you don't have to be too intimidated if you have never had Columbian food. Ask for extra chimichurri sauce. Not sure if they serve alcohol but you can byob. Place is small and tables seem to be close so it can get pretty loud on busy night.

Date of visit: February 2016
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1  Thank JessicaQ570
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